UChicago offers a variety of platforms to students, faculty and staff for storing and sharing files. Among these, Google Drive and Box are the most useful for teaching purposes as they are FERPA compliant and have features that support collaboration. Below is a comparison of their features and a list of resources to help you choose which is most suitable for your needs.
Do you use Google Docs, Spreadsheet, Presentations, Forms, Draw, Lucid Chart (drawing, flow chart & diagramming tool), Lucid Press (digital layout tool) for collaborative assignments in your classes? Have you run into permission issues? Here are a few tips and a video with specific steps to help you get started.
Why give feedback in audio/video format?
One of the common pedagogical challenges is that students appear unwilling or unable to respond to instructor feedback effectively. When instructors return their assignments, students often just look at the final grade and without thinking through how the feedback can help them improve their future work.
Providing feedback in audio/video format in lieu of traditional written feedback can be a way to engage students for a number of reasons:
Why and when to use visual resources?
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” When used appropriately, images, illustrations and graphics can enhance student learning by:
What are Wikis? Why use them as Assignments?
Wiki is a collection of web pages that can be viewed and modified collaboratively via the internet. It is usually used for repository or reporting information and has versioning capabilities. Since it is an online tool, collaborators can access and edit the information at any location at any time; they can also view changes in real-time.