Discouraging Cheating in Online Tests

In online courses, where a student completes a test off-campus without proctored supervision, online tests must be considered to be open-book tests. This is because students often have access to a wide variety of information resources at their disposal. Faculty concerned about cheating in online testing are encouraged to use the following test design countermeasures. […]

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Sources of Free Images to Support Learning

Including relevant or engaging imagery in lesson plans can capture learner interest. According to Universal Design for Learning guidelines, images can also be used to represent information through multiple means that support perception and comprehension. To help faculty find free, high-quality images to incorporate with instructional media, see these resources. 18 Free Image Sites and […]

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Closed Captions on Instructional Video Benefits All Students

If you use instructional video in your courses, are you providing your students with alternative methods of experiencing the video’s content, such as closed captions or text transcripts? You may be thinking, why is this important? It is a Legal Requirement! Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act obligates all schools or agencies receiving federal […]

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Winterim Faculty Guide to Preparing Courses

Because MATC’s campuses and support services are closed during the holiday break, we strongly advise faculty teaching Winterim semester courses to refer to these guidelines and resources. Do Not Use Course Copy to Develop Courses We strongly advise using the Archive and Import process of moving course materials from one section into another to avoid […]

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