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Wrapping Up Fall & Beginning Winter Prep
We want to help you with finishing up your fall and getting started on your winter prep. What do you need to complete the fall? How might we help you design great winter teaching and learning? Send us a message with your requests, questions, concerns, and/or ideas.

Padlet Pro [Revised Link] 
To create a Padlet Pro account, please login at and choose “Login with Microsoft”. Use your Cambrian email and password to begin. Your students can also create their own Padlet Pro accounts by using the same URL and Microsoft login with their myCambrian email and password. *Note: this URL is a correction from our previous newsletter.

Tutors Available
A reminder that The Learning Centre is in full swing with Peer Tutors and Staff Tutors to support struggling students. Please invite a Staff Tutor to visit your Zoom classes and they can take 5 minutes to present about virtual services and workshops.  Encourage your students to visit the Student Help link in your Moodle shell. Faculty and staff can email to book a class presentation.

Nearpod PD
This past weekend, Nearpod held a "Virtual PD Camp” - a series of webinars addressing various topics such as new features in Nearpod, creating culturally relevant teaching practices, and more. Click here to view the full list of recordings.
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Semester SOS: Moodle Grading Tips

High five to these Moodle grading tips, with Moodle logo
Did you know about the following grading features
and time-savers in Moodle?
Screenshot of Moodle grading area
1. Grant Extensions

In your Moodle drop box grading area, you can click on "Edit" beside the blue "Grade" button and select “Grant extension” to allow submissions past the due date and Moodle will remind you and the student of the new due date. If you have a drop box that closes on a due date, Moodle will allow late submissions with an extension. 
Screenshot of rubric creation area in Moodle
2. Create an Online Rubric or Checklist

Use "Advanced Grading" to set up a rubric or checklist in Moodle that you can display to your students in the assignment drop box. When grading, click the criteria on the rubric or checklist to assign a grade. This saves time, allows you to provide feedback, and makes grading criteria clear to students.
Screenshot of a draft assignment submission
3. Use Drafts for Feedback

Want to provide feedback to your students from their draft assignment submissions? Inform your students to upload their file to the drop box but to not click "Submit". This will keep their assignment in draft format. This allows you to view their draft, provide feedback, and for them to re-submit a final assignment by then clicking "Submit". 
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4. Record Assignment Feedback Using Zoom

Want to provide video feedback to your students? Start a new Zoom meeting with just yourself in the meeting, share your screen showing the student's assignment submission, click "Record" to Zoom Cloud, and record yourself providing feedback. Send the cloud recording link to your student so they can view your video. 
Screenshot of calculated question builder in Moodle
(Advanced Tip)
5. Generate Random Numerical Quiz Questions

Thank you to Kameal Mina for providing this walkthrough video on how to create "Calculated" questions in Moodle. This question type generates random numerical quiz questions using "wildcards", a dataset, and a formula. Learn more.

Manage Your Zoom Cloud Recordings

How to manage your recordings in Zoom
Zoom Cloud Media Management (5:53 mins)

Download, Backup, and Delete Zoom Recordings

Media management is an important step in backing up your teaching resources as cloud recordings may not always be available. In this Teaching Tip, Jeff explains how to download and delete recordings from your Zoom cloud account.

Keeping Students Engaged

The shift to online learning has not only influenced the way content is delivered, but also the types of assessments given to students. The following article by Amanda Major in Faculty Focus provides a list of online assessment ideas that you can implement this semester, or consider as you plan for next semester. Highlights include providing diagnostic and self-assessment opportunities, authentic assessments that reflect real-world practice, and content summaries. 

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Check Out This Level Up! 

Co-teaching. A dynamic that works.

Virtual Co-teaching 
Submitted by Jessica Grillanda

Jessica’s Level Up is all about co-teaching in a virtual course and the positive outcomes that she, and her co-teacher, Stephanie Peloso, are receiving! 

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Creative Assessment Idea: Infographics

Change it up with infographics

Are you thinking about Winter 2021 and looking for creative assessment ideas? Consider having your students create infographics! 

There are many ways to approach the creation of infographics so here are some resources you can share with your students if you wish to try this out: 

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