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Gradescope grading tool for handwritten exams, lab reports, and more is free through June 30

Mar. 26, 2020—Gradescope is an online, FERPA compliant grading tool that professors can use to grade handwritten exams, typed homework assignments, lab reports and more. Gradescope works well for many types of questions: paragraphs, proofs, diagrams, fill-in-the-blank and true/false to name a few. Six Vanderbilt professors have been using it for over four years and are enthusiastic...

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Finding and Using Open Educational Resources for Online Teaching

Mar. 25, 2020—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Over the last three weeks, Center for Teaching staff members have produced a variety of resources for Vanderbilt instructors making the shift to alternative and online instruction. Some of those resources have focused on tools instructors can use to create learning materials for their students, including lecture videos, screencasts, and...

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GoReact enables faculty and peers to give feedback on presentations

Mar. 25, 2020—Through June 30th, Vanderbilt faculty and students can use GoReact for free by signing up with a valid Vanderbilt email address. GoReact is a video feedback tool where students can upload videos and receive time-stamped feedback from both instructors and peers. This tool is useful for when you need to give feedback on student presentations,...

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From the Director: Resources for Just-in-Time Online Teaching [UPDATED]

Mar. 24, 2020—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors as they move elements of their classes online following Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente’s announcement that Vanderbilt classes will move to alternative instruction starting March 16. Teaching in times of disruption, whether those...

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New CFT resource on giving online exams focuses on reducing the probability of cheating

Mar. 24, 2020—As courses have moved online this spring, many of us need to consider how to have our students take exams online. In many cases, this involves learning how to use tools that help ensure students take the exam with only the resources you want them to have. As you think about giving exams online, it...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Audrey Bowden

Mar. 23, 2020—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Audrey Bowden, Biomedical Engineering, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Having recently moved to Vanderbilt, I feel like a re-entrant to teaching, despite the fact that I have been teaching at the college level for eight years. Therefore, participating in the Junior Faculty...

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Missed the Workshop? Watch “Tools for Putting Your Teaching Online”

Mar. 13, 2020—As Vanderbilt prepares to move its classes to online and other alternative forms of instruction for the remainder of the semester, the Center for Teaching is offering a number of workshops to support faculty and other instructors as they make this transition. We are partnering with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Vanderbilt University Information...

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