Understand Penn State’s committment to fully accessible online course content.
Accessibility at Penn State
Learn how how accessibility concerns impact how students access documents, web pages, and multimedia
Microsoft Office – Vision Guide
Understand how individuals with vision impairments interact with Microsoft products, and how to make them accessible.
Microsoft Office – Hearing Guide
Understand how individuals with hearing impairments interact with Microsoft products, and how to make them accessible
Learn to craft effective assessments and rubrics to enhance student learning.
Rubrics act as scoring guides for students to ensure consistent grading measures for particular assignments.
Explore tips from Balckboard for using online assessments in face-to-face, or residential, courses.
Check for Learning
Browse the information available from the University of Texas at Austin for assessment tips and strategies.
Well-written objectives set clear expectations and outcomes for student learning.
Action Verbs for Writing Objectives
The ABCD method of writing objectives is an excellent way to structure instructional objectives. In this method, “A” is for audience, “B” is for behavior, “C” for conditions and “D” is for degree of mastery needed.
Learn how to foster an open, honest, and collaborative environment for your students.
Replace instructor monologues with engaging and thought-provoking lecture techniques.
Give your students broader opportunities to engage with other students in classroom discussions.
The Faculty Center offers training and support for various instructional technologies.
Explore the technologies available to enhance your online instruction.
Big Blue Button
Big Blue Button – Web conference tool integrated with Canvas
Canvas – Penn State’s Learning Management System
Clickers – Keep students engaged with live, in-class polling
Doceri – Use this app for mobile whiteboard, screencast, and desktop control
Piazza – Question and answer platform integrated in Canvas
Respondus – Explore flexible options for delivering online assessments
Turnitin – Keep up to date with assignment submissions
VoiceThread – Easily integrate multimedia in your courses
Use these tools to communicate and collaborate across campus.
Box – Store and share your files, collaborate on documents
Media Commons – Explore multimedia production resources
Meetings @ Penn State
Meetings @ Penn State – Web conferencing powered by Adobe Connect
UCS – University Collaboration Suite (email)
Wikispaces – Explore a network of collaborative groups at Penn State
Yammer – Discover groups and connect with colleagues
Zoom – Run virtual meetings and office hours
Train & Develop
Explore software and development options available to faculty.