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Online Guides and Tutorials

The following guides and tutorials are provided by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

  • Academic Integrity
    There are proactive behaviors that faculty should include in their classes to help students understand and avoid academic dishonesty; there are also strategies for addressing academic dishonesty that can be applied when it does occur.

  • Assessing Student Learning: A Toolbox
    A list of tools by which learning is assessed, plans that guide and provide a framework for use of the assessment tools, and projects of learning assessment across the curriculum.

  • Blackboard Bits, Bytes, and Nibbles
    Support for Xavier's learning management system. See also our Blackboard FAQ as well as our Blackboard documents.

  • Content Curation for Teaching & Learning
    The content curator is emerging as an important role in the 21st century. Content curation is the process of sorting through information online, selecting the bits of the highest quality or relevance to a particular need, providing an interpretive context for that information, and sharing it with others. While this phenomenon not primarily academic, it has broad implications for learning and represents an opportunity for teachers and students in every discipline.

  • Instructional Continuity
    Anything from extreme weather to family emergencies can disrupt scheduled courses. An instructional continuity plan will assist you with continuing course delivery in the event of a disruption by minimizing the effects of the disruption.

  • Using Camtasia
    Camtasia is a powerful tool that can do many things, but as more faculty use the Camtasia Studio Studio, a typical use-case scenario is emerging: Most faculty are using Camtasia to record lectures with PowerPoint slides. The following tips may apply to the vast majority of faculty using Camtasia.

  • Using Feedly
    The problem: Too much information! There are so many sites of interest on the net, and you can't possibly go around from site to site and read what's new on all of them. The solution: A news aggregator can do that work for you, gathering all the new content from your favorite sites into one place.

  • Video Help
    Video is a powerful medium. It also presents certain challenges. You can produce your own videos to share with your students; you can also point your student to existing videos that you've found. You can also have your students find relevant videos, curate and critique them; you can even have your students create their own videos.

  • 50 Web Tools for Online Teaching and Learning
    There's a vast wealth of tools on the web these days. Many have a ready application for teaching and learning. Many are free.

How the Web Works

These pages support a seminar series called How the Web Works, created by Bart Everson, the Center's Media Artist, from 2000 to 2006. As we put it way back when, "The series explores the concepts behind the technology of the World Wide Web, and aims to increase understanding of an information space that more and more of us are using daily." Much of this information is still relevant to how the Web works today.

  • Introduction to the Web
    Appropriate for anyone who wants to learn about the Web and the Internet.

  • Introduction to HTML
    An introduction to the basic concepts of HTML, with guidelines on how to 'mark up' a document for the World Wide Web.

  • Introduction to XHTML
    An overview of Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, the apparent succesor of HTML.

  • Basics of Web Imaging
    Color modes, file formats, bit depth, compression schemes, Web-safe colors, good design practices, and more.

  • Animation for the Web
    A few materials on file formats and basic concepts with links to animated examples.

  • Using Style Sheets
    A fact sheet, a tutorial, and some links about the powerful concept of style sheets.

  • Feeding Frenzy
    Have you noticed these little orange buttons that seem to be cropping up all over the World Wide Web?

  • Using
    A better way to bookmark.

  • Planning Your Website
    Tips on how to design your site and mange your workflow.

Older Tutorials

These pages are included for historical completeness and may no longer be relevant.

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