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Guides and Tutorials

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

  • 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.

  • Brightspace Small Plates
    Support for Xavier's learning management system. See also our Brightspace FAQ as well as our Brightspace 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.

  • Online/Hybrid Instructor Resources
    Our goal with this resource is to help faculty develop or improve their online and hybrid courses. Resources are intended to assist faculty by showing them ways to setup/organize their online course to meet the standards specified by Quality Matters.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Older Tutorials
    For the sake of historical completeness we also maintain a listing of some of our older tutorials.

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