Holding Ourselves Accountable: The Value of Standards in Higher Education

Holding Ourselves Accountable: The Value of Standards in Higher Education Julie Stefan Lindsay, Ed.D.   Last year, I attended a five-day professional development session in Los Angeles with the Standards Institute to learn best practices in curriculum and instruction. The Standards Institute is designed by UnboundEd, an organization dedicated to student equity and outcomes with an emphasis on standards-based instruction; as part of their mission, they provide ... Read more

WCAG 2.0 AA & Section 508 Guidelines for Online Education

Accessibility in Online Education: WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508 Guidelines Online education has many benefits. One of them is enabling as many qualified students as possible to access low-cost and flexible certificate, diploma, degree, and even Ph.D. programs. However, offline and web-based learning management systems that lack full-accessibility features are locking out or disadvantaging learners with disability. Not only is that unfair, but also ... Read more

Five Best Practices in Online Student Services

Five Best Practices in Online Student Services How to Improve Online Classes The rise of online education is undeniable. According to one recent study, almost 6 million students (30% of the entire college student body) took at least one online class in 2016 in the United States alone. Add in international students, and the number increases much further. Naturally, colleges and universities across the world are looking to ... Read more

Setting Office Hours

Setting up Office Hours for yourself within a Group First, the staff or faculty member will need to be added into the Campus Calibrate "Group" in order to have the Group setting functions within their personal Calendar Settings tab. Please refer to this help webpage on how to add Group User to a Campus Calibrate Group https://blog.conexed.com/?s=group+users+tab. To add your own office hours that are associated ... Read more

Campus Calibrate: Group Users Tab

Campus Calibrate: Group Users Tab Add Group Managers, Staff members and front desk agents to a ConexED Student Services Group. Customize staff member's schedules based on availability and reason codes.   Video tutorial on Group Scheduling System Setup & Customization w/ Reason Codes (6 minute video):     Quickly add Group Managers, Staff members, and front desk agents by typing in their name. Their profile will appear and you can click ... Read more

Zoom Vs. Skype, Adobe & ConexED | What’s the best video chat platform for my school?

ConexED Vs. Zoom Skype, & Adobe What's the Best Video Chat Software for Education? As more students move online and take classes remotely, educators, advisors, and institutions are looking to adapt video chat platforms like Zoom and Skype to fulfill their obligations to provide equal and equitable access to all students, regardless of their location or special needs.  While these video chat platforms are widely used, ... Read more
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