Comply with copyright and fair use guidelines in course materials

This page provides only rules of thumb for adhering to copyright law and fair use standards. The information provided here is neither legal advice nor a complete guide. For more detailed information, see the U.S. Copyright Office’s Copyright Basics (PDF File) and Fair Use; also see the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of […]

Create a “green” classroom

Go paperless With stacks and stacks of paper on your desk, in bulging folders – waiting to be read and returned to your students, going paperless just might help your sanity along with helping the environment. Make all of your course materials available online including your syllabus.  Avoid handing out any papers that can be […]

Have my students create a “podcast” or audio recording.

Podcasting and audio recording can be a great tool in any classroom. Creating a podcast can afford the student a chance to evaluate and synthesize the information he or she has learned in a particular project. Podcasting provides the instructor the opportunity for assessment. Podcasting can also be used to extend the learning time outside […]

Learn about course management at Wooster

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Wooster offers several options that allow faculty to manage their courses: Woodle (our Moodle instance), Confluence (our institutional wiki), and Voices (our WordPress Multisite instance). Which of these options is best for you depends on your goals for the course and what activities you plan on having your students do. Woodle: This is our traditional […]

Make my class more interactive

Video clips, audio segments, images and simulations can deepen students’ understanding of concepts presented during lectures. Strategies Poll students electronically You can use student response systems to poll students on a series of questions in order to gauge their comprehension of presented material. Some systems include the ability to get feedback from students while the […]

Make resources available electronically

Use Wooster’s course management system, woodle. Faculty can use woodle to post readings, create discussion boards, collect assignments electronically, administer quizzes, and conduct a host of other learning activities. Use e-reserves in your course – This service from The College of Wooster Libraries allows faculty to drop off paper copies of journal articles or book […]

Reserve Loaner Equipment

The Instructional Technology department loans out new and innovative teaching technologies to faculty and staff for evaluation.  For more information visit our loaner information page. The Office of Information Technologies HelpDesk maintains a loaner equipment pool for student use.  For more information visit the student loaner information page. (Login required.)

Use digital images in a course

Images are a powerful tool to engage students and enhance learning in the classroom.  Faculty can integrate images from their own research into lectures or place images in online course materials for students to explore, comment on, or use as a basis for a student research project.  Online collections of images at Wooster or at […]

Use video in my teaching

Video can be a powerful tool to engage students and enhance learning in the classroom.  Faculty can integrate video from their own research into lectures or place video in online course materials for students to explore, comment on, or use as a basis for a student research project.  Online collections of video at Wooster or […]