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Online News Spring 2018

Online News Spring 2018

In this Spring 2018 edition of the UMKC Online Newsletter: An update on the transition from Blackboard to Canvas Meet Robyn Martin in our Faculty Spotlight Learn all about Universal Design for Learning and accessibility in Canvas And the Chancellor's...

UM Intercampus Course Sharing

UM Intercampus Course Sharing

A new round of funding is available for faculty interested in intercampus course sharing. Faculty should submit a draft proposal to the UMKC Online instructional design office by March 2, 2018.

HLC 2019 Site Visit

HLC 2019 Site Visit

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will conduct a site visit at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on December 2nd and 3rd, 2019. More information about the HLC and its role in the accreditation of UMKC as an institution of higher education can be found at...

Canvas Is Coming!

Canvas Is Coming!

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is transitioning the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) to a new system, Canvas. A pilot group has been selected from among the various schools and departments. Faculty in the pilot will receive training to transition...

Online News Winter 2017

Online News Winter 2017

Find out what's new at UMKC Online! We look in depth at the new UM System program for expanding the use of Open Educational Resources. Our online tutoring service, NetTutor, gets a new interface. Plus an update on the new Canvas LMS, Learning Analytics, and a...

We are SANsational!

We are SANsational!

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has been awarded the SANsational award by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) for our online presence in the State Authorization area. The UMKC Online website provides detailed information to prospective...

OLC Innovate 2018 Call for Proposals

OLC Innovate 2018 Call for Proposals

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is proud to be an active partner with the Online Learning Consortium in strengthening the field of online and distance education. The OLC Innovate 2018 Conference is being held in Nashville, TN, April 18-20, 2018. Submit your...

Using learning analytics for faculty development

Using learning analytics for faculty development

Join our very own Dr. Molly Mead as she presents a "Best of Blackboard World" webinar entitled "Practice what we teach: Using learning analytics for faculty development." Click here to register.

Fall Conference: Open Education

Fall Conference: Open Education

The 2017 Fall Conference will focus on Open Education. Submit a presentation proposal and join us on September 8th.

Online Faculty & Staff – Training Survey

Online Faculty & Staff – Training Survey

This short survey for online faculty and staff will help UMKC Online to provide the right trainings and workshops. We want to know how to best serve the needs of our online instructors by providing meaningful and accessible training opportunities.

BioSig ID for Student Authentication

BioSig ID for Student Authentication

Bio-Sig ID verification ensures student authentication in online courses. The BioSig-ID software system is used to verify a student’s ID using just a mouse, touchpad, stylus, or touch screen. No special hardware or software downloads are necessary.

Online Course & Instructor Certification is coming soon!

Online Course & Instructor Certification is coming soon!

UMKC Online provides support to departments as they work toward the 2018 deadline for online course and instructor certification. (View the Provost's official policy here.) Members of the instructional design team are available to meet with individuals or departments...

Finally! Auto-Captions in Panopto

Finally! Auto-Captions in Panopto

The Panopto video platform now features Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) to vastly ease the process of adding closed captions to video lectures and instructional materials. Captions can be generated for existing video content in Panopto (see Panopto Guide to ASR...

Study: Minority Student Perceptions of Online Learning

Study: Minority Student Perceptions of Online Learning

A study published in the journal of Educational Technology Research and Development has looked at the impact of student perception in online courses, especially for minority student populations. The study authors wanted to examine how student perception of...

Online V Campus: A Large Sample Comparison

Online V Campus: A Large Sample Comparison

Campus V Online: A Large Sample Comparison As the advantages of online learning, such as flexibility and financial benefits, continue to draw more and more students, an important question emerges: are student outcomes as good in online courses as they are in...

#OLCAccelerate Conference

#OLCAccelerate Conference

#OLCAccelerate 2016 Join UMKC Online at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Online Learning Consortium. Our instructional design team will share experiences and insight into analytics implementation, student authentication, and the UMKC Certification Policy for online...

NetTutor Fall Schedule

NetTutor Fall Schedule

NetTutor Fall Schedule Fall is here!  Is your class difficult?  Getting a tutor is easy!  UMKC offers convenient ways for you to receive tutoring with either our on-campus tutors or with online tutoring through NetTutor.  NetTutor provides live tutoring in many...

Certification Boot Camp 2017 Dates

Certification Boot Camp 2017 Dates

This one week course provides faculty with the tools they need to teach effectively online. Completion of the course certifies faculty for online teaching at UMKC. For more details and free registration, click...

Welcome to Jen and Julie

Welcome to Jen and Julie

UMKC Online is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Additional instructional design capabilities will help UMKC Online fulfill its mission of providing a digital learning campus of excellence. Jennifer Sackhoff is dedicated to fostering supportive...

MoKanSan Live

MoKanSan Live

The MoKanSan conference will be live streamed on August 17. MoKanSan will be available via live stream on the day of the event, August 17, 2016. Use the link above to access the live stream. On August 17, UMKC Online will host the four top names in the field of state...

Media Seminar September 30

Media Seminar September 30

Enrich Your Online Course Content with Multimedia Friday, Sept. 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Miller Nichols Library 325 Registration is closed for this event. Slide deck: Enrich Your Course Content with Multimedia (PDF, notes included) Illustrations, infographics, icons,...