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Instructional Technology Support Articles

Instructional Technology Support Articles

UMKC provides a variety of technology tools to promote and support innovative teaching and learning strategies for students, faculty, and staff. From learning management systems (LMS) to lecture capture tools to web conferencing solutions, not only do we host free...

Panopto Captioning Assistance

Panopto Captioning Assistance

Since Academic Year 2016-2017, UMKC Online has implemented increasing standards for accessibility in online courses. The current standards are expressed in the UMKC Online Course Certification Checklist (items 35-39). The accessibility standards listed in the...

Weekly Workshops: Oct. 8-12

Weekly Workshops: Oct. 8-12

Interested in learning more about Canvas and various teaching tools at UMKC? Join us for our free workshops! Our team of instructional designers and instructional technologists are available to answer your questions and help you use technology to enhance the learning...

Canvas 101 Training

Canvas 101 Training

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that allows you to communicate and collaborate with students and provides a place for you to post course content, manage activities, and provide feedback to your students. By design, Canvas is a flexible tool that can help...

Online News Summer 2018

Online News Summer 2018

In this Summer 2018 edition of the UMKC Online Newsletter: A preview of the autumn Online Learning Consortium conference hosted by UMKC Online A wrap-up of the UMKC Online Canvas Conference Information on the Canvas transition, and on the new Top Hat tool...

Student Assistance Available to Edit Captions in Panopto

Student Assistance Available to Edit Captions in Panopto

Since Academic Year 2016-2017, UMKC Online has implemented increasing standards for accessibility in online courses. The current standards are expressed in the UMKC Online Course Certification Checklist (items 35-39). The accessibility standards listed in...

Canvas Conference Wrap-Up

Canvas Conference Wrap-Up

On July 20, 2018, UMKC Online hosted their first-ever Canvas conference. The conference boasted three tracks: Canvas 101, Tools in Canvas, and Accessibility. A big "thank you" to everyone who presented and attended! If you did not have the chance to attend or if you...

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...