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Campus Resources

Whether you are flipping a single class period or an entire course, campus support agencies such as the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Information Technology, and Albertsons Library offer a variety of resources to help you through the process. Below are links to resources we’ve selected as being most helpful. If you know of others, please tell us about them.

People Power

The consultants at the Boise State Center for Teaching and Learning are eager to consult with you about whether flipping is a strategy that will help you best support your students’ learning. They are also available to consult with you on such matters as structuring class time and leveraging educational technology to make the flipped classroom successful. To request a consultation, please complete the Individual Consultation Request Form.

Technology Resources

Student Response Systems (“Clickers”): Student response systems allow you to poll students in a variety of ways–including through special PowerPoint slides–and then display the results of the poll. Clickers can be used for team building exercises, for assessing students’ prior knowledge, and for conducting formative assessment throughout a class meeting. The Help Desk @ The Zone offers clickers for short-term checkout. If you’re interested in using clickers regularly, visit the Learning Technology Solutions web site. To explore the pedagogical aspects of using clickers, request a consultation with staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning by completing the Individual Consultation Request Form.

Canvas: Canvas is a web-based, learning management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or to use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching. Learning Technology Solutions in the Office of Information Technology provides technical support for Canvas, while staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning assist faculty with the pedagogical aspects of using Canvas.

Video at Boise State: The Office of Information Technology maintains a rich, extensive set of resources for faculty using educational video. In the Video Resources section of the OIT website, you’ll find technical-support materials for such topics as classroom capture, screen recording, videoconferencing, and working with  YouTube and the Boise State Video Server. Also available are guidelines for creating educational video, a video glossary, and free downloadable software for video creation and editing.