Tip of the Week

Each week, the Office of Distance Learning sets out to provide interesting and helpful topics in technology and education.

Week of 02/19/2024

Recent developments in AI have made it easier for writers to tap into the Web for resource materials. This has also increased authorship concerns related to written assignments. A new Chrome extension, Revision History, shows the full record of edits made in a ...

Week of 02/12/2024

Are your documents easily understood by your students? A combination of demanding vocabulary, lengthy sentences, and long paragraphs can require intense concentration from readers. And an overly complex writing style may be a barrier to understanding the ...

Week of 02/05/2024

Teach Access is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working with education and disability advocacy groups, among others, to prepare students to enter the workforce with in-demand digital accessibility skills. Teach Access self-paced courses for educators, media ...

Week of 01/29/2024

AI tools are evolving (and proliferating) and are being used by students, faculty, and staff to assist with tasks ranging from writing content to debugging code. A recent Educause article, 7 Things You Should Know About Generative AI, includes a higher-ed ...

Week of 01/22/2024

Looking for a simple approach to sharing ADA-compliant video lectures with your students? The UH Zoom Recording Service is available to faculty and staff for saving and sharing video recordings for instructional purposes. Processed videos include automatic audio ...

Week of 01/16/2024

TED-Ed lessons can start with an inspiring TED Talk or an informative YouTube video. Students watch the video and engage with learning modules designed to get them to think, dig deeper, and discuss the content. The Think module allows you to include ...

Week of 01/08/2024

While new types of course syllabi promise to capture learner attention, providing students with an accessible document and up-to-date information is always a good practice. The 2024 UH West Oʻahu Syllabus Template is designed to help instructors convey course ...

Week of 01/02/2024

Zoom has launched Zoom Clips to allow you to easily record and share short-form video messages. Clips are up to 2-minutes in length, and are intended to improve asynchronous communication, quicken the pace of team collaboration, and cut down on meetings. With ...

Week of 12/11/2023

Are you concerned about website or course content accessibility? In an effort to meet ADA compliance standards at UH, Information Technology Services (ITS) has LinkedIn Learning accounts available for active UH faculty and staff. Those who need access to ...

Week of 12/04/2023

Crossword puzzles can be effective learning tools for reviewing terminology, expanding vocabulary, and practicing spelling. Following a short lecture with a related crossword puzzle shifts students from passive to active learning. In addition to solving puzzles, ...