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 09/18/2023

Canva, an online graphic design platform, has a beta PDF editor that makes it possible to revise and refresh course materials. Upload PDFs to edit outdated content, correct typos, merge files, and organize pages. Drop in photos and other graphic design elements to ...

Week of 09/11/2023

Sharing your Google calendar with select coworkers can improve efficiency by making it easier to compare schedules at a glance. When sharing, you can set permissions to allow others to view event details or simply see your busy timeslots.  For those who host campus ...

Week of 09/05/2023

ChatGPT is one of several recently unleashed AI chatbots that are impacting higher education. For a baseline understanding of how AI models work, watch Debasis Bhattacharya’s Maui College faculty workshop on the topic. Bhattacharya provides an introduction to ...

Week of 08/28/2023

All electronic multimedia resources used by UH for instruction or other academic purposes must be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities whether or not there is an identified student having trouble accessing content. For those who record online classes ...

Week of 08/21/2023

A recent Faculty Focus article, Unleashing the Power of Active Learning, explores options for integrating learning activities into online courses. While third-party tools can create engaging experiences, they can also add a layer of complexity for the learner, who ...

Week of 08/07/2023

In 2016, a Princeton professor, Johannes Haushofer, tweeted his CV of Failures in an effort to dispel the impression that his career trajectory was a smooth rise to success. Haushofer’s compilation of professional setbacks included rejections from degree programs, ...

Week of 07/31/2023

While here in Hawaiʻi we are surrounded by the ocean, many of us go to bed to the sound of noisy conversations and barking dogs. Study time can be similarly impacted by annoying sounds (hello, landscaping crew). A buffer of white noise can mask audio distractions to ...

Week of 07/24/2023

Stale clip art can make course materials seem outdated. For fresh images, go to the Office of Distance Learning’s Faculty and Staff Resources. Under Free DEI Images, we’ve added the Rodman.Ai collection of diverse clip art created to promote inclusivity and ...

Week of 07/17/2023

Protecting your Google accounts—both UH and personal—from hackers is an ongoing process. Fortunately, it is easy to do a quick audit of the password integrity of your accounts as well as associated sites and apps.  Click your UH Google account profile ...

Week of 07/10/2023

Jean Baptiste Vérany’s Chromolithographs of Cephalopods (1851) Updating slide presentations and other course materials? The Distance Learning microsite has links to an array of image banks under Faculty and Staff Resources. See the listings in Free ...