014 – HigherEdTech Podcast – Fall CUE Review and Grackle for Accessibility

In this episode, Brent reviews his experiences and highlights at the Fall CUE conference in Sacramento and explains more about what the organization does and aims to achieve.

Next, Brent and Tim interview Jeff Mills of Grackle Docs, a Google / Gsuite add on that helps ensure accessibility in all of your documents. Jeff explains how accessibility doesn’t have to be a mountain to overcome, but that it can be an easy part of your document design process. You can find out more at grackledocs.com

013 – HETPodcast – Halloween Horror Tech and Improving Discussion Boards

Happy Halloween! For our spooky 13th episode, Tim and Brent talk about the horrors of when technology goes wrong, including highlights from the twitterverse!

In the second segment, we focus in on better utilizations of discussion boards for higher engagement.

Stay scary out there!

011 – HETP – Michelle Pacansky-Brock tells us about the Can Innovate online conference

Michelle Pacansky-Brock of the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative comes on the show to tell Tim & Brent about the Can Innovate online conference. Listen in as she explains the history of CVC OEI and how the conference can help teachers teaching online and offline. 

Make sure to register for the conference if your school isn’t already planning on holding a viewing, there are a lot of great speakers!

010 – HETP – Librarian Cheryl Bailey & Gimkit

Brent and Tim welcome in their first interview, IVC Library Chair Cheryl Bailey. Cheryl breaks some misconceptions about what librarians do, and shares thoughts on how both students and teachers can better take advantage of the library’s service.

This episode winds up the mini-series on quizzing platforms for formative assessment by looking at Gimkit, a flashcard based program with a unique twist.


009 – HETPodcast – Canvas Calendar and Quizlet

Brent & Tim get timely with the options available in Canvas Calendar. We look at ways to organize your classes, make assignments, share events, and help your students improve their time management skills. We also continue our series on options for quizzing with Quizlet, which has some excellent options for collaborative learning unlike any of the other platforms we’ve looked at so far.

008 – HETPodcast – How to Select Your Tech & New Quizzes in Canvas

While there is a lot of tech available to choose from, overwhelmed teachers may not make the best decisions when preparing for their classes. Brent and Tim discuss some of the things teachers should be thinking about before they make their choices on what tech to integrate. Additionally, to continue the quizzing series, we look at Canvas’ “New Quizzes,” formerly called “Quizzes.Next”

007 – HETP – Working With Your Instructional Technologist & Understanding Quizizz

In episode 7 of the Higher EdTech Podcast, Brent and Tim discuss the roles and responsibilities of an Instructional Technologist, how it is different from IT (Information Technology) and Instructional Design. They also jump into the unique options afforded in Quizizz in part 2 of the mini-series on low stakes quizzing and formative assessment.

006 – HETP – Canvas Analytics and Formative Quizzing with Kahoot

Brent and Tim dive into having a better understanding of how to use Canvas Analytics to better understand and serve your students. They also begin a series on quizzing options in the classroom, starting with Kahoot, the classic fast-paced challenge game to engage students and check for understanding.

005 – HETP – Canvas Gradebook and Flipgrid

Tim and Brent take a look at a highly functional but often overlooked tool in Canvas – the Gradebook. With a newly updated gradebook, there are a lot of excellent features that teachers can use to support their students and help them succeed. In part 2, we jump into a primer on Flipgrid. While Flipgrid is huge in K-12, it may be severely overlooked in Higher Education, and some of the new functionality may have professors willing to take a deeper look into how it can improve their classes.