Showing posts with label efficiency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label efficiency. Show all posts

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Schedule Assignment/ Assessment Windows in Otus LMS

Otus is a learning management system that continues to grow in popularity in part because of some of the tools they offer for free that other learning management systems don't offer or charge extra to use. One of those features is an assignment/ assessment window.

The assignment/ assessment window feature in Otus lets teachers set a start time and end time for the availability of an assessment. You can set up to ten different availability windows for each assessment. Being able to set multiple availability windows is a great option when you have some students absent or for other reasons need to differentiate the timing of assessments.



Another of the great features that Otus offers is a video feedback capability. As I wrote last year, Video feedback can feel a lot more personal to a student than just reading some comments that you have written in a document. While it might not be as efficient as using canned comments, giving video feedback on big projects can make students feel better about the feedback they're getting.

Friday, March 1, 2019

How to Create & Use Canned Responses in Gmail

Whether it's time for fun things like playing outside with our kids, time for the gym, or time to Netflix and chill, we all want a little more time in our day. We can't get more time, but we can use our time efficiently. One way to do that is to zip through email with the help of smart replies and canned responses in Gmail (G Suite for Edu email).

Smart Replies are those automated suggestions that appear when you're writing a response in to message in Gmail. Canned Responses are slightly different. Canned Responses are messages that you compose and then save to re-use whenever you want. Watch my new video to learn how you can create and use Canned Responses in Gmail.