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The Online Classroom

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Teaching in the online classroom requires many of the same skills as teaching students in residence, but with technology replacing the physical class space.  

Accessing lesson materials such as online lessons, multimedia, and assessments, as well as course administrative functions such as grading and communication functions, happen within the course learning management system (LMS.)  Canvas is the official LMS of Penn State University.

Other technologies may be used as needed to provide a rich classroom experience.  The College's streaming media server gives us the ability to embed video within course content while keeping the source file password protected and available only to registered students. Additional technologies may be integrated into courses such as VoiceThread, Bongo, Zoom, or others to provide an engaging and enriched online classroom experience.

The learning design team can help faculty select the most appropriate technology and tools to promote increased student learning and engagement.


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