In case you missed the first Brown Bag of the semester, “Alternative Responses: New Grading and Responding Technologies” (2/17/15), here you’ll find some resources from the session.
- Click here to download Carolyne King’s handout on using Jing, free screencast software, to give visual and/or spoken feedback to a student on their project.
- Click here to download Jill Flynn’s handout on using Speed Grader on Canvas to give feedback to students in multiple forms: comments, drawings, highlighting, audio/video recording, etc.
- Lastly, click here to listen to Carolyne talking to the Brown Bag group about the potential uses (and limitations) of Jing. (Unfortunately, the projector stopped working halfway through the session so we weren’t able to record Jill Flynn’s discussion of Speed Grader on Canvas.) We hope to use this feature of the Faculty Commons to make future Brown Bags more accessible to those who can’t be physically present.
Last week, the UD English Department was extremely fortunate to host Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo and scholar of disability, rhetoric and writing. In addition to his fantastic talk, “From ‘Disabled Upon Arrival’ to Academic Eugenics,” and the many other ways he gave his time, Jay led the first Composition Program Brown Bag session of the year on Universal Design.
As a substitute for those who missed the excellent session, or as a supplement for those who attended, you can download the notes from Jay’s Brown Bag here.
Also, as promised, Jay has shared his Tipsheet for Universal Design for UD writing teachers to use in their classrooms. This document has also been posted as a permanent link under the “Resources” tab of the Composition Program website.
Our gratitude goes out to Jay for his sheer generosity in sharing his expertise, ideas, and time with all of us at UD. Thanks, too, to those who attended the first Brown Bag and came with thoughtful questions and comments for Jay. Don’t miss our next Brown Bag session on “re-mediation” this Wednesday, October 8 at 11:15 am (Memorial 3rd floor lounge)!