FERPA for Educators

ferpaOne of the major issues in online teaching and learning is adhering to FERPA guidelines. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  seeks to protect student private information. I get asked often about what FERPA means and hoe to address it.   Here is an animated video my student assistant, Maryann Dufresne, put together recently to help explain FERPA in simple terms.

 

Canvas LMS Tutorial — Adding Images to Course Cards

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 10.34.58 PMIn this tutorial, I explain how to add images to course cards in Canvas. Note that in order to add course cards, your system admin needs to enable that feature in your production instance. If you get that far in the tutorial (00:18) and don’t see “Enable Dashboard Images for Courses” as an option, contact your system admin and ask her/him to enable that feature.

How to add an image to the course card in Canvas from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Keynote Tutorial — Pin Markers

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 4.55.29 AMHere is a Keynote tutorial I put together that explains how to make “pin markers” to put on map images to highlight locations.

Keynote Pin Markers Tutorial from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial — Images

Accessibility

Accessibility

Images should be used purposefully in online courses. This tutorial provides some guidelines how to use images in Moodle (WebAccess), but the principles apply to any LMS or online distribution tool.

Accessibility Tutorial – Images from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial — Hyperlinks

Accessibility

Accessibility

Hyperlinks can be quite troublesome for people who require screen readers if the hyperlinks have not been appropriately created. This video explains how to address this.

Accessibility Tutorial — Hyperlinks (captioned) from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial: Contrast

Accessibility

Accessibility

Staying with the accessibility theme. Here is another video that explains how to use contrast for accessibility.

Accessibility Tutorial — Contrast from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial: Color

Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility Tutorial – Color. Here is a short video tutorial I made explaining how to use color to make your online courses/websites a little more accessible to people with color blindness. I hope you’ll find it useful.

Accessibility Tutorial — Color from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

This video is part of a tutorial for accomplishing accessibility in distance education courses.

Moodle Tutorial: How To Make A Multiple-Question Poll Using the Feedback Activity

Moodle ladders

Moodle ladders

Moodle Tutorial: Make multiple-Question Polls with the Feedback Activity. Do you use Moodle? Do you need to make a survey with multiple questions? here is a little tutorial on how to do it. I used Moodle 2.7 here. The latest version as of July 29, 2015 is v2.8, but the Feedback Activity has pretty much stayed the same across different versions, so you should be fine with this tutorial regardless of version. I hope you find it useful!

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MOODLE Tutorial- How To Make A Multiple-Question Poll Using the Feedback Activity.-HD from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

This tutorial explains how to create a multiple-question poll using the Feedback Activity in Moodle 2+

Design Thinking… good stuff

design thinking process

design thinking process

It’s been a while since I posted on this here blog, but I just finished facilitating a design thinking workshop and it left me feeling re-energized and with an awesome sense of creative confidence. I am very glad I was introduced to this process, and it makes my day when I get to share it with others. I’m felling pretty stoked, and will be facilitating another workshop on August 13.

Oh, yeah, and I’ll be more active in here!

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7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking

First post in a long time! – Instructional Design Theories Infographic

Full time work and doctoral studies are keeping me super busy, but finally I get a few minutes to post something on the good ol’ blog 🙂

Here’s a little infographic I made for one of my classes about learning design theories.

R541 - Instructional Theory Infographic V1.0

m. ricardo flores – infographic

Created in Illustrator CS6 for R541 Indiana University IST EdD Online Program   –  Spring 2013