Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center (TALE)


Adding Interactivity in Asynchronous Lecture Recordings
BOLT Basics
BOLT: Course Set Up and Management
BOLT: How to Set Up Lectures in Zoom: Advanced Sharing
BOLT: Quizzes I - Creating a Quiz
BOLT: Working with Content in BOLT
BOLT: Wrangling Large Classes with Intelligent Agents in BOLT
Creating Presence in Online Teaching with BOLT (and other tools mentioned)
Gallery Walk
Gamification in the Classroom

Get Organized for Yearly Evaluations
(5-part series listed in order of preferred viewing)

    Know Your Audience
    Record Keeping
    Scholarly Growth
HuskySuccess in the Classroom, July 15, 3 p.m.
Immediate Feedback: In-Class Assessment Technique (IF-AT)
Office Hours – MyHusky Query
Peak Performance Practices of Faculty (by Susan Robison)
Recording PowerPoint Lectures (using Zoom Screen Capture to demonstrate, 12 min)
Recording a PowerPoint Lecture (using only PPT and Screen Shots, 9 min)

(4-part series listed in order of preferred viewing)

    Rubrics for Efficient Grading and Transparency (6 min, 22 sec)
    Rubric Types (13 min, 42 sec)
    Rubrics: Building a Performance or Criteria-Based (13 min, 10 sec)
    Best Practices: Rubrics in Use (2 min, 7 sec)
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (by Beth Dietz and Cathy Bishop-Clark)
Surviving Field Trips

Tech Tools and Apps
(10-12 Minute Videos)

    Blogger, Christina Francis
    Creating and Sharing Google Forms for a Zoom Session
    Creating and Sharing Office 365-Doc for a Zoom Session
    Flipgrid, Craig Young
    Go React, Jessica Bentley-Sassaman
    Gradescope, Dan McCurry
    GroupMe, Christina Francis
    Inclusive Access/McGraw-Hill Connect, Cheryl Howlett
    Kahoot, Rebecca Willoughby
    Kahoot Quiz Game, Christina Force
    MicrosoftTeams, Dan McCurry
    Padlet, Steph Gardner
    Piazza, Dan McCurry
    Polleverywhere, Arjun Sondhi
    VoiceThread, Julie Ambrose
    TechSmith’s Capture (formerly Jing), Lisa Stallbaumer
    Vialogue, Skye Chernichky-Karcher
    Wacom Graphics Drawing Tablet

Tips for Those Who are New to Being an Online Learner
Tips for Those Who are New to Online Teaching
Twitter Assignments and Building Community (24 September 2020)
Where Should I Publish my Article?
Zoom: Lively and Engaging Sessions (17 April 2020)
Zoom: It’s all about bite-sized pieces (30 March 2020)
Zoom Breakout Rooms - Pre-assigning students to groups (Dan McCurry)
Zoom LTI (Learning Tools Integration) and Mediasite Integration
Zoom: Side-by-Side and Pinning Videos
Zoom: What's New In Zoom (25 January 2021)

Bloomsburg University's TALE Center facilitates dialogue among faculty on the art and science of university teaching; it provides support of teaching through center resources and programs. Programs and services are designed to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas, disseminate information, develop projects and conduct inquiries that enhance knowledge and practice of university instruction, stimulate and enable the development of effective strategies and technologies, provide new faculty with information and support, respond to faculty needs and promote a commitment to teaching excellence.

TALE has numerous teaching resources available to all faculty as an organization in BOLT; we offer readings, videos, URL links, etc on a variety of teaching topics. As a faculty member, you have been enrolled in the TALE organization; just search for TALE on your home page, pin it, and start exploring. You can search the content for keywords.

How can you contribute?

  • Participate in TALE events. TALE holds book clubs, faculty and staff conduct seminars on topics related to teaching, and we periodically offer workshops.
  • Become a resource person who shares his/her expertise. Bloomsburg University faculty have a wealth of experience to share: using PowerPoint creatively; engaging discussion methods; meaningful lecture techniques; practical ideas about teaching under-prepared students; active learning strategies; writing effective exam question; making group work effective; and the list goes on. Are you particularly adept at managing large classes? Do you engage in learner-centered teaching techniques that you can share? Do you have experience on using particular software, e.g. student response systems? Can you share expertise in distance education? You can share your expertise and be part of the dialogue by posting to BOLT, creating a video or podcast, holding online discussions, and face-to-face seminars.
  • Make recommendations to TALE. Are there books, articles, websites or blogs that TALE might share with faculty?
  • Serve as TALE Ambassador. Represent your department as TALE Ambassador which includes not only brainstorming with other faculty about the needs of our community, but also sharing what you learn at TALE with your department.
  • Serve on a TALE Committee. If a TALE Committee gets formed, would you be willing to serve?

TALE Office

  Lisa Stallbaumer | lstallba@bloomu.edu
Administrative Assistant
  Sharon R. Coombe | scoombe@bloomu.edu

Andruss Library
4th Floor (419, 420)

TALE Hours Fall and Spring
Monday to Friday, 9-11 a.m.

Advisory Board

    Erin Brummett, COLA
    Robin Drogan, COE
    Heather Feldhaus, Graduate Studies and Research
    Dennis Frohlich, COLA
    Kai Kuang, COLA
    Paul Loomis COST
    Ronda Mariani, ZCOB
    Cassandra Sachar, Academic Enrichment
    Rebecca Willoughby, Academic Advisement
    Marianna Wood, Biological and Allied Health Sciences
TALE Facebook