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Get Started with TALON
Getting started with TALON can be done by logging in to explore TALON and to request a Sandbox/DEV course. This webpage will help you request a Sandbox/DEV course Get Started with TALON. This link will take you to the Kirkwood Community College Faculty Support Center for TALON.
Personalize Your Syllabus
Once you download your syllabus from CURRICUNET, you will need to individualize it for your information and for your specific section information. You can find information on the Academic Calendar and the Finals Schedule at the Kirkwood Calendar Link. Vicky Romano, Instructional Design at KCELT, created a video that explains how to personalized your syllabus. […]
Planning your First Class
It is important to create an engaging and supportive environment for your classroom from day one. Here are some examples of activities to do with your students during the first day of class. Here is also a document that helps you plan your first class.
Design the first 2 weeks of class
Short and long term planning are important to a successful semester. Here are some types for Designing Your First Two Weeks of the semester. Vicky Romano, Instructional Designer at KCELT, created a video on summarizing the most important aspects to consider when planning the first 2 weeks of classes. Here is a document that summarizes […]
Assessing Students Prior Knowledge
Assessing Student Prior knowledge allows you to take a targeted approach in your teaching and learning by making an early diagnosis of what your students already know. The following video explains some of the advantages and strategies on how to assess students’ prior knowledge.
Enter Mandatory Attendance on EagleNet
This video will walk you through the process of Entering Attendance on EagleNet. The links below will provide you with more information regarding entering Attendance and Drop Dates. Attendance Reporting instruction Last Day To Drop and Refund Dates (Kirkwood Credentials Needed)
Set up your TALON Gradebook
It helps students to be successful and engaged in a course when they have up to date information on their grades, especially the feedback from the instructor. These videos can assist in setting up the gradebook in TALON. If you don’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube. If you don’t see […]
Teaching approaches to lessons will vary in order to provide engaging and effective instructional techniques. Teaching approaches are teacher-centered or student centered. In planning for student success, keep in mind the different approaches while planning your course content in alignment with your Course Learning Outcomes and Assessments.