Welcome Lake-Sumter Community College
Start here to learn more about Back
to the Lake, Second Edition.
You can also you use this portal to learn more about The Little Seagull Handbook, or get in touch with your local Norton sales representative, Lydia Warren.
Custom Blackboard Coursepack
Available to those with a Blackboard course, Norton has provided
a custom coursepack exclusively designed for Lake Sumter Community College.
In it, you'll find student resources from both Back to the Lake and The
Little Seagull Handbook.
There's no registration process or code required to access content, and we make it available to you and your students at no cost.
The Back to the Lake Norton/Write site is a free and completely open site that includes three easy-to-navigate sections: Writing and Rhetoric, Research and Documentation, and online handbook with exercises.
No password, purchase or registration required.
Instructors may monitor and track student progress and responses to student website exercises using the Norton Gradebook.
Norton Gradebook Login
Norton Gradebook: An introduction
Norton Gradebook User Manual
Norton Writer’s Prize will
be awarded annually for an outstanding essay done for a writing class. Literacy
narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations,
arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent
writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered. The deadline
for submissions is June 15, 2012.
More For Instructors
|Instructor's Manual, PDF||Access Resource|
Thomas Cooley (Editor, Ohio State University)
The Instructor’s Edition helps teachers use the text, with guidance for teaching each chapter, sample answers to the study questions, and sample syllabi. MORE
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Google Docs for Peer Review
To use Google Docs for peer review, all students need is a Google account and and a link to the paper being reviewed. In this tutorial, a USF composition professor describes yet another way to introduce online peer review at no cost to students.
VIDEO, LECTURE CAPTURE AND COLLABORATION TOOLS (Free)
Lecture Capture Screenr and Screencast-O-Matic
Free services like Screenr and Screencast-O-Matic make it easy to create free, 5 or 15 minute screencasst without the need for expensive third-party software. All you need is a built-in or USB microphone. Once created, you can embed or download your lectures with ease.
Create a LectureCapture Video with Screenr
Embed Your LectureCapture Video in Blackboard or Another LMS
Some other screencasting utilities
Online PollingPoll Everywhere (online polling)
quickly create and publish free (for up to 30 users) online polls. Students
can respond via text message or with their favorite SmartPhone or laptop browser.
Results display in real-time and there is no log-in or account creation requirment
for those taking the poll.
Polls.io (online polling)
Polls.io doesn't offers the depth of analytics or text-message polling like PollEverywhere but it makes up for it in ease of use. It's so easy to set up and deploy, you can set up polls during lectures and get feedback from your (smartphone or computer-enabled) class.
Backchanneling Tools and Resources
What is "The Backchannel"?
A New York Times article explores the concept and considers practical applications in the classroom
Today'sMeet allows educators to create an online space for students to comment and intereact with each other and you during presentations and lectures, encouraging real-time engagement and active learning in and away from the classroom.
Some Other Backchannel Tools
Enhance your online course experiences with a simple screen sharing tool for office hours online and on the fly.
- screen sharing
- 250 viewers
- share control
How to embed Powerpoint Slides in Blackboard 9
How to Launch and Edit Multimedia Rich Powerpoints
How not to use Powerpoint
Become a PowerPoint Power User
How to (do pretty much anything) in PowerPoint
Embed YouTube Videos in Powerpoint
Embed YouTube Videos (Offline)