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When the course must go on…

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments

As more winter weather descends upon the region this week, we thought it might be a good idea to post a friendly reminder about two services that the ATC has available that can help facilitate the delivery of academic content, even from off-campus. Want to record lecture video from your home (or office)?  Consider using P-Cap! […]

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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments

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Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

With the migration to Canvas, maintaining support for anti-plagiarism functionality was important to the LMS Task Force. Thus, WPI has integrated VeriCite software for use within our instance of Canvas. As with the previous anti-plagiarism functionality within Blackboard, VeriCite will scan text-based files (e.g. .docx, .pdf, .txt, etc.) for unoriginal content by checking the file against an internal WPI […]

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Posting Final Grades in Banner

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Posting Final Grades in Banner

As we approach the end of the Fall semester and B-term, we thought it would be helpful to distribute the below tutorial on how to post official course grades in Banner. Reminder: any “final” or “total” grades that are posted within Blackboard and/or Canvas are NOT automatically posted to Banner. Please be sure to follow […]

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Not receiving emails from Canvas?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Not receiving emails from Canvas?

So many instructors got used to the instant copy of any emails and announcements that were sent from Blackboard that we’ve gotten a few calls and emails asking us to verify whether their posts were being received by students. The answer is yes (yay!)! By default, email notifications for announcements and conversations (Canvas email) “created by […]

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Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

Filed in LMS, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

We often see a request for assistance in hiding courses from the Home tab in Blackboard. However, did you know that you can also rearrange the order in which your courses appear? Simply click the little gear icon in the My Courses module to be brought to the Personalize: My Courses page. Then, hover over a course and drag the […]

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Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

Filed in How-to, Multimedia, Posters by on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

This week we have invited Ellen Lincourt, Master of Posters (seriously, this should be an official bullet in her job description!), to contribute to our blog. Ellen is generally the first person you will meet when you come to the main ATC office in Fuller Labs. Not only does she coordinate the poster printing services […]

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The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

Over the past few years, the ATC has fielded requests from many instructors concerning how they might record annotated videos using their tablets. And have them publish to their myWPI site using Echo360, our lecture capturing system. For the earlier, we always recommended the iPad app “Explain Everything.” However, for the latter, we never had a great […]

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WPI is making the switch to a new web conferencing tool!

WPI is making the switch to a new web conferencing tool!

Since 2008, WPI has been supporting Wimba Classroom for its campus web conferencing needs.   However, a couple years ago, Blackboard, which powers our myWPI system, acquired Wimba and also another web conferencing tool used in higher education, Elluminate.   As part of the acquisition, Blackboard is phasing out Wimba (and Elluminate) and has rolled out a new […]

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Echo360 Acquires ThinkBinder, an online collaboration tool for student project teams

Echo360, the company that powers WPI’s lecture capturing technologies, published a press release late yesterday announcing their acquisition of ThinkBinder, an online collaboration tool intended for student project teams.  ThinkBinder allows teams to have private, group-only discussion boards, file repositories, whiteboard space, and video chats – all hosted in the cloud – for managing project-related work.   This news is hot […]

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