Multimedia

Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

Filed in LMS, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

There’s a new way to store and share videos on campus, and it can be directly within Canvas. You’re all set up, and you can start using it today!

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Get Ready for Echo360’s Active Learning Platform

Filed in Multimedia by on July 1, 2016 0 Comments
Get Ready for Echo360’s Active Learning Platform

As of the Fall semester, WPI will be using a new version of the Echo360 lecture capture system. This new version is called “ALP,” which is short for Active Learning Platform. As it’s name implies, it’s a platform, so the system is capable of more than just recording and distributing those videos via your course […]

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Educational Scriptwriting

Filed in Multimedia by on June 1, 2016 0 Comments
Educational Scriptwriting

This spring, after hearing more than one faculty member talk about the challenges of creating video for their online courses, I thought about the virtues of the script. A script helps you plan what you’re going to say. You can look at the script and think – does that fact really belong in this video? […]

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Custom Ordering Playlists in Ensemble

Filed in Multimedia, Tools for Teaching by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Custom Ordering Playlists in Ensemble

Ensemble is WPI’s online video platform – like an internal YouTube. WPI community members can request space in the system for creating their own repository of videos which further educational goals. Many instructors are already using Ensemble, from System Dynamics to Fire Protection to Biology. Like YouTube, users can create playlists. Playlists can have neat […]

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Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

There are many reasons to explore contingency planning for your class lectures and anyone who was in Worcester last winter can remember a particularly cold one. But even if you’re not trapped behind a sheet of ice you may still want to find a way to deliver course content to your students remotely. One tool that […]

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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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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

Compatibility Mode and myWPI

If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a […]

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Conducting an Online Survey? Qualtrics is the tool for you.

Filed in How-to, In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching, Useful Tools by on October 3, 2013 1 Comment

What is it?  Qualtrics’ Research Suite is an online survey software solution for WPI Students, Faculty, and Staff that allows users to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. Who is eligible to create surveys?  All WPI Community Members with an @wpi.edu email address! How do I get there? https://wpi.qualtrics.com Where can I learn more? […]

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Welcome to our New Faculty!

On Wednesday, we were able to meet with the new faculty on campus, and compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions, which I thought I’d share here.  Let us know if you want to add to the list! What if I want to learn more about myWPI? The myWPI help pages can be […]

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