Miscellaneous

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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How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 18, 2016 0 Comments
How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Ok! We have gotten a lot of requests on how one can create buttons for their canvas courses themselves. I LOVE that everyone wants to be self sufficient! So here it is – how to create buttons! Before We Start: First – you’ll need to create a free account with PIXLR – https://pixlr.com – and […]

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Caitlin Keller Introduction

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 25, 2016 0 Comments

Hi everybody!  I’m Caitlin Keller and I’m joining the team as an Instructional Designer.  Most recently, I come from the Franklin Public Schools, where I served as the Digital Learning Specialist for the past school year.  Most of my focus has been on supporting teachers and staff in using technology tools, as well as designing […]

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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Piazza is a free, easy to use Q&A platform integrated within myWPI. If you’ve been looking for more ways to get your students contributing in class, Piazza might be the tool for you. The Piazza platform encourages all types of learners to ask and answer questions in an online forum environment. Students have the option […]

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Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Tom Balistrieri was so kind as to answer some questions of mine regarding how he used clickers in his Abnormal Psychology class this past B15 term. He also allowed me to come to his last class and ask his students a little about what they thought of clickers – those results are at the bottom […]

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myWPI unavailable week of 1/5/15 to 1/9/15

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 23, 2014 0 Comments

The myWPI learning management system, http://my.wpi.edu will be unavailable from January 5th to January 9th 2015 due to a necessary software upgrade to maintain the service contract with our vendor.  Access to myWPI and Blackboard Mobile Learn will be unavailable during the upgrade. NOTE: We will send out an e-mail notification when the system is […]

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I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments

Hello! I am Jess Baer and I will be supporting all things Clicker and Qualtrics related! I’ll also be doing my best to support all the different software and hardware the Academic Technology Center offers to students and faculty. I’ve spent the last 7 years doing what I love as a technology trainer for Natick […]

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New ATC TTL group member introduction!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 17, 2014 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I am Lindsey (Tapper) Van Gieson, the new myWPI guru for the ATC. I have a broad background in instructional technology, my most recent experience managing and supporting the Content Management System at Tufts Medical School- and less recently Classroom and A/V support for the Tufts Medford campus.   I worked at Tufts University […]

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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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A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that […]

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