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Uploading and Using Studio Videos

Filed in Miscellaneous by on September 4, 2019 0 Comments
Uploading and Using Studio Videos

Hello Producers of Educational Media! Today we’re going to talk about how to use Canvas Studio to store your video files and then share them in modules. What is Studio? It’s a repository for your videos. You can store video files there and you can also use an accompanying tool to record new ones. But […]

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Let’s Use Universal Capture

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Let’s Use Universal Capture

Greetings, Lecture Capturing Faculty and Staff! With the sunsetting of Echo360’s Personal Capture (it will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2019), it’s time to start getting to know its replacement: Universal Capture. To download Universal Capture, visit the Echo360 section of your Canvas site.   You’ll see the downloads option from the […]

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Echo360 as a Module Item

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 29, 2019 0 Comments
Echo360 as a Module Item

Did you know there is a way to post individual videos in Canvas modules and see who has watched them? Echo360 has an analytics tab on the top menu of your course section. Here, you can get information according to student or video activity. But to collect this kind of information you have to follow […]

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Posting Echo360 links in Canvas Modules

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 28, 2019 0 Comments
Posting Echo360 links in Canvas Modules

Hello, Educational Media Producers! We often get asked the question: How do I post a link to my Echo360 video in a Canvas module? This post will walk you through the process. The first thing you do is click the Echo360 button on the left-side menu of your course site. Then click the Echo360 logo […]

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Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies by on August 21, 2019 0 Comments
Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

If you use the Poll Everywhere integration with Canvas to send participation points and grades back and forth with the system, you have experienced the pain of needing to set “Restrict to registered participants only” on each and every poll.   Now you can create a template poll that will carry forward your setting on all […]

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Welcome back WPI Faculty!

Welcome back WPI Faculty!

It’s been a busy summer for Academic Technology, but we’re so excited to welcome new faculty, students, and everyone returning to campus for Fall 2019! While (mostly) everyone was gone, we’ve been busy upgrading classrooms, testing new software, and learning about new tools and methodologies to help you utilize technology to best fit your teaching […]

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Arc is now Canvas Studio

Arc is now Canvas Studio

You may have noticed a small change in Canvas recently! The video engagement tool known as “Arc” now has a new name and icon, but the overall look and functionality are still the same. Arc is now called Studio. What is Studio? Studio is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors […]

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8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 16th, 2019 is the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “More than one billion people in the world live with some form of […]

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

This is an update to a previous post from 2016. Are you looking to add some aesthetics and usability to your Canvas course? Consider building a custom home page for your course. Your students will see this home page right away and each button will link them to modules or other areas in the course that […]

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Arc Video: Recording and Sharing

Interested in recording instructional video for your students? Canvas has a built in tool for doing just that. It’s called Arc. Read Sophie’s blog post for more.

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