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Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

Filed in Miscellaneous by on September 17, 2021 0 Comments
Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, and with endorsement from CAP and support from CGSR, ATC will be implementing lecture capture enabled by default, for classes categorized with the “lecture” instructional format in WorkDay, in rooms with the appropriate technology.  This implementation will be […]

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Zoom-capable Classrooms

Filed in In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching by on September 10, 2021 0 Comments

In support of students who might need to be remote for a class period, the ATC has installed Zoom AV in all traditional classrooms. This AV setup will capture in-room discussion and video so that remote students and guest speakers can hear and see what is happening in the classroom. Not sure whether you should […]

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Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back everyone! The Academic Technology Center has been busy all summer with training and new tech tools to ease the transition for Fall. As always, we’re here to support you every step of the way.  We just had our annual New Faculty Orientation this week, it was great to connect with all the amazing […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos with a Public Link

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos with a Public Link

This blog post explains how to create a link for Echo360 videos and share in either in or out of the WPI community. The first step is to go to your library in Echo360. You can access your library either through Canvas or by visiting https://echo360.org and logging in with your WPI email address. Using […]

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Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 3, 2021 0 Comments
Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning

ECHO 360 Can be scheduled to automatically start/stop for classroom capture and can provide live stream if requested. Allows students to re-watch a recorded lecture to gain clarity when they don’t feel comfortable announcing in front of their peers that they are confused about the content. Supports students whose primary language is not English because […]

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ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

Maqsood Mughal’s expertise with Open Broadcaster Suite (OBS), an open source software for creating and streaming videos, has been well-earned. After first hearing about the software during a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) workshop in 2019, it again flew across his radar in 2020, during the Online Pedagogy Workshop. “Last summer, I took this online […]

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Adding Pronouns to Zoom

Adding Pronouns to Zoom

It’s the last day of Pride Month, and so I’d be remiss to leave out a great new feature that Zoom added earlier this month–adding your pronouns to your Zoom profile! The first thing you’ll need to do is update your Zoom client to at least version 5.7.  Instructions on how to do this can […]

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Changing your Display Name in Zoom

Filed in Miscellaneous by on May 24, 2021 0 Comments
Changing your Display Name in Zoom

Even though your WPI account is used to log into Zoom, you are free to change your first, last, and display names however you would like. Note that if you have not entered a name in Zoom, it will simply display your e-mail address in meetings. Here’s how to change how your name is displayed: […]

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Creating Evergreen Videos

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Evergreen Videos

We all want our course videos to be “evergreen”. What does evergreen mean? It means to the extent possible, the video should stand the test of time. It should maximize its relevance. An evergreen video is one that you don’t have to perform surgery on every time a small detail changes. To make your educational […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on March 28, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Modules tend to be the focal point of course websites. Putting your content in modules enables students to proceed through your content step by step. If you want to share your course videos in a module, the best way to do so is to insert them in a page. By doing this, you keep the […]

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