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Summer 2020 Update

The Academic Technology Center has been hard at work throughout this Spring and Summer to anticipate the needs of the WPI community during these uncertain times. While we all had to pivot quickly for D-Term, we can now take the Summer to fully explore the tools, resources, and training available to help make the upcoming TechFlex term successful.  Recording Your Lectures  Echo360 FAQs  Each classroom at WPI is now equipped with Echo360 Lecture Capture thanks to […]

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Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

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Editing with Canvas Studio

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 23, 2020 0 Comments
Editing with Canvas Studio

Greetings Educational Media Producers! Did you know Canvas Studio has an editing feature? Here’s the caveat. It has to be used right after recording and BEFORE you upload the video. After you upload, you won’t have the chance to edit the video unless you download it and bring it into a separate editing program.   […]

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Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 23, 2020 0 Comments
Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures

Greetings, Educational Video Producers! Did you know that WPI has three tools that can be utilized for recording your educational videos? Those tools are Echo360, Zoom and Studio.     Like a choose-your-own-adventure, you may be wondering where to start. Asking yourselves these questions may help you decide. Q. Do you want to create video […]

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Recording Videos in a Pandemic

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 23, 2020 0 Comments
Recording Videos in a Pandemic

Hello WPI Community! This post will cover options for creating educational videos during situations – such as the current COVID 19 pandemic – where it’s not possible to come to campus. WPI has two primary tools which allow for communication with students via video. One is Echo360 and the other is Zoom. Both of these tools […]

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Lecture capture in WPI classrooms

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 20, 2020 0 Comments
Lecture capture in WPI classrooms

Lecture capturing is a service offered through the Academic Technology Center at WPI. When you “capture” a lecture, you are recording and/or live streaming your lecture for students to view. Lecture capturing can be done in a WPI classroom or remotely, via software on your own computer.   If you’re in a lecture-capture enabled classroom […]

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Video Collections with Studio

Filed in Miscellaneous by on June 17, 2020 0 Comments
Video Collections with Studio

Instead of sharing your whole oeurve with an audience, you might just want to share certain videos that pertain to a topic. Good news – this kind of selective sharing is now possible in Canvas Studio! This blog post will walk you through how to create a collection of videos in Canvas Studio and share […]

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Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on June 8, 2020 0 Comments
Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Teaching remotely can pose challenges for how to schedule traditional office hours with your students. Canvas’ Calendar tool has a feature called “Appointment Groups” where you can create a sign-up sheet for blocks of time so you can avoid Zoom “traffic jams” where many students show up at the same time for office hours. Here’s […]

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Embedding Videos with the New Rich Text Editor

Filed in Miscellaneous by on May 26, 2020 0 Comments
Embedding Videos with the New Rich Text Editor

Canvas recently upgraded its rich text editor. What this means for you is that if you are embedding Echo360, Ensemble or Studio videos in pages, the look and workflow has changed slightly. Here’s what the row of buttons at the top of the rich text editor looks like.     You’re going to click on […]

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Embedding Studio Videos in a Canvas Page

Filed in Miscellaneous by on May 26, 2020 0 Comments
Embedding Studio Videos in a Canvas Page

This post will walk you through how to embed your Studio videos into a Canvas page. The first step is to create a new page in Canvas.   Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice a rich content editor with a bar of buttons. This row has buttons pertaining to formatting and stuff that you can […]

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