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Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Using FlipGrid with Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 22, 2021 0 Comments

What is Flipgrid? At its most basic, Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post “Topics” that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. The response can be made using the software’s camera to create videos that are then posted to […]

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Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 3, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Echo360 users can share their videos in Canvas in a variety of ways. This post explains how to share your video in a Canvas module as an External URL item. First, we need to find the sharing feature and apply it to your video. One way of finding the video is to go to your […]

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Gordon Library Lightboard Studio

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Tools for Teaching by on January 14, 2021 0 Comments
Gordon Library Lightboard Studio

Hot off the press and just in time for C-term… The ATC, in partnership with the Gordon Library, has installed a Revolution Lightboard into Tech Suite 121 (first floor next to the Multimedia Lab), for use by faculty to record micro-lectures or in live Zoom sessions. Why use a lightboard? Writing on a lightboard allows […]

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C-Term 2021 Academic Technology News

Filed in Miscellaneous, News by on January 11, 2021 0 Comments

Welcome back faculty and happy 2021! Hope you all had a restful break and were able to get away from screens for a while. The ATC team is here to help you get ready for another Zoom-filled Spring term. Please read our updates below and if you have any questions please email us at atc-ttl@wpi.edu.   TechFlex updates & support  C-Term Microphone & Classroom Tech Request  […]

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Echo360-Zoom Connection

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2021 0 Comments
Echo360-Zoom Connection

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection For Echo360 users, or those who might become Echo360 users, here’s good news: your Zoom cloud recordings can be ingested by Echo360 and placed in your personal libraries and course sites. Why is this good? For starters, it allows you to keep all your video content in one place. You […]

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How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 8, 2021 0 Comments
How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Flipping Video with OBS

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 7, 2021 0 Comments
Flipping Video with OBS

OBS – short for Open Broadcaster System – is an open source software for video streaming and recording. Downloads for OBS are available at obsproject.com.   OBS is free and works well on Windows, macOS and Linux systems. That being said, as an open source tool, there isn’t a customer support hotline you can call […]

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Accessing Portfolium through Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 17, 2020 0 Comments
Accessing Portfolium through Canvas

Portfolium is an online software that will allow you to publish work and show it publicly.  You can create a profile, share projects, connect to LinkedIn, and showcase your skills learned at WPI.  Learn more about Portfolium. To access Portfolium, first login to Canvas. Click on your “Account” in the top left and click on […]

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Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Greetings, WPI Producers! This post will cover how to get the videos you produce with Echo360 in front of your students. These videos can be produced in a classroom, at home with Echo360 Universal Capture or through the Echo360-Zoom integration. Three popular ways to share Echo360 videos with students are: Sharing as a Collection through […]

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