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Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 19, 2022 0 Comments
Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Here’s the cut: Echo360 has insert editing. For those of us who don’t have a background in video editing, let me lay down some tracks for you. You can think of a video as a linear event that holds you hostage for a certain length of time. You can visualize that time as a line. […]

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Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

Greetings C-term and Spring semester instructors! During the 1/6/22 Student/Family Town Hall, there were several inquiries from webinar attendees asking when information about individual course delivery intentions for the first two weeks of the term would be made available to enrolled students. I know many instructors are still working on building out their C-term Canvas […]

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C-Term 2022 Academic Technology Center News

Filed in News by on January 4, 2022 0 Comments
C-Term 2022 Academic Technology Center News

We hope everyone had a restful break and is ready to begin 2022! Here’s your periodic reminder that the ATC is here to help facilitate delivery of academic content on-campus or remotely. If you have any questions about using the instructional technology tools available at WPI, please reach out to us or attend one of […]

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Lecture Capture by Default in C-term and Spring Semester classes

Filed in In the Classroom, Multimedia, Video & Lecture Capture by on January 3, 2022 0 Comments
Lecture Capture by Default in C-term and Spring Semester classes

In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, 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. Faculty may opt-out at their discretion if in their judgment the class is not […]

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Producers See the Light at the Lightboard Studio

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 14, 2021 0 Comments
Producers See the Light at the Lightboard Studio

Borne of the desire to facilitate engagement for students who were estranged during the COVID-19 pandemic, WPI installed a Lightboard Studio at the Gordon Library. The project was a joint effort of the Gordon Library and the Academic Technology Center.  Now, the Lightboard Studio is a production space where instructors can record themselves as they […]

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Accessibility Improvements with Canvas & Microsoft Immersive Reader Integration

Filed in Accessibility, LMS, Miscellaneous by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments

To bring awareness to Invisible Disabilities Week (10/17-10/23), I wanted to share an exciting Canvas update to our Microsoft Immersive Reader integration. Accessibility tools like Immersive Reader can help remove systemic barriers and ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful learning opportunities. What is Microsoft Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is a full […]

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B-Term 2021 Academic Technology Updates 

Filed in News by on October 11, 2021 0 Comments

B-Term is approaching and the ATC team is already preparing for the new term. We’re here to help facilitate delivery of academic content on-campus or remotely. If you have any questions about using the instructional technology tools available at WPI, please reach out to us or attend one of our workshops!  Summary  Canvas Updates and Support Video Publishing, […]

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Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 4, 2021 0 Comments
Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Ensemble is a video content management system at WPI. It has been in used since 2012 and will be sunsetted at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. New videos will be accepted into Ensemble until December 16th, 2021. After that point, existing Ensemble videos will be migrated to Echo360. This post explains how to […]

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Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 1, 2021 0 Comments
Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

“When  students are able to access their accommodations, without barriers,  this is a wonderful thing,” says Amy Curran, Director of Accessibility Services at WPI. In the education field, an accommodation refers to a modification that has been put in place in order to enable students to access the curriculum in both an in-person and virtual classroom setting.  […]

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Flexibility Options in Canvas

Flexibility Options in Canvas

In response to recent discussions about how to extend flexibility options to students in Canvas, I thought it would be helpful to provide to draft up an FAQ guide for instructors… Q: Am I required to post a due date when adding an assignment? A: No! Canvas provides a due date field, but it is not […]

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