Over the past few years, the ATC has fielded requests from many instructors concerning how they might record annotated videos using their tablets. And have them publish to their myWPI site using Echo360, our lecture capturing system. For the earlier, we always recommended the iPad app “Explain Everything.” However, for the latter, we never had a great…Continue Reading The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!
myWPI Update Completed 11/26
During our morning maintenance window on 11/26, our System Administrators were able to successfully deploy a fix to the myWPI Grade Center. We had several reports over the past month that e-mail was unable to be delivered to students via Grade Center. E-mail can now once again be sent from Grade Center in myWPI. Please…Continue Reading myWPI Update Completed 11/26
Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!
On the classroom podiums you will find 2 programs that will allow you to mark up PDFs as well as Powerpoint presentations and other files – Smart Notebook and PDF Annotator. Alright! So lets start with why I’m focusing on PDF Annotator and not Smart Notebook. At some point in the near future WPI will…Continue Reading Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!
I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!
Hello! I am Jess Baer and I will be supporting all things Clicker and Qualtrics related! I’ll also be doing my best to support all the different software and hardware the Academic Technology Center offers to students and faculty. I’ve spent the last 7 years doing what I love as a technology trainer for Natick…Continue Reading I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!
New ATC TTL group member introduction!
Hi everyone! I am Lindsey (Tapper) Van Gieson, the new myWPI guru for the ATC. I have a broad background in instructional technology, my most recent experience managing and supporting the Content Management System at Tufts Medical School- and less recently Classroom and A/V support for the Tufts Medford campus. I worked at Tufts University…Continue Reading New ATC TTL group member introduction!
Compatibility Mode and myWPI
If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a…Continue Reading Compatibility Mode and myWPI
But what WORKS? Vocabulary and Debate in Education
A recent post on Chronicle of Higher Education by Casting Out Nines blogger Robert Talbert addressed the need for some common definitions of flipped classrooms and flipped learning. We have spoken about flipping the classroom here before, and since this initial post more and more WPI faculty have been experimenting with these models. Many lessons…Continue Reading But what WORKS? Vocabulary and Debate in Education
A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)
Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that…Continue Reading A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)
That’s What We Are Here For!
Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”. I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges. We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1. Grading multiple choice exams. How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering…Continue Reading That’s What We Are Here For!