When the course must go on…

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 7, 2017

As more winter weather descends upon the region this week, we thought it might be a good idea to post a friendly reminder about two services that the ATC has available that can help facilitate the delivery of academic content, even from off-campus.

Want to record lecture video from your home (or office)?  Consider using P-Cap!

Possible uses of P-Cap include:

  • Travel which requires that you miss a scheduled lecture (No need!  Just record it prior to your departure!)
  • The clarification and/or follow-up on a particularly challenging concept that students seemed to struggle with during lecture
  • Homework or Quiz/Test problem review
  • Student pre-requisite course material review and/or catch-up
  • ****Wintry weather conditions making travel to campus/classrooms difficult!****

P-Cap is desktop capturing software that can be installed on a home or office computer to record content for your students. (Mac and PC compatible and no VPN required!) These recordings can then be published to a myWPI/Canvas site and made available to your class with very little post-production work required.   Want to learn more?  Contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu or visit wpi.edu/+pcap. As long as you have a microphone on your computer (most laptops have internal mics!), we can get you set up today with a simple email request!

 

Want to deliver a live lecture via web conferencing software?   Try Zoom!

Zoom is a Web conferencing tool that allows groups of individuals to communicate real-time via voice and screen share over the Internet. Zoom features include an electronic whiteboard, screen sharing, quizzing and polling, text chat, and webcam video conferencing. Zoom sessions can also be recorded for later playback.

In order to get you started with Zoom, log in to our server at http://wpi.zoom.us. After you have logged in, you can download the desktop or mobile client from http://zoom.us/downloads.  When signing in from the client, be sure to click on the button that reads “Login with SSO,” and use “wpi” as your “company domain.”

More information on Zoom can be found here.

 

Questions about these tools? Feel free to reach out to atc-ttl@wpi.edu at any time! And remember, if you are using Canvas, WPI subscribes to 24/7 support via email, live chat, and phone. Click the “Help” button on the left when you are logged into Canvas to access their support team. So, if you need assistance posting notes or supplemental materials in lieu of hosting class online or posting a video, Canvas Support would be glad to assist!

Safe travels!

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