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Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Have you ever wanted to capture questions from students during a lecture? Do you just know students have questions about the content, but there is always silence when you ask them? I’d love to share a really cool and interesting way of using Poll Everywhere in your classes to solve this problem. Dirk Albrecht is […]

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Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Have you been wanting to change the colored square above your Canvas course name?! Well step right up and we’ll show you how! Before we begin – its important to note that Canvas requires Dashboard images that are 262 pixels x 146 pixels. This is oddly specific. We found if we just grabbed any ol’ […]

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How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 18, 2016 1 Comment
How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Ok! We have gotten a lot of requests on how one can create buttons for their canvas courses themselves. I LOVE that everyone wants to be self sufficient! So here it is – how to create buttons! Before We Start: First – you’ll need to create a free account with PIXLR – https://pixlr.com – and […]

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Canvas: Custom Home Page with Buttons

Filed in LMS, Tools for Teaching by on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Canvas: Custom Home Page with Buttons

Are you looking to add some aesthetics and usability to your Canvas course? Consider building a custom home page for your course. Your students will see this home page right away and each button will link them to modules or other areas in the course that they need to go to. This leads to less […]

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Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Tom Balistrieri was so kind as to answer some questions of mine regarding how he used clickers in his Abnormal Psychology class this past B15 term. He also allowed me to come to his last class and ask his students a little about what they thought of clickers – those results are at the bottom […]

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How are clickers being used on campus? And who is using them?

Filed in In the Classroom by on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
How are clickers being used on campus? And who is using them?

Are you curious as to who uses clickers on campus? How are they using clickers? What insights can they give to new users just getting started? Below you’ll find WPI professors who have been using clickers successfully and consistently. They’ve been asked 4 questions to help give an idea of how they are using clickers. […]

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Create Competition with Clickers

Filed in How-to by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Create Competition with Clickers

Did you know that you can divide your class and form teams with clickers during your PowerPoint lecture? You can! Adding in teams, who will be competing through out the lecture, will add a heightened focus as our inner need to compete is strong. If you are already familiar with creating PowerPoint clicker questions – […]

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Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!

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 […]

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I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments

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 […]

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