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Welcome back WPI faculty!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 19, 2020 0 Comments
Welcome back WPI faculty!

It’s been another busy summer here at the Academic Technology Center. We’ve been going non-stop this Spring and Summer to prepare for all possible unknowns, and make the Fall term go as smoothly as possible despite the unpredictability! We just had our annual New Faculty Orientation today, and although it was “virtual” it was great […]

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Thursday, May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Filed in Cool Links, Miscellaneous by on May 21, 2020 0 Comments
Thursday, May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Thursday, May 21th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).  The day is intended to get everyone to think, experience, and consider web accessibility for individuals with disabilities.  To celebrate this year, try taking the #NoMouseChallenge.  Take 15 minutes to try perform your job or navigate your favorite website using only your keyboard.  This activity is to get you […]

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Introducing SimCheck: New Plagiarism Detection Software

New for E-Term! SimCheck is a new plagiarism detection software integrated into Canvas that checks your students written work against our institutional repository, the web, library databases and journals, textbook publishers, homework help sites, and books. SimCheck has been integrated into Canvas Assignments as an optional tool for instructors. It serves as a replacement for […]

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Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!

Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!

What we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Microsoft and Canvas have launched the Teams integration in Canvas! When Microsoft Teams Meetings for Canvas is enabled, the Teams Meetings icon will be enabled in the Rich Content Editor in several areas within Canvas. Supported feature areas include Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Classic Quizzes, and the […]

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Moving Your Courses Online

D-Term is going online and the TTL Team has put together many resources for faculty to help ease the transition. We’re got LOTS of trainings coming up this week for Canvas, Zoom, and Echo360, both in-person and online. Check them out and please RSVP (we are limited to 40 people in person). We have a […]

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Welcome back WPI Faculty!

Welcome back WPI Faculty!

It’s been a busy summer for Academic Technology, but we’re so excited to welcome new faculty, students, and everyone returning to campus for Fall 2019! While (mostly) everyone was gone, we’ve been busy upgrading classrooms, testing new software, and learning about new tools and methodologies to help you utilize technology to best fit your teaching […]

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Arc is now Canvas Studio

Arc is now Canvas Studio

You may have noticed a small change in Canvas recently! The video engagement tool known as “Arc” now has a new name and icon, but the overall look and functionality are still the same. Arc is now called Studio. What is Studio? Studio is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors […]

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8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 16th, 2019 is the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “More than one billion people in the world live with some form of […]

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

This is an update to a previous post from 2016. 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 […]

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Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Filed in LMS, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Gradebook in Canvas is getting a facelift, and we’re so excited about it that we’re commemorating this historic occasion with a series of fun events, including Canvas Day! 🎉 What is Canvas Day? It’s the event you won’t want to miss (really)!  Sponsored in part by the NERCOMP Canvas Community of Practice, Instructure Senior Solutions […]

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