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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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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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Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back everyone! The Academic Technology Center has been busy all summer with training and new tech tools to ease the transition for Fall. As always, we’re here to support you every step of the way.  We just had our annual New Faculty Orientation this week, it was great to connect with all the amazing […]

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C-Term 2021 Academic Technology News

Filed in Miscellaneous, News by on January 11, 2021 0 Comments

Welcome back faculty and happy 2021! Hope you all had a restful break and were able to get away from screens for a while. The ATC team is here to help you get ready for another Zoom-filled Spring term. Please read our updates below and if you have any questions please email us at atc-ttl@wpi.edu.   TechFlex updates & support  C-Term Microphone & Classroom Tech Request  […]

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Microsoft Teams, WPI, & You: What do I need to know?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on September 29, 2020 0 Comments
Microsoft Teams, WPI, & You: What do I need to know?

Did you know that ITS @ WPI has created a Class Team in Microsoft Teams for every course at WPI? It’s been a long, busy summer, but we wanted to make an official announcement to let you know about this exciting news! How do I access Teams? Since it is part of Office 365 suite, […]

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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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