Sophie Jagannathan

Sophie Jagannathan is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Creating Evergreen Videos

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Evergreen Videos

We all want our course videos to be “evergreen”. What does evergreen mean? It means to the extent possible, the video should stand the test of time. It should maximize its relevance. An evergreen video is one that you don’t have to perform surgery on every time a small detail changes. To make your educational […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 28, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Modules tend to be the focal point of course websites. Putting your content in modules enables students to proceed through your content step by step. If you want to share your course videos in a module, the best way to do so is to insert them in a page. By doing this, you keep the […]

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Editing Tools for WPI Producers

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 27, 2021 0 Comments
Editing Tools for WPI Producers

I hate to break it to you, but some of your footage is going to end up on the cutting room floor. There comes a point in every video-creator’s life when they have to cut some footage. Some footage you might say good riddance to, other footage you may just need to update. Here are […]

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Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 3, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Echo360 users can share their videos in Canvas in a variety of ways. This post explains how to share your video in a Canvas module as an External URL item. First, we need to find the sharing feature and apply it to your video. One way of finding the video is to go to your […]

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Echo360-Zoom Connection

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2021 0 Comments
Echo360-Zoom Connection

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection For Echo360 users, or those who might become Echo360 users, here’s good news: your Zoom cloud recordings can be ingested by Echo360 and placed in your personal libraries and course sites. Why is this good? For starters, it allows you to keep all your video content in one place. You […]

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How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 8, 2021 0 Comments
How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Flipping Video with OBS

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 7, 2021 0 Comments
Flipping Video with OBS

OBS – short for Open Broadcaster System – is an open source software for video streaming and recording. Downloads for OBS are available at obsproject.com.   OBS is free and works well on Windows, macOS and Linux systems. That being said, as an open source tool, there isn’t a customer support hotline you can call […]

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Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Greetings, WPI Producers! This post will cover how to get the videos you produce with Echo360 in front of your students. These videos can be produced in a classroom, at home with Echo360 Universal Capture or through the Echo360-Zoom integration. Three popular ways to share Echo360 videos with students are: Sharing as a Collection through […]

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Ad-hoc Capture in Echo360 Classrooms

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 3, 2020 0 Comments
Ad-hoc Capture in Echo360 Classrooms

Greetings, WPI Lecture Capturers! Have you ever been in a classroom and wanted to start and stop a lecture capture by yourself? Here are directions. First, locate the desktop shortcut to Echo360 Class Capture. If that is not available, please contact the Technology for Teaching and Learning Group and we will provide you with the […]

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