Sophie Jagannathan

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

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Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 19, 2022 0 Comments
Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Here’s the cut: Echo360 has insert editing. For those of us who don’t have a background in video editing, let me lay down some tracks for you. You can think of a video as a linear event that holds you hostage for a certain length of time. You can visualize that time as a line. […]

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Producers See the Light at the Lightboard Studio

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 14, 2021 0 Comments
Producers See the Light at the Lightboard Studio

Borne of the desire to facilitate engagement for students who were estranged during the COVID-19 pandemic, WPI installed a Lightboard Studio at the Gordon Library. The project was a joint effort of the Gordon Library and the Academic Technology Center.  Now, the Lightboard Studio is a production space where instructors can record themselves as they […]

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Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 4, 2021 0 Comments
Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Ensemble is a video content management system at WPI. It has been in used since 2012 and will be sunsetted at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. New videos will be accepted into Ensemble until December 16th, 2021. After that point, existing Ensemble videos will be migrated to Echo360. This post explains how to […]

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Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 1, 2021 0 Comments
Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

“When  students are able to access their accommodations, without barriers,  this is a wonderful thing,” says Amy Curran, Director of Accessibility Services at WPI. In the education field, an accommodation refers to a modification that has been put in place in order to enable students to access the curriculum in both an in-person and virtual classroom setting.  […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos with a Link

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos with a Link

This blog post explains how to create a link for Echo360 videos and share in either in or out of the WPI community. The first step is to go to your library in Echo360. You can access your library either through Canvas or by visiting https://echo360.org and logging in with your WPI email address. In […]

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ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

Maqsood Mughal’s expertise with Open Broadcaster Suite (OBS), an open source software for creating and streaming videos, has been well-earned. After first hearing about the software during a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) workshop in 2019, it again flew across his radar in 2020, during the Online Pedagogy Workshop. “Last summer, I took this online […]

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Creating Evergreen Videos

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture 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 Video & Lecture Capture 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 Video & Lecture Capture 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 Accessibility, Video & Lecture Capture 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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