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Live AI-Captioning Now Available for All Zoom Meetings!

Live AI-Captioning Now Available for All Zoom Meetings!

As of 2/24/2021, we are now able to offer full AI-generated captions and transcripts for every Zoom meeting, for free!  Here’s how to enable captions on any meeting that you have Host-level access to. Click on the Live Transcript button within the Zoom meeting menu. Click on the Enable Auto-Transcription button. Zoom will begin to […]

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Gordon Library Lightboard Studio

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Tools for Teaching by on January 14, 2021 0 Comments
Gordon Library Lightboard Studio

Hot off the press and just in time for C-term… The ATC, in partnership with the Gordon Library, has installed a Revolution Lightboard into Tech Suite 121 (first floor next to the Multimedia Lab), for use by faculty to record micro-lectures or in live Zoom sessions. Why use a lightboard? Writing on a lightboard allows […]

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Zoom Recording Notifications

Filed in How-to, Tools for Teaching by on October 9, 2020
Zoom Recording Notifications

If you would prefer to receive email notification for when cloud recordings in Zoom are being processed, you can very easily follow these steps to turn notifications on for yourself. Log in via https://wpi.zoom.us/ Click “Settings” in the left-hand menu. Locate “Email Notification” Click on the toggle button to the right of “When a cloud […]

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Summer 2020 Update

The Academic Technology Center has been hard at work throughout this Spring and Summer to anticipate the needs of the WPI community during these uncertain times. While we all had to pivot quickly for D-Term, we can now take the Summer to fully explore the tools, resources, and training available to help make the upcoming TechFlex term successful.  Recording Your Lectures  Echo360 FAQs  Each classroom at WPI is now equipped with Echo360 Lecture Capture thanks to […]

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Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

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Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on June 8, 2020 0 Comments
Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Teaching remotely can pose challenges for how to schedule traditional office hours with your students. Canvas’ Calendar tool has a feature called “Appointment Groups” where you can create a sign-up sheet for blocks of time so you can avoid Zoom “traffic jams” where many students show up at the same time for office hours. Here’s […]

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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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Remote Pedagogy Office Hours

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous by on April 3, 2020 0 Comments

Are you unsure how to re-imagine your successful in-person activity for use online? Are you responding to the same student questions via email over and over? Are students confused about where to find your content in Canvas?  Do you want to brainstorm strategies for keeping your students engaged and excited about learning?  We’re here to […]

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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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