Tips for Teaching with Technology

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Learning

Join the Community!

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Arc Video: Recording and Sharing

Interested in recording instructional video for your students? Canvas has a built in tool for doing just that. It’s called Arc. Read Sophie’s blog post for more.

Continue Reading »

When the course must go on…

Continue Reading »

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

You might have noticed a new item in your Canvas course navigation called AccessChecker.  While Canvas itself is accessible to all users, regardless of disability, content posted to Canvas might require additional modifications to conform to best practices. This tool enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. AccessChecker will scan a course, […]

Continue Reading »

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Have you ever wanted to capture questions from students during a lecture? Do you just know students have questions about the content, but there is always silence when you ask them? I’d love to share a really cool and interesting way of using Poll Everywhere in your classes to solve this problem. Dirk Albrecht is […]

Continue Reading »

Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

This 1/2 day session will feature 4 brief (~25 min) rotating sessions throughout the 3 hour block, and an open session for the final hour. Come for the snacks, stay for the learning!

Where? Anderson Labs and Tech Suites
When? August 21st 1pm-4pm

Continue Reading »