Tools for Teaching

Flexibility Options in Canvas

Flexibility Options in Canvas

In response to recent discussions about how to extend flexibility options to students in Canvas, I thought it would be helpful to provide to draft up an FAQ guide for instructors… Q: Am I required to post a due date when adding an assignment? A: No! Canvas provides a due date field, but it is not […]

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Zoom-capable Classrooms

Filed in In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching by on September 10, 2021 0 Comments

In support of students who might need to be remote for a class period, the ATC has installed Zoom AV in all traditional classrooms. This AV setup will capture in-room discussion and video so that remote students and guest speakers can hear and see what is happening in the classroom. Not sure whether you should […]

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Adding Pronouns to Zoom

Adding Pronouns to Zoom

It’s the last day of Pride Month, and so I’d be remiss to leave out a great new feature that Zoom added earlier this month–adding your pronouns to your Zoom profile! The first thing you’ll need to do is update your Zoom client to at least version 5.7.  Instructions on how to do this can […]

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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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Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

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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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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Echo360-Zoom Connection

Echo360-Zoom Connection

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection Good news for Echo360 users: 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 don’t have to deal with multiple video storage […]

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How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

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

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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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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