Category: Interesting Technologies

Introducing Perusall

The perennial quest for engagement may have a boost with Perusall, a social annotation platform that can be incorporated into your Canvas course sites as an external tool. Built by a team of academics from Harvard and the University of Texas, Perusall aims to increase pre-class reading. Students can login to Perusall through Canvas (more…Continue Reading Introducing Perusall

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….Continue Reading Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

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…Continue Reading ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

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…Continue Reading Echo360-Zoom Connection

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…Continue Reading How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

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…Continue Reading Flipping Video with OBS

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…Continue Reading Ad-hoc Capture in Echo360 Classrooms

Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Greetings WPI Students, Your Professor may assign a video project as an assignment. Here are the steps that you take to submit it using Canvas Studio, a content management and creation tool embedded in Canvas. First, you click on the assignment and click submit. Once you click submit, you see some choices. Choose Studio.  …Continue Reading Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures

Did you know that WPI has three tools that can be utilized for recording videos? Those tools are Echo360, Zoom, and Studio.     Like a choose-your-own-adventure, you may be wondering where to start. Asking yourselves these questions may help you decide. Q. Where are you producing these videos? A1. In the classroom? Use Echo360…Continue Reading Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures