Multimedia

Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Creating a video assignment or discussion post is a great way to get students thinking outside the text-box, so to speak, and tapping into their creativity. It’s also a great way for students to see each other and practice presentation skills. This post covers how to create assignments and discussions that involve a video submission. […]

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Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

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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Lecture Capture by Default in D-term and Spring Semester classes

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Lecture Capture by Default in D-term and Spring Semester classes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS NOW CONSIDERED ARCHIVED. THIS “LECTURE CAPTURE BY DEFAULT” FORMAT EXPIRED 5/10/22 AND WPI IS NOW BACK TO AN OPT-IN/BY-REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE PROCESS. INSTRUCTORS CAN REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE USING THE REQUEST FORM.   In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, […]

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Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

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

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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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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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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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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