Useful Tools

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.

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Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

Filed in LMS, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

There’s a new way to store and share videos on campus, and it can be directly within Canvas. You’re all set up, and you can start using it today!

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Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

There are many reasons to explore contingency planning for your class lectures and anyone who was in Worcester last winter can remember a particularly cold one. But even if you’re not trapped behind a sheet of ice you may still want to find a way to deliver course content to your students remotely. One tool that […]

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The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

Over the past few years, the ATC has fielded requests from many instructors concerning how they might record annotated videos using their tablets. And have them publish to their myWPI site using Echo360, our lecture capturing system. For the earlier, we always recommended the iPad app “Explain Everything.” However, for the latter, we never had a great […]

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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

Compatibility Mode and myWPI

If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a […]

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Conducting an Online Survey? Qualtrics is the tool for you.

Filed in How-to, In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching, Useful Tools by on October 3, 2013 1 Comment

What is it?  Qualtrics’ Research Suite is an online survey software solution for WPI Students, Faculty, and Staff that allows users to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. Who is eligible to create surveys?  All WPI Community Members with an @wpi.edu email address! How do I get there? https://wpi.qualtrics.com Where can I learn more? […]

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A look at the tools: Clipping Magic

Filed in Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
A look at the tools: Clipping Magic

Here’s a look at a neat new tool, Clipping Magic, for cutting an image out from its background!

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Tools we use – Screen Captures

Tools we use – Screen Captures

Have you ever found yourself writing an email (or a blog post!) and wished you could just show what you mean instead of having to try to describe it? We often find that being able to quickly capture what’s happening on a computer screen is invaluable for saving time and communicating more clearly. There are […]

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Jing gets some cool new features just in time for the new year!

Filed in Multimedia, Useful Tools by on January 6, 2010 0 Comments
Jing gets some cool new features just in time for the new year!

Before we go any further, you may be wondering: ‘Just what is “Jing”?’ Jing is a free Screen Capturing and Screen Casting tool from TechSmith (same people who bring us Camtasia and SnagIt).  With Jing it is really simple to add images (Screen Captures) and videos (Screen Castings) to all kinds of things:  IMs, Blog […]

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Digital Video Formats…and You.

Filed in Miscellaneous, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

There are about as many different digital video formats on the market today as there are video cameras, and in the spirit of market competition, nothing ever seems to work well with anything else. What is a would-be video editor to do? This post provides information about the format pitfalls to avoid and recommends some […]

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