Category: Tips for Teaching with Technology

Ready for B-Term Checklist

The ATC is here to help the WPI Community with Canvas, Lecture Capture, Zoom, Classroom Tech, and more! Review the below items to make sure you’re ready for the start of B-Term: Canvas Requests: We now offer instant Canvas course modifications! Just connect your Canvas account to The Hub. You may also use this form to…Continue Reading Ready for B-Term Checklist

A-Term Academic Technology Updates (2023)

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! We’ve been keeping busy as usual, and with A-Term nearly upon us, want to remind you that the ATC team is here to help you with all your Academic Technology needs. As you begin your course preparations, please reach out to us to schedule a consultation with one…Continue Reading A-Term Academic Technology Updates (2023)

Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

Greetings C-term and Spring semester instructors! During the 1/6/22 Student/Family Town Hall, there were several inquiries from webinar attendees asking when information about individual course delivery intentions for the first two weeks of the term would be made available to enrolled students. I know many instructors are still working on building out their C-term Canvas…Continue Reading Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

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…Continue Reading Flexibility Options in Canvas

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…Continue Reading Live AI-Captioning Now Available for All Zoom Meetings!

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

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 Summer 2020 Update

Lecture capture in WPI classrooms

What is Lecture Capture? Lecture capturing is a service offered through the Academic Technology Center at WPI. When you “capture” a lecture, you are recording and/or live streaming your lecture for students to view. Lecture capturing can be done in a WPI classroom or remotely, via software on your own computer. This blog post covers…Continue Reading Lecture capture in WPI classrooms

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 Moving Your Courses Online