Miscellaneous

Accessibility Improvements with Canvas & Microsoft Immersive Reader Integration

Filed in Accessibility, LMS, Miscellaneous by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments

To bring awareness to Invisible Disabilities Week (10/17-10/23), I wanted to share an exciting Canvas update to our Microsoft Immersive Reader integration. Accessibility tools like Immersive Reader can help remove systemic barriers and ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful learning opportunities. What is Microsoft Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is a full […]

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Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 4, 2021 0 Comments
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

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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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Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

Filed in Miscellaneous by on September 17, 2021 0 Comments
Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, and with endorsement from CAP and support from CGSR, ATC will be implementing lecture capture enabled by default, for classes categorized with the “lecture” instructional format in WorkDay, in rooms with the appropriate technology.  This implementation will be […]

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Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back! Another A-Term “Academic Technology Center Update”

Welcome back everyone! The Academic Technology Center has been busy all summer with training and new tech tools to ease the transition for Fall. As always, we’re here to support you every step of the way.  We just had our annual New Faculty Orientation this week, it was great to connect with all the amazing […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos with a Public Link

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos with a Public Link

This blog post explains how to create a link for Echo360 videos and share in either in or out of the WPI community. The first step is to go to your library in Echo360. You can access your library either through Canvas or by visiting https://echo360.org and logging in with your WPI email address. Using […]

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Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 3, 2021 0 Comments
Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning

ECHO 360 Can be scheduled to automatically start/stop for classroom capture and can provide live stream if requested. Allows students to re-watch a recorded lecture to gain clarity when they don’t feel comfortable announcing in front of their peers that they are confused about the content. Supports students whose primary language is not English because […]

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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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Changing your Display Name in Zoom

Filed in Miscellaneous by on May 24, 2021 0 Comments
Changing your Display Name in Zoom

Even though your WPI account is used to log into Zoom, you are free to change your first, last, and display names however you would like. Note that if you have not entered a name in Zoom, it will simply display your e-mail address in meetings. Here’s how to change how your name is displayed: […]

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Qualtrics Dashboard Changes Coming

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 3, 2021 0 Comments
Qualtrics Dashboard Changes Coming

Over the next couple of months Qualtrics will be updating the dashboard where you build your surveys. Here is a preview of what to expect (from the Qualtrics Support Website). About the New Survey Builder Qualtrics is releasing a new experience for editing your Qualtrics surveys. This new experience provides improvements for building surveys and […]

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