Miscellaneous

Creating Evergreen Videos

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Evergreen Videos

We all want our course videos to be “evergreen”. What does evergreen mean? It means to the extent possible, the video should stand the test of time. It should maximize its relevance. So how do we design “evergreen” course videos? One way is to contextualize your video. And you’re not going to contextualize it temporally. […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 28, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Modules tend to be the focal point of course websites. Putting your content in modules enables students to proceed through your content step by step. If you want to share your course videos in a module, the best way to do so is to insert them in a page. By doing this, you keep the […]

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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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Editing Tools for WPI Producers

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 27, 2021 0 Comments
Editing Tools for WPI Producers

I hate to break it to you, but some of your footage is going to end up on the cutting room floor. There comes a point in every video-creator’s life when they have to cut some footage. Some footage you might say good riddance to, other footage you may just need to update. Here are […]

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Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

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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Using FlipGrid with Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 22, 2021 0 Comments

What is Flipgrid? At its most basic, Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post “Topics” that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. The response can be made using the software’s camera to create videos that are then posted to […]

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Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 3, 2021 0 Comments
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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C-Term 2021 Academic Technology News

Filed in Miscellaneous, News by on January 11, 2021 0 Comments

Welcome back faculty and happy 2021! Hope you all had a restful break and were able to get away from screens for a while. The ATC team is here to help you get ready for another Zoom-filled Spring term. Please read our updates below and if you have any questions please email us at atc-ttl@wpi.edu.   TechFlex updates & support  C-Term Microphone & Classroom Tech Request  […]

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Echo360-Zoom Connection

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2021 0 Comments
Echo360-Zoom Connection

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection For Echo360 users, or those who might become Echo360 users, here’s good news: 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 […]

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How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 8, 2021 0 Comments
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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