Miscellaneous

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

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 don’t have to deal with […]

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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

A transcript is block of text that scrolls along with the speech in your video. In Echo360, the transcript is on the right, as shown in the image below. Captioning takes the transcript and divides it into smaller pieces, overlaying those smaller pieces on top of the video. Closed captions are a layer on top […]

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Flipping Video with OBS

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 7, 2021 0 Comments
Flipping Video with OBS

OBS – short for Open Broadcaster System – is an open source software for video streaming and recording. Downloads for OBS are available at obsproject.com.   OBS is free and works well on Windows, macOS and Linux systems. That being said, as an open source tool, there isn’t a customer support hotline you can call […]

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Accessing Portfolium through Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 17, 2020 0 Comments
Accessing Portfolium through Canvas

Portfolium is an online software that will allow you to publish work and show it publicly.  You can create a profile, share projects, connect to LinkedIn, and showcase your skills learned at WPI.  Learn more about Portfolium. To access Portfolium, first login to Canvas. Click on your “Account” in the top left and click on […]

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Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Greetings, WPI Producers! This post will cover how to get the videos you produce with Echo360 in front of your students. These videos can be produced in a classroom, at home with Echo360 Universal Capture or through the Echo360-Zoom integration. Three popular ways to share Echo360 videos with students are: Sharing as a Collection through […]

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Ad-hoc Capture in Echo360 Classrooms

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 3, 2020 0 Comments
Ad-hoc Capture in Echo360 Classrooms

Greetings, WPI Lecture Capturers! Have you ever been in a classroom and wanted to start and stop a lecture capture by yourself? Here are directions. First, locate the desktop shortcut to Echo360 Class Capture. If that is not available, please contact the Technology for Teaching and Learning Group and we will provide you with the […]

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Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 15, 2020 0 Comments
Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Greetings WPI Students, Your Professor may assign a video 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.   When […]

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Storing All Those Zoom Recordings

Filed in Miscellaneous by on October 9, 2020
Storing All Those Zoom Recordings

With the rise in recorded meetings, all of this new media has got to go somewhere, and everyone’s hard drives and course website storage are filling up with huge video files. Happily, we’ve got a solution: a media server designed for large file storage and streaming playback, and it integrates with Zoom. When you’re in […]

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Microsoft Teams, WPI, & You: What do I need to know?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on September 29, 2020 0 Comments
Microsoft Teams, WPI, & You: What do I need to know?

Did you know that ITS @ WPI has created a Class Team in Microsoft Teams for every course at WPI? It’s been a long, busy summer, but we wanted to make an official announcement to let you know about this exciting news! How do I access Teams? Since it is part of Office 365 suite, […]

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