Miscellaneous

Edit Your Closed Captions on Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 14, 2022 0 Comments
Edit Your Closed Captions on Echo360

As of April 15, all Echo360 videos have a closed caption track. This means that should a viewer want to turn on the closed caption for a course video, they will have that option. There are no actions needed to be taken on the part of the instructor.     These captions are derived from […]

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Echo360 Announces Grant Opportunity

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 6, 2022 0 Comments
Echo360 Announces Grant Opportunity

Echo360, the video content management and creation platform in use at WPI, has announced a call for proposals for its E3 grants. E3 stands for Equity, Engagement and Evidence. Each grant recipient, if selected, will receive a $2000 cash award. These grants are designed to support the work of instructors and researchers who use Echo360 […]

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Introducing Perusall

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 5, 2022 0 Comments
Introducing Perusall

The perennial quest for engagement may have a boost with Perusall, a social annotation platform that can be incorporated into your Canvas course sites as an external tool. Built by a team of academics from Harvard and the University of Texas, Perusall aims to increase pre-class reading. Students can login to Perusall through Canvas (more […]

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Setting Up Zoom for Echo360

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 10, 2022 0 Comments
Setting Up Zoom for Echo360

Hello, Lecture Capturers! Many questions have arisen about how to use Zoom in conjunction with Echo360 so that your students can view your Zoom meetings through the Echo360 area in Canvas. This is possible. It’s also a good idea. It’s a good idea because Zoom cloud recordings disappear after 100 days, but Echo360 videos live […]

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Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Creating a video assignment or discussion post is a great way to get students thinking outside the text-box, so to speak, and tapping into their creativity. It’s also a great way for students to see each other and practice presentation skills. This post covers how to create assignments and discussions that involve a video submission. […]

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Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Here’s the cut: Echo360 has insert editing. For those of us who don’t have a background in video editing, let me lay down some tracks for you. You can think of a video as a linear event that holds you hostage for a certain length of time. You can visualize that time as a line. […]

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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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Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

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Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS NOW CONSIDERED ARCHIVED. THIS “LECTURE CAPTURE BY DEFAULT” FORMAT EXPIRED 5/10/22 AND WPI IS NOW BACK TO AN OPT-IN/BY-REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE PROCESS. INSTRUCTORS CAN REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE USING THE REQUEST FORM. In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, and with […]

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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 Link

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos with a 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. In […]

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