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Hard to believe it, but the leaves are changing and the fountain will soon be shut off… that means B-Term is just around the corner! If you’ll be utilizing academic technology tools in your courses or assigning media projects to your students this term, please review the resources the ATC-TTL team have gathered for you below.

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Check out all the services the Academic Technology Center has to offer in our new Canvas site.

Summary

Canvas requests, workshops, & help
Video publishing, storage, & sharing
Lecture capturing
Web conferencing
Classroom engagement & survey tools
Active Learning Classrooms (Foisie ALCs) application
Software requests
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Canvas requests, workshops, & help

Please use our form for all Canvas site requests: https://www.wpi.edu/+canvasrequest

This includes adding TAs or staff to your course site, copying content from a previous term, merging sections into one site, or creating a new organization site. If you have a course with a CRN in Banner, a site will be generated automatically for you within Canvas. No need to take the time to request these!

Contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu to set up a one-on-one training with one of our experts, or sign up for one of our upcoming workshops.

Video publishing & sharing options

WPI has a variety of ways to share videos with students. 

Our online video platform, Ensemble provides storage, playlist functionality, public sharing links, and embedding options for your Canvas course site. 

Another platform, Canvas Studio provides additional interactivity options for use within Canvas. 

Studio’s functionality includes screen recording, webcam recording, and auto-captioning.  When fully integrated into your Canvas site, students may collaborate and comment real-time on videos, as well as complete video project assignments through Canvas.  

For more information on Studio or Ensemble, please contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu  

Lecture capturing

Are you interested in having your course recorded with Echo360 lecture capture technology? 

If you are interested in recording your lectures, either from a WPI classroom or using your own computer, please fill out the request form here:  http://www.wpi.edu/+echorequest

Lecture capturing allows you to record camera video, graphics display (such as Powerpoint) and your voice so that you can share it with your students. Find out more information about lecture capturing at one of our upcoming workshops.

For more information about lecture capturing with Echo360, contact Sophie Jagannathan at sburke@wpi.edu 

Web conferencing

If you are interested in:
·         Bringing a guest speaker to your classroom
·         Getting your students in touch with remote project sponsors
·         Giving your students a live tool to share and discuss ideas
·         Online, live lecturing tools

…you may be interesting in learning about Zoom, our web-conferencing tool.  Zoom supports video and voice chat, integrated telephony, screen sharing and collaboration tools, and many more features.

To get started with Zoom, please contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu.

 

Classroom engagement & surveys

Poll Everywhere is a web based polling solution where students use their phone, tablets, and laptops to answer questions used for lecture engagement.  

If you do not currently have access to Poll Everywhere or would like further training please use the Polling Request form.

Will your students be creating surveys and collecting data? WPI has a site license for the fully featured Qualtrics suite.  No need to use “free” online services for your surveys!

For more information or to schedule a training on Qualtrics, contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu

 

Active Learning Classrooms (Foisie ALCs) Application

Just a reminder that if you would like to teach in one of the Foisie ALCs in AY 2020-21, please submit this application form by October 11, 2019.

If you’d like more information on the specific features of the Foisie ALCs, and research about ALCs, please visit the Morgan Center’s active learning website.

 

Software Requests 

Do you have any specific software requiring installation in the labs or on podiums for your B Term courses?

If so, please request using the ITS Academic Software Request form. To see software currently available and installed in the classrooms and labs, review the Software Catalog. For questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 508-831-5888 or its@wpi.edu.

 

Contact us

Got a question or a problem? E-mail atc-ttl@wpi.edu and we’ll be happy to help find a solution!

The ATC-TTL office is located in Gordon Library 225. Our door is always open, come visit us during our office hours, 8am – 5pm, Mon-Fri. 
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