Month: March 2017

Google Apps in Canvas

Like most people, you’ve probably been using Google for ages now. And, I guarantee your students have been too. It’s also likely that your students are not just using Google to search for things, but they’re probably also using Google

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Getting Started with YouTube

  If you’re anything like me, when you think of YouTube you probably think of cat videos and other sorts of general silliness. But over the last few years, YouTube has grown by leaps and bounds and become the third

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Adding Narration to PowerPoint Slideshows

There are lots of ways you can record things for future use. And, there are just as many reasons you might want to. For example, you can record audio or video directly into you Canvas course. This would be a

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Getting Started with Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is one of the remote conferencing tools available for use by UT faculty and staff. It does not directly integrate with Canvas, but you can use it to conduct virtual lectures, conference calls, virtual offices hours, and more.

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Getting Started with Kahoot!

One thing instructors frequently mention is a lack of student engagement in their classes. Or, they’re looking for ways to increase interaction with and between students. Maybe instead, you’re looking for a way to “check in” with your students during

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Dynamic Content in Canvas

What is dynamic content? And why should you consider using it (if you’re not already)? How can it make your Canvas course more enjoyable for your students? And maybe most importantly… how can it make your life easier?

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Word Clouds are (still) Cool

Word clouds have been around for years now and have been used in every level of education and probably every conceivable subject area. Though they may sometimes be overused or even seem a little hokey, they are also a REALLY

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Screencasting – Beyond the Basics

So you’ve been creating short screencast videos using Screencast-O-Matic or some other free option and now you’re ready to take your videos to the next level. Or maybe you’re just tired of being limited to 15 minutes and so few

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Screencasting Basics

One of the easiest ways you can create student-centered, engaging materials for your in-person, hybrid, or online courses is with screencasts. Wikipedia defines “screencast” as a digital recording of a computer screen, often containing audio narration. But you might be thinking

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Recording Audio or Video into Your Canvas Course

There are lots of different ways you can add engaging, interactive content to your courses and you don’t even have to leave Canvas to do it. Using the features built right in to Canvas’ Rich Content Editor and your computer’s

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