“If our colleagues and students can’t hear in meetings or in classrooms, they can’t participate. Those of us with low hearing, a hearing impairment, or a hearing-assistive device need you to speak into the microphone so we can fully understand your words. In a crowded or large space, amplification makes it possible for everyone to engage and learn.
Simply talking loudly isn’t enough. It’s not about the fact that you took a high-school theater class and learned to project from the stage. Or that you can use your “teacher voice” to be heard in the back of the room. It’s not about your belief that you are a good speaker.”
You may have already heard, but in case you haven’t, the School of Nursing now has not 1 but 3 GoPro cameras that are available to help you create videos for your students or as part of your class.
If you’ve taught in any of the classrooms on the first floor of the Nursing building, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that there are microphones available in each room.
The semester is coming to an end and summer is around the corner, but there’s no shortage of things happening around campus and here in the School of Nursing. Here are just a few that I wanted to share with you and highlight. If you know of anything you’d like to add to future emails, please let me know!
Lecture Capture (video recordings and podcasts) on a Budget! – Custom-made resources to help you easily record audio and/or video of your lectures, guest speakers or anything else.
As a content creator or owner it’s your responsibility to to ensure that the materials you provide as part of your course as accessible to every student in your “audience”.
Specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure UT is in compliance with federal legislation, it also ensures that everyone has access to the content.
By now you’ve probably noticed that many of the classrooms on the first floor here in the School of Nursing have been completely remodeled. One BIG part of that remodel was upgrading the technology available in each of those classrooms.
Over the course of the next year or so, all of our classrooms will be upgraded with the same technology.
So, to help you begin getting acquainted with this new tech and how to use it, here’s a handy classroom cheatsheet (show below) that explains the major features of the touch panel used to control the computer and projector in each classroom.
I have been talking often about the learning management system (LMS), Canvas, these past few days. We are switching over to it for the coming academic year, which, according to my calculations, starts in about two and a half seconds. One of the many features I appreciate about it is how easy it is to […]
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 great way to add a human touch to the instructions for an assignment.
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 editing options.
In that case, now it’s time to think about paying for one of the numerous options out there.