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 […]
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 most-visited Website (after Google and Facebook). It’s also quickly outpacing both network and cable television, especially with younger viewers.
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.
The first thing you’ll need to do is register via UT’s Service Now website.
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?
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 that the software is hard to learn or that you don’t have time for editing and so on.
Students can use UT Box for lots of things. And, instructors can use it to make their own lives and their students’ lives a little easier with the UT Box Mobile App. No matter where you, or your students are, you can access and share files all within your Canvas course.
For example, if a class assignment requires students to record and submit a video as part of a class project, they can record that video on their smart phone, then upload that video file from their phone straight to their UT Box account.
Students in the School of Nursing sometimes tell us that they’re running out of bandwidth when asked to do things like take quizzes or download files from Canvas.