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This website is designed to make findable a variety of technical and pedagogical resources for faculty, for teaching remotely, teaching in a hybrid environment, and for digital projects in any environment. You can use the categories and tags to find both quick overviews and deep dives into a variety of tools that may be helpful to you, especially during the...

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Personal Amplification Device

ITS can provide small, portable voice amplifiers (PAs) for use in classrooms. These PAs are lightweight, easy to use, and rechargeable. Please fill out the Portable Voice Amplifier Request Form to have one delivered. Contact your AIA to explore other solutions. Quick and Easy Solution ITS will provide a small PA to anyone who would like help with amplifying their...

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Creating a VoiceThread Course Link (And Why You Might Want To)

Using a VoiceThread course link is the easiest way to make sure your students have access to all VoiceThread content, and can save you the trouble of posting individual VT links. One important reminder: VoiceThread is not compatible with Safari. Instructor your students to use Chrome or Firefox. Watch the following video from AIA Brad Belbas to learn more about...

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Scheduling Your Zoom Class Session

There are a variety of ways to schedule a Zoom meeting. They include the desktop client, the Google Calendar browser extension, the web portal, or Moodle. For synchronous class meetings, the academic technology (ATS) team recommends the following method. The following tutorial video, produced by AIA Brad Belbas, walks you through creating the meeting in the desktop client, and posting...

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Group Assignments in VoiceThread

The following directions will guide students through handing in a group assignment on VoiceThread.  Students can work collaboratively on a VoiceThread assignment. One person will need to need to create a VT to share with the rest of the group. It just takes a couple of easy steps. One person needs to create a VT from the Moodle home page...

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Removing Old Gmail Contacts

Gmail’s auto-suggest can be very helpful, and save lots of time entering email addresses. When outdated or unwanted addresses pop up, however, this feature can be bothersome, or result in mis-sent messages. To stop those lists from appearing, you’ll need to delete the entry for them in your Contacts. As we move to Google Groups for campus mailing lists, it...

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Create a Transcript of a Recorded Zoom Meeting

Creating a written transcript from interviews and presentations is now possible when using the closed captioning feature in Zoom. Make sure you are using Macalester’s Zoom account by logging in at macalester.zoom.us. The host may enable Live Transcript by selecting the CC icon on the bottom of the Zoom screen Select Enable Auto-Transcription If you would like to a running...

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Using Essay Quiz Question Type for File Upload (and How to Bulk Download the Responses)

The Quiz activity in Moodle allows faculty to set start and end times for when work can be collected and for how long students have from when they begin a submission to when they complete it. The Essay quiz question type can be set up to allow students to upload a file to Moodle using the Quiz activity. This question...

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Hybrid Teaching Outdoors

If you’re planning to hold a class outside, keep in mind that the outdoor setting presents unique and often unanticipated technological challenges. After reserving your outdoor space, perform a wifi and setup check. Contact your AIA to help with planning and troubleshooting. They can consult with you remotely, and/or meet you in your outdoor classroom in advance of your first...

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