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 When outdated or unwanted addresses pop up, however, this feature can be bothersome, or result in mis-sent messages.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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Digital Whiteboarding and Annotation With an iPad

This guide offers an overview of using an iPad and Apple Pencil for digital whiteboarding and annotation. It covers the basics of setting up an iPad with Zoom, but also offers suggestions about using the iPad in class, iPad workflows, and annotation apps. Connecting Your iPad in Zoom First things first: to share anything on your iPad screen with your...

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Using PowerPoint with Apple Pencil Annotation on an iPad

One of the benefits of using your iPad and Apple Pencil with PowerPoint is the ability to easily annotate your slideshow. In just a few easy steps you can transform your static slideshow into a whiteboard, highlighting key images and phrases, or using blank space for problem solving. Enable Annotations in PowerPoint Make sure PowerPoint is installed on your iPad...

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Sharing Your iPad Screen on a Mac – On Campus

If you have a Mac, there are several ways to share your iPad screen over Zoom. But if you’re on campus, the best way is to use a physical connection: the charger cable that comes with your iPad (and an adapter for connecting it to the new USB-C Mac Books). This how-to walks you through this kind of connection. Open...

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Scheduling Office Hours with Google Calendar Appointments

You can use to Google Calendar’s Appointment slots feature to make scheduling your office hours easier: students can schedule themselves for an available appointment, and you’ll get an automatic email telling you your time has been booked. With Zoom’s recurring meeting feature, you can also use the same setup to manage your virtual office hours. Creating Your Virtual Office If...

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