ITech Posts

Google Jamboard: FAQs

Q: What is a Jamboard? A: Jamboard is an electronic whiteboard from Google for Education. Williams faculty, staff, and students use the web and app-based shared virtual whiteboard solution for online visual collaboration. Google also uses this term for a physical device, or kiosk, which is not available at Williams. Continue reading »

Configuring Zoom Settings

Zoom is very configurable and the options available will often take their default state from the meeting host settings. Many of these settings can be modified within the meeting or set in advance on a meeting by meeting basis.  Zoom offers an overview guide of… Continue reading »

Remote Teaching Readiness Quiz

Establish Effective Communication Channels with My Students Question Yes No I am prepared to communicate updates, changes, and other relevant information to my students. I can create channels where students can respond to me I can schedule live sessions I can create… Continue reading »

How can I delete the secondary screen?

Go to your recording in the Course Media Gallery. Move a mouse over next to the thumbnail of your recording and click “Settings.” Select “Streams,” then move the mouse over the track that you want to delete and click “X”. (There is no undo, so you may want to make… Continue reading »

Will my Zoom meeting time out?

For faculty using Zoom to hold open office hours, please know that the meeting will end 40 minutes after the last student has left. The solution is to simply restart the Zoom meeting (using the same Zoom URL/Meeting ID) after meeting with the student.… Continue reading »

How do I schedule Zoom meetings?

Zoom offers this guide to scheduling Zoom meetings. Who can edit meeting details? Only the person who creates the meeting can edit the meeting details. You can designate others as co-hosts once the meeting starts. However, they cannot edit the meeting details prior to the start of the… Continue reading »

How do I manage a Zoom classroom?

What if I don’t want to see myself on the screen? You can hide yourself! Your students can still see you. How will I “see” my students? There are different viewing options. You can choose the gallery view (checkerboard) or the speaker view (speaker enlarged). Find… Continue reading »

Remote Access to Academic Software

First and best choice: It is possible to install and run most academic software directly on individually-owned computers from the OIT Software website. This direct installation will provide individuals with the best possible experience of using academic software. All academic software listed on the OIT Software website provides details on whether… Continue reading »

How do I sign in to LinkedIn Learning?

1. Go to LinkedIn Learning and click “Sign in.” 2. You will be presented with the following page. Enter your Williams email address (short form,) then click the Continue button. 3. Click “Sign in with Single Sign-On”. 4. You will now be… Continue reading »

How do I record a video screen capture?

Screen capture means recording what appears on your device screen, which could include going through a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, drawing or marking up a document, or demonstrating the solving of a problem set.  NOTE: Depending on what your instructor has required, you may… Continue reading »

How should my students record audio/video?

Audio/video (mic/webcam) recording is valuable for performative tasks such as student proficiency with arts (e.g. dance, form, etc.) or languages (e.g. pronunciation, conversation, etc.).  NOTE: For information about recording screen capture in addition to audio/video, please see How should my students record a… Continue reading »

How do I start a Google Meet video meeting?

Use Google Calendar to create a video meeting and invite participants You may invite participants to a Google Meet meeting by doing the following: Use Google Calendar to create a new scheduled meeting Select “More options“ Select “Add conferencing” (see screenshot below)… Continue reading »

How do I post audio recordings to Glow

You can use the Rich Content Editor to record audio. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). More details on Posting Audio Recordings.  … Continue reading »

What are assignments?

Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e. files, images, text, URLs, etc.). Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students’ understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media. The Assignments page shows students all of the Assignments that will be expected of them and… Continue reading »

What is Gradebook? How do I use SpeedGrader?

The Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes. SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly. Q: What are Grades and the Gradebook Q: How do I… Continue reading »

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