ITech Posts

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 »

Zoom: FAQs for Instructors

Zoom is a video conferencing system that offers breakout rooms and whiteboard tools. Getting Started Q: How do I get access to Zoom? Q: How do I compare Google Meet and Zoom? Q: How do I join a meeting?… Continue reading »

Panopto: FAQs for Instructors

Panopto is an audio/video streaming platform that is fully integrated with Glow (Canvas) that offers flexible recording and uploading tools for recording video lessons, integrating lecture slides, and in-video quizzing. Installation Q: How do I download and install the Panopto recorder? Recording Q: How do I create a… Continue reading »

Remote Access: FAQs

Many resources at Williams College are accessible remotely using your Williams user account. Getting Started Q: How do I access the Williams network? Q: How do I access academic software? Q: How do I access Library resources? Q: How do I get research… Continue reading »

PowerPoint: FAQs for Instructors

PowerPoint is a presentation program that is part of Microsoft Office. It provides a slide deck structure that can include multimedia and graphic design elements, and also allows for audio/video recording for self-contained or automated presentations. Getting Started Q: How do I get started with PowerPoint?… Continue reading »

Perusall: FAQs for Instructors

Perusall enables collaborative annotation of assigned readings as an asynchronous way to replicate some of what we achieve during in-person class discussions. It’s integrated with the Glow course management system and provides a readings focused discussion and collaboration forum that your students may find to be richer than Glow Discussions. Continue reading »

Zoom: FAQs for Students

This is an introduction to Zoom video conferencing with a focus on settings for classroom learning. How do I install the Zoom client? (one-time installation) https://zoom.us/support/download How can I test Zoom? Joining a test meeting allows you to… Continue reading »

How do I create a video using Panopto Capture?

Panopto Capture is a web-based version of Panopto’s successful multimedia recording app. Panopto Capture can record basic mic and webcam inputs useful for language and performance assignments, but it’s capable of screen recording as well which is useful for presentations or demonstrating problem set solutions. NOTE:… Continue reading »

What kind of Document Camera should I use?

A document camera (a.k.a. ‘doc cam’) is a more modern version of an overhead projector. It’s useful for writing or diagramming about a topic, but also for the demonstration of a practice or technique. Although a standard webcam could also be used for this, a webcam may not… Continue reading »

How do I secure my online teaching?

Your student’s experience with online conferencing may be negatively impacted by interference from uninvited attendees or even from your own students. This interference could take the form of inappropriate chats and link/file sharing, audio/video disruption, invasive screen sharing, or other disruptive actions.  To prevent or at… Continue reading »

How do I use Live Stream in Google Meet?

Live Stream is an option within Google Meet, and is very useful when presenting a view-only experience to a large audience – only you will be able to present, and your audience will only be able to view what you present (Chat and other Meet features… Continue reading »

How do I secure my Zoom sessions (a.k.a. avoid Zoombombing)?

Your student’s experience with online conferencing may be negatively impacted by interference from uninvited attendees or even from your own students. Sometimes referred to as ‘Zoombombing’, this interference could take the form of inappropriate chats and link/file sharing, audio/video disruption, invasive screen sharing, or… Continue reading »