Category: Alternative Teaching

… and uploading it to Canvas This may be the fastest way to put a PowerPoint online.  Use Zoom to share your PowerPoint, and record yourself presenting it as you would to a student audience.  Be prepared to do it …

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This page presents the free version of Zoom whose popularity with faculty appears to be growing.  The free Zoom limits meetings to 40 minutes, so its usefulness must be reflected against that fact.  Nevertheless, Zoom does possess all of the …

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“BigBlueButton” is the brand name of the web-conferencing solution that is automatically available with Canvas.  You can find it under “Conferences” in the menu of your Canvas course shell.  The written steps that follow the video correlate with the times …

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All USF instructors, full-time or adjunct, may have access to Adobe Connect.  Contact DAT (815 740-5080 or dat@stfrancis.edu) to set up an account within minutes if you do not already have one.  Here is a video overview, followed by specific …

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These procedures show how to upload a video, such as a PowerPoint video, directly to Canvas Content (a page, an assignment, a discussion topic or post, or a quiz), using Canvas Studio.  The procedures also show how to automatically load …

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… and exporting the show to video for upload to the web Using a current and supported version of PowerPoint, you can record audio narration to slides, and export the slide show to a video file that can then be …

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… and uploading to Microsoft Stream USF faculty can be enabled to record audio narration to Powerpoint and publish the presentation as a video for distribution on the web.  This presentation shows that you can publish a Powerpoint video to …

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If you have old videos that were shot on camcorders using outdated formats (e.g., VHS or hi-8) and then digitized into your computer, they may not be playable if they are in old unrecognizable formats. A free utility called “Handbrake” …

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Whether you plan to use Canvas a lot or a little, it’s helpful to have the major material set up before the first day of class, and it’s helpful to provide an overview of the Canvas site on the first …

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To record and retrieve a recording of an Adobe Connect meeting and make it public, you need to be a meeting host.  The procedures that follow show you how to record a meeting, make it public, and then retrieve a …

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