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Polling in Zoom, as with other similar programs, is a way to canvas your attendees for their votes or to do a knowledge-assessment spot check.  The polling feature is easily accomplished, from the host’s perspective, as demonstrated in this 2 …

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It is important to realize that you and your students are in this together.  To be yourself and to engage your students in the spirit of service, integrity, respect and compassion– USF’s core values– is to take ownership and responsibility …

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PowerPoint is not friendly for recording narration on the Macintosh, but there is a nice workaround using a free software on the Mac called Keynote.  As the screencast demonstrates, you can open a PowerPoint with Keynote– use Keynote to record …

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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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