OIT Quick Tip: Using Playposit with Canvas

In this Quick Tip, Simmons Academic Technology Service Director Jennifer Culver shows us Playposit, a new video solution currently being piloted that allows you to add quiz questions and other interactive elements to any YouTube video. Check it out!

If you are interested in joining the pilot program, send Jennifer an e-mail.

PlayPosit Brings More Features to Course Videos

PlayPosit LogoWe’re always looking for innovative and efficient new ways for faculty to harness technology for their teaching. Recently, OIT and the Academic Technology Council have announced a new pilot program for a new instructional video platform that allows for more interactivity and engagement for online courses.

With the PlayPosit video tool, you can create multiple interactions in a video; including polls, open-ended questions, discussions, and more. Continue reading PlayPosit Brings More Features to Course Videos

Canvas Corner: November 2018 Edition

Canvas CornerEvery month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas.
This month, we cover Favorites in Canvas Commons, the New Rich Content Editor HTML 5 Recorder, and improvements to SpeedGrader on Mobile with the Eraser Tool and image annotations. Continue reading Canvas Corner: November 2018 Edition

OneNote Now Integrated in Canvas!

OneNote LogoOneNote is a great solution for digital notetaking, with students and faculty alike utilizing it to capture not only written notes, but any multimedia that can reinforce said notes. Now, our Canvas LMS has the ability for faculty to integrate a OneNote notebook directly within their class using Office 365! This provides the same experience as any other OneNote notebook, but with the added convenience of editing and collaborating directly within Canvas.

Continue reading OneNote Now Integrated in Canvas!

Notes from InstructureCon: What’s New & Next in Canvas

Late last month, OIT’s two intrepid Canvas administrators, Steve Snider and Cassidy Porter, traveled to Keystone, Colorado for the annual InstructureCon conference. At this meeting of the minds, the creators of Canvas share the latest and greatest features to educators and IT administrators alike. There were a lot of interesting developments this year, and Cassidy and Steve have brought back a few to talk about!

Continue reading Notes from InstructureCon: What’s New & Next in Canvas

Kaltura Adds New Features to Video Quizzes

A photo of a Kaltura Video QuizIf you have built video quizzes in your Canvas courses using the Kaltura video capture service, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Kaltura has introduced a few new features to improve the value of using video quizzes. If you have not used this feature before, video quizzes allow you to integrate questions directly into any videos you have recorded. These quizzes can also be graded just like a regular quiz. Continue reading Kaltura Adds New Features to Video Quizzes