Prevent Cheating During Exams with Respondus

Instructor Trainings with Respondus

This September, attend a 45-minute training session on how to effectively use Respondus applications for online testing. Learn how to create online assessments with Respondus 4, or see how to prevent cheating during online exams using LockDown Browser.

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications!

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

Tuesday, September 13 at 2pm CT

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm CT

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content

Thursday, September 8 at 1pm CT

Prevent Cheating During Exams with Repondus

Instructor Trainings with Respondus

This September, attend a 45-minute training session on how to effectively use Respondus applications for online testing. Learn how to create online assessments with Respondus 4, or see how to prevent cheating during online exams using LockDown Browser.

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications!

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

Tuesday, September 13 at 2pm CT

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm CT

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content

Thursday, September 8 at 1pm CT

Google Apps Update – Calendar

 

Launch of Reminders for Google Calendar on the web

Google has announced that Reminders are now available in Google Calendar on the web.
New features:
Set a reminder for a specific time and date and get notified when it’s time. To create a reminder, tap on a time in the calendar grid, then select “Reminder.”
  • Reminders carry forward to the next day, until you mark them done. To mark a reminder as done, simply click on the reminder, and click ‘Mark as done’.
  • Reminders created in the Google app, Keep, and Inbox will also show in Google Calendar.
  • Reminders on the web will sync to your Google Calendar Android and iOS apps.

Please note:

  • Reminders are private to calendar owners and are not viewable, even if your calendar is shared with others.
  • Google Tasks users will not be prompted to use the Reminders feature. It can be enabled from the drop down menu on the Tasks calendar.

 

Upcoming Webinars: Captioning Video & YouTube for Higher Ed

 

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Upcoming Webinars: YouTube for Higher Ed, DIY Captioning Workflows, and HTML5
Over the next month and a half, we will be holding five webinars on video accessibility that will provide you with actionable tips for building accessible video into your institution. You can register using the links below to learn about leveraging Google apps for higher education, DIY workflows for closed captioning, and the latest HTML5 video updates.
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Empowering YouTube for Higher EducationEmpowering YouTube for Higher Education
Thursday, July 9, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to leverage your YouTube videos to create an engaging learning portal for your students. Justin McCutcheon, the CEO and co-founder of Cattura, will walk you through the tools available for utilizing learning solutions that bridge Google Apps for Education, YouTube, and other Google services to create a rich video experience for your YouTube videos directly inside of your learning management system course.
Register Now >>


Closed Captioning with MediaCoreClosed Captioning Workflows for MediaCore
Wednesday, July 15, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to add closed captions and subtitles to your MediaCore videos to make them fully accessible. You’ll learn about accessibility laws, how closed captions benefit all users, why captioning is important to your institution, recommendations for your captioning strategy, and an overview of 3Play Media’s captioning integration with MediaCore.
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DIY Workflows for Captioning and TranscriptionDIY Workflows for Captioning and Transcription
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm CST

While using a 3rd party captioning service certainly makes the captioning and transcription process easier for video producers, sometimes it is not a plausible solution (mainly due to cost). In this webinar, Ken Petri, the Director of the Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center, will walk you through the process of DIY captioning. At OSU, Ken has developed standards and techniques for captioning that are an exemplary resource for other institutions looking to implement a similar workflow. Ken will give you a comprehensive overview of the DIY captioning process.
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Quick Start to CaptioningQuick Start to Captioning
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm CST

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions or subtitles to make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
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HTML5 Video AccessibilityHTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines
Thursday, August 27, 1 pm CST

What are the best practices for making web-based video and audio accessible? In this webinar, John Foliot, a video accessibility expert and contributor to the W3C’s new Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR), will go over the latest updates to HTML5 video as well as new guidelines for making media accessible on the web.
Register Now >>

 

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification Webinar

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Join us for an introduction to the Teq Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2 – 3 PM CST

Take Microsoft 365 to a whole new level with Teq’s Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification! Join us on Wednesday, June 10th, to get an overview of the course, which will cover programs such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Throughout the certification course, you will learn

  • How to Plan, Teach, and Assess with Office 365
  • How to Use Microsoft as a Teaching Tool
  • How to Collaborate with OneDrive
  • How to make Excellent Presentations with PowerPoint
  • How to use Windows MovieMaker in your Classroom
  • And more!

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-the-microsoft-digital-teacher-certification-tickets-16936280872

[Today] 20 Free iPad Apps for Educators Webinar

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Event:  20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without
Date:    February 5, 2015
Time:   2:00-2:30pm CST
Cost:    FREE

There are thousands of free iPad Apps out there, but finding the perfect ones for you
can be tough. The Simple K12 team has spent hours searching for the best-of-the-best, free iPad Apps for Educators, and they’re sharing all of them with you in this webinar!
Click Here for Free Registration
Click Here for Free Registration

Google Apps & Tools

Free Online Event: Engaging Students with Free Web Tools

FREE Online Event: Transform Your Classroom with Google
Are you interested in using Google Apps and Tools in your classroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us at our upcoming free online event as our renowned experts share their favorite tips and tricks for integrating Google into your classroom.
FREE REGISTRATION – Click Here to Learn More

5 Must-See Google Topics:

  • Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools
  • Google Classroom: An Intro to Saving Time, Staying Organized, and Improving Communication
  • Make Google Forms Work for You!
  • Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
  • Going Google: An Overview of Google’s iOS Apps

 

Google Apps & Tools

Free Online Event: Engaging Students with Free Web Tools

FREE Online Event: Transform Your Classroom with Google
Are you interested in using Google Apps and Tools in your classroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us at our upcoming free online event as our renowned experts share their favorite tips and tricks for integrating Google into your classroom.
FREE REGISTRATION – Click Here to Learn More

5 Must-See Google Topics:

  • Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools
  • Google Classroom: An Intro to Saving Time, Staying Organized, and Improving Communication
  • Make Google Forms Work for You!
  • Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
  • Going Google: An Overview of Google’s iOS Apps

 

Resources for Windows 8


With the end of support for Microsoft XP on April 8th many of you may find yourself scrambling to learn Windows 8.  Below are some links to many resources that may help you navigate this new operating system.

 

Authentic Assessments within Blackboard Learn Webinar

Assessing Learners: Authentic assessments within Blackboard Learn

Webinar Description: During this session, Misty Cobb, a Solutions Engineer at Blackboard, will share answers to frequently asked questions and best practices about creating authentic assessments within Blackboard Learn. Then, she, along with a few Blackboard users, will answer your questions about assessing learners live.

Presenter: Misty Cobb, Solutions Engineer, Blackboard
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 4/21/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

View this webinar at the Downtown Campus M201A!

Click here to reserve your seat!

BITS Blackboard Webinar Recording: Mobile Learning Impact on Student Engagement

In case you missed it, a recording of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinar “Mobile Learning Impact on Student Engagement” is available for viewing on Blackboard TV or through the embedded video below:

Additional Resources:

BITS: Mobile Learning Webinar Presentation

 

Mobile Learning Impact on Student Engagement Webinar

Mobile Learning Impact on Student Engagement

Webinar Description: Innovation in teaching is promoted on the Framingham State University campus through a Teaching and Technology Grant. The program was reshaped a few years ago, when a Biology Professor asked the question, “What can I do with iPads in the classroom?” The success of her pilot influenced the campus to: form a Mobile Task Force, fund additional pilots, purchase Blackboard Mobile Learn, and recently host a multi-institution sponsored workshop on using mobile technology in the classroom. During the presentation and interaction with the participants, we will share experiences, what we discovered and our top 10 mobile tools.

Presenter: Clair Waterbury and Robin Robinson
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 3/27/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to Register for Webinar!

Become a Google Tools Expert

Free Online Event:

Become a Google Tools Expert

  • An overview of using Google tools with student projects and assignments
  • Step-by-step guides on how to increase student writing and researching skills
  • Information on FREE Google resources for increasing student engagement
• Virtual Explorations and Field Trips with Google Tools
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 9:00:00 AM CST

• Productivity and Collaboration in the Cloud with Google Drive
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:00:00 AM CST

• Go Google for Presentations
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:00:00 AM CST

• Simplify Data Collection and Documentation with Google Forms
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:00:00 PM CST

• 10 Google Search Tips to Help You Find the Info You Need
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:00:00 PM CST

• Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:00:00 PM CST

• How To Get The Most From the Teacher Learning Community
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 3:00:00 PM CST

Click here to request registration link!

Using YouTube to Host Videos and provide Video Captions

Videos that faculty have created themselves, where they retain copyright ownership, can be uploaded to their MATC YouTube account. YouTube is a free video service that all faculty have access to through MATC Google Apps for Education. By default, YouTube will upload videos no greater than 15 minutes long.  However, there is a way that you can increase your limit to 30 minutes. Also, YouTube allows you to add captions and transcripts to your videos. Please see the instructions to learn more about these processes.

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