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Blendspace

A tool that allows you to gather all of your websites and teaching materials into a single space for a lesson or collection of resources. There are pre-made lessons and you can easily make your own.

Link out from Blackboard to this if you want to use it within Blackboard. (In other words, create what you want in the tool, then send students there by providing the link in Blackboard.)

Get Started with Blendspace:

tes.com/lessons

EDpuzzle

Take just about any YouTube video and turn it into a lesson – embed voiceover, quizzes, notes and use it to make sure students view and complete what it is you wish them to complete. You can build a class in Edpuzzle like you do in FlipGrid.

Link out from Blackboard to this if you want to use it within Blackboard. (In other words, create what you want in the tool, then send students there by providing the link in Blackboard.)

Get Started with EDpuzzle:

edpuzzle.com

EpocCam

Turn your iPhone into a webcam app.

There is an app for iPhone called EpocCam. There is a free version and pro is 8 bucks. It allows you to use your iphone or android phone as a webcam and it connects to Zoom or others over your WiFi network. There are drivers you have to download and install on your computer as well.

Get Started with EpocCam:

kinoni.com

Flipgrid

An interactive video discussion tool that you can use to create a classroom, assign prompts and activities, and have students report and interact with each other within. It is free, and designed for students to provide up to 5 minutes of ideas in a video format.

Link out from Blackboard to this if you want to use it within Blackboard. (In other words, create what you want in the tool, then send students there by providing the link in Blackboard.)

Get Started with Flipgrid:

info.flipgrid.com

Padlet

A digital corkboard – you can set it up in different ways, but it allows anyone with the link to post on your “board” and allows embedded images and other links as well.

Link out from Blackboard to this if you want to use it within Blackboard. (In other words, create what you want in the tool, then send students there by providing the link in Blackboard.)

Get Started with Padlet:

padlet.com

Perusall

An online tool that prompts instructors and students to interact with assigned readings. Recommended by Dr. Darrell Rudmann.

Perusall is a new tool for online classes that require readings (PDFs, epub documents, websites).

Peggy Whyte has linked it to our Blackboard system. The instructor uploads readings and students can comment and see what other students have said, and respond to each other’s comments. It’s like a group chat for article reading.

Auto-grading of interaction of assigned readings into Gradebook is possible too. Dr. Rudmann is piloting it now based on the recommendation from faculty at other institutions, and it’s going very well so far. Some are using it to track which students in online courses have read the syllabus and how far.

Get Started with Perusall:

perusall.com

Connect Perusall to Blackboard:

Perusall can be linked to a class in Blackboard so your students do not have to make an account.

Basically the instructor connects Blackboard to Perusall through a “tool provider link,” uses the link to set up the course and materials, and then posts a link to any assignments in Blackboard. It will prompt you through the first time as well.

Tips for Powerpoint videos within slideshows

Learn how to add Powerpoint videos within slideshows or "video bubble head" to put a video of yourself into each slide as you talk.

This only works on desktop, not online versions of PP. In short, click on "slide show"/ "Record slide show", move the little box where you want it, record.

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