Stephanie Ashby

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Easily Convert Images & PDF to Text with Google

Page scan, shared PDF, screenshot, photo of a brainstorm session on the white board… it’s easy to collect course content and notes that are not editable and not accessible. Luckily it is even easier with Google to extract uneditable text to a document through optical character recognition (OCR). As an automated process, OCR is not …

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New Ways to Track Work for Students and Instructors in Brightspace

There now new ways for students and instructors to track work and submissions in Brightspace! We’ve added 2 new widgets to homepages Work to Do widget for students The Work to Do widget shows upcoming, due, and overdue work. Students can see the work for a course on the course homepage OR work for all …

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Turnitin Draft Coach for Google Docs

Turnitin’s writing tools are now available outside Brightspace! In Google Docs you can now use the Turnitin Draft Coach to check for Similarity – compared with other text online or in the Turnitin repository Citations – inline citations and references Grammar – sentence fragments, punctuation, etc. More than a standard Google Docs spellcheck. Draft Coach …

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