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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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Collecting Student Kaltura Video Assignments

Kaltura Video Hosting is a campus wide application which means students have the same access to desktop recording, editing, and hosting as faculty and staff. This software makes it even easier to assign video projects to students. But how can students easily share a Kaltura video with you? We’ll give you 3 options for collecting …

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How to Use Turnitin in Brightspace

Turnitin is an “originality checker” you can use to quickly compare student papers to thousands of sources across the internet and a repository of student work from other institutions. Check out the video training below for instructions on how to easily use Turnitin right in Brightspace assignments.

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Using Peer Review with Turnitin from Candalyn B. Rade

We talked to Candalyn B. Rade, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, about her use of PeerMark, a component of TurnItIn, to use peer review in research paper assignments. I’m teaching Psychology 301, which is the first of two research methods courses in a sequence. In these courses we have students write four research papers throughout …

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Using VoiceThread Assignment Builder in Brightspace

VoiceThread’s updated assignment builder is now even better for tracking participation and grades for VoiceThread assignments. And it still integrates directly into Brightspace. UPDATED: In Summer 2021, the connection between Brightspace and VoiceThread was updated and this caused some slight changes in how the two work together. This post has been updated with these new …

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Taming Zoom Video with Kaltura

Teaching since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many instructors into the virtual world and out of the physical classroom.  With these Zoom videos piling up, instructors are looking for options to store, edit and embed these videos into courses.  Many instructors have found their solution with the Kaltura Video Platform. Streamlining the …

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Kaltura vs Techsmith Knowmia at a Glance

We are officially doing a whole campus switch over from TechSmith Knowmia to the the Kaltura Video Platform!! 🎉 TechSmith announced earlier this year that they are phasing out their Knowmia video hosting platform so we’ve been busy behind the scenes vetting and test software for replacement. Now that Kaltura has been officially chosen as …

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