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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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VoiceThread Website vs Brightspace Integration – What to Use When

Our Brightspace platform has been integrated with VoiceThread but now we have a new quick link to login to the VoiceThread website that works for faculty, staff, and students. So what’s the difference and when should you use the Brightspace integration vs the website? What can I do with VoiceThread? VoiceThread integration Create a new …

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Introduction to ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Tool

ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech tool to help facilitate reading and comprehension. For student use, it is integrated directly into Brightspace with a tool for use outside Brightspace. Faculty and staff will all have access for use outside of Brightspace as well. Why get excited about ReadSpeaker? ReadSpeaker is a user-side tool which puts accessibility right …

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Using Turnitin Outside of Brightspace for Instructors

We’ve had several inquiries about how to get similarity scores on student work without submitting assignments in Brightspace. Instructors can do so by accessing their account via turnitin.com.   If you have used Turnitin in your Brightspace environment already All you need to do is go to turnitin.com, Click Login, Use the Meredith email you use …

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What Tool do I Use? – Match a Tech Tool with Your Teaching Goal

You might have a goal of what you want to do for students but how do you choose which tool to use? We’ve broken our supported tools up into groups by usage goal.  In the chart below, you can see which tools will help in each of these areas. Scroll through the chart for each …

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Using Digital Tools for Foreign Language Courses

Foreign language courses are a unique challenge for fully asynchronous classes or even with a large class over Zoom. Are the students getting enough speaking practice time? How do you find the time to meet and check pronunciation? Well we’ll go over a few digital tools that can help you create community and conversation for …

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