Recommendations

For a list of what Instructional Technology tools the IDAT team currently recommends and supports for Meredith College faculty and staff, please visit our list our page within the My Meredith portal.

Explore tools by teaching goal

Do you know what you are trying to do but just don’t know which tool to use? We’ve got a chart to list tools by the teaching goal.

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  • Engage with students
  • Assessments
  • Student collaboration
  • Accessibility
  • and more

Other Instructional Tools

In addition to our categories exclusively for Zoom, Brightspace, and Google Workspace, we have many other instructional tools to use. You can also explore instructional tool tutorials and tips here on the blog under the “Instructional Tools” category.

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Orientation Module and Quick Tasks – Angela Smedley on Best Practices for the New Normal

The pandemic brought with it major shifts in education and an abundance of opportunities to try new strategies and practices. During Planning Week 2021 several faculty members presented some of their pandemic success and how these best practices can continue to be utilized as we adjust to a new normal. Instructor of Communications Angela Smedley …

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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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Brightspace Updates – 10/19/21

The Brightspace LMS by D2L uses continuous delivery – meaning they roll out small change regularly. We get great new features and get to adjust to a little at a time instead of experiencing a platform overhaul once a year. Listed below are the newest, most relevant updates. Some of these are pushed out for …

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Chrome Browser Tips – Profiles, Settings, and Tabs

A great place to start in setting up your work environment is with the Chrome browser itself. Understanding some of the basic features and settings of Google Chrome is the foundation of success when using Google Workspace for Education. You will find that setting your personal preferences can make all the difference in your day …

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Google Workspace EDU Updates – 10/6/21

There are always some great updates coming down the pike from Google! We won’t be detailing ever single one but we will give you some new updates that are applicable to the every day user on the EDU edition here at Meredith. To get all the updates, head over to the Google Workspace Updates blog …

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Embed PDF Files into Brightspace Content

The Brightspace Content area is perfect for providing students with content but it can also be a perfectly boring list of links and text. Besides using images and videos to break up the text, you can also use this special method to embed a PDF preview right in the content area. You can see what …

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Set Pronouns in Zoom and Brightspace

Both Zoom and Brightspace have recently added the option to set personal pronouns within their systems. These must be manually set by you the user. Zoom appends the pronouns to your name and your can choose how they are seen. Brightspace adds pronouns to the user profile card and they are always visible to all …

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Using Google Forms

This is a comprehensive overview of using Google Forms including questions types branching setting collecting file uploads linking to a spreadsheet and more This training was given to a Staff group so example are more geared toward staff use but the training is applicable for anyone using Google Forms. You can click the hamburger icon …

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