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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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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Working Toward an Accessible Classroom

Starter text here Transcript Paul Keys: So today we’re here with Jonathan Wade to teachers in World Languages and Cultures. And we’re just going to talk to him a little bit about some of the things that he’s done for accessibility in his courses. Welcome, Jonathan, appreciate you doing this. Johnathan Wade: Thank you, appreciate …

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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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Google Workspace EDU Updates – 6/28/21

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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Latest Zoom Updates – 06/23/21

Zoom is updating ALL THE TIME! Which is good. It means more features and better user experience. But it can be hard to keep up. So here we’ll post some of the big new things from the latest Zoom updates for Zoom meeting. This does not include Zoom Phone or Webinars. A running list of …

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Add Extended Time and Accommodations to Brightspace Quizzes and Assignments

Life happens and a student suddenly needs more time on a quiz or paper. No problem! With Brightspace you can add Special Access to any Quiz or Assignment. Special Access allows you to add exceptions for specified students for Assignments and Quizzes. You can change State Date, Due Date, and End Date allow more time …

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Donna Kocur talks about the Department of Education’s use of Swivls

An interview with Donna Kocur, Field Placement Coordinator with the Department of Education The Education Department purchased multiple Swivl devices (https://www.swivl.com/robot-teams/) to be used by student teachers. The Swivl is a robotic mount for an iPad, camera, or smartphone that comes with a remote control Marker that can be worn on a lanyard by a …

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Brightspace Updates – 5/21/21

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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