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These are topics and tutorials we consider at a beginner or introductory level.

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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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Brightspace Gradebook Setup Training

Brightspace gradebook is the big trouble spot for most instructors. In this video Charlie will take you through the Setup Wizard and some of the ins and outs of what to consider when setting up your gradebook. This video is viewable only for Meredith faculty, staff, and students.

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Accessibility & Inclusion Statement for your Course

Including a diversity statement on your syllabus can set the tone for your classroom environment. It shows students that you value and respect difference in intellectual exchange, and are aware of current campus conversations surrounding diversity (UX Collective). In addition, it is important for professors to set a tone of respect and positive regard at …

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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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Zoom Live Transcription

Zoom audio live transcription is now available at Meredith College! What is live transcription? Live transcription means that speech-to-text captions are generated as people speak during a meeting. There are a variety of reasons that captions benefit students or meeting participants so this is not just about accessibility for those with disabilities but accessibility for …

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