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Tips for hosting a successful videoconference

Video conferencing quality is affected by a number of factors. One of the most important of which is the connection speed of your system! Test your technology ahead of time. If you’re using a new video conferencing platform or plan

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty, Video

Videoconferencing and Student Collaboration

Traditionally, facilitating engagement and community building within the online platform has been orchestrated through the Discussion Board. As online learning evolves, other techniques and tools have emerged that allow students to interact synchronously and collaborate on projects while being mentored

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Video, Web

How to integrate video-based discussion board posts into your Blackboard course

Including video discussion board posts in your Blackboard course brings rich, multi-modal experiences to your online or blended class. Students have a chance to practice digital literacy and oral communication skills while reflecting on course content. Student responses can be

Posted in Blackboard, Community, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty, Video

ePortfolios at Cornell University

ePortfolios at Cornell University Whether you are an educator using ePortfolios (electronic portfolios) for teaching and learning, a student interested in building an ePortfolio, or perhaps you are another member of the Cornell community interested in using portfolios yourself or

Posted in Cloud, Community, Online Learning, Services, Video, Web

Teaching with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is now available! Academic Technologies recently rolled out Blackboard Collaborate, an engaging, fully online sharing, chat and video conferencing tool. Available to Collaborate users are chat and video conferencing capabilities, collaborative whiteboards, and the ability to share files

Posted in Online Learning, Video, Web

Upgrades to Panopto are here!

If you’ve been using Panopto to record course lectures for students to view outside of class, you may be interested in installing the updated recording software released this past December. Available now are updates for both Mac and PC. On

Posted in Online Learning, Video

Cornell Tools of Engagement Program Group Forming

Interested in getting up-to-date on classroom and online technologies used to support teaching and learning? Academic Technologies is joining forces with the SUNY Tools of Engagement Program (TOEP) to expand tech-infused pedagogy within the Cornell community. We are seeking faculty,

Posted in Classroom Tech, Community, Online Learning, Services, Training, Video, Web

Blackboard Collaborate enables new suite of collaboration and communication possibilities

Early this semester a Physics instructor came to our office to get our help solving a unique problem. A teaching assistant in the program found they were unable to enter the course’s Learning Lab due to a severe chemical sensitivity, potentially limiting

Posted in Cloud, Online Learning, Video, Web

Students, professor use WebEx to assist with improving Hopi community health.

Academic Technologies is wrapping up a semester-long project with professor Angela Gonzales, recently named Engaged Learning and Research Faculty Fellow. Gonzales used WebEx to assist her in developing a service-learning component for her development sociology senior capstone course. Through the course, Cornell

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Video, Web

Tips on creating video for your course!

Did you know you can have fun while making videos? A video can be a recording of you doing a lecture but there are many things you can add to your video requiring students to interact, explore ideas, and focus

Posted in MOOC, Online Learning, Video, Web


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