Cool Tools

Four Interactive Whiteboards with Three SRJC Faculty

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Three SRJC faculty share how they record whiteboard presentations using apps called ShowMe and Doceri, a ViewSonic display panel, and the World Wide Whiteboard available in Canvas. With these tools, you can create hand-drawn lessons, presentations, and graphics and save them as images or video screencasts.

Physics faculty Saska Gjorgjievska and Chemistry faculty Andrea Chase share whiteboard videos they created with apps on their iPads. Spanish faculty Araceli Osorio shows how she used a ViewSonic display in the SRJC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to screen record an activity with her students. 

Accessibility Testing Tools #3—UDOIT

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SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen demonstrates how to use the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool or UDOIT to identify accessibility issues in canvas courses from within Canvas. UDOIT will scan the course content, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.

Accessibility Testing Tools #2—WAVE

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In part 2 of a 3-part series, SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen shows the WAVE accessibility tool for faculty to use to maintain the accessibility of online courses between reviews. 

  • First, she shows how to install WAVE as a plug-in to Chrome or Firefox browsers.
  • Then she demonstrates how to use WAVE for a more in-depth evaluation of individual pages than the Canvas Accessibility Checker provides.

Elmo Classroom Cameras—Tips for Recording Sketchnotes Videos

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In this 6-minute video, instructional designer Liz du Plessis draws and explains a sketchnote. She explains how to use an Elmo classroom camera to record your own sketchnote video. The video includes…

  • How to use an Elmo camera to prepare for a video (zooming, brightening, saving the MP4 file).
  • How to record yourself drawing and narrating a sketchnote
  • Where to find more resources about Elmo cameras, sketchnoting, and CCC colleagues posting sketchnotes on Twitter

Teaching Tip Video: Edit Your Video with Screencast-o-matic

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This video by Liz du Plessis, Instructional Designer in Distance Ed, demonstrates how to edit your video with the Pro version of Screencast-o-matic. Topics include how to cut, copy, and paste segments of video; adding image overlays; and re-recording sections of narration or video so that you don’t have re-record entire videos to make changes.

Cool Ed Tech - Don't take your grading home!

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The Distance Education Staff often finds cool new tools and gadgets they would like to share with faculty.

Take a look at the latest finds!

Zip Grade

Don't take your grading home!

ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish.

  • Free download with 100-scan demo
  • Full Version: $1.99 for 2 months or $6.99 for 1 year.
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