Educational Technology Services: it is quite the fancy title, but what exactly do we do? Does ETS fix broken projectors? What can an EdTech help with exactly? Well, hopefully, this post can provide a general breakdown.
The Educational Technology Services (ETS) team is overseen by the Director of ETS, Donnie Sendelbach, and consists of two groups: Media Technology and EdTechs.
Featured Videos in the LinkedIn Learning Path: Get Up and Running with the Google Drive for Desktop App
Why Google Drive
It might seem like some of us ITS are obsessed with Google Drive. You might hear: “Is it in Google Drive?” “Can you share it as a Google Doc?” “Let’s setup a shared drive for that.”
Featured Video: Reseating Classroom Devices
Today I (Kelli) learned a new troubleshooting term: reseat. No, it does not mean to change your seat to a new computer when something does not work. It means to unplug and then plug in a peripheral device when it is not working on the computer. Basically, if you are in the classroom and the camera cuts out, or even the mouse stops working, the first thing to do is to check the USB connection and “reseat” the device.
*VIDEO COMING SOON*
While you can use two computers to teach on Zoom in a hybrid class setting, you will only be able to log in with your Denison account on one of the computers. Keep this in mind as you will need to be a guest on the other computer. Please see the instructions below.
Many Denison faculty members are already using tools like Google Docs or Google Slides as ways to collaborate with students during remote or hybrid classes, and some, like Lew Ludwig, might already be Jammin’ out with Google Jamboards (see Lew’s video here). In this post, we are going to go over some reasons you might want to consider using Jamboards with your classes and also supply some resources to get you started.
With the semester underway many students have been working on a variety of traditional projects that require several modifications in order to be possible during these strange times. One of those types of traditional projects is the classic student presentation. While it is possible to have students present in a classroom wearing masks, they can also create more visually dynamic presentations using video tools like Meet or Zoom, and students on campus can take advantage of the One Button Studio located in the library.
by Kelli Van Wasshenova
Congrats on finishing the first week of Spring 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic. Hopefully, your beginning of the semester to-do list is progressing nicely for you. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at some resources on how you can help students have better success navigating their courses in Notebowl.
New Notebowl Features
The latest update from Notebowl rolled out for Denison on Friday, January 15, 2021. See the list below for all of the new Notebowl features.
Accompanying video: EdTech Tip: Back in the Classrooms – Follow along with Cheryl and Dan as they explore some of the new (and not-so-new) technology in campus classrooms.
Welcome back to all Denison faculty members!
With the spring semester just two weeks away, it is time to get into classrooms and check out the technology, space, and the dreaded COVID changes.
Here is a short article about managing audio in Zoom calls.
Avoiding Echo in Zoom Calls (954 words)