Now Piloting – Echo 360 Active Learning Platform

MATC has begun a 1 year pilot of the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform, a tool for making instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Echo 360 is a comprehensive tool that allows you to upload a presentation, record lecture capture video, and poll students with a built in student response system. When students view your presentations, they make take their own notes, mark confusing content, and ask questions all within one convenient location.

How to Join the Pilot

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please use our Echo 360 Request Form and associate of the Teaching and Learning Technology department will arrange for you to have an account. In the form, please indicate what courses you would like to use with Echo 360.

Where to Learn How to Use Echo 360

Once you are given an Echo 360 account and course shell, you will be enrolled in our Echo 360 pilot training site in Blackboard. We strongly recommend reviewing the site’s comprehensive training webinars and tutorials before getting started. Additional information is provided at the Echo 360 Online Help website.

For simple questions about using Echo 360, please use our Echo 360 Request Form.

Where Students Learn to Use Echo 360

Once you have paired an Echo 360 section with a course in Blackboard, students simply click the link that you provide to them to access Echo 360. For additional information, please see thestudent guide to using Echo 360.

Students may view the helpful tutorials and videos at the  Student Echo 360 Support website.

Instructor and Student Technical Support

Please contact Echo 360 directly at support@echo360.com  or call 1-703-667-7500, ext. 2

 

Blackboard Basics – Beginning of the Semester Orientation

In this brief orientation video, faculty will review essential tasks to prepare themselves for teaching with Blackboard. Topics covered include: How to log into Blackboard and access courses; methods of adding materials to a semester course shell; the key communication tools faculty should use to support students in their learning; and resources that are available to faculty and students to support their use of Blackboard.

Additional Resources

 

Upcoming Webinars: Video Captioning & YouTube for Higher Ed

 

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Upcoming Webinars: YouTube for Higher Ed, DIY Captioning Workflows, and HTML5
Over the next month and a half, we will be holding five webinars on video accessibility that will provide you with actionable tips for building accessible video into your institution. You can register using the links below to learn about leveraging Google apps for higher education, DIY workflows for closed captioning, and the latest HTML5 video updates.
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Empowering YouTube for Higher EducationEmpowering YouTube for Higher Education
Thursday, July 9, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to leverage your YouTube videos to create an engaging learning portal for your students. Justin McCutcheon, the CEO and co-founder of Cattura, will walk you through the tools available for utilizing learning solutions that bridge Google Apps for Education, YouTube, and other Google services to create a rich video experience for your YouTube videos directly inside of your learning management system course.
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Closed Captioning with MediaCoreClosed Captioning Workflows for MediaCore
Wednesday, July 15, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to add closed captions and subtitles to your MediaCore videos to make them fully accessible. You’ll learn about accessibility laws, how closed captions benefit all users, why captioning is important to your institution, recommendations for your captioning strategy, and an overview of 3Play Media’s captioning integration with MediaCore.
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DIY Workflows for Captioning and TranscriptionDIY Workflows for Captioning and Transcription
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm CST

While using a 3rd party captioning service certainly makes the captioning and transcription process easier for video producers, sometimes it is not a plausible solution (mainly due to cost). In this webinar, Ken Petri, the Director of the Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center, will walk you through the process of DIY captioning. At OSU, Ken has developed standards and techniques for captioning that are an exemplary resource for other institutions looking to implement a similar workflow. Ken will give you a comprehensive overview of the DIY captioning process.
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Quick Start to CaptioningQuick Start to Captioning
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm CST

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions or subtitles to make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
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HTML5 Video AccessibilityHTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines
Thursday, August 27, 1 pm CST

What are the best practices for making web-based video and audio accessible? In this webinar, John Foliot, a video accessibility expert and contributor to the W3C’s new Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR), will go over the latest updates to HTML5 video as well as new guidelines for making media accessible on the web.
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Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification Webinar

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Join us for an introduction to the Teq Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2 – 3 PM CST

Take Microsoft 365 to a whole new level with Teq’s Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification! Join us on Wednesday, June 10th, to get an overview of the course, which will cover programs such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Throughout the certification course, you will learn

  • How to Plan, Teach, and Assess with Office 365
  • How to Use Microsoft as a Teaching Tool
  • How to Collaborate with OneDrive
  • How to make Excellent Presentations with PowerPoint
  • How to use Windows MovieMaker in your Classroom
  • And more!

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-the-microsoft-digital-teacher-certification-tickets-16936280872