TechSmith Knowmia – Available to Faculty Now for Video Capture, Curation, and More

MATC has purchased a site license to TechSmith Knowmia to provide faculty a new resource for recording and curating instructional videos. Knowmia provides easy to use tools for screen-recording, speech-to-text closed-captioning, quizzing, and more. Videos in Knowmia can be integrated with courses in Blackboard.  To learn how to get started with the product, see our Knowmia […]

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Upcoming Faculty Innovation Center Workshops – October 2019

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!  To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to report to FQAS. Please RSVP by contacting the liaison running the session to reserve your seat or by completing the provided forms below. Tools […]

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Blackboard News You Can Use – October 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Best Practices and Support for Blackboard Use All faculty are required to upload a current syllabus in their fall FA2020 […]

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Integrating Video with Classroom Instruction

When integrated with classroom instruction and learning activities, video can be a valuable resource. Video can stimulate a learner’s motivation through gathering attention and establishing relevance to one’s interests. Students may be more engaged, independent, and prepared for assessments in their courses when they have access to instructional videos for frequent or just-in-time review. Furthermore, the Universal […]

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Video Accessibility Resources

Per Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Quality Matters best practices for instruction, faculty who provide instructional videos to students must provide them with closed captions or text transcripts of the video’s content.  What are Closed Captions and Transcripts? Closed captions are synced text subtitles that represent all speech and sounds occurring […]

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