Upload Video to a YouTube Channel

Sharing video content with students doesn't have to happen in the Canvas environment alone. You can create your own private channel on YouTube that you can restrict or allow access to as you see fit. A couple things to consider:  You'll be limited to video lengths of 15 minutes with a free account.  If you are embedding video from your YouTube channel into your Canvas course, you are…

Setting Up a YouTube Channel

Remember, you can create an unlisted channel in YouTube. This means that a person who might want to view your content would have to know the exact URL (web address) of each of your videos in order to view. The chances of that happening are equal to one's chances of finding a wormhole in the last stall of the men's room at the Dairy Queen on Manor Road. 

Embedding Video from YouTube

While this video is talking specifically about embedding video from YouTube into blogs, this also applies to embedding video in a Canvas Page.  You will find that the "Share Button" and "Embed Code" are standardized features in most current websites. The next time you're watching a video, look for the Share button. Chances are, one will be there. 

Mud Cards

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Lightning Round

 How can I engage more students in discussion in a large class? Prof. Janet Rankin of MIT explains a technique to engage all students in discussion and discusses its benefits and limitations.

Using Groups to Individualize Learning

How can I individualize learning when I'm teaching a large class? Prof. Mark Andersland of the University of Iowa explains how he redesigned his large lecture engineering course to include active learning, frequent checks during learning, and immediate feedback to increase student engagement and learning.

Immediate Feedback

How can I know what students are learning while they are learning so I can provide immediate feedback? Prof. Steven Hall of MIT explains and demonstrates how to gain information about what his students are learning and give them feedback for immediate use.

Clipular: A Chrome Browser Plugin that Captures Screenshots and Entire Web Pages

Clipular is a plugin for the Chrome Web Browser. This makes it platform agnostic (Windows, Apple, or Linux).  Clipular offers the following features: Screen capture, share & bookmark Source links, page titles, texts are captured at the same time Annotate Screenshots Tag, search and filter screenshots  Compatible with mobile devices   Want to install the plugin…

Zoom: Free & Easy Video-Conferencing

What is Zoom? Zoom is a FREE video conferencing tool that allows you to host and record virtual meetings, conferences, break-out groups, office hours, and more. As with any application, Zoom offers a paid version that have more features as well. Zoom also offers free apps that one can download to their phone or laptop so that they can be a participant in a meeting.  Direct Links to Topics in…

Create Video Content Using Camtasia

Camtasia is a platform agnostic (works on PC & Mac) video capturing and editing application that enables users to create elegant videos with little or no prior editing experience. Cost: Free to try, $199 Check out Camtasia's Website. Want to get some hands on experience to see if Camtasia is right for you? Contact us to schedule some time in the FIC Catalyst Lab.