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Adding Video to Powerpoint Presentations

Powerpoint 2016 – Mac & Windows If you don’t currently own a copy of MS Office 2016, all UT instructors, staff, and students can download it for free here. Don’t want to upgrade? No problem. Below is a tutorial for Powerpoint 2013. Powerpoint 2013 – Mac & Windows Adding video to Powerpoint with this version […]

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Create Audio Recordings Using the Canvas Rich Content Editor

Above is a general video about the Rich Content Editor.  The Rich Content Editor is the toolbar where you find often-used tools and features. You will recognize this rich content editor as it resembles the toolbar from almost any application that you’ve used. The Rich Content Editor in Canvas gives you access to the Media […]

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Create Short Videos Using the Canvas Rich Content Editor

Above is a general video about the Rich Content Editor.  The Rich Content Editor is the toolbar where you find often-used tools and features. You will recognize this rich content editor as it resembles the toolbar from almost any application that you’ve used. The Rich Content Editor in Canvas gives you access to the Media […]

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Captioning Your Video

Why Use Captions? Also, it’s the law If you’re posting video in a public forum, your video content must be captioned by law: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure […]

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+ Video [Sharing]
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Canvas: Embedding Video into Your Course

You can embed video from most websites on the internet easily and elegantly in your Canvas course. This is the preferred way to provide video content within Canvas, as opposed to uploading the video to your Files area and linking to it from a page or module. PROS to Embedding Video playback is more reliable […]

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How to Set Up a Gmail Account

How to Set Up a Gmail Account

How to Set Up a Gmail Account from Faculty Innovation Center on Vimeo. Related Posts:UTmail is a Google AccountHow to Get Students Talking, Setting Their Own GoalsHow to Manage a Dominant StudentCanvas: Get Student Feedback with a Mid-Semester SurveyUsing Canvas ConferencesCanvas: Collaborations

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Uploading video to YouTube

Upload Video to a YouTube Channel

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 providing content to students in a password-protected environment free of charge and are therefore well within fair-use boundaries.  Related Posts:10 Tips for […]

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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 […]

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Embedding Video from Vimeo

A video on how to embed video from Vimeo. That’s hosted in YouTube. Oh the irony… Related Posts:Canvas: Embedding Video into Your CourseEmbedding Video from YouTubeAdding Video to Powerpoint PresentationsUpload Video to a YouTube ChannelEmbedding Video from Canvas10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint Presentations

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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 […]

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Lucidpress: Graphic Design & Layout made simple

Lucidpress is a free, robust graphic and graphic design suite that doesn’t require you download an app or have extensive prior knowledge of graphic design principles or graphic design software. (If you have either, however, that will make an easy learning curve that much easier.) Graphics or documents you design in Lucidpress can be exported […]

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Grab Attention with High-Resolution Royalty-Free Photos

There are many royalty-free websites that feature high resolution photographs and images of other types such as gifs, videos, illustrations, etc. Unsplash (featured in the video above) and Shopify are both wonderful resource that offers high definition, large-format photographs for your use. Their repositories of stock images is constantly expanding, so if you can’t find […]

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+ Screen-Capturing
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8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PC

Learn how to take screenshots on your PC with just a few keyboard strokes.

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Snagit Screen-Capturing

Snagit: Easy, Free Screen-Capturing

Snagit allows you to capture both images, video, or record your own screencast (the audio is your narration recorded with your computer’s microphone and the video is whatever is happening on your computer’s desktop.) To download the Snagit app and learn more, visit their website. To view more tutorial videos on Snagit, Camtasia, and many […]

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