Academic Technology: A-Term Course Preparations

Welcome back WPI Faculty! The ATC-TTL team is here to help support your teaching with technology goals.  Please take a look at the below resources to help you prepare for Fall.


Canvas requests & support

Please use our form for all Canvas site requests:

This includes adding TAs or staff to your course site, copying content from a previous term, merging sites into one site, or creating a new organization site. If you have a course with a CRN in Banner, a site will be generated automatically for you within Canvas. No need to take the time to request these!

A-Term workshops

Contact to set up a one-on-one training with one of our experts, or sign up for one of our upcoming workshops.

4th Annual Canvas Camp is August 20th and 21st

We’ll be highlighting some new features introduced to Canvas over the summer, and some old favorites too: 
New Feature micro-lectures: New Gradebook, Quizzes.Next, Rich Content Editor (beta)
Just in time: Canvas in 5 minutes or less - Streamline your start of the term course set up
Sign up for your spot today!

Canvas Basic Training - sign up

Monday, August 19 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm Anderson Lab
Thursday, August 22 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Anderson Lab

            Canvas Course Organization - sign up

Friday, August 16 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Anderson Lab
Friday, August 23 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Anderson Lab

            New Gradebook Webinar - sign up 

Monday, August 19 – 10:00am – 10:45am (Zoom web conference) - Join us to learn about the new features added to Gradebook this Summer! 

Video publishing & sharing options

WPI has a variety of ways to share videos with students.  Our online video platform, Ensemble provides storage, playlist functionality, public sharing links, and embedding options for your Canvas course site. 

The video platform Arc is now known as Canvas Studio. Studio provides additional interactivity options for use within Canvas. 

Studio's functionality includes screen recording, webcam recording, and auto-captioning.  When fully integrated into your Canvas site, students may collaborate and comment real-time on videos, as well as complete video project assignments through Canvas.  

For more information on Studio or Ensemble, please contact

Lecture capturing

Are you interested in having your course recorded with Echo360 lecture capture technology?

If you are interested in recording your lectures, either from a WPI classroom or using your own computer, please fill out the request form here:

Lecture capturing allows you to record camera video, graphics display (such as Powerpoint) and your voice so that you can share it with your students. Find out more information about lecture capturing on our EdMedia blog.

Contact Sophie Jagannathan at for more information about lecture capturing with Echo360.

Web Conferencing

If you are interested in:

·         Bringing a guest speaker to your classroom

·         Getting your students in touch with remote project sponsors

·         Giving your students a live tool to share and discuss ideas

·         Online, live lecturing tools

…you may be interesting in learning about Zoom, our web-conferencing tool.  Zoom supports video and voice chat, integrated telephony, screen sharing and collaboration tools, and many more features.

To get started with Zoom, please contact


Classroom engagement & surveys

Poll Everywhere: Web based polling where students use their phone, tablets, and laptops to answer questions, used for lecture engagement.

Interested in using Poll Everywhere in your class? Please use the Polling Request form.

Will your students be creating surveys and collecting data?

WPI has a site license for the fully featured Qualtrics suite.  No need to use "free" online services for your surveys!

For more information or to schedule a training on Qualtrics, contact


Contact us

Got a question or a problem? E-mail and we'll be happy to help find a solution!

The ATC-TTL office is located in Gordon Library 225. Our door is always open, come visit us during our office hours, 8am - 5pm, Mon-Fri.  If you're not on campus, connect with us online!
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