C-term Academic Technology Needs

Happy Holidays from the Academic Technology Center! We hope everyone has a safe, relaxing holiday and happy new year.  As B-Term comes to a close, your Academic Technology team is here to help you be prepared for 2018!

If you’re still keeping the memory of myWPI alive, here’s a gentle reminder to please update your web browser bookmarks for http://my.wpi.edu to https://canvas.wpi.edu.

Need a Canvas refresher? 

Sign up for one of our upcoming workshops or contact us to set up a one-on-one training at your convenience.

Please use our form for all Canvas requests:


Blank course sites are generated in Canvas automatically, so you only need this form if you need to:

·         reuse content from a previous term

·         merge multiple sites into one site

·         add staff (e.g. a TA) to your course site

·         create a new organization site

Questions? Email canvashelp@wpi.edu

Classroom Engagement - Polling Options:

1. Clickers: Physical Clickers that students check out for the term, used for quizzes and tests.

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

*Sign up for one of 4 Poll Everywhere workshops before the term starts*

Interested? Please use the Polling Request form - For more info, contact Jess Baer: jlbaer@wpi.edu

Will your students be creating surveys and collecting data?

Don’t forget, WPI has a site license for Qualtrics! Sign in - http://wpi.qualtrics.com

Learn More - http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/Qualtrics/index.html

*1 hour open workshop Jan. 4th from 1pm to 2pm in Anderson Lab B

For more info or to schedule a training, contact Jess Baer: jlbaer@wpi.edu 

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:  http://www.wpi.edu/+echorequest

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. You can find out more information about lecture capturing here:  http://wp.wpi.edu/edmedia/2017/08/03/lecture-capturing-getting-started/

Another way of sharing videos with students is through WPI's online video platform, Ensemble.

Contact Sophie Jagannathan at sburke@wpi.edu for more information about Ensemble or lecture capturing with Echo360.

Zoom Web Conferencing

Interested in hosting online office hours?  Want a back-up solution in case of extreme weather?  Come by and learn about Zoom!  We’ve got two types of training sessions for January:

Zoom In, Zoom Out: Stop by Anderson Lab B in the library for a chance to explore Zoom, our supported web conferencing tool.  Bring your laptop or mobile device if you’d like, and connect with us to see what Zoom has to offer.  You can also join digitally via a Zoom session that will run the entire time!

Zoom Training: This one-hour training will cover the basics of using Zoom to connect with users online.  This session will be in-person in Anderson Lab B.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop or mobile device and follow along, or use the computers in the lab.

Check out our full schedule of training workshops here:


You can register for one of these events or request a training on Zoom here:


Academic Software Requests

Do you have academic software installation requests for C-term? Please send those along to its@wpi.eduas soon as possible so that IT can make sure the software is properly installed on the computers in the classrooms that you are scheduled to teach in.

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