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Canvas on the Go!

As the school year draws ever closer to its end, you may be getting more and more stressed about the final assignments, projects, and/or tests that you have coming up (as well as your plans over break!).

To help alleviate that stress a bit and provide you greater accessibility, Instructure has created free Android and iOS mobile apps for its Canvas LMS that many UWB instructors use. Whether you are a student or an instructor, these apps will allow you to access your Canvas account on the go!

Learning how to use new apps can always be a bit time-consuming though, so UWB LT has created new tutorial walk-throughs to help speed things up. To view them, just click here, or go to http://www.uwb.edu/learningtech/help/how-to/canvas-for-faculty/canvas-mobile!

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Introducing the Learning Technologies Video Tutorial Library

Here at UW Bothell Learning Technologies, we’ve produced dozens of video tutorials to help UW students, faculty and staff find their way around technologies like Canvas, UW Google Apps, Tegrity and more. Previously, all of the videos could only be found on the site among the written tutorial pages. In an effort to make our video selection more centralized and easier to browse, we’re introducing the Learning Technologies Video Tutorial Library!

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The library–which will also be continuously updated as new content is published–features links to all Learning Technologies videos as well as the tutorial pages where they are embedded (provided the pages still exist). The videos are organized by the tool they are associated with, which you can quickly navigate from the shortcut links at the top of the page.

We hope that this will make the videos on our site easier to find and more convenient to anyone looking for help or interested in learning something new!

iPad + Dropbox + Airsketch = Cheap & Easy Interactive Whiteboard

Have you ever wanted to annotate pictures, slideshow presentations, class readings, or any other files during a lecture? For example, say you’re examining a work of art that is full of visual symbolism. When discussing this art work, it would be helpful to highlight the symbolic objects in the painting for the whole class to see, right? Now, using only an iPad, ePodium, and two apps…you can very easily do this!

The video below shows the process of turning your iPad and projector into an interactive whiteboard. Before you get started following the tutorial, you will need to download two apps to your iPad: Dropbox and Airsketch. Note that you will need to create a Dropbox account. You will also need to convert the file you wish to annotate to PDF format and upload the file to Dropbox. Here are links to tutorials from the Learning Technologies website that will guide you through this process:

Full transcript available here via Google Docs

LT Site Analytics: May 2011

The Learning Technologies website analytics for the month of May are in! In total, 226 pages were viewed 6,493 times. At UWB LT, we are always interested in reading our site statistics to better understand how people are using the Learning Technologies website. Here are some things that stood out last month:

  • Our Blackboard page was the most viewed at 584 pageviews, 510 of them unique.
  • ePortfolio pages were very popular this month. The top 10 most visited pages included the pages for ePortfolios in general, ePortfolio Student Tutorials, Google Sites FAQ, and IAS ePortfolio Resources. We hope everyone who completed an ePortfolio this quarter enjoyed the experience and found our resources helpful!
  • The Digital Media Lab’s page spiked in popularity this month, moving from the 6th to the 2nd most viewed page. The page was viewed 429 times, nearly a hundred more than last month.
  • The average time spent on a page was 1 minute, 28 seconds. A whopping 5 seconds more than last month!

Thanks to everyone who visited our page last month- we hope you found our information helpful. Remember, if you need technology help, are looking for something on our site, or have any suggestions for us, feel free to send us an email at learningtech@uwb.edu.