CCIT Newsletter - October 2021
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Using Your YouTube to Share and Edit Videos

Did you know that all faculty at Delaware Tech receive a free YouTube account? YouTube is a great tool for sharing and editing videos to enhance the student experience with extras like video chapters, music tracks, and automatic closed captioningTo learn more about how you can use YouTube in your course, check out the YouTube Reference Guide for videos and text-based instructions. Reach out to CCIT if you have any questions.     

Exciting News

Helping Your Students Use Zoom

A great way to alleviate your students’ Zoom link anxiety is to use the same Zoom link for all of your class meetings instead of a new one each time you meet. You will want to create a unique Zoom link to be used in each of your courses. This way, you can post just one Zoom link in each course for the entire semester. This resource, Scheduling recurring meetings – Zoom Help Center, will walk you through the steps of setting up your class meetings.  

There are many options you should consider for sharing your Zoom link with your students. You can add it to your course schedule, post it in your course announcements, add a Zoom widget to your homepage, and use the HTML template called ‘Using Zoom’ in your course orientation/getting started module. You can use the following resources to get started: 

Create a Zoom Homepage Widget – Want a quick way to direct students to your Zoom sessions? Create a custom widget on your homepage and students will know how to access your Zoom as soon as they enter your course. This video shares the step-by-step process for How to create a Zoom homepage widget.

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Using Zoom’ HTML Template – Our ‘Using Zoom’ template has been updated to include an area for your Zoom link that makes it easy for students to locate and access it. The template also includes instructions for students on how to access Zoom from a variety of devices and how to troubleshoot when Zoom issues arise. Check out this video on How to Insert a Template into a D2L Course for more information. 

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Learning with Technology, LWT Resource – Refer students to The Learning with Technology course that includes a page to help students learn about accessing Zoom and using Zoom tools during synchronous sessions. The Zoom resource page is in the module, ‘What Do I Do Before the First Day of Class’ and the page is called ‘How Do I Use Zoom. 

Training Spotlight

October Coffee Talks

Mark your calendar for October Coffee Talks.
Fridays at 9:00 am

Top of coffee cup with Coffee Talk logo on topOctober 15th: Zoom Apps, Bitmoji, and Kahoot

October 29th: In the Spirit of UDL
with guest hosts April & Hilary

Join us with Zoom:

October Lunch and Learn

Mark your calendar for October Lunch and Learns.
Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Lunch and Learn logo - smallOctober 13th: Padlet with April

October 27th: Google Slides Interactives with Al

Join us with Zoom:

Teams Support Trainings

Transitioning from Skype to Teams for video meetings and chats? It is easier than you think. Attend one of these professional development offerings to find out how.

  • Skype to TeamsOct 5 @ 10:00 am
  • Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
  • Nov 2 @ 10:00 am
  • Nov 16 @2:00 pm
  • Dec 15 @ 10:00 am
  • Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
  • Dec 17 @ 10:00 am

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D2L Updates

D2L has updated and added a few new features. The video below shares how to use the Work To Do widget to increase student ownership of their learning. There have also been some updates to the HTML editor within D2L. Learn how to use the new toolbar and utilize some of the added features! 

Put it into Practice

Free Edpuzzle Webinars

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Curious how to take your videos from passive to an active learning tool? Edpuzzle has free, 30-minute webinars every day that you can join live or watch on your own time. Some suggested webinars would include the Basics of Edpuzzle, Subject Area specialties, and Tips and Tricks on making the most of Remote Teaching. Check out these and many more options to increase engagement using our college-wide institutional license of EdpuzzleAs always, reach out to CCIT for support.