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The content editor in Blackboard will be updated soon. What to expect? Adding content has been simplified, it works better on both mobile devices and larger screens. There are several improvements for accessibility and some new features, too. Here is a comparison chart of the changes between the current editor and the new editor.
Ensemble Video has a built-in caption editing program called Amara that is used to edit caption text for videos uploaded to an Ensemble video library.
Bowdoin uses a media hosting platform called Ensemble where instructors can store multimedia files. Ensemble is integrated with Blackboard, making it easier to upload and embed multimedia content stored in Ensemble directly to your Blackboard course site.
These classes are open to site editors managing www.bowdoin.edu websites. All classes are taught using Cascade 8, Bowdoin's content management system.
Learn how to set your Bookings time zone to your current timezone
Initial introduction and first-time login information for Microsoft Bookings
A listing of terminology used in Microsoft Bookings and how those terms correlate to college or university terms.
Online resources available on how to setup and use Microsoft Bookings.
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs created a set of Bowdoin Zoom backgrounds to use during classes and meetings. Backgrounds are useful for blocking distractions happening behind you like your cat wanting attention!
There are a number of file name, file count and path length restrictions when using OneDrive for Business. This article points to the most up to date information from Microsoft.
The PDF Expert app can be configured for reviewing and annotating files from Blackboard using an iPad and Apple Pencil. This can be a useful method for students to complete assignments that require annotating an assignment file, or for instructors who want to use annotation to provide feedback on student submissions.
There are many options for grading in Blackboard, ranging from entering grades directly in the grade center to grading offline and uploading grades through a CSV file. This tutorial will cover the basics of grading directly within Blackboard.
Student submissions for assignments in Blackboard can be downloaded in bulk to view on your iPad. This can be useful if you want to review, grade, and provide feedback on submissions while offline. It also enables use of the Apple Pencil tool with your iPad to annotate and comment on student submissions.
Microsoft Whiteboard offers an infinite canvas with an interface designed for pen, touch, and keyboard. Collaborate with others in real time using the Microsoft Whiteboard app on an iPad or from a computer web browser. Share photos, charts, and annotations all in one space.
In order for your iPad and Mac to work together (e.g., to share your iPad screen via your computer on Zoom), you must allow the two to share information by establishing a link, or “trust,” between the two devices. The process for establishing this link varies depending on the operating system installed on your Mac.
Live captioning in Zoom is available to all faculty teaching classes. Live captions show text to speech on the lower part of the Zoom window. They are useful for students who are in a distracting environment or students who may comprehend lectures better having captions to refer to.