EdTech Tip Sheet: April 2024

in this issue: New training module | MS Steam (Classic) Retirement | Upcoming TLS conference


Exploring Captioning and Transcription Tools

Make your video content more accessible using University of Toronto's captioning tools. A webinar by Tamara Bahr, Ben Poynton and Shayne Trainand.


How Slido Can Help Run Better Tutorials/Q&A Sessions

Maximize your Q&A time and display the top questions to your students using Slido.


TA Training: Top 10 Quercus Questions

For first time TAs (well, all TAs really), adminstering Quercus can be a challenge. With your new role in the course, there's a lot more functionality to explore (in fact, you have all the same permissions as an Instructor, minus that you cannot add or remove users). This PDF version of the session reviews what we think are the Top 10 TA-asked Quercus questions - but you ranked them! (You can also view the presentation online.)


MY Manual—an introduction to Myhal 150

This manual details how to manage the technology in MY150.


Why not try a Lightboard Video?

We know how much students love lectures given on chalkboards - they are organically paced, limited by the speed of a person's writing. They are unique, personal, and custom to the topic at hand. But, if you're creating online video content, why not try a Lightboard video?


Planning Effective and Efficient Screencast Content

Define your learning objectives

Write these from the learner's point of view - what will they be able to do once they've participated in your learning module? By articulating these before you begin, you're most likely to cover your main points without too much wandering. Keep in mind that the ideal length for a concept video is under 8 minutes. When defining your outcomes, it might help to think about how long it will take you to teach that concept and how you might break larger concepts down to smaller ones.