Tag Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Zoom – Live Transcripts

Zoom’s Live Transcript Langara recently enabled a new Zoom feature – Live Transcript. Live Transcript provides machine-generated live speech-to-text transcription of a Zoom meeting. This feature is enabled by the host after a meeting is started. Participants only see the … Continue reading

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Turnitin and Student Privacy

Turnitin is a text matching tool that compares students’ written work with a database of student papers, web pages, and academic publications. The two main uses for Turnitin are: 1) for formative or low-stakes assessment of paraphrasing or citation; and … Continue reading

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Spring 2022 Ed Tech Book Club

Spring, 2022 Book Club This spring, the EdTech Book Club will be reading Should robots replace teachers? AI and the Future of Education by Neil Selwyn (2019). The author shares his research on AI and robotics in education. By exploring … Continue reading

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Padlet, What is It, and How It Will Improve Student Engagement?

Have you worked within a discussion board and wished it was more engaging? Hoped for a platform that had a visually appealing user experience? Have you longed for an intuitive space that allowed intuitive posting across all devices? Padlet may … Continue reading

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PebblePad ePortfolio Pilot at Langara

What is PebblePad*? Langara is currently in the pilot phase of implementing the online portfolio platform, PebblePad. Digital portfolios, or ePortfolios, are powerful tools for learning, assessment, and career development because they enable users to document their skills, learning, and … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions

What is an Ed Tech sandbox? The Ed Tech sandbox is a small, contained space to safely learn and practice using various educational technologies and tools. Participants may explore a specific tool or a range of tools that can be … Continue reading

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Illuminate your lectures with a lightboard video

Yes, EdTech has a lightboard! Not sure what it is or what to do with it? Think weatherperson on the evening news: the lightboard is an illuminated sheet of glass that acts much like classroom whiteboards. Except that the presenter … Continue reading

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Podcast Playlist – Podcast recommendations from your Ed Tech team

Looking for inspiration? Podcasts are a convenient and approachable way to pick up some new tools for your teaching toolkit. In this new feature, we’ll share a few of our favorite episodes with a teaching and learning focus. Maybe It … Continue reading

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Podcast Playlist

Podcast recommendations from your Ed Tech and TCDC team Looking for inspiration? Podcasts are a convenient and approachable way to pick up some new tools for your teaching toolkit. In this new feature, we’ll share a few of our favorite … Continue reading

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A Curated List of Ed Tech Articles

A recently released study out of Stanford warns that synchronous Zoom lectures and meetings are making us tired. In this short article, Vignesh Ramachandran notes Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes. Asynchronous videos offer … Continue reading

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