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Improving Accessibility Learn it, do it

April 14, 2018 by | Technology

Several months ago, a hot news item was the Department of Justice’s finding that UC-Berkeley housed several public educational videos that weren’t accessible to people with sight and hearing issues. As a result, UC-Berkeley took down the access to these videos. This put higher education institutions into a panic, and the conversation continues in many

Accessible PDFs

April 14, 2018 by | Technology

Creating accessibility in PDFs can feel like a daunting task. We are fortunate, however, at Chapman University to have Acrobat Pro at our disposal for ensuring that PDFs are accessible. If you are a Chapman faculty member and you haven’t already taken advantage of this resource, you can contact the service desk, at servicedesk@chapman.edu, to

Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays at 12:00PM Pacific Time

April 2, 2018 by | Technology

Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday at 12:00PM Pacific Time. We use the easy online Zoom video conference platform where anyone with a computer or a mobile device can join us to talk about a new technology. We typically present a specific technology each week for ~10 minutes and then allow up to 20 minutes

Poll Everywhere Student App

March 12, 2018 by | Technology

Poll Everywhere app allows you to: Easily access Instructor’s session of questions Respond instantly Download App The Poll Everywhere app is available on iOS 9.0 or later and Android 4.4 tablets and phones. Download on your Apple® device Download on your Android™ device Log in to app Click on the Three Bar symbol at the

Poll Everywhere Real-time virtual response system

February 5, 2018 by | Technology

What is Poll Everywhere? Poll Everywhere is a real-time polling assessment, clicker-free student response system. Polls can presented through Poll Everywhere’s website, Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Keynote. The audience can respond by visiting a webpage, texting or through the app. Can present through: website, Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Keynote. Audience response by: website, apps, or

Blackboard Student App

January 26, 2018 by | Technology

Blackboard app is Blackboard’s brand new mobile application that gives students a quick and easy way to access courses, interact with instructor and other students, and view content. Quickly view course content Submit assignments. Upload media from Google Drive™, OneDrive®, and Dropbox. Take test View grades and feedback from instructos View announcements Participate in discussions

Spring Semester Workshop Schedule for Academic Technology

January 21, 2018 by | Training

Academic Technology Workshops/Trainings Spring 2018 (Available here for download and printing)   Title of workshop/training Presenter Location Dates/times Drop-in Blackboard Support Sarah Blake Tech Hub, DeMille 104 Monday Jan 29: 3-4:30PM Drop-in Blackboard Support Sarah Blake Tech Hub, DeMille 104 Wednesday Jan 31: 2-4PM Drop-in Blackboard Support Sarah Blake Tech Hub, DeMille 104 Friday Feb

Accessible Videos Tools to Improve Access

December 12, 2017 by | Technology

At our institution, we are fortunate to have several video-making spaces and programs at our fingertips. For example, we have Panopto, a streaming service that captures, stores, and shares in-class and desktop lectures, and we have the One-Button Studio at both our Orange and Irvine campuses. Add to this all of the individual devices with

Blackboard Upgrade Updates What's New and Issues

December 8, 2017 by | Technology

What’s New Drag and Drop Files It is easier than ever to attach files in Blackboard. As a faculty member, you can now add files to Items and Assignments by dragging files from your computer to the “hot spot” in the Attach Files area. Students can also drag and drop files to upload when they