Using the New Turnitin Feedback Studio iPad App

Turnitin released its new Turnitin Feedback Studio app (download here).

For ACU Faculty to sign in, open the app and select “Log in with Access Code.”

Log in with Access Code

Next, open a Canvas course in Safari on your iPad (not on a laptop, and not in the Canvas app). Navigate to an assignment that is using the Turnitin LTI and open the Turnitin viewer by clicking on a submitted paper.

view of Turnitin from canvas

 

In the Feedback Studio view, tap the i in the circle on the lower right of the screen.  If you do not see the “i” icon, it may be covered by a gear icon. Tap on it and you will be able to see the “i”icon.

Tap the i

 

Tap the “Generate Code” button.

A view of the information from the assignment

It may take a moment or two before the code actually generates.

 

Next, copy the generated code and paste it in the appropriate place in the Turnitin app.

a unique code will be generated.

 

Remove the spaces before hitting Return.

Remove the spaces

 

Once the code is accepted, you will be able to use the Turnitin Feedback Studio app on your iPad.

An image of a paper in Turnitin Feedback Studio

Tap anywhere in the paper to make comments and suggestions. This app is new and is a little buggy, but has potential to be a great markup tool as improvements are made.

Tell a story, with Shadow Puppet

Using Shadow Puppet (similar to Photostory on Windows side) for storytelling invites the use of imagery and narrative in formative and informative ways in teaching, training, and learning. This app lets students put those iPads and smartphones to work collecting pictures, practicing narration, composing self-introductions in an online or face-to-face course, etc.

It is a fun app with lots of practical uses that are easy to create. As you become more comfortable with it, you can also start a story using Shadow Puppet and then add another sound track using iMovie or some other video editing applications.

Here’s a shadow puppet sample.

Here is an article: Shadow Puppet is a new storytelling app for sharing narrated slideshows of your photos

Want to use it in class? Here’s a sample rubric: Shadow Puppet rubric.

From iPad to WePad: Teaching with the iPad as a Tool for Class Collaboration

During the summer we offered a workshop on using iPad in teaching. By popular demand, we are offering a sequel on November 7th on teaching with the iPad. In this hands-on workshop the Adams Center instructional design team will demonstrate five iPad apps that may make a difference in your teaching. At the end of the workshop, we will also ask you to share with us your favorite apps for teaching.

The apps we introduce are:

  • Evernote is an app that allows you to take notes in text, photo, or audio.
  • Socrative is an app that will turn your students’ iPads and yours into a free clicker response system.
  • SoundCloud is a free app that allows you record audio messages to share feedback, announcements, sound clips, etc. You can send them in an email, embed in a course, etc.
  • Shadow Puppet is a free app that lets you select photos on your iDevice, put them in any order you like, then narrate the slide show while you highlight something in the photo with an animated icon, or zoom and move the photo.
  • iCue is a 4.99 app that can function as a teleprompter.

Teaching with the iPad: Creating a Classroom Research Project

Lynda.com has a new tutorial on using the iPad in the classroom.

Learn how to lead your students through the process of conducting and sharing their research, with the assistance of the Nearpod app for creating interactive presentations. These lessons highlight the possibilities for the iPad as a tool to collaborate, remediate, problem-solve, assess, and communicate with your class. The iPad multisensory features, the on-board apps, and the ever-growing variety of apps available in iTunes provide a great platform for teachers to discover new ways to engage students.

Click here to access the tutorial today!

Mobile Device Reimbursement Forms

The deadline for submitting reimbursement requests is April 1, 2013. Faculty can check their eligibility here. If your name does not show up, but you are teaching this year, you are eligible.

All types of reimbursement require a copy of your receipt plus one of the following forms:

 

iPhone

iPhone reimbursement requires only one form:

iPhone Allowance Request form (View the sample form)

 

iPod

iPod reimbursement requires two forms:

iPod Reimbursement Confirmation of Eligibility form

Request for Payment form (View the sample form)

iPad

iPad reimbursement requires two forms:

iPad Allowance Request form

Request for Payment form (View the sample form)

Pearson Release: OpenClass Social

OpenClass added a social component today called, OpenClass Social.  These new components act as a Social Media platform aimed at increasing social and academic engagement.  Below is a statement released by Pearson outlining the changes:

 

  • This product is in BETA status. This means that certain issues may arise with respect to performance, intermittent system stability, feature defects and so forth. As always, the full spectrum of support for OpenClass Design Partners is provided during normal business hours. That stated, the OpenClass team takes great pride in ensuring that your Design Partner experience exceeds your expectations and we are committed to working with you as a partner in resolving issues as they arise.
  • When this product is enabled, the activity feed is replaced with the stream. The new social tool will no longer have access to remarks or the data that was associated to them. (For example, grades will not be published in the stream).
  • When this product is enabled, the people tab is replaced with the network. There isn’t a network shown on course home.
  • Share data created in OpenClass prior to migration may not be available once migrated.
  • Share data will not be available within the iPad experience.
  • The Faculty Tool, Import Content, is not available at this time.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the landing page that you see when you login to OpenClass. The new Dashboard contains the following features:

· Share & Stream: Share posts can be made directly on the dashboard and are viewable in the stream. The stream contains your share posts, posts from people you are following and classmates. Additionally the dashboard stream contains threaded discussion responses created by you and your classmates.

  • Only top level threaded discussion responses are populated in the stream. These are direct responses to the discussion topic created by the instructor, as opposed to responses to discussion posts made by classmates.
  • The stream can be filtered to display only posts from people you are following with those that you’ve shared to your followers, or only posts for an individual course at a time.
  • The audience of a share post changes depending on the filter applied to the stream. If you are sharing a post from ‘All Activity’ or ‘Following’, share posts will be defaulted to followers. If you are filtered to a specific course, share posts will be defaulted to the course. You can override the default.
  • Streams link to profiles & courses. Simply click on an avatar or name to access the profile of the person that created the share post. Also, click on the course title to launch the course that the post was shared with.
  • The stream is sorted by date/time, with your most recent items displayed at the top.

· Your Network: Your Network consists of people you are following, people that are following you and your classmates. You can easily view a list of your classmates in order to follow any that you wish to be connected to outside of the context of the course relationship. ‘Following’ allows you to create a personal network of peers.

  • Your Network will update based on the filter that is applied on the dashboard.

· Additionally, the below existing OpenClass features are still supported in Dashboard:

  • Faculty tools (ex. roster management & course creation)
  • View & launch enrolled courses
  • Access to your profile, admin pages, help & community forums
  • View ‘who’s online’ & chat
  • Access to your gmail, google docs & google calendar

Course Home

Course Home is the landing page that you see when you launch a course. Course Home contains the following features:

· Share & Stream: Posts can be made directly on Course Home and are viewable in the stream. The stream contains posts & threaded discussions created by you and your classmates.

  • Only top level threaded discussion responses are populated in the stream. These are direct responses to the discussion topic created by the instructor, as opposed to responses to discussion posts made by classmates.
  • Posts made from the stream default to share with the course. This can be overridden.
  • The stream links to profiles. Simply click on an avatar or name to access the profile of the person that created the share post.
  • The stream is sorted by date/time.

· Additionally, the following existing OpenClass features are still supported in Course Home:

  • Announcements
  • Course Introduction
  • For Review
  • Upcoming
  • Articles

Share

Share posts can be made directly on the dashboard & course home and are viewable by you and your followers or your classmates. Share posts made to followers are also viewable on the profile. You can edit & delete your own share posts. Additionally, any viewable share post can be commented on, and a comment can be deleted by the person that posted it. The following share posts are supported:

• Text

• Inline links

• Links to photos

• Links to YouTube or Vimeo videos

Profile

The profile is the destination for viewing a summary of information about a person. This information can be used to determine if you want to follow the individual. The information can also be used to see what is new with someone you are already following, as well as providing methods to contact him/her. The following features are part of the profile:

• Person’s Stream: All share posts the person has made to his/her followers will appear in the user’s stream.

• Follow: You can follow a person from their profile.

• Profile Information: View the person’s avatar, basic information, contact information, as well as education and employment information. Additionally, you can initiate a Skype session if the person is using a Skype account.

• Person’s Network: View the person’s network which consists of who he/she is following as well as who is following him/her. This can help you expand your network manually.

Edit Profile:

• Enhance Avatar Upload: Avatars of up to 3 MB are permitted.

Additionally, avatars are centered and cropped.

• Profile Information : Profile information has been trimmed down to support the data we anticipate people being willing to fill out such

as contact information, education and employment information.

• Privacy Settings: People can hide their profile or online status. Even if the individual is being followed, the profile and/or online status will be unavailable if the user selects these options.

  • Share posts will be visible regardless of the privacy setting. If the profile is set to ‘private’ the user’s avatar & name will not appear in the stream.

Notifications

• Notifications are available in the toolbar when you are logged into OpenClass. You will be notified of the following activities:

  • Someone is following you.
  • Someone commented on a post that you are participating in.
  • Someone responded to a threaded discussion that you are participating in.
  • Students will receive a notification when an instructor returns a submission.

• Notifications link you to the appropriate location. For example, if you receive a notification that someone responded to a threaded discussion that you are participating in, clicking on that notification will take you to the threaded discussion.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call Mindi Thompson (x3706), David Christianson (x2456) or Scott Hamm (x4944).