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You’ll find the latest from the Adams Center staff here at the Adams Blog.  The content varies, but the subject is always the same: teaching and learning.

Convert failed Zoom recordings

If your Zoom recording fails to turn into an mp4 file, you may see something like this in the recording folder.  You can convert it via the Zoom app on your computer. Here is how: If you don't have a Zoom app on your computer, download it here. Sign in. Go to the...

Access Course Meetings Outside of Canvas

Both students and instructors can import their Canvas Calendar into their Google calendar so that all daily events appear in the same place. This is especially helpful if you have Zoom sessions scheduled and Canvas happens to have a load issue during the time of a...

Transparent Assessment Example

In the Adams Center, we have hosted multiple sessions extolling the virtues of "transparent assignments"; that is, assignments that make explicitly clear the purpose of an assignment along with the skills and tasks needed to successfully complete that assignment. This...

Enabling Closed Captioning on Zoom

You could now enable closed captioning on Zoom. To do so, log in to Zoom, go to "settings", and under "In Meeting (Advanced)," turn on closed captioning and "enable live transcription service...". You could also enable "save captions" for participants, or not. Once it...

Tips for adjusting your course activities

There are many ways you can adjust your course activities as timeframes shift. Here are a few tips: If you have multiple calendar items you will need to change due dates, go to the course calendar, and "drag and drop" the items to the next weeks, which would be much...

Tips for Teaching in a Hyflex Environment

It can be quite challenging to teach in a “Hyflex” (hybrid and flexible) environment, also known as the split environment, with some students attending face-to-face, while others join remotely via virtual conferencing. Before the pandemic, some top universities invest...

Academic Coaching 2021

University Access Programs offers Academic Coaching. Please see the following Canvas course and interest form for more information on getting students connected to this fantastic resource. Link to Canvas page: https://acu.instructure.com/courses/2631626 Link to...

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