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Meet Ally, a new accessibility tool in Canvas

A new accessibility platform called Ally is now available in all Canvas course sites with tools for faculty and students.

Faculty and students who want to explore Ally may do so starting Spring 2022. We’ll gather your feedback, questions and suggestions to prepare training and support resources to be ready for the official launch of Ally in Fall 2022.

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Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

FMC Student Perspective: Ryan Ferry

FMC Student Perspective: Ryan Ferry By: Ryan Ferry “Media has so many possibilities to expand upon the knowledge learned in class and highlight interesting points/examples that students would fail to remember if only mentioned in a fleeting moment in a lecture.” Ryan, FMC student employee and senior Finance major at

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Media Services
Academic Technologies

Media Services: Broadcasting Around The World From LInC

Waiting for me every morning in my email inbox is OSU Today, a daily email collecting bits and bobs about OSU – events, opportunities, and my favorite, Today in the News Media. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our faculty are often featured across the news media, either to tell the story of their work, or to use their background and expertise to help explain a subject through the media.

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Student Multimedia Services
Academic Technologies

Student Multimedia Services: Who We Are​

When I walked into SMS it was clear to me that the space had been undersold by the professor. I had been told about the equipment check-out, but the scope of SMS was much broader than that.

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Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

The FMC Experience: Creating DIY Media at the Faculty Media Center

The Faculty Media Center was developed to make creating your own media quick and easy. Our Do-It-Yourself approach aims to eliminate complex production tasks, enabling you to leave with a finished media product on the same day it was recorded. To help you get started, we’re excited to share our simple 3-step FMC Media Experience.

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Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Winter Update

Workshops and Webinars  Find out what’s new in 2022 and get hands-on help with tools for teaching and learning from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Ecampus, and Academic Technologies. Check out our winter term webinars and workshops – descriptions and registration here.  Gradescope Bubble Sheet Exams Scantron services will

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Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Project Spotlight When a new university public safety model implements in a pandemic one practical question stands out: how to swear in new officers and conduct mandatory training remotely? To solve the problem Oregon State University (Corvallis) Operations Lt. Jon-Michael McDaniel turned to the department of Academic Technology. By adapting

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Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Duo required for Canvas access Starting December 15, 2020 Duo authentication will be required to access Canvas from the web and Canvas mobile apps. This change will be consistent with the login experience for most other OSU IT services, and will improve security for the OSU community. Users who access Canvas with a personal account (e.g., PACE,

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Classroom Technology Services
Academic Technologies

2—3—1 GO!

A group of mask clad IT professionals speedily open conduit, select locations for microphones, and begin pulling cable, the first, and most laborious step in Operation 231. “Operation 231 is a push to put video learning capability in as many classrooms as we possibly can before the fall…” said David

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Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Teaching summer classes, Faculty Media Center, Proctoring, Canvas, Kaltura, Top Hat, Gradescope, Student Multimedia Studio, Tech Keep Teaching Assistants (TechKTAs)

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Media Services
Academic Technologies

Tech Keep Teaching Assistants Smooth Transition to Remote Learning

Let’s zoom back to mid-March when we were asking: what does remote learning look like for students, for faculty, and how can we help users navigate the virtual classroom? The LInC building, Academic Technology’s campus home began to sit quietly, classrooms eerily empty. While in non-campus homes faculty and staff worked from makeshift garage offices or wooden kitchen tables, preparing for spring term via remote learning. 

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Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

Your NEW Faculty Media Center

Have you thought about creating media for your teaching, research, and outreach? Does limited time and money subdue your enthusiasm for creating your own media?

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Technology Across The Curriculum
Academic Technologies

Two-Color Twist Exam Method

Exams may indicate what students have learned, but what do students learn from taking exams?

Try John Selker’s Two-Color Twist exam method and you may find your students valuing exams as learning experiences. John transforms his exam sessions by leveraging both individual knowledge and collaborative engagement in a way that makes exam results more valuable and grading effort more efficient.

Read More »
Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Fall 2019 Newsletter

The Academic Technology Fall 2019 newsletter is hot off the press. Learn about the tools and resources we worked on this summer to support your teaching goals at OSU. Updates on Faculty Media Center, Canvas, Gradescope, and so much more.

Read More »
Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

Faculty Media Center Launch

The Faculty Media Center empowers faculty and staff to create media for teaching, training and outreach activities. Founded on the ideas of media fluency and a do-it-yourself approach, we provide faculty and staff access to flexible, dynamic space populated with user-friendly media creation technologies and on-site consultation. There is no cost to access the service and support at Faculty Media Center.

Read More »
Learning Platform Services
Academic Technologies

Meet Ally, a new accessibility tool in Canvas

A new accessibility platform called Ally is now available in all Canvas course sites with tools for faculty and students.

Faculty and students who want to explore Ally may do so starting Spring 2022. We’ll gather your feedback, questions and suggestions to prepare training and support resources to be ready for the official launch of Ally in Fall 2022.

Read More »
Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

FMC Student Perspective: Ryan Ferry

FMC Student Perspective: Ryan Ferry By: Ryan Ferry “Media has so many possibilities to expand upon the knowledge learned in class and highlight interesting points/examples that students would fail to remember if only mentioned in a fleeting moment in a lecture.” Ryan, FMC student employee and senior Finance major at

Read More »
Media Services
Academic Technologies

Media Services: Broadcasting Around The World From LInC

Waiting for me every morning in my email inbox is OSU Today, a daily email collecting bits and bobs about OSU – events, opportunities, and my favorite, Today in the News Media. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our faculty are often featured across the news media, either to tell the story of their work, or to use their background and expertise to help explain a subject through the media.

Read More »
Student Multimedia Services
Academic Technologies

Student Multimedia Services: Who We Are​

When I walked into SMS it was clear to me that the space had been undersold by the professor. I had been told about the equipment check-out, but the scope of SMS was much broader than that.

Read More »
Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

The FMC Experience: Creating DIY Media at the Faculty Media Center

The Faculty Media Center was developed to make creating your own media quick and easy. Our Do-It-Yourself approach aims to eliminate complex production tasks, enabling you to leave with a finished media product on the same day it was recorded. To help you get started, we’re excited to share our simple 3-step FMC Media Experience.

Read More »
Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Winter Update

Workshops and Webinars  Find out what’s new in 2022 and get hands-on help with tools for teaching and learning from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Ecampus, and Academic Technologies. Check out our winter term webinars and workshops – descriptions and registration here.  Gradescope Bubble Sheet Exams Scantron services will

Read More »
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SMS hosts Media Pop-in Sessions!

Do you have burning questions about your next digital media assignment?

Call us for updates regarding scheduling for our 30 min crash-course workshops. Available online!

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Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Project Spotlight When a new university public safety model implements in a pandemic one practical question stands out: how to swear in new officers and conduct mandatory training remotely? To solve the problem Oregon State University (Corvallis) Operations Lt. Jon-Michael McDaniel turned to the department of Academic Technology. By adapting

Read More »
Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Duo required for Canvas access Starting December 15, 2020 Duo authentication will be required to access Canvas from the web and Canvas mobile apps. This change will be consistent with the login experience for most other OSU IT services, and will improve security for the OSU community. Users who access Canvas with a personal account (e.g., PACE,

Read More »
Classroom Technology Services
Academic Technologies

2—3—1 GO!

A group of mask clad IT professionals speedily open conduit, select locations for microphones, and begin pulling cable, the first, and most laborious step in Operation 231. “Operation 231 is a push to put video learning capability in as many classrooms as we possibly can before the fall…” said David

Read More »
Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Teaching summer classes, Faculty Media Center, Proctoring, Canvas, Kaltura, Top Hat, Gradescope, Student Multimedia Studio, Tech Keep Teaching Assistants (TechKTAs)

Read More »
Media Services
Academic Technologies

Tech Keep Teaching Assistants Smooth Transition to Remote Learning

Let’s zoom back to mid-March when we were asking: what does remote learning look like for students, for faculty, and how can we help users navigate the virtual classroom? The LInC building, Academic Technology’s campus home began to sit quietly, classrooms eerily empty. While in non-campus homes faculty and staff worked from makeshift garage offices or wooden kitchen tables, preparing for spring term via remote learning. 

Read More »
Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

Your NEW Faculty Media Center

Have you thought about creating media for your teaching, research, and outreach? Does limited time and money subdue your enthusiasm for creating your own media?

Read More »
Technology Across The Curriculum
Academic Technologies

Two-Color Twist Exam Method

Exams may indicate what students have learned, but what do students learn from taking exams?

Try John Selker’s Two-Color Twist exam method and you may find your students valuing exams as learning experiences. John transforms his exam sessions by leveraging both individual knowledge and collaborative engagement in a way that makes exam results more valuable and grading effort more efficient.

Read More »
Newsletter
Academic Technologies

Fall 2019 Newsletter

The Academic Technology Fall 2019 newsletter is hot off the press. Learn about the tools and resources we worked on this summer to support your teaching goals at OSU. Updates on Faculty Media Center, Canvas, Gradescope, and so much more.

Read More »
Faculty Media Center
Academic Technologies

Faculty Media Center Launch

The Faculty Media Center empowers faculty and staff to create media for teaching, training and outreach activities. Founded on the ideas of media fluency and a do-it-yourself approach, we provide faculty and staff access to flexible, dynamic space populated with user-friendly media creation technologies and on-site consultation. There is no cost to access the service and support at Faculty Media Center.

Read More »

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