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Tech Tip: Using Zoom in Canvas

This short video shows you how to find and access your Zoom meetings in Canvas and also explores some common problems you may encounter, and how to fix these. Below you will find links to further information and where to access help or assistance in using Zoom in Canvas at GSA.

The IT pages on the Student Intranet contain more information about installing and setting up you Zoom account at GSA.

Check out our How to Use Zoom page on Canvas which contains a useful FAQ section that answers many common issues and questions. You can also visit the LTHelp for Students Canvas course for more help and advice using Canvas at GSA.

For help with anything covered in this post, or any other Canvas queries, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

2 Minute Tech Tip No. 18: How to set up an Assignment so that Students can Submit Padlets

 This week’s tech tip demonstrates how to set up a Canvas assignment so that students will be able to submit both an embedded version of their Padlet, as well as a PDF version of their Padlet. By submitting the PDF version of their Padlet alongside the embedded one, you’ll be able to check that the Padlet has not changed since the due date of your assignment. 

Students will need guidance on how to embed their Padlet into a Canvas assignment, and how to export their Padlet as a PDF. To help with this, we’ve created a Student Tech Tip video that you can embed in your assignment instructions, which demonstrates how to embed a Padlet into an assignment, and how to export their Padlet as a PDF:
You can grab the embed code for this video in Planet eStream.
If you have questions related to setting up assignments or any other learning technology related topics, please contact LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk 

Library Services Student Survey 2020: Help Us & Win

Our 2020 Library Services Student Survey is now live!

Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you would like to give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for your choice of either £100 Paint & Mortar vouchers or £100 National Book Tokens. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YourGSALibrary

Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Drop in and browse through the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. It is a collection of five hundred designs beginning with the advent of mechanical reproduction all the way through to the contemporary designs of today. In this extensive collection you will find everything from the Gutenberg Bible, Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, maps of the New York Subway to album covers and commissioned posters.

To view this amazing resource just speak to a member of staff at the front desk.

Learning Technology Tea Breaks Semester 1 19/20

Glasgow School of Art Library are running Learning Technology Tea Breaks on a Thursday and Fridaythrough Semester 1 in the Library. They are short classes that focus on a specific topic each week. They happen on a Thursday evening at 5.30pm and a Friday afternoon at 3.30pm. All classes take place in the Quiet Study Space, upstairs in the Library.

Semester 1 Tea Breaks

17th/18th October – Using Microsoft Word for dissertations
24th/25th October – Referencing
31st/1st Oct/Nov – Library Essentials for PHD and Post Grad students
7th/8th November – Scanning
14th/15th November – Editing Images in Photoshop

28th/29th November – Creating a Photozine using InDesign
5th/6th December – Webtastic, a look at portfolio websites
12th/13th December – Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

New Archives Catalogue

The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections are delighted to announce the launch of a new online catalogue for our holdings, see: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/archives

We’ve recently migrated to a new system for our collections management activities and for our online catalogue which allows uses to search and browse our catalogue in more ways, including by collection title, image thumbnail, name, subject, place or date range. The new system will also allow Archives and Collections staff to better track additional information about the collections, such as locations and conservation information, so there’s lots of improvements going on behind the scenes too! You can find out about more new features by checking out our blog post here: https://gsaarchives.net/2019/06/announcing-a-new-online-catalogue-for-gsas-archives-and-collections/.

We really hope you enjoy using our new catalogue. If you need any help using the catalogue, or if you’re interested in finding our more about our holdings and how they can support learning, teaching and research, or if you’d like to make an appointment to view material in person, please contact us by emailing archives@gsa.ac.uk

Happy browsing!

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