This week’s Student Tech Tip demonstrates how to install and use Grammarly. Grammarly is a writing assistant app that can help you and your students to eliminate grammar errors and make written text clear and engaging. You can choose to use Grammarly on the web, or install one of the Grammarly apps to use from your device. The video below demonstrates both options.
Our second Student Tech Tip demonstrates how to access LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform that offers courses in creative subjects such as architecture, graphic design, photography, and video editing. The courses are created by industry experts. LinkedIn Learning is available to both students and staff.
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This week’s Two Minute Tech Tip demonstrates how to add automatic, live captions to your Zoom meetings in real-time. That means your participants will be able to turn closed captions on and off during your meeting.
There are two different methods for providing automatic, live captions in Zoom. You can use Zoom’s live transcription service or Otter.ai’s live transcription service. There may be errors in the captions provided by either service as they are both provided by an AI program.
Choosing between Zoom Automatic Live Transcription and Otter.ai Live Notes Transcription
Whether you choose to use Zoom’s live transcription service or Otter.ai’s live transcription service will depend on whether you are recording your Zoom meeting in order to upload it to Planet eStream or Canvas.
If you’re recording your event, you’ll need to provide a closed caption file (.SRT) to upload alongside your video, as captions will not be captured in your Zoom recording. You can do this by using Otter.ai’s live transcription service.
If you have used Zoom’s live transcription to provide your captions, you’ll need to upload your video to Otter.ai to get captions.
Setting up closed captions with Zoom Automatic Live Transcription
Setting up closed captions with Otter.ai Live Notes Transcription
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.
Did you know that you can set up a Canvas assignment so that peer review can be automatically assigned? In this week’s 2 Minute Tech Tip, we’ll show you how.
If you have any questions about this or any other learning technology topic, please contact LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk
In this week’s 2 Minute Tech Tip video you can find out how to set up a rubric and add it to your assignment to Canvas. Rubrics make your grading criteria clear to students, and can be used to provide feedback in Speedgrader.
For more information about setting up assignments and using Speedgrader in Canvas, please take a look at our guidance on Canvas.
If you have questions about this video or any other questions related to learning technology, please contact LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk