Fall TechSmith Relay Training

Are you interested in learning more about TechSmith Relay, the “easiest-to-use educational video platform?”

Relay is accessible, integrates with Blackboard, adds quizzing and analytics. It also provides “cloud” hosting, including the ability to pull in other videos like YouTube.

In this session, we will cover how to access, download, install and use the recorder. We’ll also show you how to edit or import videos. Finally, we’ll show you how to use the new Blackboard integration.

Join us in 351 RJF or via Zoom at one of these fall training sessions:

  • 9/10 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 9/16 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • 10/17 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 10/23 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg if you plan to attend in-person or online at https://grcc.zoom.us/j/389236890 if you plan to attend virtually using Zoom.

2019 MI OER Summit at Delta College

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Michigan Colleges Online is pleased to announce the 2019 MI OER Summit – a gathering of OPEN enthusiasts and those who are interested and eager to learn, network and advocate. This year’s event is hosted by Delta College (University Center, MI). For more information and to register online go to: http://www.mioersummit.org.

When: October 18, 2019,  8:30 am – 3:45 pm 

Where: Lecture Theatre 1961 Delta Road University Center, MI 48710 

Keynote: Jess Mitchell  Senior Manager Research + Design Inclusive Design Research Centre OCAD University Toronto Canada  Inclusive Design in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Access 

Plus breakout sessions, discipline roundtables, lunch and prizes! 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Faculty
  • Librarians 
  • Instructional designers 
  • Administrators 
  • K-12 teachers & administrators 
  • Students 

Zoom Tip

It is always a good idea to start-up the computer and get everything ready before class starts. Today, I captured the steps I take to start a virtual meeting. After everything was good to go, I simply shared a whiteboard with a message letting anyone know that I’d be back to start the class. Check out my tip in the video below.

Watch Meegan prepare for the OHCC and start a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Blackboard New Features: Adding Files from Cloud Storage

GRCC recently updated Blackboard. Over the next few days, we will post about the new features that may impact you and your students. Up first, adding files from Cloud Storage.

When you use the Item or Assignment tool, you can use the “Select File” icon (in the Text Editor) to access Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Box. More details are available at Blackboard OnDemand (Help).

Your students can also add files from cloud storage within the Assignment tool. More details available on Blackboard’s Student Help site.

You can also watch a video on adding files from cloud storage here:

If you have question on how to use this new tool, e-mail dlit@grcc.edu.