Apple Clips

Hello,
I’m writing to share some resources I have come across that are quick, easy and offer some great ideas. Last spring, Apple came out with an app called Clips. This is a simple app that creates short video segments complete with transcription of your audio into text, filters, etc.
For more on the app – visit this page

This summer, Apple Distinguished Educators are making short clips on ways you can integrate tech into your classroom. Some are geared to K-12, but many can be applied to any level of education. They are short and you can quickly review a bunch of them to see if you can find any new ideas. They are being shared via twitter under these hashtags(you can view with or without a twitter account):
#onesmallclip

#classroomclips

@onesmallclip

Not education related, but an example of people using clips – @clipstours

Check them out, I’ll update this post if any new hashtags/collections emerge.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every three weeks along with Production Release Notes. Key features in the July 15 production release are listed below. For more details, view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for July 15, 2017 and its accompanying screencast. The next release is July 31, 2017.

New Features and Upgrades

1. Assignments and pages can now be duplicated in Canvas courses!  Duplicating discussions and quizzes are planned for a future release.

2. Modules replaces Recent Activity Stream as the default Course Home page for new courses. Instructors can still choose a different course home page option.

3. A Course Setup Tutorial is now available and replaces the Course Setup Checklist. In Account Settings, faculty can enable the tutorial to display for all courses.  Learn more about the Course Setup Tutorial here.

4. The default font size has increased from 14px to 16 px and new icons are used throughout Canvas.

5. The new Calendar Scheduler feature is turned on for Endicott. Use the links below to learn about the new Scheduler feature:

Announcing Canvas DocViewer

Canvas DocViewer is the new content preview and annotations tool that will replace the current Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools in Canvas on Monday, June 19.

Why is Canvas switching to DocViewer?

Canvas developed DocViewer to replace the third-party Crocodoc tool to better support customer needs. DocViewer provides a stronger technical foundation to improve existing features, and future product enhancements.

How is DocViewer different?

DocViewer supports all the same document types and the same annotation types as current functionality, with extra benefits including:

  • Modern interface that looks and feels like Canvas
  • Improved performance
  • Fewer clicks

What does DocViewer look like?

In SpeedGrader, the DocViewer toolbar displays the number of pages for a document, zoom in and out of the file, and use one of six annotation types for commenting: point, highlight, free text, strikeout, free draw, and area.

DocViewer for Speedgrader Annotations

How can I learn more about DocViewer?

Read the Canvas Release: Canvas DocViewer release notes to learn more about supported file types, Annotation Tools and Known Issues.

Summer Trainings

We will be using several Friday mornings this summer to offer a series of hand on iPad training sessions. Each session will focus on an app or a theme, and will be presented live then archived online as well. These sessions will take place from 9:30-11:30:
 
Explain Everything – June 9th – LSB 357
Notability – June 23rd – LSB 357
Baiboard(pronounced bye-board) – July 14th – Hospitality Suite/POST Center
iBooks/iBook Author – July 28th – Hospitality Suite/POST Center
Canvas – New Teacher App and Workflow – Aug 11th – Hospitality Suite/POST
Center
– Revamping syllabi, preparing for semester – Aug 18th – Hospitality Suite/POST
Center
 
No RSVP required, come if you are available and bring your iPads!

iOS 11 and new iPad Pro

Hello,

You probably heard about the announcement from Apple last week regarding changes to the iPad Pro and iOS 11. There are some very exciting features that will greatly enhance the feature set and capabilities of the iPad. I have been looking for the best summary of these changes and wanted to share these links. Feel free to shoot me a note if you have any questions.

Video review of iOS 11 on the iPad

Written reviews of iOS changes

Another summary of iOS changes

I will share more if I find some additional information, but for now, we will probably have to wait until September to download and enjoy these great new benefits in iOS 11.

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Please join us for the 

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite, Post Center

Refreshments will be served

 Come hear about the experiences of those who participated in the iPad 1-1 program in 2016-2017.  Faculty and students will share how they utilized iPad Pros or iPad minis for a variety of teaching and learning tasks.  They will show examples from their courses and discuss favorite features and plans for future use.  

  Please R.S.V.P. by replying to this email  –ipad@endicott.edu  if you plan to attend.