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Tech Spotlight: PlayPosit

Sept. 20, 2018

The PlayPosit interactive video quizzing is now a supported CU Boulder campus service for users of Canvas and D2L. This interactive video tool allows you to customize the student experience. Using video from YouTube, Kaltura, or other sources, you can add images, text, or a variety of quiz questions; share...

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Your New Lab Partner Might Be a Robot...

Aug. 24, 2018

OIT is excited to offer a new service this semester: Kubi - Remote Presence Technology. Kubi is a robotic “neck” that holds a tablet and allows a remote user to control the tablet through a Zoom web conference meeting. From their own computer, the remote student can see, hear, and...

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Tech of the Month: Canvas SpeedGrader

April 26, 2018

As the semester winds down, is your desk buried in piles of ungraded student papers? Is your ink-stained hand cramping from writing comments? Are you dusting off your calculator to tabulate grades? Now there is a better way – the Canvas SpeedGrader! Integrated within the Gradebook, the SpeedGrader allows instructors...

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Perusall (March 2018 tech)

March 20, 2018

In 2015, ASSETT conducted a campus-wide Teaching with Technology survey of faculty from across campus. A theme that emerged was they wanted strategies and tools for motivating students to prepare in advance. Our Tech of the Month, Perusall, was designed to do just that — it helps students master readings...

tech of month (February 2018 tech)

Feb. 27, 2018 is an online library of thousands of high-quality video tutorials, created by industry professionals teaching a wide variety of software tools and skills. The courses are on-demand, so you can start and stop the tutorials and complete courses at your own pace. Best of all, the full range of...

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Screencasting (January 2018 tech)

Jan. 24, 2018

The process of selecting a screencasting tool can be overwhelming, especially considering the sheer volume of available options. If screencasting is something you’re interested in, we’ve provided you with a short list of our favorites. All of these option are available on Mac or PC. And, have the ability to...


Tech of the Month - November 2017- Plickers

Nov. 3, 2017

Formative assessment is a crucial component of teaching and learning. Faculty often ask how to conduct ‘clicker like’ activities to gauge how well students are understanding, or not understanding concepts. While there are many ways of accomplishing this, one technology to consider is Plickers. Plickers are cards with a unique...


Tech of the Month- October 2017- Anki

Oct. 2, 2017

Try Anki . Anki is an application that presents flashcards based on how many times you get a card right or wrong. It’s design reinforces spaced learning and retrieval practice as mentioned in this month’s teaching tips section. Anki will show cards you get wrong more frequently until you get...

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Tech of the Month - March 2017 - G Suite

March 20, 2017

G Suite Aside from the name change from Google Apps to G Suite, you may have noticed other updates to these tools. While it’s hard to stay up to date with these changes, here are a few new features you may find beneficial. Assign Action Items in Google Doc, Sheets,...

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Tech of the Month - February 2017 - The Kubi

Feb. 21, 2017

By Austin Chau How might students who can’t be in class still have an in-class experience? Though they are earnest to learn, some students have situations that cause them to miss class. OIT, in partnership with Athletics and Advising, is conducting a pilot that takes the typical video conferencing experience...