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Accurate Video Captions: Tips for Completing SPOT

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Guest post by Catherine McKee, Assistant Distance Learning Coordinator at Mt. SAC Wait. Shouldn’t that be “See Spot run.”? Yes, it should! In this blog post, we’ll address another challenge commonly faced by faculty going through the SPOT certification process: accurate captioning of videos. (If you missed it, the first challenge was using accessible headers.)…Continue Reading Accurate Video Captions: Tips for Completing SPOT

Six Tips for Smooth Sailing in Completing Your SPOT Course

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Guest post by Catherine McKee, Assistant Distance Learning Coordinator at Mt. SAC Sailing through SPOT: Six Tips for Completion Want to get your SPOT course in top shape when you submit? Avoid time-consuming revisions with these suggestions from the Assistant DL Coordinator who manages SPOT!   1. Read every page in the SPOT 2.0 course The…Continue Reading Six Tips for Smooth Sailing in Completing Your SPOT Course

ZOOM Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions

So, uh, you may remember Hugo’s post from a couple weeks ago, Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions. Nope, you’re not stuck in the movie Groundhog Day. Yup, you read the title of today’s post correctly. ZOOM NOW HAS INTEGRATED CAPTIONS! Sorry, I don’t mean to yell at you, but I’m just so excited for…Continue Reading ZOOM Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions

Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions

They did it! They really did it! This week’s blog post is going to be short and sweet, seeing that it is going out on the first day of the Spring 2021 semester and our audience is undoubtedly busy with many fun and exciting start-of-term things. And for this very reason, we considered not making…Continue Reading Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions

Spring Forward: Four Time-Saving Tips for Spring Course Prep

In today’s post, I will share time-saving tips, tools, and resources to help you organize and build student-friendly courses for the coming spring term, or any term for that matter. 1. Course Prep & Start-of-Term Checklist The Course Prep & Start-of-Term Checklist in our Canvas Faculty Center walks you through the basics of setting up your…Continue Reading Spring Forward: Four Time-Saving Tips for Spring Course Prep

Can I show a movie in my online class?

Every so often, we get this question. Perhaps more people wonder about this, especially in the online environment. When I say movies, I’m not talking about the videos you created or freely available stuff on the open web from sites like YouTube, TED.com, or Vimeo, etc. (though I’ll talk about that toward the end so…Continue Reading Can I show a movie in my online class?