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Educational Technologies

Educational Technology Demonstration Schedule
Wednesdays, September 16-November 18, 2020 & January 27-April 7, 2021, 1200-1300. 
All educational technology demonstrations are held through Google Meet from 1200-1300 on the following dates:
Educational Technology Demo Dates
Panopto Sep. 16 & Oct. 21
Google Hangouts Meet Sep. 23 & Oct. 28
Zoom Oct. 7 & Nov. 4
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor Oct. 14 & Nov. 18 

  • Panopto is the leading provider of software that allows academic institutions to create, manage, and distribute searchable multimedia. Universities can use Panopto’s Software to consolidate and manage existing video assets in a secure, centralized repository, and also record new lectures, flipped classroom videos, presentations, training programs and simulations.  Panopto’s unique capability set includes:
    • Recording an unlimited number of video feeds simultaneously
    • Distributed recording, which is critical for capturing video cost-effectively within large learning spaces
    • Comprehensive video search including ASR, OCR, slide content, personal notes, and other metadata
    • Remotely monitoring and controlling your video infrastructure from phones and tablets
    • Failsafe recording and cross-availability zone failover, which provide unmatched video capture reliability
    • 1st-party, ADA-compliant captioning starting at $1 per minute
    • Multi-camera video editing from any web browser
    • Custom branding and video curation at the department level
    • Multi-camera, interactive video playback optimized for learning
    • Integration with the widest range of video conferencing solutions
Google Hangouts Meet

Google Meet is a new video conferencing application designed for HD video meetings. It is the business-oriented version of Google Hangouts and is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

  • Google Hangouts Meet FAQs
  • Google Hangouts Meet  Q & A Session Video Recording
  • Scheduling a Class Using Google Hangouts Meet
  • Google's Training Site
  • New Screen Share Feature with Video/Audio Playback 
    • You now have the option to present entire screen, a window, or a chrome tab. When you present a tab, it will be highlighted so you can clearly see which one you’re presenting. If you change your view to a new tab, a pop-up will ask if you want to switch to presenting the new tab or keep presenting the previous tab, making it easy to move between tabs and control what information you share with the meeting. 
    • You can now playback high quality video with audio via Chrome tab. Presenting a Chrome tab shares that tab's audio by default. This will correct issues when presenting slides with embedded videos or GIFs, or with animated transitions between slides.
  • Google Hangouts Meet Video Tutorials
  • Chrom Extensions for Google Meet: the following extensions only work with the Google Chrome Browser.
    • Chrome Extension Policy: Policy and processes were recently established to evaluate third party extensions and approve those that are risk acceptable.  It’s important that users understand the terms of service associated with approved third party extensions:
      • The Chrome browser is configuration controlled required software on all USNA enterprise workstations. It is required to be maintained current with patches and updates as they are published by Google.
      • Approved third party extensions are optional software that can be installed at user discretion. Third party extensions are not under configuration control and are approved on a customer self-supported basis.  Installation, configuration, troubleshooting, use and update are solely the responsibility of the end user.
      • Extensions might not function after updates are made to the Chrome browser.  The extension provider is responsible for restoring extension functionality if it breaks due to a browser update, and the user is responsible for updating the extensions they have opted to install and use.

    • Grid View: View all meeting participants at once. 
      • Without the extension, the expanded tiled layout of Google Meet will allow Web users simultaneously see up to 16 participants at once (Click on the three dots at the bottom right hand corner of the Meet window, and select “Change Layout>>Tiled”). 

    • Attendance Extension: Collect attendance in a Google Sheet from a Google Meet.
      • When in Meet select to view the people. Accept the permissions the first time. Close and reopen the people to capture attendance for the first time. Click the Attendance icon to open the Attendance Spreadsheet. Right click for further options. 
      • Video tutorial on using the Attendance Extension

    • Nod Extension: Collect realtime student feedback.
      • When running larger meetings in Google Meet, it can be difficult to gauge real-time feedback as you are speaking. Nod allows students to send real-time reactions via quick emoji reactions to presenters and speakers during meetings on Google Meet.

    • Dualless Extension: Dual monitor solution.
      • It splits your browser windows into two by just 2 clicks. The ratio can be adjusted according to your needs. You may have a browser window showing on the right that occupy 30% of your screen. Then the rest of space leave to Google Meet.
      • Click on the Dualless icon on the upper right-hand corner of your Chrome browser to access options.
      • Note that Dualless only works to split browser windows. For PowerPoint, you can present it in a resizable window by following the instructions below. 
        • Open PowerPoint and go to "Slide Show >> Set up Slide Show". 
        • For "Show type", choose "Browsed by an individual (window)" and click on "OK". 
        • Click "From Beginning" or "From Current Slide" to start the slide show.
        • Resize the window as needed. You can put the PowerPoint window side by side to the Google Meet window. 

    • Video Mirror Extension: Mirrors all videos on a page.
      • Mirror (flip horizontally) videos on any page (including YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, etc.)!
      • Usage: on a page with a video (or multiple videos), click the VideoMirror icon (it should be red). All videos on the page should become mirrored. Click again to undo.
        Video Mirror

    • Push to Talk Extension: Hold <space> to talk, release to go back to mute.
      • Mute on joining the meeting.
      • Mute/Unmute: quick push <space>.
        Push to talk

    • Breakout Room Extension by Robert Hudek:
      • Single click to open all your Breakout Rooms in either Tile or Tab format
      • Single click to assign Participants to Breakout Rooms
      • Single click to Move between Breakout Rooms using a slider, automatically handles your Speaker/Mic/Video for the active room and the non-active rooms.
      • Single click to broadcast Audio and Video into All Rooms
      • Single click to download simple reports and/or copy to the clipboard
      • Single click to remove participants from room and close room when finished
      • Customize screen colors and gradients
      • One-time setup of meet links, Reuse over and over again

    • Mute Tab Extension: This extension allows you to mute individual tabs by a new context menu option or interacting with the extension icon.
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
Interactive Projectors
Interactive projectors are a new technology that can turn any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard on which you can annotate. Epson BrightLink Pro 1430Wi integrates the utility of your whiteboard, projector and interactive display and easily connects to video conferencing equipment. It turns any surface into an interactive area on which you can annotate. Remote participants can use their mobile devices and write to the digital whiteboard in real time. Share notes easily; save, email or print directly - no PC or software required. Just turn it on and start writing with the pens or your fingers. A video presentation of this projector can be accessed at: Additional information about this projector can be accessed on Epson's site.
Learning Catalytics
Learning Catalytics is an advanced cloud-based student response system that you can use in lieu of clickers (such as TurningPoint and eInstruction clickers). Instructors push out questions to students via the web and students use their own web-enabled device (laptop, iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Kindle fire, Nook, etc.) to answer the questions. Since Learning Catalytics was first introduced to USNA faculty in 2012,  a number of new features and enhancements are now available including full integration with select MyLabs, enhanced editor for creating questions, and new options for several question types. A list of new features and enhancements can be accessed at: 

In addition to multiple-choice questions, you can use Learning Catalytics to ask questions in many open-ended formats, including graphical, numerical, algebraic, or textual questions -- for example, you can ask students to sketch a graph, select a point on an image, highlight a passage, or enter text and instantly generate a word cloud for the class. Learning Catalytics can also use students' responses to automatically and intelligently place students into groups for peer instruction discussions to maximize discussion productivity. You can use Learning Catalytics synchronously -- like you would use clickers in class -- or you can use Learning Catalytics to deliver self-paced or team-based assessments. And since Learning Catalytics is cloud-based, all student response data is automatically aggregated and made available to you (and any support staff you designate) in graphical dashboards so that you can easily monitor the progress of students individually and the class as a whole.
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