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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

Center for Creative Instruction

Continue your journey.  We’ll help.

We support you!  Providing faculty and staff with teaching and technology help is what we do.  Please explore our site for tools and resources to help you in your professional development.  If you find you still have questions, contact us at to open a support ticket.  We’ll do our best to respond promptly and even schedule a follow-up meeting with you if needed.  If you’re interested in collaborative discussion, join the Creative Instructors Community team and post your thoughts and questions in the Professional Development and Brightspace channels (watch Joining a Microsoft Teams with a code – 01:16, code n9v5whd).

Brightspace – News and Notes

Find the latest information on BrightSpace implementation and training here!

Special Bulletin

Knowmia and Zoom
As you prepare for fall 2022, two significant changes are ahead. Both the Knowmia and Zoom contracts end this summer and will be replaced by O365 tools.  Please refer to the CTS posting on the Zoom webpage and use Tech Tools for resources to help you transition to Teams.

The Knowmia transition will be a heavier lift.  User videos on Knowmia must be manually downloaded and uploaded to OneDrive.  In addition, if those videos are to be used in Brightspace, those videos will also need to be added to the specific course.

IMPORTANT: Knowmia users MUST take action to save/delete content on their account.

  • No new videos: Starting 6/1/22, users won’t be able to upload/add content to Knowmia.
  • No Zoom videos: Starting at the end of the semester (5/21/22), Zoom recordings will no longer be transferred to Knowmia.
  • Download videos: Your content will be available until August 22, 2022.

How to transfer videos from Knowmia to OneDrive

  • Log in to
  • Identify videos you want/need to keep (up-to-date lectures and tutorials, exams, committee meetings, etc.)
    • Note: Exams submitted as videos must be kept (archived) for a full year after a course has ended.
  • Select a video to open the view page
  • Select the …More button and Download
  • Create a folder in OneDrive and upload the video (video tutorial)

As part of the migration to Brightspace, O365 integration will eventually be added.  This will allow OneDrive files to be added directly to your courses from OneDrive.

CCI – Summer Support
With the many transitions happening the summer, the CCI would like to remind you that you can always contact for support.  We plan to deliver several sessions this summer to help you transition to Brightspace, Teams, and OneDrive (for Knowmia Videos).  If you want to be notified about these sessions, submit a Keep Me in the Loop form.

The CCI works to strengthen, enhance and support teaching and learning by providing services, resources, programming and collaborative opportunities to the campus community.

Come by each week and check out our Featured section.  We’ll post on important CCI news and highlight new functionality available on your favorite program or app. (Week 16 – 05/16/22)

*Want a reminder, sign-up and we’ll send you a Featured email each Monday.

Important: Check out the Special Bulletin on the top section of the CCI homepage.

This video provides a quick overview of Microsoft Stream (the classic and new version).  Use Stream to create Screen-Capture videos. While the NEW Stream is “under construction,” you can screen record using the “Create” button in Classic Stream.

More Screen Record Options
We’ll be transitioning to the New Stream site sometime this year.  If you’d like to take a peek at the new site visit  Watch Stream Update 2022 – 14:39 for an in-depth explanation of Microsoft’s plans for a better Stream.
In addition to Stream, there are several Microsoft O365 tools that can be used for screen capture.  In Teams, simply share your screen (3 Ways to Share Screen – 06:16) and record the “Meeting” (How to Record a Microsoft Teams Meeting – 02:19).  You can also record your PowerPoint in Teams (watch How to present PowerPoint in Microsoft Teams – 04:47). Finally, if you have a prepared presentation, you can use the record feature within PowerPoint to create a video. One advantage of this option is you can record/re-record slide by slide.  Watch How to use the NEW PowerPoint slide recording feature – 04:05 (this feature will be available soon for our campus, but you can also use the regular record located on the Slide Show tab).
One Link for all Teams Meetings
While setting up scheduled meetings in Teams/Outlook is fast an easy, sometimes it is useful to have a single meeting (a personal “meeting room”) you can share that’s ready to go.  Learn how to schedule a single meeting in Teams and use it multiple times on different dates with different people (watch How to Use a Teams Meeting Over and Over Video – 00:49).  You can find more tutorials on this topic and others on the Teams section of the CCI Tech Tools webpage.

Social Annotation
Part of the CCI “Pedagogy Hack Series,” Judy Lewis from the Music Education department shares a presentation on social annotation (watch Reading Course Texts with Social Annotation Platforms  – 26:14).  She explores how ‘reading together’ drives student engagement and comprehension, builds community outside of classroom time, and can expand the scope and depth of course content.

Collaboration through Screen-Control in Teams
Have you ever wanted to take control of the screen during a meeting?  Whether flipping back to a previous slide or selecting a link displayed on a webpage, the Teams “Give Control” feature allows users to control the “presenter’s” computer while they are sharing the screen (watch Teams meeting - share screen - give control to others – 05:00 ). Also, if you plan to present with two or more presenters, watch Share Control of a PowerPoint Presentation in a Microsoft Teams Meeting – 05:59 for helpful tips.

Looking for more “Featured” content?
Visit More Featured (new each week) posted in Spring 2022.


More Resources

Moodle- Find How-to guides and resources on Moodle (used to deliver course content and instruction).

Base Camp- Find step-by-step guidance on what to learn first if you’re just starting to use technology.

Accessibility- Find resources and tools to help you create accessible content and courses.

Professional Development- Submit this form to request a specific PD session or to volunteer to deliver a session.