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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Center for Creative Instruction

Continue your journey.  We’ll help.

We support you!  Providing faculty and staff with the teaching and technology help they need is essential to the Potsdam community.  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 cci@potsdam.edu to open a support ticket.  We’ll do our best to respond promptly and even schedule a follow-up meeting with you if needed.

Mission Statement

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

Featured (new each week)

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 8 – 10/18/21)

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Teams Whiteboard and Breakout Rooms have some exciting new features that should rollout to our campus system soon!  Watch this short video to discover other cool features that are on the way this month.

Restore Deleted Items
As we use OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint more and more, it’s good to know you can recover a file or item you’ve deleted.  The process is easy, so watch this short video to find out how (How to restore deleted items on SharePoint – 01:23).

Office Hours using Zoom
While you can schedule meetings within your Moodle course using the Zoom external tool, it doesn’t work well for office hours.  Instead, you can use your Zoom Personal Meeting Room (01:34).

Knowmia Upgrades
If you haven’t noticed, Knowmia has recently made changes to how videos and folders display in your library.  Also, the Launch Capture app has new features that may require you to do the following (do this in a Chrome browser).

  • Go to potsdam.techsmithrelay.com
  • Select the Sign in button on the page and sign in using your campus username and password
  • Select the Launch Capture button
  • Select the Open Techsmith Capture button in the pop-up window
  • The campus sign-in page will open (again) and sign in using your campus username and password
  • Capture should launch successfully, and you shouldn’t have to do this again

If you have trouble, you should normally request help directly from Knowmia.  However, TechSmith’s sign-in system has recently changed as well and our campus Knowmia account is not directly linked.  The system should be updated soon, but in the interim, please forward all Knowmia issues to cci@potsdam.edu and we will generate a Knowmia support ticket for you.

Office Hours using Teams
Using Teams is a great way to manage Office Hours. Find out how to add an Office Hours channel that your students can use to meet with you without having to schedule meetings. You can even add a direct link to your office hours in Moodle.

Sample Text:

Weekly Times
Monday-Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3pm.
Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 1 pm.

Reply to the Office Hours post to let me know you’re waiting.  If I’m not meeting with someone, I’ll ask you to join the meeting.

*If you join, you will be placed in the Lobby until I let you in.

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.