What’s in this Week’s Blog?
This week we are focusing on getting ready for the semester. Check out our topics:
- Upcoming Workshops
- Scot Daily Health Check App
- Moodle Tips
- Infobase Learning Cloud
- Microsoft Training Sessions
- What’s New in Microsoft Recap
- Educational Technology Support Videos
- Here for You
- Need Help?
Educational Technology will be hosting some more virtual workshops this semester. Download the calendar event(s) below to add them to your own calendar.
- Learn about the basics of Microsoft Sway to create a dynamic newsletter
- For more information, see our Sway Basics Workshop post
- Join us Thursday, March 4th @11:15a.m. in a Teams call
Microsoft Forms Integration Workshop
- Learn tips and new Forms updates as well as Forms integration with other apps including polling in a Teams meeting, a quiz question in a Stream video, and more.
- For more Forms tips and workshop details, see our Forms integration post.
- Join us Thursday, March 11th @11:15a.m. in a Teams call
Scot Daily Health Check Notification App
You can now receive text messages for the Scot Daily Health Check. Find our more information on our post.
Need help using the Scot Daily Health Check Notification App? Check out this post and quick video made by Student Technology Assistants. You can also review the documentation for the Health Check App.
Need more help? Reach out to our Help Desk at email@example.com.
This week’s Moodle tip is to add the activities block to your course. The activities block helps you and your students see what content is available in your course such as assignments, forums, and much more. It automatically updates when you add new content to the course. Check out our support video on using the activities block.
Infobase Learning Cloud
Faculty, staff, and students have on-demand access to professional development and training courses through our partnership with Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly known as Hoonuit and Atomic Learning). Offered as short, video tutorials, Infobase provides content on technology training (Office 365, Adobe, Moodle etc.), research paper writing, career planning, and much more.
For more information on what Infobase Learning Cloud can offer you or your students, visit our Infobase post on Technology@Wooster.
Faculty: you can use the external tool link to add Infobase content directly to your Moodle course. See our Using the Infobase external tool page in our Moodle Professional Development course for details.
Microsoft Training Sessions
We would like to thank everyone who joined us and the Cleveland-based Microsoft Trainers for our training sessions.
If you were not able to attend the Organizing Teams Live Events session on Thursday, February 25th, you can still visit the link to watch the recording. The session focuses on how to set up live events, when a Live Event might be better than a Teams meeting, best practices, and more. Please see our Microsoft Teams Live Event post for more information.
You can watch all the sessions for 180 days on our Microsoft Training post.
What’s New in Microsoft Recap
Did you know that Microsoft is constantly rolling out features for Office 365? Here are some of the newest and upcoming features. (We do not have any control over when Microsoft releases updates.)
Want to know what the top updates to use in 2021? Well, look no further than Microsoft’s Mike Tholfsen’s video on 11 Features for Teams in 2021 (some of these are still rolling out).
Features Rolling Out
- Word on the Web now supports embeds from interactive apps
- More Outlook and Teams integrations (features are still rolling out)
- Nine new features for Microsoft Forms including mobile updates
Recent Video Tips to Check Out
Some recent tips videos to check out:
- Micro tip: How to Import PDF into Excel
We will continue to add to our updates on our Microsoft Updates post.
Want to suggest something to Microsoft for an improvement? You can via their UserVoice platform. Here are a few to check out:
Educational Technology Support Videos
Did you know that Educational Technology has support videos? Check out our Ed Tech Support Videos today.
Here for You
Educational Technology and Technology Services is still working hard to bring you new updates, resources, and more! Follow this blog and social media accounts to be sure to stay up to date with the latest information.