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Hello Rotman and Happy December! Welcome to the latest edition of the Rotman Digital Newsletter. Below you will find the latest tips and tricks on Quercus and all things digital learning.

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Quiz Setup Checklist

With final exams on the horizon it is important to make sure that your assessments are set up properly on Quercus. To help, we've created a checklist that covers various Quercus quiz settings. Click here to access the checklist. If you have questions or would like someone to look over your assessment, please contact us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca.


Make your Classes more Interactive with Jamboards

Looking for new ways to bring more interaction into your online classes? Jamboards allow users to interact in real time with a digital whiteboard. You can write and draw, insert images, add post-it notes, resize and share Jamboards with others. Perfect for collaborating and brainstorming in a synchronous class. You can access Jamboards with a Google account here. For more on using Jamboards, take a look at Associate Professor, Marlys Christianson's recent webinar.


How to Set Up Waiting Rooms in Blackboard Collaborate (Video)

The idea of running office hours online can be daunting, especially when considering student privacy. The last thing students want is someone else listening in on their private conversations with professors. If you are thinking of running office hours on Blackboard Collaborate, click here to watch a helpful video on how to create a waiting room for your sessions so you can run them safely.


Camtasia Black Friday Sale!

If you have ever considered buying Camtasia, now is a good time! Camtasia is running a 25% off Black Friday sale until 11:59pm tonight (December 1st). If you are thinking of taking your asynchronous videos to the next level, Camtasia is a great investment. With robust editing tools, you can produce high quality videos from home. Click here for pricing information and to purchase a license.


Take Advantage of Rotman's Poll Everywhere License

Poll Everywhere is available to the Rotman community. It allows you to create visually engaging polls that easily integrate into your existing Powerpoint, Google Slides, and Keynote presentations. Poll Everywhere allows you to embed polls into slides and progress through them as part of the natural flow of your class. Students can respond online in real time through their phones or computers and you can activate, lock, and display poll results as needed. Click here to learn how to access Poll everywhere