Welcome to the Latest Edition!

March 2, 2021

Good morning Rotman! Below you will find the latest tips and tricks on Quercus and all things digital learning.

If ever you have feedback or questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca

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Student Groups:

Self Sign-up (Video)

There are a number of ways to create and organize student groups in Quercus. Allowing students to self-select their teammates is a common method. This video will help you to understand the Self Sign-up tool. Click here to watch.

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Webinar: Captioning in Microsoft Teams 

This week's Connect and Learn session is focused on captioning in Microsoft Teams. The session will run tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th from 12-1pm. Topics covered include: live captioning, creating transcripts, best practices, recent updates, and more. If you're interested in joining, click here.

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Accessibility Checklist for Faculty

As a campus community, it is important that we design learning experiences that are both accessible and inclusive. Below is a checklist with information to support faculty in the design and delivery of accessible online learning experiences. Click here to take a look.

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Quercus Update: New Canvas Release Notes

Canvas (Quercus) has recently released a number of updates to the platform. You may have already seen them deployed on your course page but we want to highlight two in particular: the new "pretty" HTML editor and improvements to the way LaTeX equations are built. Click here to learn more.

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Noise Cancelling with Krisp

Looking to improve the audio quality of your live classes or asynchronous videos? The Krisp noise cancelling app significantly reduces background noise during calls and recordings. The free trial allows up to 120 minutes of use per week. Click here for more information and here to download.

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