Create a Video Quiz Using Kaltura

Using Kaltura to create videos to insert into Blackboard is a useful pedagogical tool. But even better, Kaltura allows you to create video quizzes to give your students. You simply use your existing Kaltura media or create new media and use the tool to insert questions into the video! This allows you to test student engagement during videos or to ensure that they understood the goals and purpose of the video for the course. Read on for instructions on how to utilize the video quiz feature of Kaltura.

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Creating a Syllabus for Your Course

Creating a syllabus is an important part of teaching. The syllabus serves as a sort of contract between students and the instructor. It should clearly outline course requirements, expectations, and goals as well as include pertinent information regarding assignments, class and institutional policies, and grading. Crafting a useful and clear syllabus is an important skill. Luckily there are several well-accepted components of a syllabus that are common throughout most disciplines and universities.

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About Blackboard

Students and faculty can participate in classes delivered online or access online materials and activities to complement face-to-face classroom experiences using Blackboard, the University of Arkansas learning management system.

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Echo360 Active Learning Platform Personal Capture

Echo360 Active Learning Platform Personal Capture can be used by faculty and students to record audio, video, and/or computer presentations from any computer. Recordings are stored on your computer and can be uploaded to the Echo360 server for publication through a direct link or on Blackboard.

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About Echo360

Echo360 Classroom Capture and Echo 360 Personal Capture are two tools that can be used to create and share video recordings with your students. Video recordings are one of the many tools that can be used to engage students in active learning. They can also serve as backup methods for class lectures and presentations on days when inclement weather and other issues disrupt the class schedule.

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Installing the New Echo360 Active Learning Platform

Echo360 is moving to a new version and location for the Fall 2016 semester. We will now use the Echo360 ALP (Active Learning Platform), hosted in the Amazon Cloud. If you have been using Echo360 Personal Capture (PCAP) to record and publish, you will need to download a new installer. Existing recordings on your computer will still be accessible within the new software.

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Adding the Echo360 Tool to Blackboard Courses

In order for students to access the Echo360 content for a course a Content link to the Echo360 external tool must be added to each course. For student participation to be sent to the Results Center the Echo360 tool must be added through the Assessments menu on the Content page. Below you will find instructions for adding the Echo360 tool to courses, connecting Blackboard to Echo360 to get content, and creating a link to Echo360 in the course menu.

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