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Learning Tech | Tech Week 2021

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges for higher education, but it’s also demonstrated the value of learning technologies and the opportunities they offer for our teaching, learning, and research. As we prepare to return to the classroom this fall, the Learning Tech team and partners across Grounds are joining together to present a series of interactive virtual sessions on more than a dozen tools and strategies, from transforming feedback with Gradescope to fostering textual conversations with Hypothesis to increasing engagement with Poll Everywhere.

Most of these sessions will feature UVA instructors and staff members sharing details and demonstrations of how they use the tools in their courses and projects.

Select the button below to register for sessions, and continue scrolling to browse the complete schedule. You can register for as many sessions as you like. Registrants will also receive links to the meeting recordings after their conclusion, so we encourage you to register for any sessions that interest you, even if you aren’t able to attend them live.

Email learningtech@virginia.edu with questions.


MONDAY, August 16

  • Gradescope | 10:00-11:00 AM ET with Taylore Pence and Adam Koch, Commerce
  • iClicker Cloud | 10:00-11:00 AM ET with Glen Garrett, Macmillan
  • Hypothesis | 1:00-2:00 PM ET with Jill Martiniuk, Center for Teaching Excellence; Christian Steinmetz, Education
  • Peerceptiv | 2:00-3:00 PM ET with Megan Reiley, Peerceptiv; Jennifer Sessions, History

TUESDAY, August 17

  • Digication | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET with Yitna Firdyiwek, A&S Learning Design & Technology; Tamika Carey, English
  • Poll Everywhere | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET with Alex Greenfelder, Poll Everywhere; Filip Loncke, Dave Stoops, and Kit Tracy, Education

WEDNESDAY, August 18

  • Captioning and Accessibility Tools and Services | 10:00-11:00 AM ET with Sarah Humphreys, Kristin Roush, and Martina Syvantek, Student Disability Access Center 
  • Kaltura | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET with Courtney Beach and Marcus Goldbas, Commerce
  • Flipgrid | 2:00-3:00 PM ET with Kevin Tressler, Linda Eastham, Tracy Kelly, and Barbara Reyna, Nursing

THURSDAY, August 19

  • Microsoft Teams | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET with Rick Reifenstein, Information Technology Services; Rich Ross, Statistics
  • Lessons in UVACollab | 12:00-1:00 PM ET with Jill Martiniuk, Center for Teaching Excellence; Marina Escámez Ballesta, Spanish
  • iClicker Cloud | 1:00-2:00 PM ET with Glen Garrett, Macmillan
  • Qualtrics | 2:00-3:00 PM ET with Sarah Schultz Robinson, Institutional Research and Analytics; Lindsay Wheeler, Center for Teaching Excellence

FRIDAY, August 20

  • Gradescope | 10:00-11:00 AM ET with Gail Hunger, A&S Learning Design & Technology; Gretchen Martinet, Statistics

Highlights from Collab’s upcoming upgrade

On Wednesday, August 18, UVACollab will receive a major system upgrade, with new features and enhancements included in virtually every tool. A selection of some of the most notable additions for teaching and learning are listed below; detailed descriptions of these and almost every other aspect of the system are also included in the Collab online help portal.

Select an item to learn more, or scroll through the list to explore them all:

Note that Collab will be unavailable between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM on the day of the upgrade to complete the necessary technical work—so please plan accordingly!

File Preview for grading in Assignments

The Assignments tool will offer the ability to view assignment submissions alongside the evaluation pane during the grading process, allowing you to review submissions and enter grades simultaneously, without having to navigate back and forth between them.

Select the Grade link below the assignment, then enable the File Preview toggle above the list of submissions. Select a student to view their submission alongside the evaluation pane.

By default, the submission will be displayed on the left, and the evaluation pane will be displayed on the right. To reverse this order, select the Settings (gears) icon above the submission, then select the Dock the grader on the left checkbox.

Individual and group exceptions in Tests & Quizzes

The Tests & Quizzes tool will offer the ability to enable custom access settings for individuals and groups, allowing you to address circumstances such as absences and accessibility accommodations much more easily.

Select the Settings option in the Actions dropdown menu to the right of the assessment, then select Exceptions to Availability Dates and Time Limit. Select the individual or group who will receive the exception, enter the appropriate information, then select the Add an Exception button.

Extra credit questions in Tests & Quizzes

The Tests & Quizzes tool will also offer the ability to designate questions as extra credit. Select the Edit link to the right of the question, then select the Extra Credit checkbox in the list of question settings.

Custom Overview layouts

The Site Settings tool will offer the ability to customize the layout of the Overview page, which serves as the homepage for most course and collaboration sites.

Select the Manage Overview tab to make changes. Widgets associated with the tools included in your site will be displayed; you can arrange them in one or two columns, or remove them from the Overview page if you prefer.

Bulk updates for date settings

The Site Settings tool will also offer the ability to edit date settings for content in a variety of tools in a single location, allowing you to quickly update items imported from previous course or collaboration sites. The option includes all of the key tools with available date settings, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Gradebook, Lessons, Resources, and Tests & Quizzes.

Select the Date Manager tab to make changes. Available content will be organized by tool; select the tool, enter new date settings into the fields, then select the Save Changes button.

Automatically generated groups

The Site Settings tool will also offer the ability to automatically generate groups from site participants—the product of a joint project between UVA and Pepperdine University.

Select the Manage Groups tab, then select the Auto Groups tab. Follow the four-step process to create groups based on criteria such as roles, rosters, number of groups, and number of group members.

Name pronunciation

The Profile tool will offer the ability to enter a phonetic pronunciation and an audio recording of your name, encouraging equity by allowing instructors, students, and colleagues to interact more personally and respectfully.

Select your name in the top right corner of the page, then select the Profile link. Tap or place your cursor over Name Pronunciation, then select the Edit link that appears to the right. Enter the phonetic pronunciation into the field, or select the Record button to make a recording. Select the Save changes button to continue.

Featured content templates

The text editor available throughout the system will offer the ability to format content with specialized templates to highlight important concepts, requirements, or deadlines.

Select the Templates button in the top left corner of the editor, then select the desired template to embed it on the page. You can edit the template text after embedding it.

Notifications and reminders

Multiple tools, including the Assignments tool and the Gradebook tool, will offer the ability to send manual or automated reminders to students to complete outstanding assignments before their due dates. A new notifications tool will appear as a megaphone icon in the menu bar at the top of the page and display a global list of recent alerts across all available sites.

Updated integrations with connected tools

The upgrade will also feature updated integrations between Collab and other connected tools—including Gradescope, iClicker Cloud, NowComment, Piazza, and WordPress—in accordance with the latest technical standards. In most cases, the connected tools will continue to look and feel as they did before the upgrade, but with improved stability and performance.

Other news and notes

A few other important items:

Look for additional information and announcements as the upgrade approaches, and contact the Collab Support team with any questions.

Tech Bytes: Updates from Digication, Poll Everywhere, and more

This week’s byte-sized updates:

  • UVACollab’s system upgrade on August 18 will also include upgraded integrations with NowComment and Piazza, utilizing the latest standard—LTI 1.3, or LTI Advantage—to improve security and performance.

Transitioning from iClicker Classic to iClicker Cloud

For more than a decade, iClicker remotes have been an integral part of the student experience in many courses—recording attendance, encouraging participation, conducting knowledge checks, and more. Due to recent advancements in technology and flexibility, UVA is ending support for the iClicker Classic platform and traditional iClicker remotes. Instructors who would like to continue using iClicker in their courses are encouraged to use iClicker Cloud, which allows students to submit responses through the iClicker Student app on their mobile devices. While the setup process differs slightly, the creation and scoring of activities remains largely the same.

You can transition from iClicker Classic to iClicker Cloud in four steps: creating your instructor account, creating your course, enabling the grade sync feature, and setting up the iClicker Cloud tool in your course site in Collab.

Step 1: Create your iClicker instructor account

If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to create your iClicker instructor account in order to create your course in iClicker Cloud. Visit iclicker.com, select the Create an Account link at the top of the page, and follow the step-by-step instructions from iClicker, or check out this short video:

Step 2: Create your course in iClicker Cloud

After creating your iClicker instructor account, you can create your course in iClicker Cloud to allow your students to access activities in the iClicker Student app. Sign into your account, select the Create New Course button in the top left corner of the page, and follow the step-by-step instructions from iClicker, or check out this short video:

Step 3: Enable the grade sync feature and copy the course link

You can also connect your course in iClicker Cloud with your course site in Collab, if desired. To begin, select the Integrations tab, select Sakai (Collab) as your platform, and copy the course-specific link. 

Step 4: Add the iClicker Cloud tool to your course site and paste the course link

After copying the course-specific link, visit your course site in Collab, add the iClicker Cloud tool to the site, and follow the step-by-step instructions from the Collab help portal.

If you have any questions about transitioning to iClicker Cloud or syncing grades in your course site, you can contact Stephanie Bragg, UVA’s senior client relationship specialist with iClicker, the Collab Support team, or the Learning Tech team anytime. 

A new assignments option in VoiceThread

VoiceThread users can expect to see a new version of the assignments option this summer. The upgrade will take effect for all UVA faculty, staff, and students on Saturday, June 19, between Summer Sessions I and II. It offers new features and improved functionality for faculty creating and managing assignments for their courses.

A few things to know:

  • The upgrade will be automatic, and users will not need to do anything to proceed. If you’d like to begin using the new version before the upgrade date, you can do so by following the steps for transitioning early.
  • None of your work will be lost, and previous assignments will retain their old features.
  • Any new assignments you create after the upgrade date will utilize the new version.

Some of the enhanced features that will be rolled out include a timed release option to set start and due dates for assignments and the ability to grade by percentage or pass/fail (point grading is coming soon!), among many others. View the full list of updates.

One feature that will no longer be supported in this new version is sharing a VoiceThread from an assignment outside of the assignment. You will have to make a copy and then share it.

Be sure to take advantage of the following resources below if you’d like to learn more about VoiceThread’s new assignments. And as always, the Learning Tech team is here to help if you need us. Send an email to learningtech@virginia.edu.

Resources

Building effective electronic assessments

In their recent post on the CTE Blog, A&S Learning Design & Technology director Judith Giering and CTE director Michael Palmer offer a number of valuable suggestions for confronting and remediating cheating in higher education. Some might assume that technology’s potential contributions in this area are limited to specialized tools such as plagiarism detection or assessment surveillance software. Unfortunately, as Giering and Palmer point out, these tools present significant practical and ethical challenges that likely outweigh any potential advantages. However, the Learning Tech tool catalog includes suites of features that can be combined with Giering and Palmer’s other recommendations to reduce cheating and promote more authentic types of assessment.

The features described here are included in Collab’s Tests & Quizzes tool; other learning management systems such as Canvas and Blackboard offer similar options.

Select an item to learn more, or scroll through the list to explore them all:

Authentication

Authentication is a valuable companion to electronic assessment, as it requires students to confirm their identity with usernames, passwords, or other unique information in order to proceed. Because Collab and other learning management systems use the University’s NetBadge authentication system to provide access, this feature is automatically a part of any assessments created within them. Many other tools, such as Gradescope, Poll Everywhere, and VoiceThread, also use NetBadge to identify participants.

Honor pledges

While the Honor Pledge cannot prevent students from cheating, it is an important reminder that the University community is a community of trust, and academic dishonesty represents a serious breach of this trust that can result in suspension or even permanent dismissal. When it is appended to an assessment, students must select a checkbox acknowledging and accepting its conditions before they begin.

To enable the Honor Pledge for an assessment:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site. If your assessment has not yet been published, select the Working Copies tab; if it’s already been published, select the Published Copies tab.
  • Select Settings in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • A list of assessment settings will be displayed. Select About this Assessment, then select the Honor Pledge checkbox.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.

You can also enable the Honor Pledge for other types of assignments.

Assessment passwords

Assessment passwords can provide an additional level of security for assessments offered in a particular location, or under particular circumstances. For example, instructors conducting an assessment in class can set an assessment password and share it just before beginning, to limit access to those who are actually present in the virtual or physical classroom.

To set an assessment password:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site. If your assessment has not yet been published, select the Working Copies tab; if it’s already been published, select the Published Copies tab.
  • Select Settings in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • A list of assessment settings will be displayed. Select Availability and Submissions, then select Ensure students take exams from specific location.
  • Enter your desired password into the Assessment Password box, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.

Time limits

Some recent studies have suggested that time limits can potentially neutralize cheating by restricting the opportunity for students to seek unauthorized assistance or consult unauthorized resources.

To set a time limit for your assessment:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site. If your assessment has not yet been published, select the Working Copies tab; if it’s already been published, select the Published Copies tab.
  • Select Settings in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • A list of assessment settings will be displayed. Select Availability and Submissions, then select the Time Limit checkbox and enter your desired time limit.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.

Question randomization

Randomization can be used to deliver individual assessment experiences for each student and combat unauthorized collaboration without the burden of additional grading. When randomizing questions, two primary options are available: 1) to present the same group of questions to everyone, but randomize the order in which they appear in the assessment; or 2) to create a bank of questions and allow the system to randomly select a designated number of them when the student begins the assessment.

To randomize the order of questions in one or more parts of your assessment:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site, and select the Working Copies tab. (By default, the content of published assessments cannot be edited, and so you can’t perform this action after your assessment has been published.)
  • Select Edit in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • Select Edit to the right of the part title. (Assessments have one part by default, but you can create additional parts if you’d like to do so.)
  • A list of settings will be displayed. Under Question Ordering, select Random within Part, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.
  • Repeat the steps to randomize the order of questions in other parts of your assessment.

To randomize the questions delivered to each student in one or more parts of your assessment:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site, select the Question Pools tab at the top of the page, and create a question pool. You can create your own question pool, import question pools from publishers or other providers, and share question pools with other instructors.
  • Select the Working Copies tab. (By default, the content of published assessments cannot be edited, and so you can’t perform this action after your assessment has been published.)
  • Select Edit in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • Select Edit to the right of the part title. (Assessments have one part by default, but you can create additional parts if you’d like to do so.)
  • A list of settings will be displayed. Under Type, select Random draw from question pool.
  • Enter the number of questions that should be drawn from the question pool for each student, select the question pool in the dropdown menu, and select whether students should receive the same questions or different questions if they take the assessment more than once.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.
  • Repeat the steps to randomize the questions delivered to each student in other parts of your assessment.

Answer randomization

Answer choices can also be randomized to prevent students from creating and sharing unauthorized answer keys.

To randomize multiple choice answers:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site, and select the Working Copies tab. (By default, the content of published assessments cannot be edited, and so you can’t perform this action after your assessment has been published.)
  • Select Edit in the Select Action dropdown menu to the left of the assessment title.
  • The questions included in the assessment will be displayed. Select Edit to the right of the desired question.
  • A list of questions will be displayed. Under Randomize Answers, select Yes, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save button to save your changes.
  • Repeat the steps to randomize answers in other questions. Note that randomization is not appropriate for all types of multiple choice questions, such as questions in which “None of the Above” or “All of the Above” are included among the answer options.

Activity logs

Activity logs record basic information for each assessment submission and can be consulted in the event of any reported technical problems or suspected integrity issues. The Collab Support team can provide additional information if necessary in certain cases.

To view the available activity logs:

  • Visit the Tests & Quizzes tool in your course site, and select the Event Log tab or the User Activity Report tab at the top of the page.
  • If you select the Event Log tab, a list of submissions for all assessments in the course site will be displayed. The list is searchable and filterable by each assessment; it’s also sortable by the title of the assessment, the name of the student, the date and time the assessment was started and submitted, and the IP address (the location through which the student was connected to the internet).
  • If you select the User Activity Report tab, you can select particular students from the dropdown menu and view a comprehensive list of the assessments they’ve completed, the dates they were submitted, and their scores.

Learning Tech 3.0: Onward and upward

This semester, April showers don’t just bring May flowers… they also bring another exciting collection of additions to Learning Tech. The latest round of features and updates include new opportunities to explore technology through featured courses, browse and search blog posts, share tool ratings and feedback, and even find and install dedicated apps.

Select an item below to learn more, or scroll through the list to explore them all:

Tech in Action

The interactive trailers in the Tech in Action section present selections from the tool catalog in the context of their use in actual courses. Each trailer includes an overview of the course, its size, and its format; descriptions of key components and the associated tools; and video highlights.

Recently released trailers include BME 3240: Biotransport with Brian Helmke and ENGL 2507: Identity, Selfhood, and Otherness in Renaissance Drama with Adriana Streifer.

Screenshot of course trailer page

Blog enhancements

Looking for a previous post from the Learning Tech Blog? No problem! You can browse through post titles and short summaries on the redesigned blog page, or search by keywords such as tool or instructor name.

Blog page

Posts are also linked to the pages for any associated tools. For example, if you’d like to see and access all of the posts that reference Gradescope, you can find them together at the bottom of the Gradescope page.

Related blog articles on Gradescope page

Tool ratings and feedback

With the ratings and feedback feature, you can help your colleagues by evaluating tools you have used in your teaching. Select the Submit Rating button on any tool page to share your review of the tool.

The ratings include five categories: Ease of Setup; Ease of Use; Features and Options; Pedagogical Impact; and Accessibility. You can also enter text comments. Ratings will be aggregated and displayed after a minimum of five ratings have been received for the tool. Text comments will be recorded and displayed in a future update.

Ratings feature

Tool platform/app support

Many tools are available in different ways on different devices. The How can I use this tool? section outlines the ways the tool may be accessed and used on desktop and mobile devices.

If you access a tool page on a mobile device and the tool offers a mobile app, the page will automatically display an Install App button based on your device—allowing you to add the app with just two taps, instead of searching through the App Store.

How can I use this tool? section

Student cost information

While most tools are licensed and funded by the University, some require additional costs such as a subscription fee for an electronic textbook, or a device fee for a clicker. The Student Cost information indicates cases in which these costs may occur.

Student cost tooltip: This tool requires an additional purchase from students (e.g., a subscription fee or device fee). Contact learningtech@virginia.edu for more information.

What’s next?

We’re not done yet! Our next major update is an exciting revisioning of the tool request process—allowing you to submit requests, review request statuses, vote for your favorites, subscribe to updates, and more. Stay tuned!

Learning Tech 2.0: Filters, tooltips, badges, and more

A new semester means new courses, new ideas, and new discoveries… and new features in Learning Tech that help you find the best tools for your needs. Select a feature below to learn more, or scroll through the list to explore them all:

Search filters

In addition to the basic search option, four filters allow you to browse the catalog of tools according to any of these criteria:

  • Purpose (how the tool is generally used)
  • Availability (where the tool has been licensed)
  • License (who is included in the use of the tool)
  • Access (how the tool is accessed)

As filters are selected, the catalog will automatically display the appropriate tools.

Informational tooltips

Handy tooltips provide additional details on the availability, the type of license, and the type of access offered for each tool. Place your cursor over a category (or tap the category on a mobile device) to view the tooltips.

Accessibility and security badges

Special badges designate tools that have prepared a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or other resources related to accessibility, and that conform to the University’s data privacy and protection guidelines. Place your cursor over a badge (or tap the badge on a mobile device) to view a brief description; select the badge to view the linked resources or guidelines.

Tool requests

If you’re interested in a tool that isn’t currently included in the catalog, you can submit a tool request quickly and easily from within Learning Tech. These requests are regularly reviewed by the Learning Tech team and members of the new University Teaching and Learning Technologies Committee, which includes representatives of schools and departments across UVA.

What’s next?

You’re about to find out! More exciting features and resources are coming very soon, so stay tuned!

Zoom launches live transcription service

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Zoom now includes a live transcription feature that can help to make class sessions, meetings, and webinars more accessible. Powered by AI, the service provides real-time, speech-to-text transcriptions that are visible to all participants.

Live transcription can be helpful to enhance understanding, when there’s poor audio quality, and when participants are unable to have their sound on for a variety of reasons. The feature can easily be enabled in your Zoom meetings with just a few clicks.

Activate live transcription during meeting

Zoom Live Transcript CC feature
  1. During a Zoom meeting or webinar in which you are the host, select the Live Transcript [CC] button in the bottom bar.
  2. Under Live Transcript, select Enable Auto-Transcription to begin providing live transcription.
Zoom Live Transcript options. Show Subtitle, View Full Transcript, and Subtitle Settings.

Participants will receive a notification that this service is available. By selecting the up arrow next to the Live Transcript button, they can view the transcript in two different formats:

  • Select Show Subtitle for the transcript to appear as subtitles at the bottom of the meeting video, and/or
  • Select View Full Transcript for a transcript window to open in a side panel.

In the transcript window, participants can search within the transcript by using the Search transcript bar at the top and select the Save Transcript button at the bottom to save it.

Live transcription limitations and tips

There are some things to keep in mind when using this service. The transcription will not be 100 percent accurate. Therefore, this feature should be used to improve accessibility, not for an official ADA accommodation. (Contact UVA’s Accessibility Partners for any questions about this.) The text’s accuracy may be affected by any background noise and how loud the speaker is, among other factors. It’s recommended that you use an external microphone for better audio quality, and that you speak slowly and clearly.

Also, at this time, live transcription is not supported in breakout rooms. You can hire a UVA-approved closed captioning vendor if this is needed, or assign a participant to type closed captions.


Check out Zoom’s support for further information on the live transcription feature, and don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Tech team if you need help at any point.

Introducing Otter Voice Notes!

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With so many of our courses moving from physical classrooms to digital ones, audio and video content has become an essential part of the teaching and learning experience. A recent survey of more than 2,100 students across 15 public and private universities found that 75 percent of the respondents used captions in their courses and 98.6 percent felt they were helpful, with more than half stating that captions improved their comprehension.

Fortunately, one of UVA’s latest learning technologies is making it easier than ever to record, caption, transcribe, and annotate your courses, meetings, projects, and even personal notesOtter Voice Notes. You can use this innovative service alongside your Zoom meetings, or independently to transcribe and edit other kinds of recordings or content.

Step 1: Request an Otter Voice Notes license

You can request an Otter Voice Notes license by visiting the Otter Voice Notes page in the Learning Tech catalog, selecting the Request License button, and completing a brief form. If you’d like to connect your Otter account with your Zoom account to provide live automatic transcriptions of your Zoom meetings, be sure to select Yes before submitting your request.

Qualtrics form screenshot:
Would you like to connect Otter Voice Notes with your Zoom account to provide live automatic transcriptions of your Zoom meetings? Yes or No

Step 2: Join the UVA Otter team

Once you’ve submitted your request, the Learning Tech team will invite you to join the UVA Otter team. Your invitation will be delivered to your UVA email address, and you can select the Join button in the invitation to get started.

Screenshot: Join University of Virginia on Otter.
Matt Burgess has invited you to Join the Otter team University of Virginia. Join now to start exchanging voice notes! Join

If you don’t want to connect your Otter account with your Zoom account, you can skip the remaining steps.

Step 3: Enable live streaming in your Zoom account

If you’d like to connect your Otter account with your Zoom account, you’ll need to do two more things. First, you’ll need to enable the live streaming option in your Zoom account.

  1. Visit the UVA Zoom portal, and sign in with NetBadge.
  2. Select the Settings link.
  3. Under In Meeting (Advanced), select the Allow live streaming meetings slider.
  4. Select the Custom Live Streaming Service checkbox, and enter Managed by Otter.ai in the text box.

Step 4: Connect Otter and Zoom

Finally, you’ll need to authorize the connection between your Otter account and your Zoom account. Before you can do this, ITS must make some modifications to your Zoom account. You’ll receive an email notification once these modifications are in place, and then you can complete the process.

Otter Live Notes add screenshot
  1. Return to your Otter account, and select the Apps link.
  2. Select the Add button for Otter Live Notes.
  3. Sign in with NetBadge, if necessary.
  4. Select the Authorize button to authorize the connection between your Otter account and your Zoom account.

That’s it! You can now use Otter and Zoom together to provide a more accessible and engaging multimedia experience for everyone with real-time transcriptions in your web browser, closed captions in your Zoom meetings, and more. You can even transcribe live events such as webinars. However, please keep in mind that automatic transcription is not as accurate as human captioning, and should not be used as a substitute for an official ADA accommodation when one is required.

Check out Otter’s YouTube channel for tips, tricks, and tutorials, and contact the Learning Tech team if you have any questions.