Evernote is a new online tool for taking notes. You can store your notes on an external server (“the cloud”) and access these notes from any computer or mobile device. You can also add images, videos and audio to your notes. The notes you create can also be shared with anyone you email. The notes can be shared in such a way that other users can also collaborate and notes along with you. Evernote provides great ways to organize notes. You can create a free account with Evernote at:
Something to be aware of when developing your own video content: According to a February 12, 2015 article in the NY Times Harvard and M.I. T. were sued over lack of closed captions in the educational videos they used. This is something for us to keep in mind as educators as we develop our own learning material. According to the article:
Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed federal lawsuits against Harvardand M.I.T., saying both universities violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.
“Much of Harvard’s online content is either not captioned or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing,
This tutorial covers the basics of setting up and using the conference tool in Canvas. The conference tool is a great resource for promoting online learning, discussions, and real time group interactions.