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Returning to the office? Here’s 5 helpful tips for a smooth transition.

June 30, 2021

Planning your return to the office? We put together this list of helpful tips to make the return to campus a breeze! 1. Label those cables! Before breaking down your workstation at home, be sure to label both ends of each cable with masking ta...

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Introducing Microsoft To Do

May 7, 2021

by Thomas Judice   Introducing Microsoft To Do   What is Microsoft To Do? Microsoft To Do is a cross platform app for creating, managing, and sharing Tasks and Lists. To Do is integrated with Office 365 so any task list can b...

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Using Teams Chat

May 27, 2021

The Skype for Business messaging platform will be retired on June 22, 2021. All of the messaging capabilities of Skype (and more!) are now available in Microsoft Teams. By combining chat, video, calling, document collaboration, and application int...

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Mark and Annotate with Adobe Acrobat

April 19, 2021

Grade digitally submitted course work with Adobe Acrobat Pro/Reader and provide detailed comments and feedback for student exam responses. For more information on how to use Acrobat to review and comment on digitally submitted course work, ple...

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Panopto feature Spotlight: Assignments Folder

January 19, 2021

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Changes to Classroom Technology Spring 2021

January 7, 2021

ITS has implemented several improvements to classroom infrastructure for the Spring 2021 semester. Improved student audio capture in Gittis classroom ITS completed installation of a new set of ceiling microphones in each Gittis classroom. ...

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Customizing the Video Order in Zoom

December 8, 2020

How to Customize the Video Order When viewing your participants in Zoom’s Gallery View, the Host may want to customize the order in which participants appear in the grid. Note: the order must be set for every Zoom call. Zoom will not rem...

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Create a “Panel” in a Zoom Meeting

December 8, 2020

Spotlighting Multiple Participants Zoom supports a “Spotlight” feature whereby you can create a panel of up to 9 participants. When this feature is enabled, your participants will see only those other participants who are spotlighted by th...

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How to request a Zoom Webinar license

December 8, 2020

Zoom Webinar is the recommended platform for hosting a virtual event. Penn Law Staff and Faculty can request a Zoom Webinar license. Students group leaders must fill out the Event request Form. Please follow this guide from Student Affairs to ...

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Introducing Cortana

December 7, 2020

by Alfonso Mayers     What is Cortana? Microsoft updated the Cortana experience in Windows 10 to deliver more help from your assistant in Microsoft 365. The new Cortana experience in windows 10 features a chat-based user interfac...

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Camtasia offers advanced editing and recording

October 22, 2020

3950033693ITS is announcing expanded support for faculty and staff for Camtasia. Camtasia is an all-in-one video recorder and editing platform. To request a license and training, please email FAQs: How is Camtasia di...

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New Zoom features: Spotlighting and Breakout Rooms

October 6, 2020

Zoom has introduced two new features that may be useful for teaching. Important note: YOUR Zoom client and all of your STUDENTS’ Zoom client must be updated to the most recent version in order to see these features. 1. Spotlight up to 9 ...

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Tips for managing Panopto/Zoom recordings

October 6, 2020

Here is a helpful document that covers how to manage recordings in your Panopto Recordings folder on Canvas, including: deleting, editing, copying, setting availability settings and more:  Recording Management Tools, Tips, & Tricks:https://ww...

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