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Akindi Documents

Getting Started with Akindi for Grading Assessments

This document is an introductory guide to using Akindi

Getting Started with Akindi for Grading Assessments.pdf

Akindi Getting Started

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H5P in MyCanvas Documents

Getting Started with H5P and the MyCanvas Integration

Any good course in MyCanvas can be made better with the addition of rich, interesting, and meaningful interactive activities. Used in hybrid and asynchronous deliveries, they can help students better engage with content, and stimulate their learning. In the same way, interactive resources can be designed to serve as instructor-led activities for in-class and synchronous remote deliveries.

Getting Started with H5P and the MyCanvas Integration.pdf

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Kaltura Documents

Using and Changing Kaltura Players

Anytime you embed a Kaltura video in a webpage, or have Kaltura generate a public preview page, the video presents in a player. In most cases, the player in use is the default player, the specific player with a set of functions that are configured for general use. The default player includes a hover toolbar, the control to share the video through embedding or a link, the playback speed control, captions on by default, and other features.

Using and Changing Kaltura Players.pdf

Using Kaltura

This guide covers the major features, including media hosting and publishing, screen capture and web recording, editing, enhancement, captioning, using players, and video quiz creation and use.


Using Kaltura.pdf

Student Guide to Using Kaltura - My Media for Assignments.pdf

Working with My Media and the Kaltura Production Tools

This guide covers the major features, including media hosting and publishing, screen capture and web recording, editing, enhancement, captioning, using players, and video quiz creation and use.

Working with My Media and the Kaltura Production Tools.pdf

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Mentimeter Documents

Getting Started with Mentimeter

This document is an introductory guide to using Mentimeter. For more detail, visit the vendor documentation and videos via the "Help & support" link on your Mentimeter home page.

Getting Started with Mentimeter.pdf

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MyCanvas Documents

Reviewing Analytics About Students in MyCanvas

This document, along with the associated videos, will show you how to access MyCanvas analytics related to student activity. These include checking login history, overall course averages, quiz activity logs, and more.

Reviewing Analytics About Students in MyCanvas.docx 

Reviewing Analytics About Faculty in MyCanvas

This document, along with the associated videos, will show you how to access MyCanvas analytics related to faculty activity. These include checking login history, announcement posting activity, and overall course activity. Please note that the instructions for Overall Feature Use are only accessible to Associate Deans.

Reviewing Analytics About Faculty in MyCanvas.docx 

Reviewing Analytics About Courses in MyCanvas 

This document, along with the associated videos, will show you how to access MyCanvas analytics related to courses in a portfolio. Please note that these analytics require admin analytics access, which is intended for Associate Deans and is not provided at the faculty level.

Videos to be filmed in March

Reviewing Analytics About Courses in MyCanvas.docx 

Marshall School Course and MyCanvas Standards Checklist

Here is a list of expectations, best practices, settings, and suggestions to be used as you develop a course for the Marshall School.

Marshall School Course and MyCanvas Standards Checklist.pdf

Migrating Classic Quizzes and Question Banks to New Quizzes

Migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes, and Question Banks to Item Banks in MyCanvas

Migrating Classic Quizzes and Question Banks to New Quizzes.pdf

New Quizzes and Migration FAQs

Classic-to-New Quizzes migration

New Quizzes and Migration FAQs.pdf

Roles and Enrolling Users in MyCanvas

Infosheet on Roles and Enrolling Users in MyCanvas

Roles and Enrolling Users in MyCanvas.pdf

Sharing and Copying Content in MyCanvas

This document details a number of different ways to share content between users and between courses.

Sharing and Copying Content in MyCanvas.pdf

The MyCanvas Course Readiness Checklist

Here is a list of settings, best practices, and tips that can be helpful as you develop a MyCanvas course, and as a final checklist before you publish your course and start your online delivery. Working through the checklist, you may want to coordinate with colleagues in the same Program of Study, to encourage a consistent look, feel, organization, and configuration for all Program courses.

Sharing Content in MyCanvas.pdf

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MediaSpace Documents

Using MohawkMedia - the MediaSpace Portal

MohawkMedia is Mohawk College's MediaSpace platform, designed to provide access to our Kaltura media platform for those users without MyCanvas accounts.

Using MohawkMedia - the MediaSpace Portal.pdf

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Online Proctoring Documents

Faculty Guide for Online Proctoring

Faculty Guide for Online Proctoring.

Faculty Guide for Online Proctoring.docx

Quiz Security and Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Quiz Security and Integrity in MyCanvas Including Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.

Quiz Security and Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.pdf

Mohawk College Supported Technologies List

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of software applications and services provided by Adobe Inc. It encompasses a wide range of creative tools for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more. Some of the key applications included in Adobe Creative Cloud are Photoshop for image editing and graphic design, Illustrator for vector graphics creation, InDesign for desktop publishing and layout design, Premiere Pro for video editing, After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects, and Dreamweaver for web development. Creative Cloud also offers cloud storage, collaboration features, and access to Adobe Fonts and Adobe Stock for additional assets.


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Akindi is an assessment management platform designed primarily for educators and academic institutions to streamline the process of grading and analyzing multiple-choice assessments. It allows instructors to create, print, and scan paper-based assessments, such as quizzes, tests, and exams, using regular printers and scanners. Akindi employs optical mark recognition (OMR) technology to automatically grade scanned assessments, saving instructors time and reducing grading errors. The platform also generates detailed analytics and insights into student performance, facilitating data-driven decision-making and personalized instruction.


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Autodesk Suite

Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that specializes in providing software solutions for industries such as architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment. The company offers a wide range of software products and services tailored to different professional needs and workflows. Some of its well-known products include AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, and Inventor, among others. These tools are used by professionals worldwide for tasks such as 3D modeling, simulation, rendering, animation, design, drafting, and collaboration. Autodesk's software aims to empower users to design, simulate, visualize, and create innovative solutions for various projects and industries.


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Canva is a user-friendly graphic design platform that allows individuals and businesses to create a wide range of visual content such as presentations, social media graphics, posters, flyers, invitations, and more. It offers a drag-and-drop interface along with a vast library of templates, stock photos, illustrations, icons, and fonts, making it easy for users to create professional-looking designs even without prior design experience. Canva also provides features for collaboration, allowing multiple users to work on the same design project simultaneously and share feedback. Additionally, Canva offers both free and premium subscription options, providing access to more advanced features and resources.


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Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) designed to facilitate online education and course management. It provides a platform for educators to create, deliver, and manage courses, as well as for students to access course materials, submit assignments, participate in discussions, take quizzes, and receive feedback from instructors. Canvas offers features such as customizable course structures, multimedia integration, grade tracking, communication tools, and mobile accessibility, making it a versatile tool for both traditional and online learning environments.


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H5P is an open-source platform that allows users to create, share, and reuse interactive content for websites and online learning environments. It provides a wide range of content types, including interactive presentations, quizzes, games, simulations, interactive videos, and more. H5P content can be easily embedded into various platforms such as learning management systems (Canvas), websites, and e-learning courses, making it versatile for educational purposes, training, and content creation. Users can customize H5P content to suit their specific needs, and the platform encourages collaboration and sharing of interactive content among users worldwide.


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Kaltura is a leading video technology platform that provides a range of services for managing, and distributing video content. It offers solutions for video hosting, live streaming, video analytics, interactive video experiences, and more. Kaltura's platform is utilized by businesses, educational institutions, media companies, and other organizations to deliver engaging video content across various channels such as websites, mobile apps, and learning management systems. It also provides tools for creating and editing video content, as well as robust security and privacy features. Overall, Kaltura is a comprehensive platform for organizations looking to leverage the power of video in their operations.


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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that offers a vast library of courses covering a wide range of topics, including business, technology, creative skills, and personal development. Formerly known as Lynda.com before its acquisition by LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning provides video-based courses taught by industry experts and professionals. Users can access these courses at their own pace and on their schedule, making it convenient for professionals seeking to enhance their skills or learn new ones. LinkedIn Learning also offers personalized recommendations based on users' interests, career goals, and learning history. LinkedIn learning is available to all students, staff, and faculty at Mohawk College without additional cost.


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Mentimeter is an interactive presentation and polling platform that allows presenters to engage their audience in real-time. It enables users to create interactive presentations with various question types, including multiple choice, open-ended, word cloud, and quizzes. Audience members can participate by responding to these questions using their smartphones, tablets, or computers, making presentations more engaging and interactive. Mentimeter also provides real-time feedback and analytics, allowing presenters to gauge audience understanding, gather opinions, and adapt their presentations accordingly. It is commonly used in classrooms, meetings, workshops, conferences, and other presentation settings to enhance audience participation and collaboration.


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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive suite of productivity tools and cloud services offered by Microsoft. It includes familiar applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, which are essential for document creation, spreadsheet management, presentation development, email communication, and note-taking. Additionally, Microsoft 365 provides cloud-based services such as OneDrive for file storage and sharing, Teams for collaboration and communication, SharePoint for intranet and content management, and Exchange for email hosting. Subscribers to Microsoft 365 (subscription provided if a currently enrolled Mohawk College student) also receive regular updates and access to new features, as well as the ability to use these applications across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones.


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Nearpod is an interactive classroom engagement platform that allows educators to create and deliver interactive lessons, presentations, and assessments to students' devices in real-time. It enables teachers to incorporate multimedia content such as slides, quizzes, polls, videos, simulations, and virtual reality experiences into their lessons, fostering active participation and engagement among students. Nearpod also provides features for formative assessment, allowing teachers to gather immediate feedback on student understanding and progress. It supports various teaching formats, including synchronous and asynchronous learning, and can be used across different devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Overall, Nearpod enhances classroom instruction by making lessons more interactive, engaging, and personalized.


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Pulse Secure VPN

Pulse Secure VPN is a virtual private network (VPN) solution designed to provide secure remote access to corporate networks and resources. It enables users to securely connect to their organization's network from remote locations such as home offices, public Wi-Fi networks, or while traveling. Pulse Secure VPN uses encryption and authentication protocols to protect data transmission over the internet, safeguarding sensitive information from unauthorized access or interception. It offers features such as multi-factor authentication, endpoint security compliance checks, and granular access controls to ensure secure and compliant remote access for employees, contractors, and partners.


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Respondus is a software application primarily used in educational settings to enhance the security and integrity of online exams and assessments. It allows instructors to create and manage exams offline, which can then be uploaded to various learning management systems such as Canvas. Respondus also offers features like randomization of questions and answer choices, time limits, and lockdown browser functionality to prevent students from accessing unauthorized resources during exams. Additionally, it provides tools for analyzing exam results and generating reports.


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Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video conferencing, file storage, and application integration. It enables groups to communicate and collaborate in real-time, regardless of their location. Within Teams, users can create channels for different topics or projects, where they can share messages, files, and collaborate on documents simultaneously. Teams also supports video and audio calls, allowing for virtual meetings and screen sharing. Integration with other Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint enable seamless collaboration on documents within the Teams interface.


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ThingLink is an interactive media platform that allows users to create and share immersive content with clickable hotspots. These hotspots can contain various multimedia elements such as images, videos, text, links, and audio. Users can annotate their images or videos with these hotspots, providing additional context, information, or interactivity. ThingLink is commonly used for educational purposes, storytelling, virtual tours, product showcases, and interactive presentations. It enables content creators to engage their audience in a dynamic and interactive way, making learning and exploration more engaging and memorable.


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Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that enables virtual meetings, webinars, and collaboration across various devices. It allows users to host and join video conferences with high-quality audio and video, supporting a large number of participants. Zoom offers features such as screen sharing, chat, virtual backgrounds, breakout rooms for group discussions, and recording capabilities. It's widely used for remote work, online education, virtual events, and social gatherings due to its ease of use and accessibility. Zoom has become especially popular for its user-friendly interface and robust features, making it a go-to solution for businesses, educators, and individuals alike.


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