VoiceThread Workshops Available

Student Instructional Technology Services is offering a series of online workshops for students who would like to become more familiar with Accessing and Using VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a web-based content delivery application that allows students to assemble and narrate media-rich presentations that can be shared with professors, classmates, and others. What sets VoiceThread apart from other online content delivery tools is it permits viewers to comment (via text, audio, or video) on the content being shared – perfect for confirming understanding and encouraging discussion.

It’s simple to virtually attend! Interested students should select the link to join the workshop via Zoom at the date/time it is being offered. No RSVP is needed.

Contact Student Instructional Technology Services at knoxky@cofc.edu with questions.

Accessing and Using VoiceThread Workshops

Friday, March 27 at 12:00 pm | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292

Friday, March 27 at 2:00 pm | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292

Sunday, March 29 at 11:00 am | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292
Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 pm | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292
Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292

Monday, March 30 at 11:00 am | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292
Monday, March 30 at 12:00 pm | Join Workshop https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292

 

Click here to access VoiceThread tutorials.

Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Creative Suite Now Available

Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Creative Suite are now available, at no cost, to College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff for temporary use on personal computers through May 31, 2020 to assist with learning, teaching, and working remotely. The Adobe Acrobat Pro version allows you to create, edit, sign, and convert most PDF files to Word documents. The Adobe Creative Suite includes visual and design applications like Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere, and AfterEffects. If you would like to request access to Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Creative Suite for your personal computer, please complete a ticket using the following link: https://cofc.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1802/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=42751.

If you are using an institutionally-owed computer, you already have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro. To locate the software on a macOS, navigate to the Applications folder, then the Adobe Acrobat 2017 folder. On a PC, click Start and scroll to the Adobe Acrobat 2017 icon. Most institutionally-owed computers do not have the Adobe Creative Suite.

Please note, there will be a cost to continue using products after the temporary access to Adobe software for personal computers ends on May 31, 2020.

Contact the IT Service desk with questions by email itservicedesk@cofc.edu, chat at help.cofc.edu, or phone at 843.953.3375.

Free Internet Resources Offered By Service Providers

Below are some internet service providers offering services to help  while learning remotely

T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.  — https://t-mo.co/2QmPd3O
Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers. (USA Today) https://comca.st/2WmP8AY
AT&T:  Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data.  — https://soc.att.com/2QosvbI
Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public. http://bit.ly/2U0mfcp

Sprint

  • Providing Unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans (effective 3/18)
  • Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices (effective 3/18)
  • Offering complimentary rates from the U.S. to CDC-defined Level 3 countries to customers with international long-distance plans (effective 3/17) — https://sprint.co/33v25dQ

Installing Zoom on Mobile Devices for Learning Remotely Webinars

Instructions for Installing Zoom on Mobile Devices for Learning Remotely Webinars

 IOS Devices

  1. In the Apple Store, download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app
  2. Click Open
  3. Select Join a meeting
  4. Enter Meeting ID – 557-866-5292 or click the link https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292
  5. Enter Name
  6. Click Join

Note: do not select the option for “Do not connect to Audio or Turn off my video”

“Zoom” would like to access the microphone, click “Don’t Allow”
“Zoom” would like to send you notifications, click “Don’t Allow”

Android Devices
**Instructions may vary depending on the Android device you are using.

  1. Google Play Store, download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app
  2. Click Install
  3. Locate the App and Open it
  4. Enter Meeting ID: 557-866-5292 or click the link https://cofc.zoom.us/j/5578665292
  5. Enter Name
  6. Click Join