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2 Minute Tech Tip No. 11: Break-out rooms in Zoom

This week's 2 minute tech tip shows you how to pre-assign students to break-out rooms in Zoom. For help with this or any other learning technology queries, remember you can contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk .

2 Minute Tech Tips No. 9: How to play audio over Zoom

This week's 2 Minute Tech Tip shows you how to easily play music or sound on your computer over Zoom. This is useful if you are showing videos to students, or if you have sound featured in a presentation that you are giving.  For further help with sharing audio over Zoom, or any other Learning Technology issues, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

2 Minute Tech Tips No. 8: Using the Accessibility Checker Tool in Canvas

  This week's 2 Minute Tech Tip introduces staff to the built-in Accessibility Checker Tool in Canvas. The tool enables users to quickly scan their page content for any accessibility issues, and fix these from within the tool, prior to publishing. Issues that the tool checks for include; correct use of formatting styles, colour contrast, image alt-text and duplicate links, in addition to many other common issues. It is recommended that all staff use the tool before publishing any content.   Detailed information on the tool can be found in the Canvas Guides , and more information on creating accessible content can be found on GSA's Using Canvas for Staff pages. Remember staff and students can contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk for any learning technology queries. 

2 Minute Tech Tips No.7: Integrating Zoom and Screencast-o-matic

This week's 2 Minute Tech Tip explores the integration of Zoom and Screencast-o-matic . The integration provides a quick and easy way to edit your Zoom recordings prior to sharing with students. If you require a GSA Staff account for Screencast-o-matic please contact the  GSA IT helpdesk . For help with this tech tip or any other learning technology issues remember you can contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk . 

2 Minute Tech Tips No.6: Polling in Zoom

This week's 2 Minute Tech Tip explores how to use the Polling feature in Zoom. Polling can be used to get feedback and other useful information from participants in your Zoom sessions. For further information, please see the Zoom support pages on Polling  or email us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

2 Minute Tech Tips No. 5: Requesting control of a screen in Zoom

In this week's 2 Minute Tech Tip we show you how to request control of a screen in Zoom. This is a great tool for collaborative working, giving feedback or proving assistance to someone over Zoom.  Full details of the feature can be found on the Zoom support pages . For help with this or any other Learning Technology issues, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk .  

2 Minute Tech Tips No. 4: Using Annotations in Zoom

In this week's two minute tech tip, we show you how to use the annotation tool in Zoom. Annotations is a useful tool that can enhance collaboration and could also be used provide feedback to students. Detailed instructions for using the annotations feature are available on the Zoom support pages . Further information on accessing Zoom at GSA can be found on the GSA Staff Intranet .  Information for students on how to access and use Zoom can be found on the GSA Student Intranet. For assistance getting Zoom up and running on your computer you can contact the GSA IT Helpdesk , or for help using Zoom once you have it installed, you can contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk .