On Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021, Nicole Burgoyne (German) and Nick Swinehart (CLC) gave a workshop introducing several technical tools and techniques: automatic foreign-language captions with Microsoft Stream, screen recording with Loom, and graphic design with Canva.
• Captioning starts at 2:22; Loom starts at 26:20; and Canva starts at 41:50
• Nicole’s slides (captioning, Microsoft Stream)
• Nick’s slides (Loom, Canva)
Additional resources for each tool can be found below (though I recommend watching the workshop if you’re unfamiliar with these tools). Also feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Nicole (https://burgoyne-uchicago.youcanbook.me/) or Nick (https://nswinehart.youcanbook.me/) to get a hands-on tutorial.
Microsoft Stream is a multimedia platform that is included in UChicago’s Office 365 suite.
• Nicole recorded a brief asynchronous tutorial video for creating foreign language captions in Stream and uploading them to Canvas via Panopto.
• Documentation from Microsoft on creating automatic captions in Stream (only English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish languages are currently supported for autogenerated captions)
Loom (loom.com) is cloud-based screen recording tool.
• Loom for Educators is a one-stop shop for getting started and getting the free pro features available for educators.
• However, their Desktop App link seems to be broken. To download Loom for your machine or for Chrome, go to https://www.loom.com/download
Canva (canva.com) is an online graphic design tool that drastically lowers the learning curve for creating custom images, compared to products like Adobe Illustrator.
• Detailed tutorial for beginners (YouTube video)
• Canva’s Design School videos on getting started. The videos in the second row seem like they’d be most helpful.
• One great thing about Canva is all the Templates they offer. For those with limited graphic design skills, it’s much easier to modify a nice-looking template than it is to try to build something from scratch.