IMPACT Insights

September 2021

Got Lecture Videos? Use Panopto!

Due to security updates, we are no longer recommending that faculty upload recorded lectures or other course-related videos to our GW HSP Tech YouTube account. Instead, we are encouraging you to try Panopto, a video recording/streaming tool licensed through GW IT. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard, so there’s no need to copy and paste those pesky embed codes! Want to give Panopto a try? We’ve got several tutorials on our website, but we recommend getting started with these:

Upcoming IMPACT Events

YouTube Alternatives

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Nowadays there are many options for sharing videos in your Blackboard course. Learn about the pros and cons of each along with other important considerations. Presented by Alison McGuire and Karen Foote.
  • Wednesday October 6, 7:00pm, Join via Zoom
  • Thursday October 7, 12:00pm, Join via Zoom

Deep Dive into Panopto for Class Videos

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Need a review of or an introduction to Panopto, SMHS' video and lecture capture platform? Record live lectures or asynchronous presentations. Include slides, websites, screen capture and a video feed (or not). We will cover the basics plus quiz questions, auto-captions, and live streaming. Presented by Linda Cotton.
  • Wednesday, October 20, 12:00pm, Join via Zoom
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00pm, Join via Zoom

The Spacing Effect

Have you heard terms like spaced repetition, retrieval practice, distributed learning, and spaced learning and kind of lumped them all together in your head? Well, there is a lot of evidence that they work to improve learning and they are different things. Check out this not-too-long blog post with helpful graphics illustrating the differences. 
To learn more about these topics, check out these practical pdf guides on How to Use Retrieval Practice to Improve Learning and How to Use Spaced Retrieval Practice to Boost Learning from and the Washington University in St. Louis.
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