How-To

  • Quick Start Guide for Zoom Participants

    This guide contains basic tips for meeting participants, such as a students. To Join a Zoom Meeting Click on the link in the email invitation, or in your Moodle course. You may then be prompted to download and install the Zoom app or a browser plugin. Follow the instructions, and then select if you would like to connect audio and/or video, and then click Join. Some courses may require you to be a Trinity authenticated user, so it is recommended to authenticate your Zoom account by going to https://trincoll.zoom.us and signing in with your trincoll credentials. Note on multiple devices in a physical classroom: When there are multiple devices in…

  • Remote Access to Bloomberg Professional

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: 1/1/2022 The Bloomberg lab and remote access to the Bloomberg terminals will not be available from 1/3/2022 through 1/24/2022. The terminals are reserved during this time exclusively for the COLL-203 J-term course and the CFA challenge team. Open use will resume on Monday, January 25, 2022. If you have any questions about using Bloomberg Professional, contact Cheryl Cape at cheryl.cape@trincoll.edu.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop

    You can now access many lab applications on your own computer or mobile device using our Windows Virtual Desktop. Applications available include ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, Chemdraw, Eviews, SPSS, and STATA. It also includes the desktop versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Contents: Getting started Connecting to OneDrive Tips for using the Mac Client Tips for using the Windows client Getting Started The Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed from just about any device including Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices. There are 2 ways to access it: Using a web browser by going to http://wvd.trincoll.edu Using the client application- RECOMMENDED We strongly recommend you access it using the desktop…

  • Making Zoom Work for You

    In this post I want to take it a step further and talk about how to make the most of your synchronous time with your students in zoom. If you are new to Zoom and looking for zoom basics, guidance on creating meetings, navigating the interface, using Zoom with Moodle, or securing your room from Zoombombers we have other posts for those. Contents: Establishing norms and expectations for discussionsUsing the Chat featureStudent video – on or off?Managing multiple windows and what your students seePolling and Breakout RoomsMore resources Establishing norms for online discussions: One of the most important things you can do right at the start of the semester is…

  • How to Create a Padlet and Embed it into Moodle

    Padlet is a collaborative bulletin board tool that allows teachers and students to share ideas and resources. It has a wide range of functionality and can allow users to share comments, links, YouTube videos, files, images, etc. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a Padlet and how to embed it into a Moodle course site. To get started with Padlet, navigate to www.padlet.com in your browser and click “log in.” You can use your Trinity email account to create a Padlet account by clicking on “Log in with Microsoft.” Please note that you’ll be limited to 3 padlets at one time. (This can be managed by downloading padlets as…