Tools

  • How to make a Timeline with Timeline JS

    Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. More experienced makers can use json to customize timelines while keeping its core functionality.   Timelines can integrate text with images, maps, videos, websites, etc.   You can see Timeline JS at work in these sample Timelines:   Bulger on Trial (WBUR)   Revolutionary User Interfaces (Knight Lab)   Timeline JS in the Classroom:  Why you might use Timeline JS to Teach:  Timeline can integrate images, text, websites, and more to clearly communicate concepts and stories.   Timeline JS can present information chronologically or can be used to create non-chronological narratives in the form of storybooks or virtual museums.   Why Students Might Benefit from Making a Timeline…

  • Remote Access to Bloomberg Market Concepts Course

    For the 2021-2022 academic year, Trinity College students in Hartford, CT can complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts course either through the terminals in the Financial Resources & Technology Center, LITC A02,  or remotely as described below. If a student completes the Core Concepts modules in the BMC course, they become “Bloomberg certified” and can list this on a resume for job applications. Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning course that provides an introduction to financial markets. By taking BMC, a student will learn about the different financial markets via 35 learning outcomes and will become familiar with over 100 Bloomberg terminal functions. The course consists of the Core…

  • Hosting Office Hours in Zoom

    Personal Meeting Room Zoom allows you to schedule an unlimited number of meetings, but having different meeting IDs for both class time and office hours can lead to a long, confusing list. One alternative to hosting office hours or advising appointments in Zoom is that you can use your Personal Meeting Room. This is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for you. You can share the Personal Meeting ID or Personal Link with your students, along with the times when you will be there, and they can join your Personal Meeting Room any time it is in use. Below are instructions for accessing your Personal Meeting Room using the Zoom…

  • How to make your Kaltura video downloadable

    Kaltura is designed as a streaming media platform, rather than a file sharing, or drop box system. However, there may be situations in which you want to make your video or audio recordings downloadable. This is possible in Kaltura, but requires a couple of extra steps. Note that you can only permit downloading of your own videos that you create – not videos digitized by the library. The steps below assume you have first published a recording: either you have shared a video with a course on Moodle, or you have published a video on Mediaspace. Login to My Media, in either Moodle or Mediaspace, and open the recording you want to make…

  • A list of specialized software you can use at home

    For students on campus, specialized software remains available through the open computer labs outside of class time, such as LITC B02. Remote students either on- or off-campus will continue to have access to a variety of software packages through a Windows virtual desktop for the 2021-22 academic year. Information about how to access the virtual desktop from either a Mac or PC can be found at https://edtech.domains.trincoll.edu/windows-virtual-desktop/. Software available through the virtual desktop includes: SPSS STATA ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro Atlas.ti ChemDraw Eviews Mathematica Access options for other software are listed below, and note that there is a Student Emergency and Equity Fund for students that could find any…