• Educational Tools

    Ensemble Anthem: Video Annotation, Editing, and Uploading

    Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve been using Ensemble Anthem, you’ve probably noticed that you have the ability to edit your videos before they’re uploaded. There’s a useful arsenal of editing tools at your disposal that can further enhance the screencasts you created. Recording Before we talk about the editing tools, let’s talk about an annotation feature you can use while recording. In the lower right corner of your screen, you can select from options including a highlighter, pen, text box, and arrow to annotate your videos. The annotations will stay on the screen until you hit “Done.” This way, you can make sure the annotations are there only as…

  • Educational Tools

    Ensemble Anthem: Screen Capture and Webcam Recording

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Ensemble Anthem allows you to record from your screen and webcam. It will automatically upload the videos to your online library, then you can share it as a link or pull it into Canvas. This is a game changer. I’ve used Anthem in the past to send feedback to students on rough drafts of papers. By recording my screen and webcam, they saw and heard me actively reading through their papers and explaining the editing marks I was making. That way, they not only got a paper marked with my revisions, they also received a video. It’s a virtual one-on-one conference! How to access Once your…

  • Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Ensemble: An Introduction to Cedarville’s Video Tool

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Editor’s note: This post was updated February 14, 2020 to reflect the log-in process changes for Ensemble. As you start the 2019-20 school year, you should consider using a new video tool: Ensemble. You can use this tool to supplement and enhance your instruction, which will reinforce your students’ learning. Plus it can be a great communication tool when you use it with an additional service, Anthem. But we’ll talk about Anthem another time. Any created videos can be uploaded and stored in Ensemble. The videos can then be pushed out to students as-is or created as quizzes before pushing them to Canvas because of the…

  • Canvas

    Canvas Transition: Canvas Tips Roundup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The beginning of the semester is quickly approaching, so we’re all in the thick of learning Canvas and setting up courses. You may be excited to use this new tool and marveling at how some processes are easier to complete. You may be a little nervous to dive in, especially if you weren’t working in Moodle previously. Either way, let’s pause for a second and take a deep breath. Okay? Good.  Now that we’re ready, let’s take a quick look at some of the Canvas tips and tricks that we’ve talked about over the summer, all gathered together here for a one-stop primer to get you…