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Teaching/Learning Center: OTIS TECH TOOLS

Overview

Quick help for tech. tools used @ Otis College.

O-Space

For help with O-Space, please go to: https://otis.libguides.com/o-space/about ‚Äč

O-Space is the Otis College Learning Management System.

Quicklinks

AirMedia

AirMedia is a feature available in Otis Smart Classrooms.

Students can wirelessly share content from their devices to the classroom projector.

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Mobile devices (smartphones + tablets) can share photographs and documents.

Laptops can share any type of file on the desktop though you may need to download a separate application (Soundflower) for sound.


Faculty Instructions

  1. Faculty need to select the "AirMedia" option from the touch screen control panel in the smart classrooms. 
  2. Specific instructions will be projected explaining how students can connect to the classroom AirMedia.

Student Instructions

1. Connect to the specific WiFi Network for the classroom. The WiFi password will be displayed on the projected instructions.

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2. Depending on the device:

  • Mobile Devices > Download the Crestron AirMedia App for free
  • Laptops > Type the in the IP address or full Http address listed on projected directions

3. Depending on the device:

  • Mobile Devices > Launch App
  • Laptops > Open Downloaded Software

MAC USER ALERT!

If you are on a Mac laptop, before you can connect to AirMedia, check the following settings:

  • Go to Applications > System > Preferences > Security & Privacy
  • Select the General tab
  • Under "Allow Apps Downloaded From" > select Anywhere

4. Select the AirMedia IP Address for the classroom you are in. (ex. GAHMN309-AM01 = Rm. 309)

5. Enter the unique CODE as it appears on the classroom projected instructions.

6. You will see a play button. Select to share media to classroom projector.

Sync Otis Email

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Quick access to Otis College email through the Dashboard.

We suggest syncing your Otis College Email to your mobile device. See below.

Otis College email cannot be forwarded.

sync email instructions


Unable to log in?

Contact: helpdesk@otis.edu


Create Professional Email Signature

  1. Select "Options" on the right
  2. From the drop down menu select "See All Options"
  3. Select "Settings" on the left menu
  4. Select "Mail"
  5. Create signature.

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Google Drive (G-Drive)

Google Drive

Log in (http://gdrive.otis.edu) with your Otis College username + password.

G-Drive is a great way to collect student work, share instructional resources, and collaborate.

Grammarly

Encourage students to edit and proofread everything they write - no matter how small - to avoid glaring typos and misspellings.

Grammarly is easy to use and free!

Writing Support by Grammarly@EDU grammar check tool is available for FREE to all students, staff, and faculty. Use your Otis College email to register at Grammarly.com/EDU !

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Grammarly:

  • is an automated grammar tutor and revision support tool
  • allows you to upload drafts of your writing assignments to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 250 points of grammar
  • highlights errors in your writing
  • explains how to correct errors
  • checks your citations

Access:

  • go to www.grammarly.com/edu
  • create an account
  • must use your OTIS email for free access
  • no access code is required

Once you have registered you will receive an email confirming your registration. Click on the link in the confirmation email!


Support Guides

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Download Grammarly Report

Ask students to download a PDF report of the Grammarly review by selecting the score icon on the bottom right. They can turn this PDF into you for verification they used the system.

Grammarly score button


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How to Switch from Free to Premium Account

When you log into Grammarly@EDU, there will be a Premium flag by the logo. If you signed up at Grammarly.com for free, you will not see that blue flag. You will not have access to the premium features, such as plagiarism checks and changing document types. If you try to access these features, you will be prompted to enter an Access Code or to sign up for a subscription.

To fix this, you need to delete the existing account and create a new one at https://www.grammarly.com/edu/signup

Directions for Switching

Still not working? Contact Heather Cleary (hcleary@otis.edu) in the Library.


Free Chrome Browser Extension

Grammarly offers a free browser extension that works with Chrome. This is handy as it will automatically check your grammar and spelling when working in O-Space ePortfolios!

Smart Classrooms

smart classroom equipment

Classrooms are available with the following equipment:

  • MAC/PC Desktop Computer
  • HMDI/VGA Cables for Laptops
  • Projectors
  • Digital Document Cameras
  • Blu-Ray Players
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone

If you are in an open studio space, smart carts with this equipment are available for check out from the Video Lab.

Contact: videolab@otis.edu or 310.665.6972.


How To Use:

  • In each Smart Classroom is a Control Panel 
  • Select the device you wish to use. 
  • The projector and audio will turn on automatically.
  • Only the computer and document camera need to be turned on/off manually.

Top Tips:

  • To avoid the projector bulb burning out or overheating, please turn off equipment when finished with class. Select "Power" on control panel.
  • Do not adjust volume on the iMac. Use the control panel.

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