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Faculty Resources: Instructional Technology

Site providing training and tutorials for services provided by Innovative Instruction and Technology.

Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio allows you to record your screen and yourself through a webcam. Once you've created a recording you can easily add to anywhere in your Canvas course through the Rich Content Editor. Find out more on the official Canvas Studio Guide.

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Adobe Spark Apps

Adobe Spark, which allows both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. The apps ( Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Spark Video, and Adobe Spark Post) can be accessed free online with an Adobe account or through an app on an Apple mobile device. Users should use Firefox web browser for best results.

Adobe Spark a Guide for School and Educators- A guide from Adobe with an overview of the apps and ways the apps can be used in education

How to log in you an Adobe Account- Made with Adobe Spark Video

How to make an Adobe Spark Page

How to make an Adobe Spark Post

How to make an Adobe Spark Video

Example of an Adobe Spark Page


Calculator- Word- Script Workshop- PFD by TechSmith

Camtasia Studio 9 Tutorials- by TechSmith​​

Camtasia Studio Hotkeys & Shortcuts- by TechSmith

YouTube Audio Library- FREE and Creative Common Music

Free Video Elements- by TechSmith



Infographics: Knowledge is Beautiful- GCC Presentation on the different types of infographics and infographic applications.

GCC Infographic Application Comparison- Chart Comparing, Piktochart, and Canva

iPad Basics

Getting Germanna Staff Email on your smart device- you will have to log into Germanna Central to access the following documents:

Germanna Mobile Device Sync Procedure and Request From

How to Sync Germanna Staff Email (OWA) to Mobile Device

Outlook/Office 365 and Gmail: How to forward your student email account to your faculty /staff email account-

Getting VCCS Student email on your smart device:

Access Student Email on Mobile Device: How to Access email on Gmail App (Apple and Android)

Apple Resources:

iPad Tip and Tricks from Apple

iPad User Guide- Great resource for questions about using your iPad

iPad Innovations: Utilize Your iPad and Apps for Classroom Use- Handout on iPad organization and  Productivity, Social Media, Presentation, and Germanna Apps. 

Notes App-Apple Support Website: Use Notes to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, and more.

Microsoft Snipping Tool

GCC Microsoft Snipping Tool Handout- Capture a screenshot of any object, and then comment, save, or share the image

Additional Resources:

Microsoft Instructions for Snipping Tool, Windows 8