Monthly Archives: November 2020

Apple Clips App Update

Apple has updated their Clips app. The update includes many new features including more options for screen dimensions. At Innovate, we love Clips! It is a simple tool that allows for creative and imaginative content creation for students. It is already available to all student iPads. Educators can download the app in the App Store.

“Clips, Apple’s video creation app for iOS, receives its biggest update yet with highly requested features that make it easier than ever for anyone to pick up an iPhone or iPad and start creating fun, multiclip videos — no editing experience needed. Clips 3.0, available today in the App Store, features a streamlined interface and full-screen browsers on iPhone that make it even simpler to record and add effects. On iPad, Clips supports landscape orientation, Scribble with Apple Pencil, and the use of a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad. The new version also lets users make videos in multiple aspect ratios, including horizontal and vertical, ideal for creating eye-catching content for Instagram Stories, Snapchat, YouTube, and more. And Clips 3.0 is optimized to record and share content in HDR using the rear-facing cameras on all iPhone 12 models, resulting in videos with more vibrant colors and contrast.” ~ Apple Newsroom

“Since its introduction, Clips has become one of the most popular iOS video creation apps, and millions of projects are made every day with it. Users love how easy it is to create fun, expressive videos for sharing with friends, family, and classmates with just a few taps on their iPhone or iPad screens,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “Today’s update, with a streamlined interface, support for vertical and horizontal video, HDR video capture using the new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, and fun new effects, will help users create Clips videos with more personality and polish than ever before.” ~ Apple Newsroom

Download the app today!

Setting Roles in a Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams allows for two roles to choose from when setting up an online meeting. The two roles are Presenter and Attendee. In most situations, you would want to assign your students the attendee role. Students can be changed to a presenter role, on-the-fly, during a meeting should they want to share their screen.

CapabilityOrganizerPresenterAttendee
Speak and share videoxxx
Participate in meeting chatxxx
Share contentxx
Privately view a PowerPoint file shared by someone elsexxx
Take control of someone else’s PowerPoint presentationxx
Mute other participantsxx
Prevent attendees from unmuting themselvesxx
Remove participantsxx
Admit people from the lobbyxx
Change the roles of other participantsxx
Start or stop recordingxx

Follow the step-by-step video guides below to learn how to change these roles. Note: The videos contain no audio.

Change roles Prior to Meeting

video only – no audio

Change Roles During a Meeting

video only – no audio

Change Role of Individual Student

video only – no audio

Learn more about Teams on the Teams Resource Center.


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Using Teams in Schoology

During the pandemic, we all feel the need to prepare for those what-if situations. Should Wood County Schools need to go to remote-only instruction, we want to help you get ready for connecting with your students. In this video, Eric Murphy shows you a simple way to setup Teams meetings in Schoology.

Please note, this process currently works best using Google Chrome browser.

This video has been updated to address a change in the Schoology/Teams integration.

Learn even more in the Teams Resource Center.