The Spark web site was retired on August 15th, 2017. But please don’t worry! WordPress (http://sites.tufts.edu) and Confluence Wikis (http://wikis.uit.tufts.edu) remain in place and there are no plans to remove those tools from university-wide use as they continue to provide a valuable service to the community. Those tools continue to be available via their respective home pages.
Two tools that were directly built into the Spark web site, MediaMarkup and the Podcasting tool, have been replaced by other services (see below). If you have data that you wish to retrieve from these services please contact email@example.com.
TTS Educational Technology Services offers alternatives that we can direct you to and help you use:
- For MediaMarkUp users, ETS supports two solutions for video annotation: MediaSpace and VoiceThread.
To learn more about MediaSpace refer to our user guide.
To learn more about VoiceThread watch their intro video.
- Podcasting can be achieved using WordPress via sites.tufts.edu using a plugin.
Again, if you have any question, concerns, or feedback on any of these tools and services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.