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Up Close and Personal with the Image Annotation Tool

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August 21, 2009. The close study of images is an exercise that spans across disciplines—from examining ancient artifacts to surveying the human anatomy. With the Image Annotation Tool developed by CCNMTL and re-released this summer, Columbia faculty can upload, organize, and present students with digital images to analyze and annotate. The IAT is equipped with image analysis tools, including zoom and pan functions, color-coded labeling, tagging and annotating features, and the ability to save notes and descriptions of each image. Students can conduct collaborative analyses in the IAT and share their annotations with classmates, while faculty can use the IAT to create and categorize image collections and review student work.

The IAT can facilitate a range of student assignments, for instance labeling maps, highlighting notable elements of a graphic, or illustrating art images. Access is limited to students and faculty of the classes registered in the IAT and UNI authentication is required. Meet with your CCNMTL educational technologist today and learn how you can get started with the IAT in your course.

Related links:
pdf link Download the IAT informational sheet