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Canvas Tip: Speed up Those Videos!

Much of the educational content consumed in the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh comes in the form of self-paced mini-lectures delivered through our Canvas learning management system. What you may not have noticed is that the Canvas video player supports a range of playback speeds. By selecting the rate of playback, it is possible to listen to a 20 minute video in as little as 10 minutes.

Of course, the goal is not to get it done in half the time, but rather to comprehend the material in a more time efficient manner. Increasing video playback speed is not for everyone; some may find that slowing down a video actually has benefits on occasion. Nonetheless, experts claim that 1.4X to 2.0X is a range that many people can effectively use.

It reminds me of that old joke: “My father was so good at the piano that he played Chopin’s Minute Waltz in 51 seconds.”


- James Rieker, PhD


Tehran County borders Shemiranat County to the north, Damavand County to the east, Eslamshahr, Pakdasht, and Rey counties to the south, and Karaj and Shahriar counties to the west.

The City of Tehran is divided into 22 municipal districts, each with its own administrative center. 20 of the 22 municipal districts are located in نقشه تهران Central District, while the districts 1 and 20 are respectively located in Shemiranat and Ray counties.

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