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Blackboard: Using the Content Editor to its Full Potential

11.18.2014
Did you know the content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations, hyperlinks, tables, pictures, videos and much more? The content editor can be found throughout the Blackboard system as the default editor. The editor is available to all users, even students. Keep this in mind when creating assignments. Students would be […]
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Faculty Workshop: Visual Resources

HPU Libraries is hosting a series of faculty workshops online, in order to make it easier for faculty to attend.  The third in the series is coming up tomorrow, Wednesday November 19th at 12pm.  This session is on “Visual Resources” and is hosted by Samantha Harlow, Media Librarian and Bob Fitzgerald, ILL and Reference Librarian for HPU Libraries.  This […]
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Save a Tree using Print Friendly!

11.13.2014
                                  PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It’s free and easy to use.   Features: Print Preview: Optimizes and displays content for print. Edit Before Printing: Remove images, […]
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ShowMe: Presentation/Tutorial Application

11.11.2014
Are you looking for an alternative presentation format to Keynote, PowerPoint, or even Prezi?  Or a way to easily flip your classroom?  ShowMe is a popular presentation and tutorial app for your iPad that allows professors and students to create and share lessons.  It also provides you access to ShowMe’s database of reusable lessons, therefore […]
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Microsoft and Dropbox Integration

11.5.2014
Today Microsoft and Dropbox announced a partnership that will bring Dropbox support to Microsoft’s suite of Office mobile apps. Microsoft will add this new Dropbox feature in upcoming versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the iPhone and iPad. This is expected to release early next year. Read the full story below. Microsoft Adding Dropbox […]
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Dirt: Digital Research Tools

10.30.2014
There are many powerful tools on the Internet, and sometimes websites do a great job of condensing a lot of useful sites; such is the case with DiRT Directory. “The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to […]
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Swvil: Capture Solution

10.28.2014
Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and connected cloud services made to help you improve skills and organizational performance with video. You can use Swvil for lecture capture, assist in flipping the classroom, distance learning, and much more. To find out more about Swvil visit the website below. http://www.swivl.com/ The Office of Information Technology […]
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Faculty Workshop: 10 Things Faculty Should Know When Assigning Research

10.17.2014
HPU Libraries is hosting a series of faculty workshops online, in order to make it easier for faculty to attend.  The first in the series is coming up the week after HPU Fall Break, Wednesday October 29th at 12pm.  This session is on “10 Things Faculty Should Know when Assigning Research” and is hosted by Kathy Shields, […]
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Blackboard: Uploading Test Questions from a Word Document

10.14.2014
Did you know that you could import a test that was creating in Microsoft Word into Blackboard? The College of Southern Idaho has created a Blackboard Quiz Generator that allows you to import tests created in Word or any other text document. It is a simply copy and paste and the generator will automatically create […]
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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

10.9.2014
Want to master keyboard shortcuts to become a keyboard ninja? Follow the shortcuts below to save time!                                                                             […]
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