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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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Coursera & MOOCs

10.6.2014
Though MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been in the news, how many of us have participated in this new online trend?  Many MOOCs are free and useful for teachers, especially many of the courses from Coursera, one of the largest providers of MOOCs. Here are some examples of Coursera courses in Education: What future […]
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Blackboard: Faculty Export of Rubrics

10.3.2014
Are you trying to export a rubric from one course to another in Blackboard and getting the below error message? Oct 3, 2014 9:19:47 AM - Fatal: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" "F:\blackboard" "read") Oct 3, 2014 9:19:47 AM - Status: The operation export did not complete. You are not alone. Unfortunately, with the upgrade of Blackboard […]
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Getty Images: Stock Photos Free

09.29.2014
Finding high quality stock photos to use for educational or non-commercial purposes can be challenging.  Getty Images recently announced that millions of their photographs will be available for free through their new embed tool.  This embed tool with make images free for blogs, WordPress, Tumblr, and more; as long as you are using the image […]
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Blackboard: Grade Center Setup

09.24.2014
I have posted about Blackboard Grade Center in the past, but I wanted to go into more detail. The documentation I posted before went over all functions and features in the grade center. The documentation below will give you set by step instructions on how to specifically set up your grade center for the semester. […]
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Faculty Workshop: Streaming Resources

09.19.2014
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 next week, Wednesday September 24th at 12pm.  This session is on Streaming Resources at High Point University and is hosted by me, Samantha Harlow, Media & Digital […]
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