Instructional Technology Blog

Instructional Technology Blog

Samantha Harlow: Maternity Leave

I will be taking maternity leave starting next week.  Please send all HPU instructional technology request to Kaitlyn Reish ( or HPU Library requests (including media instruction) to Kathy Shields ( I wish everyone a happy holidays and a great new year! Post by Samantha Harlow, Media & Digital Resource Librarian Click HERE to return to the […]
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Blackboard: Spring Classes are Here

Spring 2015 classes are now available on Blackboard. You may notice that the naming schema has changed, but everything else is the same. Please feel free to contact Kaitlyn Reish at for any course copies or merges. Click HERE to return to the Techblog    
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HPU’s New Password Reset Tool

The Office of Information technology has released a new password reset tool. With this new tool, you can reset you password if you already know your current password,  answer security questions to reset your password if you have forgotten it, and unlock your account. To use this tool, go to the website below. You will […]
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Free Lectures Online

Flipping the classroom has become quite a trend in education, but it’s a lot of work to record lectures for students to view online.  Did you know that there are many free video and audio lectures already online for re-use and embedding from universities like Stanford, Yale, Oxford, and Harvard (just to name a few)? […]
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The New Passport Mobile App

We have recently released a new passport mobile app. You can now view your account balance, make a deposit, and deactivate your card if it lost or stolen right from your phone. Simply search for Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts in the app store or play store. The interface for the passport mobile app on an […]
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Blackboard: Using the Content Editor to its Full Potential

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!

                                  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

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

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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