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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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iOS8 Tips and Tricks

09.18.2014
With the release of iOS8, I thought it would only fitting to share some awesome new tips and tricks that iOS8 has to offer. The below article by Gizmodo, introduces some great tips and tricks that you might find useful.   Click here to find the tips and tricks article by Gizmodo.     Post […]
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Powtoon & Comics in Instruction

09.11.2014
Looking for a way to create creative and engaging videos or presentations for your instruction or for a class assignment?  Powtoon is a cloud based company that allows users to create animated presentations and videos.  Powtoon requires no animation experience because it provides all the tools, and allows you to easily export animated videos into […]
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Deleting Saved Passwords

09.10.2014
Storing your High Point University password for University sites in your Web browser’s saved password list can expose the data it protects to anyone else who uses your computer, and possibly to others on the Internet.  Also saved passwords can cause you to get locked out of your account if you change your password. To […]
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Blackboard: Unrecoverable Loop Error Fix

09.2.2014
                                  Are you getting the below error message when trying to access a specific course on Blackboard? Well, I have a solution if you ever see this error! You will need to clear your browser of cookies and cache. […]
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Pixlr: Free on Desktop

08.29.2014
Pixlr is a free photo editor that can be accessed online.  Recently, Pixlr created a free desktop program in order for users to edit photographs or images on their personal computers, without having to access the Internet.  For more on this exciting addition and free online photo editing tools, check out the Pixlr Gizmodo article by Pranav […]
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