Category: Tech Tuesday

Jun 02

Tech Tuesday – QR Codes

A QR code (Quick Response) is a readable bar-code that contains more or additional information than you want to have displayed on your web site, presentation, eLearning course, poster or handout. The code can be read using a free app and your phone’s camera. A simple search for QR codes in the app store will …

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May 26

Tech Tuesday – Free Image Editing Tools

A few weeks ago at iTeach in Juneau, we discussed finding and using images in eLearning. But once you find the right image, how can you edit it? Not everyone has access to Photoshop or maybe you prefer something simpler to use. Here a few free and basic alternatives worth trying out. BeFunky Photo Effects …

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May 12

Tech Tuesday – Teaching Professor Tips App

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Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more. The free app lets you: Get one tip every day (365/year) Specify …

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May 05

Tech Tuesday: Slides that Communicate Your Idea

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Charla Brown shared this resource saying that it was really helpful to create better, more expressive slides. Certainly TED has created high standards for presentations and these tips from the TED’s in-house expert should improve any presentation. Check them out and share with your students. 10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your …

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Apr 28

Tech Tuesday – Student Mobile Workspaces

The RAPID EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY is changing the way we learn, work and educate. Students want the freedom to learn and study using the latest software or applications on any device, in the location where they feel most productive and inspired.

Apr 21

Tech Tuesday: Overview of Presentation Authoring Tools

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We talk a lot about creating engaging presentations for our online students. Many faculty start with Microsoft’s PowerPoint as a creation tool. UAS supports two tools that easily convert or re-purpose PowerPoint content into slick presentations that can be viewed online and/or from within your Blackboard course. These tools are Adobe’s Presenter and TechSmith’s Camtasia. Here’s …

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Apr 14

Tech Tuesday – Article Clean up

For all of you Breaking Bad fans…and everyone else! If you encounter a hard to read web site or a mobile mess; you better call Saul! Send cleaned up articles to your students and colleagues. They won’t be confused about what it is they are supposed to be reading and they won’t getting sidetracked by all the …

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Apr 07

Tech Tuesday – 78 Google Things

A quick Tech Tuesday post today! Here are 78 things you didn’t know you could do with Google. You’ll find tips and tricks in the following categories: Do More Save Time Have Fun Be Secure Ask Google  

Mar 31

Tech Tuesday: Extreme Blackboard!

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Almost every campus has a love-hate relationship with their learning management system. Blackboard is no exception. While Blackboard has some great features it also has some gaps.  Behind the Scenes Technology points out in Cool Tools You Can Integrate with Blackboard Learn 9.1 that you can overcome many of Blackboard’s deficits by embedding Web 2.0 coolness into …

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Mar 24

Tech Tuesday: Bb’s Adaptive Release Combined with a Syllabus Quiz–Powerful!

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Is the syllabus really an integral part of your course? Does knowledge of the syllabus actually improve student performance? Yesterday’s post described some of the things that faculty put into a “Start Here” or “Getting Started” orientation module, today, let’s take a closer look at a syllabus quiz, and why that might be included in …

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