Category Archive: Blog

May 21

Free Training Opportunity for LIMITED Time Only: Don’t Miss Out!!

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WordPress Essential Training at lynda.com will be free for viewing until June 18th with a 10-day free trial. This course has had over 100,000 views since inception and explains why WordPress is not only an excellent blog/web site tool, but also how it can be used for courses. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen states that WordPress actually …

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Oct 14

Tech Tuesday – RSS Feeds in Your Blackboard Course

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It might be handy to have a live feed from a news blog, or any other blogging site updating dynamically, in real time, inside your Blackboard course. For example, maybe you would like your students to see all the great posts that are added weekly to the UAS Tips for Student Success blog. It’s easy …

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Aug 22

Did You Miss the WordPress Presentation at Convocation?

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Nicole and I gave a presentation at Convocation on August 19 about the new Learning spaces WordPress site. Learning Spaces is UAS Sitka’s Title III pilot of a UAS WordPress Multisite. It’s a web presence where faculty can: Promote and showcase departments or courses Blog and reach out to colleagues and students Create an authentic experience for students to …

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Aug 15

Fried Friday: Life After Death by PowerPoint

As we get ready for the new semester, it’s time to insert a little humor and perspective into the week. We hope you enjoy this ‘oldie’ but realize that his message is just as relevant today as when this first came out.   Nicole and I look forward to seeing you at Convocation next week. …

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Oct 18

Two New Tutorials for Your Students

Do you use a WordPress blog in your courses? If you do, and are inviting students to post with the role of ‘author,’ then the two tutorials below may help your student create and edit their posts. To view the tutorials visit the Tutorial page on the Tips for Student Success blog. Create Posts in WordPress …

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Oct 16

We Have a Blog For Your Students Too!

Don’t let your students miss out on great posted tips and tutorials! Let them know about the Tips for Student Success blog. Check out the latest post to see how easy it is to sign up and forward the link to your students! (Of course you’re welcome to sign up too!) We’ll have two new …

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Oct 14

How to Subscribe to Comments

When you leave a comment on a WordPress.com blog, you can choose to automatically receive email updates about other comments on that specific post by checking the ‘Notify me of follow-up comments via email’ checkbox that appears in the comment form. If you did not leave a comment but would like to be notified when …

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May 21

iTeach Juneau 2013 a Success

We recently completed a very productive iTeach 2013 in Juneau. Twelve faculty participated. You can read some of our posts by searching Twitter with the hashtag: #iteachak. Some of the tools that were explored and enjoyed included: Adobe Presenter Voki Pixton Jing Google Apps for Educators Creating movies with YouTube Elluminate Live We had great …

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Apr 25

Does Social Media Make You (and Your Students) More Self-Aware?

There is an interesting post What is a Learning Technologist (part 9): Ignorance is bliss? which makes a good argument for social media. The author of this blog post, David Hopkins states that regardless of whether anyone comments on his blog, regardless of whether anyone even reads the blog, just by publishing, by contributing to Twitter …

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Feb 21

Are Blogs Relevant in Higher Education in 2013?

Recently TLTR (both Sitka and regional) have discussed blogs. While the conversation centered specifically on the rationale for using a blog hosted external to the university’s course management system (like this WordPress blog) instead of a university supported tool (like the blog inside of Blackboard), we felt this might be a good time to talk …

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