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Sep 22

Tech Tuesday: Two New Tutorials

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This week’s Tech Tuesday provides you with two new tutorials. Recently we blogged about Blackboard’s achievements and badging and promised to share a tutorial on making your own badges. Here you go! Create Badges in PPT to Use Inside of Blackboard We’ve also gotten questions about sizing banners inside of Blackboard so we’ve attached a tutorial …

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Aug 25

Tech Tuesday: To Bullet or NOT to Bullet

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Here at the FLC, we have often written about the perils of cluttered PowerPoint presentations, and over-bulleted slides with lists and lists often seen in presentations or eLearning materials. Yet, numbered lists and bulleted lists can be powerful tools when used in thoughtful ways. Christopher Pappas provides a nice list of 7 Tips for Using Bullets in …

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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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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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Feb 10

Tech Tuesday – Google Search Tricks

How many hours a day or a week do you spend (or should we say waste) searching for something using Google? How often do you give up without finding the information that you were hoping to find? Check out the 13 tips below and see if your search results don’t hit the target with better accuracy …

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Jan 27

Tech Tuesday – Infographics

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Last Friday we playfully mentioned infographics and said that they were a powerful way to display information. You may have noticed infographics being used more frequently on some of your favorite websites and blogs. They are easy to create and can incorporate graphics and colors to make them appealing and interesting. Critical Thinking Via Infographics …

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Dec 16

Tech Tuesday: Higher Ed Tools for 2015

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Soon we’ll be into our Winter break and you’ll want to be getting ready for 2015! Hard to imagine it’s almost the end of the year. Here’s an article that Nicole came across that might help you look into the future: 13 higher ed tech tools and approaches to watch in 2015. Hope you find …

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