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Google Sheets: Pivot Tables
In the video below, Jay Atwood shares about how and why to use pivot tables in Google Sheets. If you are curious about what pivot tables are and why you would want to use them, this video will be a help. This video demonstrates how you can manipulate data w...
In the video below, Jay Atwood shares about how and why to use pivot tables in Google Sheets. If you are curious about what pivot tables are and why you would want to use them, this video will be a help. This video demonstrat...
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ITEC Workshop - Moodle: IPAL, H5P
This is the first post in a series of posts about workshops that ITEC (Instructional Technology) will be facilitating over the fall semester. You can read more about the workshops and find a schedule here . This post is a summary of the first session, Moodl...
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Moodle1617
Moodle1617 is now available and is running version 2.9. Summer and Fall courses have been and are being populated. This version contains a number of updates. A lot of work has gone in this version to make it as user-friendly as possible.  A few noteworthy c...
Moodle1617 is now available and is running version 2.9. Summer and Fall courses have been and are being populated. This version contains a number of updates. A lot of work has gone in this version to make it as user-friendly ...
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H5P Interactive Tools
We recently became aware of a new-to-us tool, called H5P . This tool (website) provides a framework for creating interactive web content. It is free and open-source.  Click here to see examples of the types of content that may be created. H5P.org recently a...
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Quizzing in Google Forms
Google Forms now allows you to create quizzes. These quizzes can automatically be graded! Google added functionality into forms to automatically grade questions - turning a form into a quiz. You may read Google's support documentation about quizzing here . ...
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Free Transcription (Speech to Text) Tool
We have received a number of requests about free, easy to use transcription software. Requests like this seem to be coming more and more frequent.  While there are paid programs and equipment for transcription, not everyone is able to purchase these. One to...
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Improved Search in Drive and Columns in Docs
This is a quick update to share that Google has made some improvements to search within Google Drive and added support for creating columns in Google Docs. You can read the full announcement  from Google here . Below is a screenshot of how to add columns in...
This is a quick update to share that Google has made some improvements to search within Google Drive and added support for creating columns in Google Docs. You can read the full announcement from Google here. Below is a scre...
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Moodle + Gravatar
We currently create a new Moodle instance each academic year. It can be frustrating that each time a new Moodle is created any profile pictures that were added are lost. There is a way to keep this from happening. It relies on a service called Gravatar . Gr...
We currently create a new Moodle instance each academic year. It can be frustrating that each time a new Moodle is created any profile pictures that were added are lost. There is a way to keep this from happening. It relies o...
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FALL 2016 ITEC Workshops
The Instructional Technology team (ITEC) will be offering a series of workshops this coming fall semester, running September through November. There will be a Rotating schedule with broad topic categories: Week One - Moodle Week Two - Google Apps Week Three...
The Instructional Technology team (ITEC) will be offering a series of workshops this coming fall semester, running September through November. There will be a Rotating schedule with broad topic categories: Week One - Moodle ...
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Update to Google+
We have been informed that Google will be bringing Google Plus into the cadre of core supported Google Apps. In order to accomplish this Google Plus itself will be updated. This will bring a minor change to your current Google Plus page. The big change is t...
We have been informed that Google will be bringing Google Plus into the cadre of core supported Google Apps. In order to accomplish this Google Plus itself will be updated. This will bring a minor change to your current Googl...
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Google Drive: Scheduled Expiration of Sharing
I just came across a setting in the Google Drive sharing settings that allows a person to set an expiration date on a document or folder. The icon looks like a little stop watch and appears when you hover over the area next to the permission level for a per...
I just came across a setting in the Google Drive sharing settings that allows a person to set an expiration date on a document or folder. The icon looks like a little stop watch and appears when you hover over the area next t...
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Citation of/in Digital Media
More and more digital media projects are becoming part of scholarly work. Students need to know how to cite the materials or media that they find to use in their projects. Below are some general tips and then examples of how to cite different types of media...
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Instructional Technology assists Beloit College faculty and students with finding and using innovative technology resources for teaching and learning.  Contact us or stop by our offices for help with Moodle, audio, video, or image editing, scanning, presentation creation, website development, and more.