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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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Teaching and Learning: Doodling
I came across the video below about doodling. I wonder what instructors thoughts are on doodling, both for students doodling in class and for themselves. I wonder whether or not students doodle and if they have realized any benefits from doing so. In the vi...
I came across the video below about doodling. I wonder what instructors thoughts are on doodling, both for students doodling in class and for themselves. I wonder whether or not students doodle and if they have realized any b...
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Spring 2016 Courses Available
Courses for Spring 2016 are now available to instructors in Moodle. Please feel free to begin adding materials and getting them ready for the spring. If you have questions as you work, please feel free to contact Instructional Technology and/or check out ou...
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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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3D Printing Health Risks?
We came across an article pointing out some possible heath risks associated with 3-D printing. Read up and be careful when you print.  From the article: "What they found was that the level of harmful particles and fumes depended mostly on the filament mater...
We came across an article pointing out some possible heath risks associated with 3-D printing. Read up and be careful when you print. From the article: "What they found was that the level of harmful particles and fumes depen...
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Audio on Blogger
I have done some searching for instructions on how to incorporate audio on the Blogger platform. Most solutions are obtuse and kludgey. The best solution I have found so far is to use SoundCloud to host the file and then embed into a blog post. SoundCloud i...
I have done some searching for instructions on how to incorporate audio on the Blogger platform. Most solutions are obtuse and kludgey. The best solution I have found so far is to use SoundCloud to host the file and then embe...
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Update: Hashtag ToDo
UPDATE: After using this tool for almost a month, I am back to using Google Tasks. The thing that I found was that I have tasks that I want to list, but that are not urgent for a particular day. This meant that I had a long list of tasks in the 'all-day' ev...
UPDATE: After using this tool for almost a month, I am back to using Google Tasks. The thing that I found was that I have tasks that I want to list, but that are not urgent for a particular day. This meant that I had a long l...
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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.