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Ian D Loasby

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folks, does the record directly from webcam and host on youtube facility still work from the menu in a Blackboard item? Im getting google 3rd party  authorization errors even though Im singed into both MUSE and my University youtube account 
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Blackboard's workaround for now:

After recording the video, click continue, this will save it in youtube.com
Log into youtube.com, click on the video you have just recorded.
Copy the url
Go back to the editor on Bb environment
Click on Insert/Edit Embedded media
Paste the url into the File/URL
Change Type to Embedded Audio
Insert
Submit
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Trish Murray

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Hi all, one of my staff is keen to create some animations. Clean sweep really, no preconceived ideas as to how he should do this. Any suggestions for methods that are easy to learn and easy to use? 
Thanks, Trish
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I think as +Pete Mella suggested, Adobe Voice is a good one - I created 43 videos in incredibly little time and have them on YouTubve and Itunes U https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mJ7IZ3qFxjR8HhL9HX-ETHUFJz639Bt   Videoscribe is great, but takes longer time, and Powtoon is very nice too (I had a video abstract using that accepted for an int conference) I think the key is to try and script your animation -don't animate something and then try and add words - as it will take longer. Make your lines short and succinct, that's where Voice works really well. Shame it's just IOS.
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Something that I wrote for the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog on Chrome extensions 
From literature searches to collaborative online writing, a significant amount of the research process now takes place online. Andy Tattersall provides a list of useful Google Chrome extensions tha...
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Turnitin's main website is currently unavailable: www.turnitinuk.com

Turnitin are currently investigating, although fix time is unknown at present. Users should be able to circumvent the issue by going directly to the login page:
https://www.turnitinuk.com/login_page.asp/login_page.asp

This issue does not affect those users using Turnitin via MOLE.
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David Read

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Today I learnt: Google Docs comments can have formatting
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Ros Walker

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Would anyone be interested in a meeting / session to look at how to 'manage' mobile devices - this would be, for example, if you have a set of devices (usually iPads) which you loan out or which belong to the University but are issued to members of staff? The session would be about control of access and deployment of software. 
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And don't forget folks that we will be having an open discussion about this at the next App Swap Breakfast so we can get a sense of what issue people think they need to address more generally when implementing mobile based learning.
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The Turnitin service is now available again.

It appears that the lack of access was caused not by Turnitin itself but through a Janet network problem which now seems to be clearing.

The service should still be considered at risk until the Janet network issues are resolved entirely.
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Turnitin UK service is currently experiencing technical issues which means it will likely be unresponsive for users at this present time.

Turnitin engineers are looking into the problem at present and I will update you all as information becomes available.
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Thanks, think it was a mix of JANET and me!
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Ian D Loasby

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There are changes to Java plugin support  in the newest version of Google Chrome. I'm just trying the  work round, otherwise Ill have to head back to Firefox.  https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml
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use chrome://flags/#enable-npapi  and then click enable if you want to keep support for legacy plugins
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Jenny Pacheco

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Hi all, I am looking to redevelop some of the information literacy tutorials we have in the Information Skills Resource.  At the moment, they are just written in html with some Flash elements for self testing, but I was looking to make them more interactive, with more effective self assessment, and more mobile compatible which Flash isn't very.  

I have been thinking about using Articulate Storyline, but as its quite expensive I was wondering if a) anyone has any experience of using this in the Uni for creating elearning activities and could comment on it , and b) whether anybody is using any other platforms/tools to create online learning activities that you would recommend? (other than screencasting/webinars)
Thanks!
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Yes Ian that is very true!  
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David Read

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Interesting collection of apps

21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers - InformED http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/top-educational-apps/ -via Flynx
Tired of reading the same old list of recommended apps? We've curated twenty-one fresh ones for you here, and you won't find Dropbox or Evernote among th
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There's a few on there I'd not seen before - not sure if everyone had seen the various app videos I'd made on iTunes U https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/apps-for-higher-education/id985533228?mt=10
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Ros Walker

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Hi clever programming people. Does anyone know how you can embed Box of Broadcasts videos (BoB) into MOLE. The embed code looks like this: <script src="//bobnational.net/js/embed.js?m=91498&r=84767&h=395&w=650"></script>  which is different from the You Tube embed code. 
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MDyCWKcONHk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I've tried various ways of putting the BoB address into the You Tube formula, but it doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions, or are we restricted to just linking?
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Yes, what was confusing me was the fact that you couldn't see anything until you click 'Submit', so thanks for flagging that up. I just went back in to edit and thought 'oh no, it's lost the link', but click submit and Bingo! there it is again!! Thanks +Pete Mella 
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Fergus Conolly

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So Inbox is enabled for everyone now - just need our admin to switch it on...

https://inbox.google.com/?pli=1
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Slack is something I've been playing with a bit lately... it's fantastic for small teams, but of limited use to the wider University because it's not intended for huge numbers of users, and there's no inter-team communication. I can see it being perfect for communications within small departments/teams though.
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Turnitin's main website appears to now be available again: www.turnitinuk.com

I am still waiting to hear back from Turnitin for the official status, so it should be considered at risk for the mean time. Once again this issue did not affect those using Turntiin through MOLE
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David Read

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here's a link to all the recorded sessions at Google's recent Education on Air conference.
Join us for a free online conference. You have the best seat in the house (your own!) to learn with other educators. Explore the conference schedule below.
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Cheers David these look really useful G
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Trish Murray

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Does anyone know anything about allocating students to groups in MOLE? I have created a group set and now have an excel spreadsheet which Im trying to Import and allocate the students (247 of them) .. to the different groups. Only its not working! Has this ever worked :-(
Also urgently trying to do this .. 
Thanks, Trish
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Wot stars you guy are. I have got it to work .. thanks to Ian and Paul :-)
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David Read

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For those of you using Firefox on the managed desktop, you can now add a Google Scholar button to your browser bar to allow you to search for articles as you browse the web. Great stuff! (a chrome extension was released last month by the way)
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Andrew Tattersall originally shared:
 
Student Union
App Swap Breakfast #5 Communication Apps
Wed, June 24, 4:00 AM
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Sorry - clashing with contact day 2 of Teach Online. 
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Pete Mella

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A tip for Mac/iPad users I discovered this morning (thanks to +Graham F McElearney) - if you've upgraded to OS Yosemite, QuickTime will now see an attached iPad as a camera source when in 'New Movie Recording'.

This means it's an easy way to record a screencast demonstration of anything you have on your iPad. It also means you can use this to display your iPad on your Mac, meaning you don't have to switch between displays if projecting a demo of an iPad on a projector.
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