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Sharp Aquos Board Tutorial

Adding an Attachment to an Outlook Email

Using Outlook Email you may find that you need to attach a file.  You can attach most any file type as needed.  Watch the short video to learn how to add an attachment from your Outlook account.

One restraint is the file size of the attachment.  There are ways to optimize your files for smaller file sizes.  If you want to learn how to optimize images using Photoshop you can click here to watch a tutorial.  On the Mercer Email system there is a 10mb file limit.

NMC Voice – February 2014

New Media Consortium Launches Online Training Academy for Teachers

The project features online courses from nearly three dozen leading universities, schools, and NGOs, including Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, Palermo University (Argentina), Polar Bears International, TakingITGlobal (Canada), the Agastya International Foundation (India), Apps for Good (UK), and Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (Spain), among many others. Each of the 36 mini-courses piloted over the past nine months has had an average enrollment of 100 STEM education professionals as students, and is a completely unique experiment in online learning. Over 3,500 teachers and faculty in more than 135 countries have enrolled so far, and 6,500 users have registered on the Academy website.

To learn more about the NMC Academy and to register for online courses visit http://academy.nmc.org/.

Respondus News

Respondus helps faculty to create online tests.  To learn more about how Respondus can help you learn more about how to maximize your exams checkout the latest news about Respondus.

Get a head start on the next term by requesting test banks in a ready-to-use Respondus and StudyMate format. There’s simply no faster or easier way for instructors to use publisher test banks to create online exams and learning activities. click here to read more…

Optimize Images for the Web

When working on websites or web materials it is important that you optimize your images to reduce the file size for web efficiency.  In this video tutorial you will learn how to optimize images for use on the CMS, Blackboard or other web based applications.  In this tutorial we will cover how to use Photoshop to reduce the resolution and size, but you can use any photo editor to achieve the same results. It is best practices to reduce the file size of image not only for direct upload, but also for documents such as PDF files and PowerPoints that will be uploaded to web based technologies such as Blackboard.

Word Document – Page Setup for both Portrait & Landscape View

Create a Word document with pages in both the portrait and landscape view.  You might find this useful when creating reports.

Watch the video tutorial.  Click the full screen mode to watch video in full screen.

How to Place an Artifact or Reflection into Livetext

Engaging Students with New Media

MIT’s famed Media Lab has created a new tool to engage audiences and students with a new interactive chat tool.

Recently Dr. Bridget Trogden used it for a class discussion while watching a film allowing her students to engage in a conversation.  It’s a tool that allows for a new way to collaborate and communicate when involved in class activities.

You can start your own discussion by going to http://backchan.nl/.

Try it out and see how your class activities will develop using a unique way to engage your students.

Respondus Update

Our recent Blackboard upgrade requires a update for Respondus.

The Respondus Developers just released Respondus 4.0.5.02 to address the changes that occurred with the release of Service Pack 9 for Blackboard Learn 9.1. Instructors can go to http://www.respondus.com/downloads/Respondus4UpdateCampus.exe to manually download and apply the update.

You can also access the Respondus course in Blackboard to update the Respondus license information.

For further questions or assistance contact the Help Desk at 478-301-2922.