Need to take full-screen screenshots? Free browser plugin!

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Have you ever been frustrated with needing to do a screenshot of a Web page, but your computer’s on-board screenshot utility can only select the Read More…

Create a banner image for your course module

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This video demonstration shows how to combine several images into a single JPEG image in Photoshop. Intermediate skills recommended.

Best practices for using videos in online instruction

There is a wide variety of subject matter and use cases for video in online instruction. How can you present a video in your course Read More…

Teaching Misinformation: Keep a professional distance

From Gallup’s extensive data base emerges a number of interesting trends and themes, some of them contradict common assumptions and “conventional wisdom” held by many Read More…

FERPA and Privacy

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Instructors are beginning to require the use of non-Moodle blogs and wikis in their classes. They are also asking their students to post their own Read More…

Encouraging a Culture of Academic Honesty

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I have received many notes and calls from faculty this term similar to the following: “I have been having this ongoing issue with my students Read More…

Copyright – some interactive sites

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I have been using an interactive site from Baruch College to determine whether content may be legally used on a website or in online course. Read More…

What is a text editor? Why use one?

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How many times have you heard “Don’t use MS Word! Use a text editor!” and then thought, “I thought MS Word was a text editor?” Read More…

Reduce the size of your PowerPoint presentation file

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Since we distribute our PPT slideshows through Moodle, we should try to keep its filesize to a minimum. This reduces both upload and download time Read More…

Typing International Accent Marks and Diacritics

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Don’t you wish there was a reference site someplace that collected ALL of the special character keystrokes for ALL your web-based and MS Word needs, Read More…

What is embed code and how do I use it?

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You may have heard the term “embed code” bandied about when people refer to publishing video into a course module or a blog post. Well, Read More…

ScheduleOnce: easy way to schedule meetings with students

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Is wrangling a time to chat or meet with a student fraught with a lot of annoying back-and-forth emails and messages? Wish there was simpler Read More…

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images

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“You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth Read More…

A claims analysis blog to facilitate teamwork, critical thinking

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By Andy Smith and Linda Kenney – Originally presented at SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology – May 24 – 27, 2011 Downloadable detailed instructions:  Team Read More…