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Customizing your preferences for course notifications settings

With the recent developments, it looks like we are now able to set up email alerts for the events in ...
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Monosnap and Skitch - Screenshot Palimpsests

You know the word palimpsest? It is one of my favorites. It refers to a document on which more recent ...
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Kristen Provencher, MPH

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Provencher, MPH – Public Health Program

The Public Health major at UNE presented me with a life changing opportunity during the summer of 2012. I traveled ...
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feedback

Instruments, and the Craft, of Feedback

Feedback is a craft, and like any craft it is simultaneously distinct from and defined by the tools we use ...
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Why Use Word Clouds?

Word Cloud You may be quite familiar with word clouds (by Wordle or Tagxedo, although lots more options also exist: ...
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How do I check spelling in Outlook Web Access?

Spell checking is available in Internet Explorer 10 and later versions, and current versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Check ...
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Tips and Practices for Creating Effective Online Learning Experiences

If you have an hour, you will enjoy spending it going through this BB/QMa Conrad presentation on Tips and Best Practices to ...
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Oranges

Another Safe Source of High Quality Copyright-Free Images

It's amazing how generous people can be with their creations! Pixabay is a website which hosts and allows you to ...
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Mapping 100 Years of Revolution

Bringing stories home using maps

There has been this trend to map either individual stories or certain events, or works of fiction to bring them ...
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Blackboard

How to replace a file in Blackboard

This week it's an easy tip for those who often update their forms or other files in Blackboard. The first ...
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today's to-do list

Organizing Your Tasks

We, the online folks, often have a running list of things to do, and our environment is such that we ...
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Blackboard: Customize Posts, Notifications, and Home Page

Blackboard: Customize Posts, Notifications, and Home Page

Many of us, both students and instructors, are enrolled in several, or even dozens of courses. Here are some tips ...
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Google Doc Inline Commenting Permissions

Using Google Documents to Allow for Inline Commenting

When the Blackboard was updated, many instructors were thrilled to see the inline commenting feature which allowed them to pinpoint ...
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copyright laws

Making Friends with Copyright Law

We often view copyright as a nuisance, and it may be in certain instances. But along with protecting the rights ...
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How to Override a Grade

Other Options for Presentations (and Some Tips on Doing Research)

At a request of a faculty member, I have been researching some video presentation options beyond the standard Microsoft PowerPoint ...
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Retention Center Settings and Personal Settings for Users in Bb

This may be the perfect time to address some of the issues that will eliminate issues down the road. If ...
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Viral videos as assignments

What if students created viral videos as course projects?

It might just work! Sure, writing papers is academically significant and is a way to demonstrate understanding, analysis, and such ...
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copyright free images

Images You Can Use in Your Course or Project Without Breaking the Copyright

Well, we are no strangers to taking advantage of efficiencies, so we are proudly presenting someone else’s handiwork here, for ...
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