Before I leave . . . (NCSAM)!

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: Simple Steps to Online Safety

Identity theft is one of the number one cyber crimes that occurs daily. Identity theft is the illegal use of someone else’s personal information (such as a Social Security number), most often used to obtain money or credit. Identity theft may take many years to fully recover from.

Phishing is one way to obtain information to commit identity theft. Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker attempts to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details for malicious reasons, by impersonating a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Being able to differentiate between a phishing scam and a legitimate interaction is essential in protecting yourself from identity theft.

Social engineering, psychological manipulation of people to perform actions or divulge confidential information, is another way to obtain information through false pretenses.

You can learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft, phishing, and social engineering attacks by attending this Friday’s speaker series event featuring Lieutenant Colonel April Wimmer in Mendenhall Room 221 from 12pm-1pm.

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Ciao for Now and a tip on grading groups

Si, ciao I will be heading to Italy Wednesday 10/4 and return to the office on Monday 10/23.  Have students working in groups?   Check out this link when using group assignments and grading.

My assistant Pete Eischens, eischensp16@students.edu.edu will be in the office most days for a few hours.  Additionally you can contact the following resources if you need assistance.

Help Desk (Michael Davis, davistr@ecu.edu and Billy Igoe, igoew@ecu.edu ) for this building 744-2903.
Blackboard – Matt Long longm@ecu.edu , Adam Brewer brewera@ecu.edu , Paul Lamere, lamerep@ecu.edu
SABA/Webex – John Southworth, southworthj@ecu.edu
Mediasite Troubleshooting –  Jarrett Shafer (252) 328-9141, shaferj@ecu.edu , Josh Brown, (252) 328-9617, brownjos@ecu.edu
My Mediasite – Jarrett Shafer (252) 328-9141, shaferj@ecu.edu , Dennis Allen, (252) 328-2841 allend@ecu.edu
Tegrity/Voice Thread – Perceival Murphy, (252) 737-5166, murphyp@ecu.edu
Wordpress Blogs – Helpdesk
Academic Technologies – Ginny Sconiers, Wendy Creasey

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Since last week’s post was a repost you get 2 this week!

We are 3 1/2 weeks into the semester and here is a Best Practice that is included for Distance Education content but is a great idea for all classes to check in on “How is the course going?” and “Do you have any suggestions?“

Early feedback surveys or just informal discussions ask students to provide feedback on what is working well in a course and what might help them have a better course experience. This early feedback is done early in the course so corrections and modifications can be made. It is an easy opening for students who might have comments or suggestions or questions.”

You could use discussion board, or a doodle poll, or a round table discussion!

There have been a couple of emails inviting you to Mursion Demonstration. I went to one last spring and wrote about it http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/OET/?p=2370 It is a very cool tool available to you.  “Mursion is a great opportunity we have available at ECU for Read more

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Classroom Tech Hints

Want to use the computer pen to illustrate on your PowerPoint?  When in Slideshow view either press down with the pen or right click and select pen options.  Select your style, select your color on the monitor and start annotating.  Click here for more instructions.  Not sure how it works contact OET!!

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Total Eclipse of the Sun

 and Fall Semester is less than 5 days!

Some quick reminders –

 

Send your lecture capture request if you would like to try this tool to give your students some extra help with course review click here for form.

Make your classes available in Blackboard – Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes.

ADD TA INSTRUCTOR: How do I add another instructor or a TA to the course?

  • Control Panel > Users and Groups > User > Find User to Enroll > Browse (type username only in the box), click Go > when you see the username, click the box and then Submit.

COURSE COPY: How do I copy my course from one semester to the next? Go here to learn more. Do NOT do another course copy if you think “it didn’t work.” Contact Blackboard Support.

SECTION MERGE: How do I merge (or collapse) two or more course sections? Go here to learn more.

Using Clicker Technology? ECU will begin providing all students with a Turning Technologies Account license beginning in the fall 2017 semester.  Enable TP in you BB course and use ResponseWare with Mobile Devices (available at their app store)  quick and easy!

 

 

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Do you know Lynda?

Lynda.com that is.

ECU students, staff and faculty now have access to lynda.com, an online library of instructional videos teaching the latest software tools and skills. Taught by accomplished instructors and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students and faculty.

To learn more, watch

Access the lynda.com library 24/7–even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device or mobile phone–and watch entire courses or single tutorial videos as you need them.

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