Check out this video about creating PowerPoint slides at least the first few minutes! Fast forward to 22 minutes, this is really worth the time! And some good ideas too and not just for lecture capture!
Click here to view the video!
This is a question I get asked frequently how can I use Presenter View in PowerPoint to read my notes in the classroom. It’s easy if you bring your Mac just connect with the Ring of Power connectors and use presenter view. But it doesn’t work that way if you are using the classroom desktop, as the screen is not considered a 2nd monitor!
Here’s a tip that may work for those who have IPads. Try Microsoft Office across Devices.
Want to see how it works? Contact OET!
And read about DatAnywhere?
DatAnywhere is a file storage solution that works like Dropbox or Google Drive, except DatAnywhere allows you to:
- Create a secure private cloud experience using your existing file-sharing infrastructure.
- Keep your data on ECU file servers.
- Keep your existing permissions (e.g. NTFS and Active Directory). (Only people who already have access to the files get access via DatAnywhere.)
- Easily recover accidentally deleted or renamed files housed on Piratedrive. (Remember…DatAnywhere data is Piratedrive data.)
- Provide secure, enterprise-capable file synchronization and mobile device access.
- Set expiration dates on secure shared links.
- Access secure shared links via PIN verification.
- Disable and remotely wipe devices.
More information and instructional material:http://www.ecu.edu/itcs/networkstorage/datanywhere.cfm
An interesting article on using blogs and other social media in the classroom and getting students connected with not only their fellow classmates but other disciplines as well. To quote from the article (click the title to read the entire article)
“The technology will not only help students to make connections about what they’re learning, but will also function as an e-portfolio, documenting their work. In turn, administrators hope this will lead to an institution-wide cultural change, as students do more of their work on public platforms, work collaboratively with each other and respond to each other’s work online and with digital tools.”
I know some of you are using blogs why not share your experiences with us!
but now you may see this
don’t worry it still works the same just a different icon. It is unified communications platform that is available to students, faculty and staff, which integrates seamlessly with email, calendar and the ECU address book* to allow instant text messages, video conferences, online presentations and even group conferencing. Skype/Lync just a different icon allows true collaborative desktop sharing among attendees for quick project edits and live brainstorming. Try it out, message me!
One of the most-requested features is the ability to invite non-ECU participants to a meeting or presentation.
Try Lynda.com as a resource
Pose a couple of questions to yourself
What worked well this semester?
Can I tweak it just a bit?
What did not work this semester?
Do I eliminate it or re-evaluate it?
Need help? Want some suggestions? Take advantage of OET’s training calendar and/or specialized consultation and for some of you GET READY FOR SUMMER SESSION!
Recently from ITCS
- First, make up a sentence you can remember. For example: My dog, Sylvia, has a birthday January 14.
- Next, take the first letter of each word and…
- Make 1-2 letters upper case
- Make at least one letter a number
- Make at least one letter a special character such as, ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) = +
- The new passphrase: Md$habJ1 (don’t use this one!).
Hacker programs crack your passphrase by trying every word in the dictionary and other tricks. Here are a few things to avoid:
- Never use personal information to create a passphrase.
- Never use the word, password, as your passphrase. This includes using numbers or special characters to make the word look different.
- Never use easily-obtained, personal information such as license plate numbers, telephone numbers, etc., as part of your passphrase.
- Never use any word contained in a dictionary, spelling list or other word list in any language.
- Never use transformations such as reversing the spelling, changing upper case to lower case or using all caps.
- Never select a passphrase that is common to everyone (Go@Pirates!).
For more information on passphrase security, please visit www.ecu.edu/itcs/ithelpdesk/passphrase.cfm.