And we will put Summer Semester 2015 to bed! A lot of information to be learned in a short amount of time. Need to review? Why not use clickers? Great way to get the class involved and also find out what they might need some extra help. Try Anywhere Polling for quick questions “right atop of web pages, videos, documents or any application”.
Contact OET to reserve clickers.
Want to try this technology for Fall Semester? Contact OET for a demo!
and for those who thought The Final Countdown meant this?
When I talk at PCC the Intro to Computers course we touched on email and with many of my students having just graduated high school the following 14 Email Etiquette rules is still timely and perhaps should be shared with your students even if they are graduate students! Have something to add? Leave a comment! 14 Email Etiquette rules handout
- Include a clear, direct subject line.
- Use a professional email address.
- Think twice before hitting ‘reply all.’
- Use professional salutations.
- Use exclamation points sparingly.
- Be cautious with humor.
- Know that people from different cultures speak and write differently.
- Reply to your emails — even if the email wasn’t intended for you.
- Proofread every message.
- Add the email address last
- Double-check that you’ve selected the correct recipient.
- Keep your fonts classic.
- Keep tabs on your tone.
- Nothing is confidential — so write accordingly.
If you are used to seeing this
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
So how can you control the computer without your mouse? Well firstly, the easiest thing to do is use the ALT key and the ATL + TAB key combo. ALT + TAB lets you switch between programs and just pressing the ALT key on your keyboard focuses onto the menu options, such as File, Edit, etc.
The right-click keyboard shortcut is to hold down SHIFT and then press F10. That’s one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts because it comes in VERY handy and sometimes it’s actually easier to use the keyboard than the mouse.
There are some other handy Windows keyboard shortcuts that you should know in case you are stuck in a bad situation:
CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (then use ARROW keys to select an item)
ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+F4: Closes the current program window
ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
So why not make a quick video using MDR to explain?
Stop by, OET has a poster and see what your colleagues are up to, great ideas to share and investigate!
Think-In 2015 – Joyner Library – March 18th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Student engagement…Universal Design for Learning…active learning
global communities…lecture capture…learning communities…STEM…faculty development…and more
Visit the Think-In 2015 website to view the full program. We look forward to seeing you on March 18th!