Here are some tips for organizing your computer and Blackboard sites.
Remember to Update your Computer Windows and Mac
Hiding courses from previous semesters (they are not gone, just hidden)
Being a good steward of student information (make sure no grade files etc are on your hard drive, they should be saved to pirate drive)
While you are checking My Documents for student information perhaps sort by date modified and clean out those files that are over 5 years old!
Clean up your gradebook.
Organization of content.
Need help with course organization or development contact OET!
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!
Try Lynda.com as a resource
SLIDESHARK! Per their website “SlideShark is the leading app for viewing and sharing PowerPoint® content on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With SlideShark, mobile users can easily view and present PowerPoint slides the way they were meant to be seen—with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact.”
By using the broadcast feature to the computer in the classroom you can control your presentation via your IPad – see your slide notes, timers, animation counter and next/previous slides. Go to the app store to download and stop by me office for a demo!
Kudos to Christine Lysaght from PT for bringing this neat feature to my attention!
Android users I have not found a similar app, any suggestions?
Turning Photos into PowerPoint Slide Shows
To turn your digital pictures into PowerPoint slide shows:
||Select Insert from the pull-down menu
||Click on the Picture menu option
||Click on New Photo Album
||Select pictures from the Photo Album dialog box
||Click the Create button
Using Hyperlinks in PowerPoint
When adding a hyperlink to a presentation, be careful that the target of the hyperlink is available. If you are giving the presentation offsite using a laptop, all the targets need to be on the laptop as well, unless your laptop is actively connected to the Internet. A good alternative is to copy Web site documents you think you will need to your laptop and hyperlink to those documents. The advantage is that you don’t have to depend on getting a good connection to the Internet at your offsite location
Save face with Mailtips!
Have you ever hit “Reply All” to an email when you didn’t mean to? Or sent important information to someone and never gotten a response, only to learn later their email address was invalid?
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