I see you, do you see me?

Though we are just steps away in OET we sometimes use communicator to talk.  With the webcams on our computers we even have audio/video capability!   Stop by our department if you would like to see a demonstration in either Communicator or Skype.   We also have additional webcams for loan.

Jean’s Webcam


Team Viewer

Need to share information such as a PowerPoint Presentation, Excel Worksheet or perhaps a Test Review?   But you do not want the recipient to actually have access to the file?  This tool let’s you connect remotely with another computer and you can present your desktop for the recipient to view but not download. Works on both Mac’s and PC’s. For more information go to http://www.teamviewer.com/download/index.aspx

Both users need to download the product but there is a “..simple and sm all customer module, runs immediately without installation and does not require administrative rights – optimized for instant support”

The OET will be happy to give you a real time demonstration, just call us!

Wikipedia’s definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeamViewer



Not just a word to describe chocolate cake but a handy tool for bookmarking.

From the Delicious Help Page http://delicious.com/help/about

What is Delicious?

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.

Things you can do with Delicious

Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere

Instead of having different bookmarks on every computer, Delicious makes it easy to have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between all of your computers. Even if you’re not on a computer you own, you can still get to your bookmarks on the Delicious website. Read more



Camtasia is screen recording software that records your on screen activity, audio, and web cam video. Camtasia also provides a PowerPoint Add-In so you can easily narrate a PowerPoint file and share it with your students. Camtasia Training.  In addition to recording class lectures, you can use Camtasia to provide learning resources to students, take your students on a guided tour of your online course environment, provide a “how to” demonstration, and much, much more.

Camtasia is now available for faculty from ITCS, just contact the Help Desk and request the software.  Academic Outreach is providing training sessions July 14 & 16.

If those dates don’t work for you the OET will be glad to provide a demo and/or help you get started with this software.  Just contact our office!

Tutorials – http://www.techsmith.com/learn/camtasia/default.asp


Embed Utube Videos in PowerPoint 2007

Play YouTube Flash Video Online in PowerPoint with Internet Access

  1. In PowerPoint 2007, go to PowerPoint Options -> Popular -> click “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”.
  2. In the Control Toolbox, click the last icon “More Controls” which is displayed as hammer plus wrench. In the set of controls available on your computer, select “Shockwave Flash Object”. Then use your mouse to draw and resize an area in the slide as you like to place your YouTube video.
  3. Go to the YouTube video page you’d like to add, and check the URL in the address bar of your Web browser. You’ll get an address like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChq5drjQl4 Change the phrase watch?v= to v/, and now the address become http://www.youtube.com/v/hChq5drjQl4
  4. Right click the area you drew which is displayed as a big cross, select Properties and go to Properties tab. Copy and paste the YouTube video address in the field as value of attribute Movie; set the value of attribute Playing and Loop to False. Close the Properties tab when everything is done.

from http://jennylu.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/youtube-into-powerpoint-wikihow-has-advice/

YouTube Demonstration – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChq5drjQl4&feature=related

Contact OET for additional help.


Discussion Board in BB

Did you know you can grade the discussion board directly through control panel?  Also if you need to have separate discussions for individuals or groups you can manage access to the various forums so that one student may perhaps keep a journal that only the instructor and student can view or perhaps small groups can be created to view and comment on specific posts, just another way for students to interact!

Check out the OET’s BB course for some sample discussion board icebreaker questions.