Our Portable Gorilla!

You may have heard our office refer to our 600 pound Gorilla which is the Mediasite Recorders located in various classrooms in our building.  Did you know that we also have a portable “gorilla”, not nearly as big and extremely portable (fits in Jean’s Mustang trunk)!

It can be used just about anywhere in the building or even offsite.  Have a guest lecturer coming?  Have a student missing classes due to illness?  We can do a recording with a presentation or a video only recording.   Contact our office for more information or to set up recordings!

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Oops! I forgot!

Three words you hate to hear and even more so hate to have to say.  And yes you might think I forgot to send our weekly Wednesday blog yesterday but I did not forget I just had not completed writing it due to the many items that popped up on my Outlook calendar yesterday.

Outlook Calendar!  Where would I be or what would I be doing if I did not have those handy reminders nagging me!  What a great tool you can use it for setting up meetings,  daily, weekly or monthly reminders.  Continue reading

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Dropbox!

Not on Blackboard but a handy software program that let’s you share files.   Here are just a few of the things that can be done with the Dropbox program:

File Sync

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

  • 2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.

File Sharing

Sharing files is simple and can be done with only a few clicks.

  • Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.

Online Backup

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E F G or H be Prepared!

Earl, Fiona, Gaston H1N1?

Before the storm

ECU Officials are reminding us to have plans in place to protect university life and property in case of adverse weather (primarily, hurricanes during this time of year).  Were you aware that, with the aid of our technological devices, we can continue to deliver course material to students during a shutdown?  You may remember that, about a year ago, the Office of Educational Technology published a plan for continuing operation during an epidemic of the H1N1 virus.  OET has updated this document to apply to operational disruptions due to adverse weather.  Preparedness is the key.

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