As we head into the final days of fall semester and submitting grades here are some tips to help make the days easier:
Respondus – test creating software available for download
Grade Center Tutorials – not sure how to weight your items? Contact OET for assistance.
Course Copy Tutorials – Spring courses are available, copy all or specific content yourself by watching this tutorial.
Also just search through this blog for helpful tips and resources.
No not shrimp cocktail or pigs in the blanket (a staple at the Merenda household) but a multitude of apps available free or moderately priced to assist you in cooking your turkey, planning your menu, creating a fireplace ambience and more, check out this article on The Best Apps for Thanksgiving 2011!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Educational Technology!
Think-In 2011 is being held at Mendenhall today. Curious how to incorporate yammer into your course, or perhaps adding a blog? Heard about second life but not sure how you would use it? Stop by and see what some of your colleagues are doing!
CAHS has two presentations at the Think-In, one by OET and another by Dr. Heather Ramsdell on LiveBinders and OneNote – Eliminating Paper in Course Projects!
Yes, October was Cyber Security Awareness Month. But I did not post about it and figured I would piggy back on it now. Can’t say enough about cyber security but just wanted to reiterate some of the highlights from last month:
Protect your passwords. Did You Know? 1 in 3 workers write down their computer password and leave it where others can see it, undermining their security
Don’t click e-mail links from unknown senders
Update your antivirus profiles daily
Don’t walk away from your mobile devices
Encrypt sensitive data on all devices
Back it up: Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.
Protect your $$: When banking and shopping, check to be sure the sites is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.
STOP. Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.
CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.