As the semester ends and we prepare for a new semester . . .

Did you do something really good this past semester, did something work really well, did something not work so well?  So how to remember?  I have discovered one trick that works well for me and that is to put that information on my calendar as a reminder on my calendar prior to the next time I might need that information.

Just an idea and now for the next couple of weeks, relax, enjoy and be safe during this holiday break.  See you in 2014!

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Best IPad office apps under $5

Just an article I came upon yesterday – here are some of the highlights -

Office in the cloud: CloudOn
File manager: GoodReader
PDF markup: GoodReader
Note-taking: Notability
Calculator: Calculator Original

Do you have these want to learn more just check out this article or contact this office.

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Have you read?

Today is Reading Day and have you been reading this blog?  Well if you haven’t take a few minutes and glance at the various topics, perhaps there is something that catches your eye?  Fall semester is just about over and spring is right around the corner, hopefully it was a successful one!  If so reflect on what went well, if not perhaps it is time to try something new.  Contact OET for help in developing, learning, creating something different.  There is a whole world of technology out there! 

The OET calendar is wide open with the end of the semester and no more classes being recorded.  Consultations, course development, training, pick your flavor and pick your time!  Just send out a request!  Maybe you want to try desktop recording?

Want this blog delivered to your email right click on RSS feeds from your Outlook folders and Add a New RSS Feed enter this link http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/OET/?feed=rss2  Questions?  Contact OET!

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Two weeks ’til Reading Day!

YEs THAT’S RIGHT!  fOR wED, tHU & fRI ONLY CLASSES THIS IS THE LAST WEEK YOU ARE MEETING AND ONLY TWO MORE CLASSES FOR THE mon & tUE CLASSES. sO SOME END OF SEMESTER TIPS

SAFEASSIGNMENTS - WHEN USING THIS TOOL IN BLACKBOARD MAKE SURE YOU “SYNCHRONIZE YOUR COURSE” WHENEVER YOU DEPLOY A SAFE ASSIGNMENT SO THAT IT CHECKS AGAINST THE MOST CURRENT DATABASE.

GRADE CENTER - NEED ASSISTANCE IN WEIGHTING GRADES CONTACT OET!  REMEMBER THAT ANYTIME YOU DOWNLOAD GRADES (WORK OFFLINE) YOU MUST SAVE THAT FILE TO A PIRATEDRIVE LOCATION NOT YOUR DESKTOP, LAPTOP, PERSONAL HOME COMPUTER OR UNENCRYPTED DEVICES.  A LOST OR COMPROMISED DEVICE COULD RESULT IN UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF STUDENT RECORDS.

TEST CREATION - NEED TO CONVERT A TEST CREATED IN WORD TO BLACKBOARD USE RESPONDUS TO MAKE THIS AN EASY TRANSITION.

COURSE/CONTENT COPY FOR sPRING SEMESTER - YOU CAN REQUEST BB TO DO THIS OR SELECT THE COMPONENTS YOU WANT COPIED VIA PACKAGES AND UTILITIES.

WANT TO EXPLORE NEW TOOLS, DEVICES, PROGRAMS?  CONTACT OET TO HELP WITH YOUR EXPLORATION!

 

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Have you tried?

The new touchscreen monitor in HSB1345, just swipe your finger across and advance your PowerPoint slides.  You can annotate with either the pen (which I only know where it is hidden) or your finger.  HSB classrooms are due for refreshing and 1345 is a preview.

You also can use the new feature AirMedia which allows you to have your student(s) login  and then you can project their screen onto the “big” screen.  The refreshed rooms will also have a “bridge” which will enable use of the in room cameras for Skyping or WebConferencing.

Contact OET for a demonstration!

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Cybersecurity Month

A recent email from ECU Tech Digest linked to a most interesting article about social engineering attacks.  Bottom line they state “If an email, message on Facebook or phone call seems suspicious or sounds too good to be true, it is most likely an attack.”  Click here to review this informative article.

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AU REVOIR!

Yes I am speaking French as I am leaving for a trip to Southern France tomorrow! My student worker Kayla Boyer, boyerk10@students.ecu.edu will be covering my phone and office while I am gone.   I will be back in the office on Monday, October 14.  Mediasite recordings will be monitored by her and the ITCS techs.  Any requests she can’t handle please feel free to contact these folks for assistance.

Help Desk (Chris Motteler and Tim Smith) for this building 744-2903.
Blackboard – Matt Long, Cindy Bowers
Centra / Collaborate – John Southworth
Mediasite Troubleshooting – Jason Gurd, Jarret Shafer, Josh Brown
My Mediasite – Dennis Allen, Jason Gurd
Tegrity – Dennis Allen, Ginny Sconiers

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