Archive for 2011

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Cool Web Apps for Work

Mashable has a list of 5 Simple Web Apps For Saving Time At Work. The whole list is well worth looking at, but I thought I’d take a minute to go over the few that stood out as being the most useful. 1. Zamzar …for converting files from one format to another. You can convert […]

Screencasting and podcasting follow up

Last week, we had a great session on creating digital content for your classes. Martin Lang demonstrated the use of Snapz X Pro for creating software tutorials, and Karla Marz demonstrated how to use GarageBand to produce digital lectures.  If you would like try screencasting, Faculty Focus suggests some free software options. For podcasting, instructional services has pdf instructions […]

Changing Moodle themes

During our recent Moodle Users Group session, we discussed changing the appearance of Moodle from the default theme to one of Moodle’s other themes. Changing the theme will alter the color scheme and fonts. Compare the Gustavus default theme… …to the “formal white” theme. In addition, themes also affect the styling of the page, and […]

Tracking recommendation letters using Google Forms

I’ve used forms to conduct experiments in class, to collect information about my students, and to create surveys for campus committees, but it just dawned on me yesterday that I could use forms to help track recommendation letters for students. I set up a Google Form (Sean has a nice video tutorial if you have […]