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Google Calendar CSV import

Earlier this week, George Williams demonstrated how to move your assignments and due dates from your syllabus to Google Calendar using the CSV import feature.  This import feature could also be used at the beginning of the semester to collect schedules from research assistants and independent study students.  By default, Gustavus publishes each student’s class […]

Google introduces CloudCourse

Google announced its foray into the learning management system arena. CloudCourse is fully integrated with Google Calendar and can be further customized for your organization with the following service provider interfaces (replaceable components): Sync service – to sync CloudCourse data with your internal systems Room info service – to schedule classes in your locations User […]

Schedule advising appointments online

To schedule advising appointments last smester, I put a sheet of paper on my door with 15 minute time slots and emailed students asking them to come by and sign up for a time slot.  Simple enough…but there was one problem.  I kept forgetting to look at the signup sheet and add the taken times […]

Using Google Moderator at Gustavus

Google Moderator allows an audience to “decide which questions, suggestions or ideas interest them most”.  Visitors to the site submit a question (or suggestion or idea) and identify which questions they like from other contributors.  The list of questions can then be sorted by the popularity of the question.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about how […]

Discovering mailing list members

I just figured out yesterday that you can use the Gribly to discover who receives emails for some email aliases.  For example, previously I had wondered what members of the Gustavus community receive emails that I send to the alias for the Academic Operations Committee.  If you use that email alias as your search term, […]

Podcasts on teaching and learning

The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching has podcasts available, covering topics such as, the use of Google Earth for projects, journal clubs, podcasting in the classroom, and time management  (via Teaching Commons).

Resources and inspiration

As you prepare for your Spring courses, if you ask yourself, “I wonder if there is a web application that can do X,” then be sure to check out this list of education-related resources. Also, if you need some inspiration, take a break and view some of these lectures. Update: Shortly after publishing this post, […]

Predictions for 2010

As 2010 begins, those interested in instruction and technology have been making their predictions for what the year may bring.  They are not always in agreement. Google Wave is already set to become a very popular tool this year. Wave languishes in techie backwaters.

Share folders in google docs

Collaboration just got a little easier with Google Docs for the Gustavus domain.  Previously, if you were doing committee work and wanted to share documents with colleagues, you had to upload the file and invite them to share that particular document or spreadsheet.  Now you can share a folder with colleagues and the files within […]

Custom “From” address in gmail

Having your Gustavus email automatically forward to a Gmail account can sometimes cause confusion with students and colleagues (“Which email should I use to contact you?”), or in some cases, since the email is coming from outside the Gustavus domain, it may get caught in a colleague’s spam filter.   However, in the “Accounts & […]