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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Archive for March, 2014

D2L Version 10.3 upgrade, testing for the upgrade, and D2L tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th March 2014

D2L Update This update will include information on D2L Version 10.3 upgrade, testing for the upgrade, and D2L tools. D2L will be upgraded to version 10.3 (includes version 10.2 as well) on May 30 beginning at 10 p.m.  The upgrade will provide the following benefits: ·        Quiz and Survey edit/create screens re-organized with new layout ·        Discussion [...]

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Ad students to special access and increasing number of attempts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th March 2014

Q: the CMS (D2L) kicked out my students in the middle of their test (quiz). How can I let them take the quiz again? A: Please consider this two video clips: – add students to special access – allowing more then one quiz attempt

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance http://edtechtimes.com/2014/03/12/technology-teaching-finding-balance/ By Yvonne Chan The future of education lies in a healthy balance between teaching and technology. Digital literacy a the standard language of our world today, writes Andrew Marcinek. “As databases grow and information continues to evolve into paperless formats, it is essential to teach students how to [...]

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Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014

Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2014/03/is-the-symbol-hurting-twitter-the-social-networks-tries-to-do-without.html If you want to bake, you have to learn how to read a recipe.  Is it really impossible for people to learn how to use the @ symbol? As for hashtags? No big deal. If you don’t get it, you don’t [...]

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excellent discusssion for and against students’ group work on LinkedIn’s “The Teaching Professor”

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014

For those students who hate group work Manager’s Choice Mary BartEditor, Faculty FocusTop Contributor A Lone Wolf’s Approach to Group Workfacultyfocus.com “I’d really rather work alone. . .” Most of us have heard that from a student (or several students) when we assign a group project, particularly one that’s worth a decent amount of the course [...]

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What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st March 2014

What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/03/social-media/whats-like-time-rethink-restrictive-social-media-policies/

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Technology-orientation week: Social Media

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st March 2014

March 24-28 – Social Media week Monday Facebook: does it belong in the classroom? Why, how and when… Tuesday Apps for collaboration and creativity http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/30/collaborative-cloud-based-tools-to-consider/ Wednesday I found a job on Twitter…. Thursday LinkedIn is my resume… Friday Is social media a nuance or perfect opportunity for school?

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cloud-based SideVibe elbows the market of Evernote and Diigo

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th March 2014

SideVibe is a cloud-based tool similar to Evernote https://evernote.com and Diigo https://www.diigo.com, which successfully took over the bookmarking Delicious https://delicious.com/ Besides “anwhere/anytime” bookmarks, the new generation of Diigo, Evernote and SideVibe offer taking, of screen snapshot, notes, drawings etc., thus making them perfect for educational purposes Here is a K12 teacher’s account on the use [...]

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what is the apple equivalent of microsoft publisher

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2014

The Print Shop, Swift Publisher (shareware)  

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resources available at SCSU for lecture capture

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2014

Please have a list of free and SCSU hosted resources for lecture capturing: MediaSpace (AKA Kaltura) http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/31/mnscu-mediaspace-aka-kaltura/ Adobe Connect (please request an account from Greg Jorgensen, gsjorgensen@stcloudstate.edu, if you don’t have such) http://media4.stcloudstate.edu TechSmith’s Jing (free) http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Other free, shareware and paid sources in our former IMS blog entry: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/24/whiteboard-screencasting-apps-please-enter-your-choices-and-suggestions/

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