Monthly Archives: April 2015

Canvas Tip of the Week: Course Analytics

Understanding the Value of Course Analytics Once you log into Canvas, be sure to check out the Course Analytics page to monitor student activity and see what your students have been up to. On this page, you can easily see who in each of your classes has

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Excel PivotTables – Summarize Data, No Writing Formulas and No Worries About Losing Information

If you have many rows of data and then have to summarize by, for example, department and date, Excel makes it very easy with PivotTables. PivotTables leaves the source data alone and creates the formulas for you. So experiment to

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page

8 Great Timesavers in Outlook

15 Minute Webinar from Microsoft Office Blogs “Did you know that you can drag any email into your calendar to make an appointment? Or you can just ignore pesky emails? You will if you watch this Office 15-Minute Webinar.” “Need a sneak

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Office 2013 Tagged with:

Create a Quick Part and Easily Insert Frequently Used Items – Word

Microsoft programs (Word and Outlook) have a great feature called Quick Parts. Quick Parts makes your frequently used text, images, signature blocks and tables easy to find and insert. For example, you insert the Etown logo a lot but it’s

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Software Updates Coming Soon!

The process of updating all software for the upcoming school year has begun. For the 2015-2016 year, new updates have already been released or will be released in the near future in computer labs throughout campus. It’s important to know

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Teaching and Learning

Phishing Messages

Phishing messages, or messages that attempt to steal your information by pretending to be someone else, can sometimes slip past the College’s spam filters and land in your inbox. Don’t be lured in by these messages! They sometimes masquerade as

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Posted in Home Page, New Student Tips, Web Tips

Nicarry 133 Pilot Classroom

If you haven’t been to Nicarry 133 since its renovation over Spring Break, now is the time to do so. With the implementation of the pilot equipment, there is a plethora of new items for the classroom available for students

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Posted in Home Page, Teaching and Learning

Multiple Choice Mistakes

Creating multiple choice tests is no easy feat and many instructors struggle with composing the perfect question for specific learning goals. Good questions shouldn’t be too easy or too hard but they also should make the student really think about

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Force Quit an Application – PC & Mac

Sometimes applications just freeze and no matter what you do, you can’t turn them off. This is where a force quit is handy. You don’t have to shut down the computer, just the application. PC Press Control + Alt +

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Discussion Posts

Viewing Unread Discussion Posts Discussion boards are another feature in Canvas, and a great tool for both teachers and students to increase interaction. The discussion posts in these boards will appear “read” when you scroll through a discussion thread, but if you

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page, Training

Office 2013 – Permanently Skip Backstage when Saving or Opening Office 2013 Files

Office 2013 is great except for one thing, when you save or open a file, you are faced with the Backstage view where you then must click Computer, then Browse. Then finally you get to the familiar dialog box where

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Office 2013

Clear Recent Files from a Taskbar Jump List – Win7

When program icons are added to the Taskbar in Windows 7, a “Jump List” tracks files you open in a particular program. If you don’t need those files on the Jump List, you can remove them. KB Article: Remove a

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Add a Program to the Taskbar and Use a Jump List – Windows 7

Windows 7 gives you the ability to add a program to the Taskbar, so with one click you can start that program. Once the program icon appears on the Taskbar, you can right mouse click the icon to see a

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Dashboard

Using the Dashboard One of the awesome features of Canvas is the Dashboard–that screen you see when you first log in.  Have you been using it or ignoring it?  If you USE it, it can be QUITE HELPFUL!  Essentially, it

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Canvas Updates – April 2015

Canvas just announced that it will be updating its Community tool.  This means that effective April 15th all of the current help guides and feature discussions will be placed in “read only” mode and then after June 30th, they will

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page