Monthly Archives: November 2015

Canvas Tip of the Week: Why are you thankful for Canvas?

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a great time to reflect on what is working in our courses.  What do you like about Canvas?  What features or ways of organizing and doing things in Canvas are you thankful for?  Students and

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Printing Quotas

When students send documents to a campus printer, they are informed of a printing charge through a dialogue box. While each page’s price varies depending on size and color, they are all part of a student’s print quota. Every student

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Posted in Digital Citizenship, Home Page, New Student Tips

Best Test Making Tips

With final exams approaching, the importance of creating a good test for students is crucial. All faculty have the ability to create tests within their courses in Canvas.  Settings for these online quizzes can be customized to allow for a

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Tech Tip: Marking as Unread in OneNote

In OneNote, you can have a page marked as ‘read’ or ‘unread’ for another person to see. This is useful for letting that person know that you want them to read the page. To do this, simply right-click on the page

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Posted in Home Page, Office 2013

Tech Tip: OneNote: Linking to Outside Documents

Linking to outside documents in OneNote can be done in much the same way as linking to other OneNote pages or to a website. First, select the text you wish to use and bring up the Link window (CTRL+K or

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For Faculty: Tips for Making Online Videos

Do you plan to record some videos for use in an online or blended class?  Are you exploring the ideas of flipped learning?  If so, check out this article that details some key characteristics of effective video: http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/good-online-video-552/ This article

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Posted in Home Page, Teaching and Learning

Tech Tip: Links Within OneNote

While in OneNote, a link to another document or website can be inserted onto a page. This can be done in two ways, both of which bring up the Link menu. Either highlight the text you wish to use for

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Tech Tip: Converting OneNote Tasks into Outlook Reminders

When in OneNote, it is possible to have tasks that you flag as important appear in Microsoft Outlook as reminders. This will let you view them while still in your mailbox. To learn how to do this, click this link.

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Best Study Habits

Having good study habits is essential for doing well in class and on tests. Improving your studying practices will help retain information and will make the best use of your time, and using technology can significantly improve your studying. The

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Winter-Proofing your Tech

The extremely cold and often wet conditions of winter can lead to your technology getting damaged or possibly destroyed by nature. Preventing this, as well as being prepared for winter storms, can save you a great deal of trouble in

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Canvas Tip of The Week: Spring Courses

Spring 2016 courses have now been added to Canvas for faculty to begin designing.  As you consider your Canvas course sites for the next semester, faculty can do several things: Start from scratch designing your Canvas course.  The benefit of

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Tech Tip: Start Numbering on a Different Page in Word

Word documents allow for custom numbering of pages in the header and footer. This is especially useful if the first page of a document should not be numbered, but the other pages should. Click this link to learn how to change

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Undo/Redo in Office – Mac

The Undo and Redo functions are helpful and efficient when using Microsoft Office. On a Mac computer, these can be done using keyboard shortcuts. For Undo, the shortcut is CMD+Z, and the shortcut for Redo is CMD+Y. The Undo/Redo buttons

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Posted in Home Page, Office 2013

Tech Tip: Try Restarting

When you have a problem with software or your computer in general, the first thing that you should generally do is to reset the computer or device by turning it off and then back on again. This is usually the

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, New Student Tips

Tech Tip: Mapping Network Drives to a College PC

In order to access your public and private folders, as well as those of professors and colleagues, you must first map your network drives. When using a College-owned PC or laptop, they may become hidden and temporarily inaccessible. To access

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