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Dear TLT: How Do I Release Final Grades in OAKS?

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Dear TLT, This is my first semester at CofC, and a few of my students have told me that they cannot see their final grades in OAKS. How do I release their final grades? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, “The Professor” Roy Hinkley Botany Dear Professor Hinkley, To release final calculated/adjusted grades in OAKS, […]

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Dear TLT: What Happens to a Student’s Work in OAKS if She Drops and Later Re-Enrolls?

Dear TLT, Two weeks ago, a student dropped one of my courses, and as expected, she was removed from my OAKS course–including all of her Dropbox submissions. Yesterday, I was notified that she would be re-enrolling in my course. Were her work and grades permanently deleted or will they be restored when she is re-enrolled in […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Save a Webpage as a PDF?

Dear TLT, A student told me that it’s possible to save a webpage as a PDF in Google Chrome; is that true?  I don’t have Adobe Acrobat on my personal computer, and this would be extremely useful.  Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Professor Vivian Banks African American Studies Dear Professor Banks, Your student is right!  It is […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Capture a Long Distance Recording of a Guest Speaker?

Dear TLT, I would like my colleague, in Ohio, to speak to my class about his research on wormholes. Unfortunately, he’s not very tech savvy. Is there a way to record him without him having to use a computer or camcorder–perhaps over the phone? Thanks in advance. Sincerely, Professor Richard “Dick” Solomon Physics Dear Professor Solomon, […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Combine Text from Two Columns into One (in Excel)?

Dear TLT, I’m working with a rather complex data set, and I need to combine text from two separate columns into one.  Is that possible? Sincerely, Professor James Moriarty Mathematics Dear Professor Moriarty, While it is not “elementary,” as some might say, it is definitely possible!  To get started, click on the first (empty) cell in […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Print a 3D Model for Class?

Dear TLT, I found an amazing model of the Taung Child’s skull, on Thingiverse.com, and I heard you have a 3D printer for faculty use. How do I request a print? Sincerely, Professor Henry Jones, Jr. Anthropology Dear Professor Jones, We would love to help you print your model for class! Please take a look at […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Normalize the Volume of an Audio Recording?

Dear TLT, I recently recorded an (audio) interview and noticed that my voice is much louder than my subject’s. Is there any way to amplify his voice so the volume levels are consistent? Sincerely, Professor J. Barnhardt Physics Dear Professor Barnhardt, Excellent question! It sounds like you need to apply Dynamic Range Compression which will increase the volume of […]

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Dear TLT: Can I Embed a VoiceThread Lecture in OAKS Content?

Dear TLT, Is it possible to embed a VoiceThread lecture in OAKS content? I know my students access VoiceThread via the Multimedia Resources widget, to make comments, but what if my lecture is view only? Sincerely, Professor C. Connors Genetic Biology Dear Professor Connors, Great question! Yes, you can. To embed view-only VoiceThread lectures in OAKS content, follow these eight steps: 1. […]

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Dear TLT: How Do I Remove Students from OAKS Who Drop My Course?

Dear TLT, After looking at my classlist in Banner, I noticed that two of my students have dropped. However, they still show up in OAKS.  How do I remove them from OAKS? Sincerely, Professor D. Kirke History Dear Professor Kirke, Thank you for contacting TLT! If you notice an inconsistency between your Banner and OAKS classlists, click […]

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Dear TLT: Are There Any Note-Taking Apps That Sync With Videos?

Dear TLT, I am currently in the process of designing my first online course. Do any apps exist that would allow my students to take notes that automatically sync with my lecture videos? Sincerely, Professor R. Hinkley Physics Dear Professor Hinkley, Congrats on designing your first online course! If we understand you correctly, you are looking […]

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