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Google Docs Now Has a “Track Changes” Feature

I love Google Docs for sharing and reviewing documents but I do miss the features of Microsoft Word’s track changes.  Well, Google Docs has recently added that feature.  Now when you open a Doc you will see a new item in the toolbar entitled Editing.  This gives you the choice of “Editing” as you normally […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Using Google Apps for Collaboration

Our guest blogger is Jessica Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.  Jessica attended the Summer 2013 FTI. Think of any movie that features scenes of the college classroom.  Hollywood portrayals typically include the archetypal professor, wearing glasses and chalk on the sleeve, standing before a theatre-style hall, lecturing from a podium.  When I […]

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Faculty Social 2013 Recap

If you weren’t able to attend the TLT Faculty Social on September 26th, then you missed out on a great time!  After signing in, partygoers mingled through three separate rooms of food, wine, and technology demonstrations.  Whether you were experiencing motion controlled projections with the Leap Motion system or checking out the massive “Mega Desk” […]

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New in OAKS for the Fall Semester — Google Integration for Students

This Fall we are launching Google Apps integration for OAKS. This integration will allow students to login and access their Google Apps email, calendar, blog and Google Drive from a widget on every course homepage. In addition, they can access files in their Google Drive when submitting to the OAKS Dropbox. When they are in […]

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Google+ Hangouts On Air

A Google+ hangout feature that is now available in the CofC Google Apps for Education Suite is Hangouts On Air.  This feature allows you to live broadcast, and record your hangout with just a few clicks. Over the past couple years we have seen the demand for web conferencing in the classroom grow.  Instructors are […]

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Have Your People Call My People: Using YouCanBook.Me for Scheduling

This morning I had several people contact me to see when I was available for appointments.  Don’t get me wrong! I love to meet with people, especially when they want to talk about upcoming projects that they’re considering.  For some reason, this morning it took me forever to get everyone scheduled.  I started thinking:  how […]

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New Google Chrome causes problems with Lemon embedded videos

This summer Google issued a new version of their web browser, Chrome.  This new version (v. 20, v. 21) has greater security features which is a good thing for most of us.  However, these same security features also appear to be preventing some embedded flash videos from playing in OAKS.  Currently we know that this […]

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Google Room: Integrating Design + Technology + Learning

Designed from a “learning-centric” perspective, the renovated Computer Science Classroom in JC Long 221 pushes forward the integration of technology and learning on the CofC Campus. With funding from Google and the College, Computer Science envisioned and executed a high-tech modular space that seamlessly integrates lecture and working lab. The learning space is geared towards […]

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BatchGeo for mapping spreadsheet location data quickly and easily

BatchGeo is the “fastest way to create Google maps from your data.”  All you need to do is to copy and paste location-based spreadsheet data into the BatchGeo textbox and click “Map Now” and you’ve got a map of all the locations in the spreadsheet.   It not only creates a pin on the map but it […]

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YouTube in the Classroom

Many professors on campus are already using YouTube in the classroom because of the ease of use and the sheer number of videos available. So I thought I would highlight some tips and share supplemental activites for faculty using YouTube in their courses. 1. Encourage your students to dig deeper.  After showing a video in […]

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