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Online Collaboration with RealTimeBoard

Does this scenario seem familiar?   You’re in the midst of a team project.  One day you realize that you’ve been playing phone tag with one colleague for a week; another colleague keeps emailing Word documents; while the rest of the team is trying to work in Google Docs.  No one is communicating well and […]

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App of the Week: Create Email and Notes With Your Voice Using Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications […]

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Let Google Do The Typing For You With Voice Typing

I’m not sure how long this tool has been around but I just learned about it today and I’m in love already. Google Voice Typing allows you to open a Google Doc and speak into a microphone and let Google do the typing for you. As a matter of fact I’m writing this blog post […]

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Dear TLT: How do I convert a file into something I can open in Word?

DEAR TLT

Dear TLT, I have a student that submitted a paper created in Apple’s Pages and I can’t read it using Word.  What can I do? Sincerely, Professor H. Higgins Phoneticist     Dear Professor Higgins, Check out Online-Convert.com.  This website allows you to upload files and it will convert them into a format that you can […]

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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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New Adobe Licenses Available

Great news!  IT just announced that they have secured two fabulous Adobe products for use by CofC faculty and staff. For Free – Adobe Acrobat Pro Adobe Acrobat Pro will allow faculty to view and create PDFs.  This is a critical piece of software if you are preparing for tenure and promotion.  You can also […]

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Organize Your Digital Life

There are a plethora of fantastic resources and applications online that many of us use everyday.  As for me, I use Google Drive, Asana, Remember the Milk, OAKS, My Charleston, the TLT blog and the TLT Tutorials blog, Pinterest, and Twitter, just to name a few.  I also like to keep a running list of […]

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TLT’s Top Tips for Time Management

What are instructors spending time on? Below are the five most mentioned teaching behaviors identified in the research and from the feedback of online instructors. The ranking begins with the teaching activity that involved the highest time commitment, and descends from there. This is not a scientific analysis, but I included the list to provide […]

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Easy Brainstorming and Voting with Tricider

There have been many times during my teaching career that I’ve wanted to gather my students’ input to make decisions.  Would they be amenable to a due date change on their upcoming paper?  What resolution would they like to research for their next in-class debate?  Would they like to meet in the library or the […]

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TLT’s Top Ten Tech Tools

In TLT, we are continually conducting research, starting trials, and experimenting with a variety of technology applications to find the best and most useful tools for our faculty. It makes sense that faculty and staff often ask me about apps and other tools I use in my courses, training sessions, and typical day-to-day activities. During […]

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