Tips for Giving a Successful Video Assignment

In the fall I had several faculty who decided to allow their students to do a video instead of writing a paper.  It’s a nice change of pace and in most cases the students spend more time with the material, as they repeatedly watch the video during editing, than they...

TLT Facilities and Equipment

FACILITIES We  have a new Faculty Technology Center (FTC) located in Room 317 of the J.C. Long building.  The FTC contains computers that are suitable for creating and working with advanced computing tasks, such as video editing and computer graphics design.  FTC...

How to do Video Chat in your Class

I had a request the other day from someone who wanted to do a three-way video debate with people in different parts of the country.  Normally, I’m a fan of Skype for video chatting.  It allows for audio and video chat plus file and screen sharing. But it only allows...

Now FOLDER SHARING in Google Docs

Holy smokes it’s about time!   You can now share entire folders in Google Docs.  This is great news because so often faculty want to share large numbers of files with their students.  In the past you had to upload or create a file then share it with your class.  If...

Hey all you CofC Bloggers…

We had to make a minor upgrade to the blog server this weekend.  All looks good to me so far but if you have any problems with your blog please email the webmasters (webmaster@cofc.edu) and let them know.  Hope everyone had a great weekend. Share...

New features added to Google Docs

I have no idea how long some of these things have been in Google Docs but I just discovered them today so I thought I’d pass them on to you.  There has actually be a bunch of features added but these are the things I think may be of the most use (at least to me...

How to make great Excel gradebooks

Seth Anderson just turned me on to this great link from Penn State.  This page gives you all the formulas you would need to make a great and effective gradebook using Excel. Some of the examples it covers are: Summing Up Scores Calculating a Numeric Percentage Convert...
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