Workaround for Media Content after Upgrade

In order to avoid issues, we encourage you to use Safari on Mac and Firefox on Windows. However, for Chrome users and Firefox on Mac, please follow these steps to view some of the media content (YouTube videos, Vimeo, and some other services have not been affected). The following is a set of directions for…

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Combining A Website Project With Rich Multimedia And Collaboration

Online courses life restrictions on tools when it comes to student projects and their impact. In a number of courses, students use Google Sites (a fairly straightforward tool) to create group or individual projects, and to promote awareness among colleagues and community. In several other courses, students create videos, either as a check-in assignment or as…

copyright laws

Making Friends with Copyright Law

We often view copyright as a nuisance, and it may be in certain instances. But along with protecting the rights of the owners and creators of intellectual property, copyright provides for rights of users to view, distribute, modify and do other things with certain materials for a fee or free of charge (such as under Fair…

Video presentation options

Other Options for Presentations (and Some Tips on Doing Research)

At a request of a faculty member, I have been researching some video presentation options beyond the standard MS PowerPoint presentation. I began my research in Google Docs (Google Drive). If you have never done it, you should at least give it a shot. You will like it. In fact, you may like the Research Tool  enough to share…

Viral videos as assignments

What if students created viral videos as course projects?

It might just work! Sure, writing papers is academically significant and is a way to demonstrate understanding, analysis, and such. No question that putting together a website is collaborative and there are opportunities to make changes after peers offer feedback on the project. But, what if good videos carried a good message – and through…