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Need an account to get access to the Supercomputer SCIURus is a tool for research and education at Oberlin College, and as such its use is limited to Oberlin faculty, staff, students, and officially affiliated collaborators who are conducting research or course-related activities that require HPC resources. Once your account is approved, you will have […]

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CONNECT TO THE WORLD (Fall 2018)

(Unfortunately, our engagement for the 18-19 season is over).  Initial invite: “Announcing a new and unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students, classes, and organizations (basically EVERYONE) at Oberlin College. CIT/OCTET is sponsoring a ‘portal’ that will live on Wilder Bowl for 2 months starting on Sept 6th.  This portal connects to other portals in a […]

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Tech, teaching and learning @ Oberlin 18-19

New entry page for authenticated (and other) services: Looking for official course enrollments, LMS (Blackboard), payroll deductions, registration, grades  …  Overview is the place to start! Finding Blackboard Blackboard provides member-only and community sites for courses and organizations at Oberlin College. Go to https://oberview.oberlin.edu Use your ObieID and password.  Your ObieID is your first initial, last […]

Blackboard For Faculty

Can’t log in to Blackboard

If you can’t log in to Blackboard. Accounts are created in Blackboard when all paperwork has been filled out and your official start date has passed. The lone exception to this policy is for faculty that are officially listed as teaching a course in the following semester. Are you using the correct link? If you […]

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New tool presentation

Periodically we will be providing you with new tools to engage students and sessions to explain how to use them. The particular tool explained in our next session (10 am May 21st, 2018)  is integrated directly with Blackboard and provides the capability to … record lectures and presentations for later distribution. connect to an outside presenter. engage […]

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Clearing Cache in Safari

The issue with Blackboard not allowing uploads from Safari has been fixed.  The issue stems from a change that Apple implemented which caused Blackboard to change the code it used to upload files from local machines.  HOWEVER, if you tried to upload documents during the period between when Safari was updated and when the fix […]

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InDesign Basics

InDesign is software used for print and layout projects, posters, pamphlets, booklets, etc. The following guide is written from the perspective that you have no previous experience or knowledge of InDesign.  In this guide, we hope to provide an understanding of basic skills needed to create a document, adding text and images, and then combing […]

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Collaborate vs Zoom

Video conferencing options at Oberlin College There are two supported video conferencing options at Oberlin College. One is for course instructors and is fully integrated into all Blackboard courses. The other is available for students, faculty, and staff, independent of Blackboard. Blackboard Instructors: Collaborate – Should only be used from within Blackboard courses. Sessions are […]

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Using Google Hangouts to give support with a screenshare

Before you start your first video call Download and install the latest version of the Hangouts plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari browsers. When asked to use your computer’s camera and microphone, click Allow. Once both parties have done these steps, the call can be initiated from the assisting office. Using Google Hangouts to […]