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Creating a Podcast assignment

Resources Presentation given by Kyle Hartzel to Oberlin faculty (3/21/2019). PPTX file. Won’t open directly.  Will download. Article providing assignment learning goals and assessment Sample rubrics Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators – NPR Nov, 2018 Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts – NYT April, 2018 Basic Podcasting assignment resources […]

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Map annotation

Find and upload map to google draw find relevant maps. Search for maps with decent resolution (e.g. Google search Tools>>Size — in dropdown select >1024×768) right or ctrl-click and select ‘View Image’ (exact wording may be different in different browsers) right or ctrl-click and select ‘Save Image as’ (exact wording may be different in different […]

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Request Forms

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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Downloading Fall 2018 Course Materials From Blackboard

While we do leave courses in Blackboard for a time, we do not store them indefinitely and therefore, it makes sense to keep a local copy of the content that was part of your course. There are 2 primary methods for saving the content in your Bb course to your personal drive or computer. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]