Faculty/Instructors Students

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 […]

Faculty/Instructors Students

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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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 […]

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Converting video/audio files

Since we are mostly a Mac campus, most of our video and audio is saved in a .mov format. Many Windows machines and browsers are not very good at automatically displaying these files. Therefore, we’ve been asked if there is any way to easily convert .mov files to something more compatible e.g. MP3 or MP4 […]

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Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign

Now that Adobe products are available in all labs on campus and for faculty/staff use, people have been asking which product should they use. Specifically, should one use Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. I recently stumbled across a very easy to follow answer to this question. You can find it here: https://99designs.com/blog/tips/photoshop-vs-illustrator-vs-indesign/ Enjoy

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January 10, 2017 OCTET Winter Term Workshop

EdTech Workshop for Professional Staff What? Short presentations on some of the projects that are of greatest interest around campus: Construction on campus, Library update, Athletics update, Oberlin Online, the new Learning Management System, Dean of Students presentation AND short presentations — by YOU — on what’s happening in your shop When? Tuesday, Jan 10th, […]