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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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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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How to Add Files to Blackboard from Language Lab

Instructions for adding Language Lab files to a class on Blackboard. To view a screenshot larger, click on it. 1. Add an item to any content area by hovering over “Build Content” in the upper left corner, then clicking on “Item” in the list of creation options 2. Once you are in item creation mode, […]

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Getting started with job search sites

Job search sites are used to distribute application materials to faculty, staff, students and outside reviewers. These sites are created on an as needed bases. If you need a site to be created, please fill out the appropriate form which can be found under the Need Help? tab after logging in to Blackboard or by […]

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Data from student and faculty survey conducted in 2013

Technology in the service of teaching and learning: data from spring survey of Faculty & Students, 2013 We have created a site to provide feedback — finally — with respect to the tech and teaching survey taken by 118 faculty last spring.  The survey addressed faculty use of technology and their desires/needs for technology in […]

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City Maps as an assignment

Question: Let’s say you wanted to teach about a city, including geography, history, culture, and more.  Which software / online tools (aside from Google Earth) might you use to introduce a city to your students?  I would think that maybe our geography department might have some pretty cool tools. Answer: Your best bet is to […]