Author Archives: Hope Greenberg

New features coming to Blackboard @ UVM

On May 14th, UVM’s Blackboard will be getting some new features and enhancements. What’s new? There are a number of minor cosmetic changes coming. For example, the logout button now looks like a power button, and the Needs Grading icon … Continue reading

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Today’s App: Book Crawler

Books upstairs, books downstairs, books in the office, books from the library, books I read long ago, books I’ve winnowed out to donate to the local book sales…I’ve always wanted to catalog them. When Goodreads came along a few years … Continue reading

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Faculty invited: iPad/iOS User Group – Friday, 9/20

  The CESS and CTL iPad/iOS User Group began meeting last year to discuss, troubleshoot, and demonstrate new ways to use iOS devices in teaching at UVM.  This year we are hoping to reunite the group and invite new participants … Continue reading

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DPLA Launches Soon

We love Google books but, for research, often find its limitations frustrating. We love the many and varied digital collections that abound throughout the web but wish they could be used in a more seamlessly interconnected way. The vision of … Continue reading

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Blackboard Housekeeping Tips

You put a lot of work into your Blackboard course space. As we move through each semester there are tasks you can do to protect that work. This checklist can help you wrap up the closing semester and make the … Continue reading

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MOOCs

MOOCs are courses that are: Massive: designed for large-scale participation by dozens or even thousands of people. Open: freely available with free access to all course materials. Online: available through any web browser on any mobile device or computer. As … Continue reading

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iPads, Second Adopters and an upcoming Apple event (iPublishing anyone?)

iPads are continuing on pace in terms of the adoption curve. Though technology adoption is not as simple as first adopters/second adopters/third and so on, there are some definite patterns that seem to recur with depressing regularity. Glossing over complexities, … Continue reading

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NITLE webinar Fri. 11/11: Digital Scholarship and Liberal Arts Colleges

We’ll be connecting to this webinar in Bailey/Howe 303 Friday at 4:00, so come by if you would like to participate: Digital Scholarship and Liberal Arts Colleges Digital technologies and the Internet have changed the context for inquiry and pedagogy, … Continue reading

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eReaders: What’s on your iPad?

“Which ebook app should I buy for my iPad?” I was recently asked to recommend an ebook reader app for a new iPad owner. At first this seems like a difficult choice: are the features of the iPad’s own iBooks … Continue reading

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iPad Projecting Update: Now it’s easy

If you have a new iPad 2 you may wonder what all the fuss was about. Now built into the device is the ability to project whatever is on the iPad screen, no special apps needed. Together with the built-in … Continue reading

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