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Movable Type Tutorials

New screencast series

Over on the Blogging@UVM Help blog, we’re posting a series of screencast tutorials depicting various tasks in Movable Type. They are all creations of Chris Ruscio, a former student employee and TechCAT at the CTL.
You can watch the first one, “Backing up your blog” now, and subscribe or follow the rest of the series to catch more videos.

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Tutorials WebCT

Create a Links Page in WebCT (a screencast from Rob)

Rob has posted a screencast over on the UVM WebCT Gateway page, depicting how to add a links page to your WebCT course.
I’ve also added a link from the How-To’s area of the WebCT Gateway site back to this blog’s WebCT category.

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Tutorials WebCT

Deleting students from your WebCT course

Here’s a short clip describing how to remove students from your WebCT course. It shows how to remove student at a time, as well as a number of students at once.
Note that you should probably download a backup copy of the grade book (select download from the leftmost drop-down box) before doing this. Also, after deleting multiple students, you will want to select “show all students” from the drop-down box, so that you can once again see your current class.
Deleting students from your course (6MB, about 2 minutes long)

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Tutorials WebCT

Importing an IMS content package into your WebCT course

This is a screencast on how to import an IMS content package into WebCT Campus Edition 4.1.5. If you’d like to follow along, you can download the sample IMS packaged file. This example file contains a simple quiz with a link to UVM’s academic honesty policy, and a description of copyright law.
Importing an IMS content package into WebCT 4.1.5 (25MB, about 5 minutes long)
Sample packaged file (4K).
WebCT also has documentation fo this process. The quiz contained in the sample package file is part of the Center for Teaching & Learning‘s Guidelines for Online Course Development.

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Movable Type Tutorials

Creating a Sub-Blog

Here’s a quick screencast on creating a sub-blog in MovableType. It’s about 12MB, and probably 5-10 minutes long.
The audio is a bit low, but you should be able to get the idea from watching the screen. Have fun!

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News

Hello blogging workshop participants!

And welcome to my moveable type blog. Please post a comment below containing

  • What you’re thinking of using your blog for
  • The address/URL for your blog (i.e. http://your.blog.uvm.edu/ or http://your.blog.uvm.edu/course101/).

Thanks, and happy blogging!

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Welcome to my MovableType Blog

Howdy! I don’t spend much time here, as you may be able to tell. I pretty much just use this space for testing and development related to UVM’s supported blogging software, MovableType. With that said, here are some places you might be interested in visiting:

  • My other blog. If you came here looking for my blog, this is where you want to go.
  • The Blogging at UVM Blog. This site has numerous links and resources – go here to get started bloggging at UVM.
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Viewing selection source with firefox

If you only want to view part of the source of an html page, try highlighting the text, right clicking, and choosing “view selection source …”