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What can your library do for you?

UW-Platteville’s Elton S. Karrmann Library has many e-books available for a 24 hour online loan, or for chapter downloads to your computer. You can access these items through the Library’s website under Resources A to Z. Read more...

iSpring Free makes large PowerPoint files smaller and easier to download

I recently received a call from a faculty member who had just heard from a few students that they were not able to download his PowerPoint files from Desire2Learn. It seems that as he had added images and audio files to his PowerPoint slides they had gotten larger (in megabytes, that is). As the file size grows, it takes longer to download and a few of these files were so large that the download process timed out before the student could view the files. Read more...

Blackboard Collaborate Launcher improves Online Rooms experience

In December 2014, Blackboard Collaborate released a launcher utility program for Windows and Mac that provides a convenient and reliable way for you to launch your Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings Read more...

Lecture Capture – Camtasia

There are multiple programs on the market these days that can do lecture capture, and Camtasia is just one of the programs that UW-Platteville has to offer its faculty and staff. Camtasia is a program that can do a lot to enhance your videos. It gives you the ability to record your computer screen, web camera, and microphone audio; while, also offering the ability to add visual enhancements, annotations, and captions to your final product. Read more...

Five “don’ts” for first-time classroom flippers

Based on our experience with the discrete math course, I have a few pieces of advice for instructors who have been hearing a lot about flipping the classroom, and might be interested in giving it a try. Read more...

Online Learning: Increasing interactivity for mobile devices

As more of us use mobile devices we become a mobile computing society. Adapting the presentations of online courses improves the experience taking our courses. Along with the textbook the faculty’s commentary are central to presenting concept to students. Is the nature of online learning changing with the the transition to mobile devices? Read more...

Flipped vs. Blended Teaching

Flipped vs. Blended Teaching -- The terms are often confused, but they refer to quite different teaching strategies. Read more...

Lecture Capture: MyMedia

MyMedia is the software component that is built into Desire2Learn (although it can be accessed separately). Because of this, it is quite convenient to use especially if you will be having students view this video in a Desire2Learn course. Read more...

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