Testing Embeds

Using the embed code from inside the share in VoiceThread and pasting it into the Text view in WordPress. It worked ... See VoiceThread and screenshots below. This is using the default information. I would change the height and width. Find your VT and click the share icon Choose the "Basic" tab Copy the embed code Paste it into the Text view on WordPress What plugins are active? Google Doc embedder inPHP Simple Custom CSS WordPress Visual Icon Fonts Network active - all of community.uaf.edu has these…

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Three ways to set up your course more efficiently

The semester is underway; a review of previous semesters may help you change your workflow now or prep for your next course. Here are my tips on setting expectations, managing your workflow and reusing layouts. Set expectations USE DUE DATES: As an instructional designer I encourage faculty to use due dates; students tend to work to deadline. Letting them know your required due dates is essential for their planning. Reiterate deadlines when communicating with students. EXPLAIN LATE WORK POLICIES: As an adjunct, I’ve seen students turn items in late.…

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Seven Year Journey

A friend has completed one leg of a long journey. Always amazed at what people can do! concīs is finished! We appreciate your time, attention and support. » https://t.co/qRQQ6CWlKz — concīs (@concismag) February 4, 2018

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New Box View replaces Crocodoc for inline grading

As of this month when your students turn in programming code and graphics inside of Blackboard you can use the New Box View inline grading tool to view the code and add comments to the images. If you previously used Crocodoc to quickly view spreadsheets or papers inside of the Blackboard Grade Center, you’ll find the expanded list of supported file types a breath of fresh air References File Types and Fonts Supported in Box Content Preview. (2017, July 21). Annotate Submissions. Transitioning from Crocodoc to New…

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I had to listen

I need you to soften my heartAnd break me apartI need you to open my eyesTo see that You're shaping my lifeAll I am, I surrenderGive me faith to trust what you sayThat you're good and your love is greatI'm broken inside, I give you my lifeI need you to soften my heartAnd break me apartI need you to pierce through the darkAnd cleanse every part of meAll I am, I surrenderGive me faith to trust what you sayThat you're good and your love is greatI'm broken…

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And the award goes to…

The other day I mentioned php. Someone asked me what it stood for. I honestly didn't know. 'I just code or I just hack it' wasn't my best response! php (or PHP) stands for hypertext preprocessor. Correct. It's like a fool's errand. PHP actually is an acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor." What? Wait, what tomfoolery is this - that's recursive, people! Yes. Perhaps my "I just use it" stance is justified.

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Updating my resume

Nothing to see here. That sure is a shame. 10/28 update: I don't know when I stopped having my resume on my website. I know it's in LinkedIn... but it is time to have it back here. For my coworkers, managers, and team: I don't want to leave UAF eLearning. I do want to do more. It's time to update my resume, and that means sprucing up my website, adding new posts, doing a general culling of fluff. Notes on what to include Program management People management…

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Banners, graphics, editing, oh my!

Two PDFs for your perusal Handout - Canva PicMonkey Handout - header images Three videos to help you Adding your WordPress banner 4:30 (using free images and PicMonkey image editor) Creating a graphic pt.1 4:30 (Canva) Adding your Blackboard banner  pt.2 1:45

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