We recently gathered the usage numbers (visits) to any Library Link page from Carmen courses for the 2011-12 academic year. When compared to the previous years, we found a 257% increase in usage. This is phenomenal! Below are the numbers for overall number of visits by school year since we began in the 2009-10 academic …Read more at the full article: Carmen Library Link Use Increases
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A large part of the planning that goes into updating classrooms and labs is assessing their current state. What’s working, what’s not, and what can we be doing better? In some cases, it’s not just the technology that needs to change. For most of the last decade, our labs were just rooms full of computers …Read more at the full article: Looking for a computer lab on campus?
We joined staff from Turning Technologies for a hands-on overview of the latest release of TurningPoint. The new release is the easiest to use and most powerful version to date, offering additional capabilities and an enhanced overall user experience. TurningPoint now consolidates the company’s most popular products into one simple interface for polling in PowerPoint®, polling …Read more at the full article: New, All-in-One TurningPoint (11/28/2012)
Hello, OSU community. Look around you. Now back at the blog. Now around you. Now back at the blog. Sadly, the blog is not all around you, but if you stopped using a desktop computer, or cumbersome laptop, and switched to a mobile device, it would be as though the blog were all around you.
Look …Read more at the full article: The Many Faces of Carmen: the Mobile & Desktop Interface
Citation plays a central role in academic discourse: it’s how we acknowledge our intellectual debts, how we track the specialized conversations in which we are engaging, how we hold each other accountable for ideas, and more. Most of the established formats for citation, however, are based in print media, and instructors looking to ask students …Read more at the full article: Helping Students (and Teachers) Learn Citation in Digital Media (10/9/2012)
Did you know that you can set up your Excel document so that specific cells (such as rows serving as column headings) are constantly displayed, even when you scroll down and/or across a worksheet? One way to achieve this is by using Excel’s “freeze panes” option. Below is a quick explanation of how to activate …Read more at the full article: Freeze Panes Can Help You Keep Your Cool…in Microsoft Excel
Facilitated by Ken Petri, Director of Ohio State’s Web Accessibility Center, this hands-on workshop focused on ensuring that your course’s HTML content in Carmen is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. We looked at how to use the accessible HTML templates available in Carmen to organize your page content so that it is attractive and …Read more at the full article: Usability for All: Accessible Content in Carmen (10/2/2012)
A storyboard provides insight to help you think about ways to use images, sound effects and the sound track to help tell your story as you sketch out key story actions over time.
Whether you are working on a simple photo story, an animation or a full-blown video, storyboarding helps you focus your message. Your …Read more at the full article: Storyboarding
Here are three related tips that just might speed up how you work with Carmen. They all apply to lists of information. In most cases, I’m talking about lists of students (in Classlist, Grades, Grade Quizzes, Dropbox, etc.), but they also apply to Content, which is essentially a list of links.
Pretty much anywhere in a …Read more at the full article: Speed tips: three things about lists in Carmen
As we near the end of our second week back on campus, maybe you’re thinking it’s time to customize your Carmen course homepage. The content is in the course, but the layout may not be the best fit for the content. So whether you’re thinking, “How do I remove this updates section? I don’t really …Read more at the full article: Jazzing Up Your Carmen Course Homepage