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Tech Bits are bite sized, lunch ‘n learns focused on specific topics related to educational technology from the staff of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Athens Technical College.  Tech Bits will start again Spring Semester with new topics! In the meantime, did you miss a session?  Check out our resources – Yum! Tech Bits No. 1 – Apps for educators & life! Tech Bits No.2 – Studio Space Tech Bits No. 3 – Lynda.com, your personal training library  Tech Bits No. 4 – Creative commons, copyright and public domain for educators  Tech Bits No. 5 – Photo editing & apps – getting the most from your mobile photography Our latest news: Tech Bits! Bite sized learning series Tech Bits Tech Bits: Copyright & Creative Commons in Education Upcoming professional development from CTL

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Here’s a quick roundup of copyright and openly licensed content related to microsoft office. Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office training tutorials GCF Learn Free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides Word 2013 videos and tutorials Excel 2013 videos and tutorials PowerPoint 2013 videos and tutorials Outlook 2013 videos and tutorials  

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How-to Handouts (PDF’s) Assignments Building Content Changing User’s Availability in a Course Copying a Course Copying a Test to Another Course Copying Rubrics Between Courses Configuring Student E-mail Options Content Collection Embedding YouTube Videos ExamView in Blackboard Exporting Attendance Exporting the Grade Center Goals Groups Grade Center- Existing Health Check Grade Center Setup Grade Center Tips & Tricks Grade Center- Checking Calculations OwnCloud SoftChalk in Blackboard Smart Views Tests Test Exceptions Test Taking Guidelines for Students Webinar Recordings Adding Content Assignments (aka Drop Boxes) Date Management & Calendar Discussions, Journals, Blogs, & Wikis Grade Center Grade Center- Advanced Grade Center- Health Check Grade Center- Making the Most of It Retention Center, Performance Dashboard, Course Reports Tests- Creating and Editing Tips and Tricks for Managing Courses Turnitin Feedback Studio End of Term Duties Archive Your Course Copying a Course Export Your Grade Book Export Your Attendance Beginning in Blackboard Angel to BB Learn Fresh Build Instructions Content Collection Upload Content from ANGEL to BB Learn Uploading ZIP Files into the Content Collection Building in Blackboard Adaptive Release:Creating Rules for Content Items Attaching Files from Course Files Content Editor: Using the Content Editor Creating Assignments in BB Creating Content: Assignments Discussion Board: Changing…

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Need to get situated in the world of online teaching and distance learning in all its variations (hybrid, blended, etc.)? Would like to know “best practices” and get ideas for successful online learning initiatives? See below some helpful resources: http://online.ucf.edu/teach-online/professional-development/faculty-seminars/ http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eq/a002/eqm0023.pdf http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/publications/online_handbooks/Teaching_and_Learning_Online_Handbook.pdf http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AGlanceatInstitutionalSupportf/213685 http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/lackey144.pdf http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/brinthaupt_1211.pdf http://blended.online.ucf.edu/

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If you are teaching online, thinking about flipping your classroom, or would like to supplement F2F instruction with some online videos, the CTL can help. See below the list of equipment available at our Studio and a Step-by-step plan for producing video for online distance learning. Recording Equipment Cameras and Video Cameras Sony 3D Go-Pros JVC Professional 4k cameras Canon Point and Shoot Canon Mark III Canon Vixia Webcams Audio Equipment Lavelier Mic Shotgun Mic Handheld Mic Monitor (preview videos) Physical Infrastructure Set Design and Equipment Lighting Tripods, Stands and Mounts Bags, Cases and Travel Gear Editing Apple Mac Pro 3.33 Ghz 12 Core/8GB/1TB/ATI Radeon 5770/OSX 10.10 MC561LL/A-CTO Final Cut Pro and iMovie Compressor Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Soon!) Step by step plan for producing video for online distance learning from Leon Huijbers

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Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard.   Download (PDF, 3.83MB)        

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These educational projects  from the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) are based upon primary materials, digitized materials scanned directly from the original items such as manuscripts, letters, etc. of historic significance. (For those of you who do genealogy, you’re quite familiar with primary materials!)  While not OER, they could be interesting supplementary materials and/or assignments for teaching. As this collection expands, there might be other content of interest beyond general humanities. ————————————— Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its first group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture. These sets were developed and reviewed by a new Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide. This project was generously funded by the Whiting Foundation. In the coming year, DPLA will be adding new sets and new features to the project. To learn more about DPLA’s education work, read about education projects, sign up for the education news list, or contact education@dp.la.

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Interactive Content/Posters TAKK https://tackk.com Thinglink https://www.thinglink.com/ Piktochart http://piktochart.com/ Piktochart http://issuu.com/ SoftChalk http://softchalk.com/ Blogs & Wikis Weebly http://www.weebly.com/ Blogger https://www.blogger.com/features WordPress https://wordpress.com/ EduBlogs http://edublogs.org/ PBWorks http://www.pbworks.com/ Wikispaces https://www.wikispaces.com/ Polls & Surveys Riddle http://www.riddle.com/ Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com Free Online Surveys http://freeonlinesurveys.com Kahoots https://getkahoot.com GoVote https://www.mentimeter.com Go Soapbox http://www.gosoapbox.com/ Mentimeter https://www.mentimeter.com Presentation & Video Tools Screencastify https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn?hl=en Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Techsmith Snagit https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/techsmith-snagit/fcnghgbgmemnlbckdipnmelbanpgneik?hl=en Edynco http://www.edynco.com/ Popplet https://popplet.com/ Moovly https://www.moovly.com/ EMaze http://www.emaze.com/get-inspired/ Prezi https://prezi.com/ Powtoon http://www.powtoon.com/ Dipity http://www.dipity.com/ Office Mix https://mix.office.com/ Social Collaboration Twitter https://twitter.com Google+ https://plus.google.com Instagram http://instagram.com/ Tagboard https://tagboard.com/ Kaizena https://kaizena.com Pintrest http://www.pinterest.com/ Storm Board https://www.stormboard.com Padlet http://padlet.com/ List.ly http://list.ly Student ePortfolio Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/ Pathbrite http://pathbrite.com/educators/ Portfolium https://portfolium.com/ DoYouBuzz http://www.doyoubuzz.com/us/ Flavors Me http://flavors.me/ Shown’d http://shownd.com/ OPResume http://www.opresume.com/ MOOCs edX http://edx.org Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/ openSAP https://open.sap.com/ Coursera  https://www.coursera.org/ Iversity  https://iversity.org/ FutureLearn  https://www.futurelearn.com/ Canvas.net  https://www.canvas.net/ OOEd  https://www.ooed.org/ NovoEd  https://novoed.com/ Udemy  https://www.udemy.com/ MIT’s Open Courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/  UCLA Free Courses https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/search.aspx?c=free+courses  Harvard Online Learning  http://online-learning.harvard.edu/courses  Udacity  https://www.udacity.com/ EduKart http://www.edukart.com/ Open Learning https://www.openlearning.com/ Alison https://alison.com/ Google Apps Drive https://drive.google.com/ Docs https://docs.google.com Sheets https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets Slides https://docs.google.com/presentation Forms http://www.google.com/forms/about/ Google+ Communities https://plus.google.com/communities Discussion Boards https://groups.google.com Virtual Classroom Edmodo https://www.edmodo.com CourseSites by Blackboard https://www.coursesites.com Google Classroom https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/ Moodle https://moodle.org Blackboard Collaborate https://sas.elluminate.com/      

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CTL’s goal is to increase student success through ongoing support and development of the faculty. In meeting those goals, CTL provides equipment and software in new teaching technologies, such as 3D. CTL supports the technologies that fall under the umbrella of 3D including digital 3D and development. For more information, please email us at ctl@athenstech.edu 3D covers a broad range of technologies from 3D printers that “print” real objects to digital 3D. Passive vs. Active passive (works similar to the old “red/blue lens” approach) active (computer signal in receptor in glasses) Types of 3D audience/view (typically uses passive glasses so no interaction) interactive (typically uses active glasses; participant can be interactive with content) kinetic (uses active glasses and a hands-free system gesture like Xbox) Interactive immersive 3D technology is what is called virtual reality. Virtual reality can involve using an avatar (Second Life) in an online experience or inserting the participant directly into the game or environment (many point of view – POV- games use this approach).   Holograms are digital images projected onto the real world via glasses or some other optical based device (e.g., Microsoft’s Holo Lens). 4D adds another level through providing tactile sensations (touch) or smell….

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Media Albany Tech Engineering Tech Week (2014) News Albany Tech Celebrates Engineering Week (2014) Albany Celebrates Engineers Week; also republished at Fox 6 (2015), WTOC11(2015),  and Live5 (2015)   Media   eWeek Announcement  (2014) eWeek_Talking_Points (2014) eWeek_Press_Release (2014) eWeek_Poster (2014) eWeek_Leaflet (2014)           News Athens Tech Marks Engineering Week Athens Technical College to Celebrate Engineering Week Engineering Open House at Athens Tech Powell revved up about Engineering Technology Program  Photo Gallery (2014) News Photo Gallery (2014)    

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