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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

Compatibility Mode and myWPI

If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a […]

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Date Management

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Date Management

Setting availability dates manually has always been a bit of a hassle—you’d have to click the contextual menu for an item, edit it, and change the date there. That’s really time-consuming, especially if you’ve just migrated a whole new course site. Thankfully, a new Blackboard tool helps us shorten that process. The Date Management tool […]

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Taking Classes with Google Glasses: Wearable Computers and Higher Education

Ok Glass, show me the future. With the first set of Google’s shiny new specs being sent out to the handful of lucky applicants, it’s only a matter of time before students and instructors end up with a pair over their eyes in a class.  And while it’s tempting to label the lenses as just […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Spaces

Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Spaces

You’ve set up your profile in the brand-new release of Blackboard.  Great!  Now, what are you going to do with it? One option is to set up a “Space”, which is essentially a tiny social organization with very basic features.  Anyone can create a space if they have a Blackboard account—it doesn’t matter if you’re […]

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The Pluses and Minuses of Sharing Your Stuff in Google Hangout

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 21, 2012 2 Comments

It’s not even a year into Google+’s life, and it already has a storied existence of battling Facebook.  But in the social media ruckus, a useful tool seemed to pop out over all the +1s—Google Hangout. Hangout is Google’s take on a conferencing web application—with it, you can create a virtual space to share video, […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Paste from Word

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies by on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Paste from Word

So you’ve toiled on a lengthy piece of text, and now you’d like to make this available to your students as a new announcement, content item, or threaded discussion in your Blackboard 9.1 site.  And let’s say you’ve really outdone yourself this time, too.  Using Microsoft Word, your page looks like a veritable Mona Lisa […]

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