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Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

Filed in LMS, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

There’s a new way to store and share videos on campus, and it can be directly within Canvas. You’re all set up, and you can start using it today!

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A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

Filed in Miscellaneous by on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that […]

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A look at the tools: Clipping Magic

Filed in Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
A look at the tools: Clipping Magic

Here’s a look at a neat new tool, Clipping Magic, for cutting an image out from its background!

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A Media in the Classroom Case Study: MediaKron

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on December 6, 2012 2 Comments

At the beginning of this past Fall, Professor Jill Rulfs incorporated a pilot media management system designed by Boston College into her freshman seminar class. The course is designed as an interdisciplinary study of the 1854 outbreak of cholera in London. Students in this course study a bit of history, science, engineering, politics, and economy and the role that each of these elements played in that epidemic, as well as in similar recent epidemics (such as in Haiti, in 2010).

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Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous, Multimedia by on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum

A few years ago, I worked with a professor to plan an interactive media component to help students with the concepts of a chemistry lab that spanned several weeks and several experiments. The professor found that students were having a hard time figuring out which data to use in what way when they reached the final experiment.

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Introducing Video Workshops in the Classroom

I teach workshops on media production, often focusing on empowering students to create videos and web pages of their own, and I have plowed through all sorts of snags along the way. I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some of the things I’ve run into, some strategies I’ve devised, and some thoughts about how all of this works. I’d also really like to hear your thoughts, ideas, and methodologies!

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Tools we use – Screen Captures

Tools we use – Screen Captures

Have you ever found yourself writing an email (or a blog post!) and wished you could just show what you mean instead of having to try to describe it? We often find that being able to quickly capture what’s happening on a computer screen is invaluable for saving time and communicating more clearly. There are […]

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Coding the Web With Style

Coding the Web With Style

Coding the web with style In a previous post, we covered the basics of HTML, the markup language of the internet. We explored ways to divide content into different kinds of contextual containers using tags, and we saw some rudimentary formatting as a result. But how do really style the web? How do we control […]

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How to make a web page: HTML

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies by on July 22, 2010 0 Comments
How to make a web page: HTML

Last week, we posted about the value of understanding HTML, the language of the web. While there are many tools that make website creation possible without requiring you to know any “code,” we feel that having a working knowledge of how the code behind a web page works is tremendously valuable. Today, we’re going to […]

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Creating a Multimedia Project: Some helpful thoughts

Filed in How-to, Multimedia by on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

Every project begins with an idea. It might be some thought you’d like to express, a topic you want to explain, an answer to a “What if” question… But once you’ve written it down and planned out what form it might take, it’s time to think about actually making it!

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