• How-To,  Moodle

    How to Embed Google Slides into Moodle

    Faculty may find it helpful to embed Google Slides directly into their Moodle course sites for students to use. This tutorial will explain how to embed a Google Slide presentation into a Moodle course site. Navigate to the google slide presentation you want to embed into your Moodle site. 2. Within Google Slides, click “File” and then “Publish to the Web.” Click the “Embed” tab and copy the html embed code. Click “Publish” when you’re done. 3. Open up your Moodle course site and find the place where you’d like to embed your slides. Select “Add an activity or resource.” Select “Page.” 4. After filling in the “Name” and “Description”…

  • Digital Scholarship,  How-To,  Tools

    How to Make a Story Map

    Story Map JS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It allows users to incorporate images, sound, video, and text with geographically based storytelling.   You can see Story Map JS at work in these samples:   Southern Literary Trail (Georgia Humanities)   Hockey, Hip Hop, and other Green Line Highlights (Minnesota Post)   Story Map in the Classroom:  Why you might use Story Map to Teach:  Story Map can communicate location-based concepts or narratives integrating text, images, video, and sound sources.   Why Students Might Benefit from Making a Story Map in class/as an assignment:  Students can practice constructing coherent narratives with diverse source bases.  Story…

  • Digital Scholarship,  How-To,  Tools

    How to make a Timeline with Timeline JS

    Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. More experienced makers can use json to customize timelines while keeping its core functionality.   Timelines can integrate text with images, maps, videos, websites, etc.   You can see Timeline JS at work in these sample Timelines:   Bulger on Trial (WBUR)   Revolutionary User Interfaces (Knight Lab)   Timeline JS in the Classroom:  Why you might use Timeline JS to Teach:  Timeline can integrate images, text, websites, and more to clearly communicate concepts and stories.   Timeline JS can present information chronologically or can be used to create non-chronological narratives in the form of storybooks or virtual museums.   Why Students Might Benefit from Making a Timeline…

  • Bloomberg,  How-To,  Specialized software,  Tools

    Remote Access to Bloomberg Market Concepts Course

    Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Bloomberg is allowing colleges and universities with existing Bloomberg labs to offer the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) course to their students online for free (normally this is a $149 charge). If a student completes the Core Concepts modules in the BMC course, they become “Bloomberg certified” and can list this on a resume for job applications. Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a 12-hour self-paced e-learning course that provides an introduction to financial markets. By taking BMC, a student will learn about the different financial markets via 35 learning outcomes and will become familiar with over 100 Bloomberg terminal functions. The course consists of the Core…

  • How-To,  Tools,  Zoom

    Hosting Office Hours in Zoom

    Personal Meeting Room Zoom allows you to schedule an unlimited number of meetings, but having different meeting IDs for both class time and office hours can lead to a long, confusing list. One alternative to hosting office hours or advising appointments in Zoom is that you can use your Personal Meeting Room. This is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for you. You can share the Personal Meeting ID or Personal Link with your students, along with the times when you will be there, and they can join your Personal Meeting Room any time it is in use. Below are instructions for accessing your Personal Meeting Room using the Zoom…