Tip of the Week

  • Introducing Poll Everywhere!

    Libraries and Digital Learning have a site license for the web-based audience participation software, Poll Everywhere.  Poll Everywhere can be used in the classroom or during meetings to collect live, interactive responses from the audience from any type of mobile device or computer. Poll Everywhere works in PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, plus when used as an assessment quiz, results can be integrated with Moodle Gradebook. To get started with Poll Everywhere, contact your Instructional Designer to have a new account created for you. To set up your first poll, login at https://www.polleverywhere.com/login, and click on the Activites icon (bar chart) located in the left navigation bar. Then click on the blue…

  • TOW: Sharing a work space using Office 365 Groups

    Assigned to a staff or faculty committee that needs to produce collaborative documents? Tired of emailing competing versions of files back and forth? One strategy is to start using the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 Groups. Groups creates a workspace where you can set up meetings for your committee using the Outlook calendar, monitor a shared discussion board, and perhaps most importantly, collaborate on shared documents in a browser. Groups can be public so that anyone can join, or private by invitation only. Invites can also be sent to non-Trinity collaborators at other institutions. The Groups functionality is part of a suite of apps available through Microsoft Office 365. To…

  • ToW: Make Timelines with Timeline JS

    Want to tell a story?  Need to organize a lot of information? TimelineJS is a powerful, flexible, and easy way to quickly make a compelling and interactive visualization that can includes diverse kinds of media like images, video, audio, tweets, and even whole documents. Check out this example, from the makers of TimelineJS: [iframe src=’https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1xuY4upIooEeszZ_lCmeNx24eSFWe0rHe9ZdqH2xqVNk&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650′ width=’100%’ height=’650′ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen frameborder=’0′][/iframe] Developed by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, this free and open-source tool will format and present your work for easy navigation, using a simple google sheets template. It’s been used by CNN and Time, and here at Trinity, in courses like Gender, Sexuality, and Space and Memory, Power,…

  • ToW: Digital Scholarship Studio Now Open!

    The Digital Scholarship Studio is now open! Located directly above Peter B’s in the library, this suite includes a 30-person classroom, a digital scholarship space, a one-button recording studio, a digitization lab, and two conference rooms. We are excited that this space will help us scale up our digital scholarship offerings by providing a space for classes, workshops, and research. With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon grant, we also plan to offer funding for faculty to develop their use of digital tools in research and pedagogy as well as for training opportunities such as DHSI and HILT. We look forward to collaborating with you on these and other…

  • TOW: Adjusting a grade item in Moodle

    Are you using Moodle to calculate grades for your class? Do you want to adjust (or curve) a quiz or assignment score after everything has been graded? This is easy to do in Moodle, but you need to know the settings. First, for grade items added manually, navigate to the settings for the grade item by first going to Gradebook Setup under Course Administration. Under the column labelled ‘Actions,’ select ‘Edit Settings’ in the row of the grade item that you want to change. For Moodle activities, such as assignments, navigate from within the course to the Edit settings page under ‘Assignment Administration.’ Let’s say that you want to adjust the…