The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More
Last week we showed you Andrew Robinson’s work creating videos and uploading them into Youtube playlists, and then printing QR codes to link to those videos. Here’s a very quick video instruction on how to generate those QR codes using Google URL Shortner, and how to print them to an appropriate size. Apologies for the orientation of my screen, the key … Read More
Are you a Mac user that has discovered in your Blackboard Grade Centre, that you can’t scroll across to view all your columns? To fix the problem just follow the steps below. Full Grade Centre Blackboard Grade Centre with no scroll bar visible Select System Preferences System Preferences window In the general settings, set show scroll bar to Always Blackboard Grade Centre … Read More
I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm … Read More
Google+ includes features such as real-time chat, video conferencing, and asynchronous communication through the G+ wall, in G+ Communities and Pages. One of the RMIT guiding principles for inclusive teaching is to “Offer flexible assessment and delivery”, and these Google features can support this.
According to the RMIT College of Design and Social Context Program Annual Review data, Youtube is the second most used technology after the LMS. Until we get clarity about the turning on of Youtube accounts, should that ever occur, we find staff managing with various work-arounds in order for sensible use of Youtube to be enabled. Do not despair! As I have argued elsewhere, an online culture which seems outwardly messy may not at all be a bad thing.
Samantha Vardenega who last year gave a wonderful presentation Getting Started with Youtube was asked about resolving issues around conflicting Youtube accounts. This problem occurred as the university transferred to using Google. After the workshop Samantha wrote to me explaining how to resolve the issue.
In one of our projects we have been wanting to tag various places within videos. Here area few of the options that emerged.