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T3: Quickly Start New Google Doc, Sheet, Form…

Start a new Google Doc, Sheet, Form, Slide, or Site by just entering doc.new, sheet.new, etc. into your browser URL bar. You don’t even have to be logged into Google Drive before you try this.

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T3: Audio Transcription Using Google Docs

If you need to transcribe interviews, videos, screencasts, or podcasts for research or teaching purposes, it can be hard to know what services will produce quality transcriptions. You can pay for transcription services that are done by human but this … Continue reading

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T3: Adding Library Resources to a Canvas Course

The Library Resources integration in Canvas syncs with our LibGuides system to automatically load the appropriate library research guide into your Canvas course. We use the course name and number to determine if a particular course guide or a subject … Continue reading

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T3: Official Transcripts

Congratulations! You are done with another semester! If you need official transcripts for internships or graduate school get them soon as the fees are going up on June 1st. Effective June 1, 2018: The price of an official transcript will … Continue reading

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T3: New Audio Transcription App

Lifehacker has a review of a new audio transcription app, Otter Voice Notes, that uses artificial intelligence to transcribe audio in real time. Audio transcription is good for interviews, oral history projects, lectures, and meetings. Although the AI transcription is … Continue reading

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T3: Lynda.com Training Sessions

The Learning Technology Center and Lynda.com would like to invite you to sign up for some great Lynda events we have planned for Wednesday, April 25th. Our Lynda.com representatives will be on campus and will be offering the following presentations. … Continue reading

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T3: Your Data in Google and Facebook

UW-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has a nice summary of what kinds of information Google and Facebook have collected and stored from your accounts. The following are DoIT’s recommendations for viewing, downloading, and/or changing this data. What Google Knows … Continue reading

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T3: Alternatives to Google URL Shortener

Google will soon stop developing their goo.gl URL shortener service. Although current links will continue to work for the foreseeable future, you will need to change to another shortener service to create shorter URLs. There are two other good options┬áthat … Continue reading

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T3: Kumo Cloud Storage Service

Kumo is now available on PCs in all general access labs, including the Library. Kumo is a tool that simplifies access to the cloud storage service Google Drive. With Kumo enabled, your Google Drive will show up as the M: … Continue reading

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T3: CrossMark

Many of the PDFs you download from Library databases have a form of the CrossMark logo on the title page of the article. This logo provides you a way to check if the article has been corrected or retracted (this … Continue reading

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