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T3: Embed Films on Demand in Canvas

If you would like to embed a video from Films on Demand into your Canvas course, you should ALWAYS use the Films on Demand integration from within Canvas itself. Embedding within Canvas using the embed code copied from Films on … Continue reading

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T3: Add Library Resources to Canvas

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: Annotating PDFs and Word Documents Online

Suddenly find yourself needing to read everything online? Learn how to take notes on PDFs or other files. Google Drive: You can use the commenting feature in Google Drive to highlight and comment on Microsoft Word documents and on PDFs. … Continue reading

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Kanopy change is now Live!

As we mentioned in our “Kanopy changes to come!” post on January 21, 2020, we have implemented the change and gone to a mediated model. This means that any Kanopy film that does NOT have a current license, as found … Continue reading

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Kanopy changes to come!

The Library has offered Kanopy streaming films for several years now; however, their pricing model is unsustainable for us, especially in a year of cost-cutting. The Kanopy pricing model is a per-film license model, costing $150 for each one-year one-film … Continue reading

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T3: Closed Captioning on the Fly

If you need to quickly provide closed captioning for an audio source that is not currently captioned, you can use this Google Slides trick. Open a blank Google Slide. Here’s a link to get you started. In upper right of … Continue reading

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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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