Category Archives: tech tips

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 that … 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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T3: Evernote for College

Evernote, a multimedia note-taking app, can help you organize and capture information in your studies, work, and daily life. You can set up different notebooks for your courses or projects.  You can put almost anything into a notebook. You can … Continue reading

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T3: Mindfulness & Focus

As a new semester starts, many of you are delighting in the short-lived experience of blank calendars, fresh journal pages, and short to-do lists. Although all of these will quickly fill up with assignments and activities, your headspace does not … Continue reading

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T3: Stay Focused!

If you need help remaining on task while doing research projects or other work (and who doesn’t every once in a while?), you can use technology to help. StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension that limits the amount of time you … Continue reading

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