17 episodes

A free, weekly podcast by the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Commons Educational Technology staff. Topics will educate and inform MacEwan faculty with the aim of supporting the integration of technology into teaching and learning at MacEwan.

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A free, weekly podcast by the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Commons Educational Technology staff. Topics will educate and inform MacEwan faculty with the aim of supporting the integration of technology into teaching and learning at MacEwan.

    • video
    Creating PDF’s With PDFCreator

    Creating PDF’s With PDFCreator

    MacEwan faculty often want to distribute documents to students in PDF format. In this podcast, Grant Wilson demonstrates how to find, install and use the free PDFCreator software so that faculty can easily create PDF versions of their documents including Word, PowerPoint and, in fact, any document that can be printed.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Blackboard Gradebook Tips " Part 2

    Blackboard Gradebook Tips " Part 2

    Sometimes your Blackboard Gradebook columns can become all jumbled up and sometimes many of them might not even be visible to you. In this podcast, Mavis Leung will show you how to reorder the columns, hide and show columns and release a column to the students.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Blackboard Quirks & Gotchas Part III

    Blackboard Quirks & Gotchas Part III

    This podcast will show the difference between ‘Due Date’/‘Dates Available’ and ‘Selective Release’, the difference between hiding columns in the grade book and not releasing columns, and how to download all submissions to an assignment.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Creating a Quick Screencast with Jing

    Creating a Quick Screencast with Jing

    In this podcast, Grant Wilson will show you how to create quick screencast using Jing, which is  free, easy-to-use screen capture software. Once the screencast has been uploaded to an online site, Screencast.com, Grant shows you how to embed the screencast in a MacEwan Blackboard course.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Cross-listing Multiple Sections in Blackboard

    Cross-listing Multiple Sections in Blackboard

    This podcast will show you how to create individual Blackboard sections and how to cross-list them into one, combined Blackboard site at MacEwan.

    • 4 min
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    Blackboard Quirks & Gotchas Part II

    Blackboard Quirks & Gotchas Part II

    This podcast will show how to re-order items in a Blackboard course, when to save, and the difference between ‘Remove link’ and deleting from the File Manager.

    • 4 min

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