Faculty Technology Development Update – Week of March 27 – April 2


Distance Learning Pilot: Would  you like to see Elluminate in Action?

I am now providing one-on-one demos of Elluminate. If  you would like a personal demo, including the opportunity to test drive, please let me know (even if you are unable to pilot).

Note: We still need at least 3 volunteers to test Elluminate (at least once) in a class, meeting or advising/tutoring setting, before the pilot ends 5/31. If you are interested, please contact me at greenland@hnu.edu by April 8. For more details, see the pilot project invitation.

Reminder: Blackboard Workshop, Tuesday, April 5, 12:45 – 1:45 pm in the HEDCO Technology Center (Brennan 80)

We are pleased to announce that Nick Schiavi, a Blackboard representative, will be here to showcase some of the new features available to us in Blackboard, as well as answer any questions that you may have.

Please RSVP to me at greenland@hnu.edu. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Feel free to join us even if you can only attend part of the workshop. For those of you who can’t make it, I would be happy to schedule individual training with you for after the workshop date.

Tech. Tip of the Week: The Magic of the iPad Restart!

iPads, just like laptops, need an occasional restart. Restarting an iPad may not seem as obvious a process as restarting a laptop, especially if you were not an iPhone user before getting your iPad. Pressing down the power button until the screen turns black puts your iPad to sleep rather than completely shut it down.

To restart your iPad:

1) Hold down the Power button until you see the ‘Slide to Power Off’ bar across the top of the screen (keep holding down on the button even when the screen turns black).

2) Slide the red arrow across. The iPad will shut down.

3) To complete the restart, press the Power button again for about 3 seconds. The apple logo will appear as your ipad  powers on. It may take a few minutes.

Restarting refreshes your iPad and fixes many operational errors. If your iPad  starts acting sluggish, displays strange or sudden error messages, or can no longer  perform routine tasks (such as connecting to a wireless network), it is very likely that it needs a restart.  You would be surprised at how many errors can be fixed  just by restarting. So the next time your iPad starts “acting out”, try restarting it!

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