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December 21, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Laulima – End of the Semester

Here are a few handy tips for wrapping up your semester if you’re using Laulima:

  1. Publish grades from Laulima to Banner (MyUH) – Remember to fill in zeroes in the Laulima Gradebook for students who didn’t turn in their assignments. Otherwise, a dash indicates that those items will not be calculated into the students’ final course grade and the student will receive a grade higher than what he/she earned.
  2. Export your Gradebook from Laulima – Use this method if you prefer to export your grades into a spreadsheet before inputting final grades into UH banner or if you prefer to download a spreadsheet file of students’ grades for your records.
  3. Preparing for the next semester – This includes how to publish grades to Banner (MyUH) and copying course materials to next semester’s Laulima course site.

Need more help? Contact the EMC Educational Technologists. For Laulima technical questions, click on the “Request Assistance” link found at the bottom of the Laulima website.

September 30, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Tenure/Promo (or Contract Renewal) Dossier Formatting Tips

That time is coming around to submit contract renewal and tenure/promotion dossiers. Here are some tips to help you put the finishing formatting touches on your documents using MS Word. (If you’ve been drafting in Google Docs, go to File > Download as… > Microsoft Word (.docx) and then open it in Word.)

Click to watch the three short video tuotrials below. Notes: I’m using MS Word 2013 (for Windows) in these tutorials. These videos are best viewed in full screen and HD quality – click the play button to play the video, then click the [ ] button in the lower-right corner of the video for full screen, and then click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the video and choose 720p for HD quality.)

If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them in the comments box below.

Step 1: Format Headings

Video: http://youtu.be/S8elHW5KnT0

Step 2: Insert a Table of Contents

Video: http://youtu.be/Lmi5J8u3d3c

Step 3: Insert Page Numbers in the Footer

Video: http://youtu.be/Yo1z1XLdUoE

September 2, 2015
by Brent Hirata
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Expand Your Googleverse

Tech It Out Day 2015 - Expand your Googleverse

Have you ever come across a Google service and try to log into it with your Google@UH username only to be told that do not have access to tools like Google Maps, Analytics, Google +, Blogger, YouTube?  Well wait no longer, Expand Your Googleverse!   The university is now allowing you access to “Consumer Apps”.  You simply have to be willing to accept Google’s General Terms of Service.

Tech It Out Day 2015 - Expand your Googleverse (2)

Once you have accepted Google’g general terms of service you will have access to many more Google tools.  A good example of why you would want to do this would be to migrate your course presentation videos from your personal (Google.com) YouTube account into your Hawaii YouTube user account.

To learn more you may visit the University of Hawai’i’s Google@UH webpage (http://www.hawaii.edu/google/extra)

February 2, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Creating a web page for your Laulima Home page

In every Laulima course site > Home tool, there is an empty “Workspace Information” area that you can use to put something welcoming and/or informative for your students to see upon accessing the Laulima course site. While you can type directly in the area by clicking the edit icon, Laulima Support advises that you create an HTML web page file, instead, as there are sometimes problems with Banner syncing with Laulima that may cause that area to delete/reset.

To create a web page in Laulima to link into your “Workspace Information” section, follow these instructions, starting on page 6.

January 8, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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How to WebDAV in Laulima

Cyberduck logo

Some of you might have noticed that after the Laulima upgrade, WebDAV using the “map network drive” method in Windows doesn’t work. UH Laulima Support recommends using CyberDuck to WebDAV. It is available for free for both Mac OS and Windows. Follow these directions. During the installation process, when asked to install free toolbars, apps, or Bonjour service, we recommend NOT to.

WebDAV is short for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning which allows you to drag and drop files from your local computer to the server. In the case of Laulima, you can copy a batch of files or folders of files, at a time, from your computer to your Laulima course site’s Resources (or your My Workspace > Resources). WebDAV instructions for Laulima can be found by going into your Resources, click on “Upload-Download Multiple Resources” and follow the instructions there.

Have you noticed any other changes since Laulima’s upgrade? Leave a comment on this post.

December 2, 2014
by Rachael Inake
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Easily Turn a Google Spreadsheet Into a Jeopardy Game

Make quizzing, reviewing concepts, or preparing for upcoming final exams fun with a team jeopardy game! Flippity.net was originally used to make flashcards, but now there’s a cool way to use Flippity with a Google Spreadsheet to create a Jeopardy-like quiz game.

Game interface from flippity.net

Click here to see a demo. It even allows you to embed images and YouTube videos, like the example below. (Just follow the examples given in the template doc on how to embed images and videos.)

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Ready to create your own? You’ll find the complete instructions and the template spreadsheet doc here.

Step 1: Make a copy of and modify the Google Spreadsheet template

Step 2: Publish your Google Spreadsheet

Step 3: Get your Flippity.net link

Step 4: Click your Flippity.net link to launch your game

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