Articles Tagged with "Blog "

All iPad: Can it be done? Part I

Mon, 19 Nov, 2012    blogdesktopemailfeedsipadlaptopproductivityreplacetrial

Warning: This picture contains a photo of my actual desk.  I have cropped out as much of the clutter (and Diet Cherry Pepsi) as possible.

Over the last six months, I have been working with several iPad focus groups. We have batted around a lot of different ideas and uses for the iPad, but the conversation that seems to keep resurfacing is the thought that an iPad cannot be used in place of a desktop or laptop.

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New Tool for Blackboard: You Can Count On It

Mon, 18 Jun, 2012    add-onblogdiscussionsfirefoxjournalsmozillawikisword count

Sometimes giving a word count requirement makes it easier for students to understand the expectations that a faculty member has for them for Discussions, Wikis, Journals, and Blogs. The issue is how to get the word count once the assignment is complete.

Question: How do you find the word count for assignments? A: Copy and paste into Word. Highlight all the text. Click Review tab. Click Word Count. B: Just eye it. C: Use the new add-on tool for Mozilla Firefox.

Answer: Although each of the options are feasible, the one that creates the least amount of work and allows for the greatest accuracy is option C.

Click the following link to download the Mozilla Firefox add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/Word-Counter-Bb

Liberty Cafe Mozilla Firefox Word Count Add On Tool The add-on only works in Mozilla Firefox and must be installed on each computer that you plan to use to grade Discussions, Wikis, Journals, and Blogs. Once the add-on is installed, the faculty member can highlight the text and click Word Count in Blackboard. Word Count Add on for Mozilla

*A special thank you to Jamie Kipfer for sharing this tool.

Katherine Spradley
Director of Distance Education
Campbell University

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Our New Blog!

Mon, 12 Mar, 2012    blog

Welcome to the Campbell University Distance Education blog!

We are excited to begin this journey to keep you up-to-date with news, events and current information.

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