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Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

May 22nd, 2014

Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 short tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Instructors can pull Atomic Learning videos directly into their Sakai courses. To find a tutorial on a particular subject, use keywords and optionally add filters for application, topic and category. […]


Recover Audio Playback when using a Microphone

Recover Audio Playback when using a Microphone

February 27th, 2014

If you’re using a program with audio recording capabilities, such as Adobe Connect or Panopto, you may have experienced being unable to play audio when you have your microphone plugged in.  A quick fix to be able to play audio when using an external mic, is to set your speakers as the default playback device.  […]


Convert Media Files with Format Factory

Convert Media Files with Format Factory

January 15th, 2014

Format Factory is a handy tool for the Windows platform that allows you to easily convert media files from one format to another. Whether you need to reduce the size of a media file for uploading to the Web or you need to convert files for iPod or iPhone compatibility, file conversion software can be […]


Create a Shared Google Calendar

Create a Shared Google Calendar

December 4th, 2013

Not only can Google Calendar help you manage your own schedule, you can also create a calendar to share with your students, co-workers or an organization.  This is a useful tool because there are several options for sharing your calendar.  Some of the sharing features in Google Calendar include: *  Share only available/busy times on your schedule (no details). […]


Create Charts Online with Gliffy

Create Charts Online with Gliffy

November 6th, 2013

Gliffy is a web-based application for creating diagrams. There are a variety of graphics and templates available such as Venn diagrams, flowcharts, floor plans and different shapes to help you get started. Here are some examples of Gliffy diagrams: On the site, there is an option for a free or premium membership. With the free […]


Rid Distractions with Freedom Software

October 4th, 2013

If you constantly find yourself checking your email, updating your Facebook, reading blogs, shopping online or watching YouTube videos (when you are trying to get important work done) there is hope yet!  With Freedom, a  program available for Mac and PC users, you can set parameters to disable your internet access from 60 seconds up […]


Extending Laptop Battery Life

Extending Laptop Battery Life

September 20th, 2013

Your laptop’s battery life can be extended if you take precautions to avoid frequent total discharges. One step you can take is to set up alerts so you’ll know to plug in the power adapter when the battery goes down to a particular level. Almost all laptops display alerts if the battery has 5% or […]


Prevent Advertisers from Tracking your iPhone

May 1st, 2013

With the introduction of iOS6, Apple has snuck in a feature that many users don’t even know exists. Identifier for advertisers, or IFA, is a random number assigned to a device and its user. It’s nothing all that unheard of, think grocery stores providing tailored coupons based off data they collect every time you use […]


Hacked: What Next?

March 1st, 2013

No matter how many steps you take to protect yourself or your information, there is still a chance you will get hacked. However, the sooner you identify you have been compromised and the faster you respond, the more you can minimize the harm. ACCOUNTS You probably have numerous online accounts for everything from online banking […]


Instantly Record Screencasts with Jing

Instantly Record Screencasts with Jing

January 15th, 2013

Jing is a software program that allows you to easily take, edit and share screen captures from your computer.  With Jing software, a free download for Mac and PC, users can upload images and videos to Jing’s website then simply copy and paste the item’s URL anywhere — email, IM, Facebook, Twitter, wikis, etc.. Anyone […]