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How do I easily create an online survey or poll?

Qualtrics is a great tool for creating surveys but it can take some time to learn. If you don't need a large selection of question types or more reporting options, Google Forms may be the tool for you. Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a...

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How do I create an online survey?

Qualtrics is the online survey tool supported by the University of Minnesota. It meets stringent information security requirements not found in most free online survey tools. Qualtrics enables the University to conduct online surveys for research, assessment, and...

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How do I host an online meeting?

The University supported software for hosting virtual meetings and conferences is WebEx.  WebEx has a mobile app. WebEx meetings can be recorded and archived. WebEx (U of M) Information and tutorials

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How do I host a video chat?

The host of a Google Hangout will need to have a University of Minnesota Google account. External guests can join without a Google account using the meeting URL. Chat with up to 9 other people. Features include desktop sharing (great for demos or presentations) and...

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How do I shorten a URL? is a URL shortening service, similar to or TinyURL, available to anyone with a University of Minnesota Internet ID. Z allows you to replace a long URL with a short address, which is useful if you need to print URLs that site visitors will then be...

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How do I annotate videos?

VideoAnt Produced by CEHD’s Digital Education and Innovation team, VideoAnt is an interactive tool for annotating and sharing videos. This is a great tool for group collaboration as annotations and comments can be added by a single person or by a group. Consider using...

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How do I send large files by email?

Google drive now has unlimited file storage. You can also use it to share files. Google Drive is part of the U’s Google applications and is accessible using your Internet ID-no additional account needed. Gmail has a 25 MB file attachment quota. By placing a...

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