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How do I access my own files from any of my devices?

Part of the Google suite of tools available to anyone with a U of M Internet ID, Google Drive has unlimited storage for any type of digital file. With mobile apps you can access your files from any device, Apple or Android. Google Drive Information and...

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How do I share files with other instructors and staff?

All faculty and staff have access to shared folders and In/Out Boxes on the CEHD server. To access the shared folders on a PC, go to My Computer ->CEHD Shared Files- or look for the In/Out Box with your Internet ID. Your Technical Coordinator can provide...

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How do I convert a document into an accessible PDF?

With Adobe Acrobat Pro software you can convert any document into a PDF file.  Creating a PDF retains the document’s formatting (sometimes when you email someone a doc, the formatting can get messed up).  You can also use this software to create a fillable form that...

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How do I create an online module or tutorial?

We recommend and support the use of Camtasia Studio. This is a fuller version of Camtasia that gives you more options for editing video and audio. It must be purchased separately (it is not available for free at the University). It requires some training to use. DEI...

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How do I flip an activity or course

Flipped learning is a pedagogical model where traditional instructional goals for what happens inside and outside of class are reversed and student learning becomes increasingly active. The flipped learning model can be used for a single session or an entire course....

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How do I use video for short online discussions?

Flipgrid Flipgrid is an online tool that allows you to post a question, in text or video, that your students will respond to using video. Flipgrid responses are limited to 90 seconds. Note: Flipgrid videos are not captioned so they may not be accessible to all...

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How do I make course readings available to students?

U of M Libraries’ Online Course Reserves Created and managed by U Librarians, Course Reserve web pages contain a single point of access for online course materials. These materials may include online publications available through Library services, web links and PDFs...

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How do I record one of my lectures?

Techsmith Relay Formerly Camtasia Relay, this software records your computer’s screen and audio from your computer’s microphone. For example you can use Relay to record voice-over narration while delivering a PowerPoint Presentation.  It’s available at the University...

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