Recovering unsaved MS Office files

A lot of new tech stuff I learn is too often due to me making a bone-headed decision. In this case, I created an Excel file to look at some data. Thinking I had everything I needed, I closed the… Read moreRecovering unsaved MS Office files

Use your tablet/phone/practically any other device as a second monitor for a Windows computer

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We are leaving in a couple days to visit my father-in-law. I want to work while on this trip, including getting my online courses ready for the fall*. Now that I routinely work with three monitors, the thought of trying… Read moreUse your tablet/phone/practically any other device as a second monitor for a Windows computer

Quickly change case in MS Word

Recently, I gave a presentation on academic technology at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development at Xavier University of Louisiana. One of my favorite tools to show is Mendeley, a pdf manager with a very nifty… Read moreQuickly change case in MS Word

Podcast from XULA CAT+FD

I was honored earlier this month to be a guest on a podcast on teaching hosted by Elizabeth Yost Hammer, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development (CAT+FD) at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA). The… Read morePodcast from XULA CAT+FD

Manage your pdfs and autocite in Word: Mendeley

When we moved from standing in the library making Xerox copies of journal articles to downloading pdfs from a database, it seemed like an awesome development. Until we realized that marking up pdfs digitally is not easy. I would not… Read moreManage your pdfs and autocite in Word: Mendeley

Quickly adjust due dates in Canvas

This functionality is now native to Canvas. ************ After I copy my current course into my Canvas course shell for next term, I have to adjust all of the due dates. Going into each assignment and changing the date is… Read moreQuickly adjust due dates in Canvas

Ditto: Clipboard Manager [Windows]

In Windows, the built-in clipboard can only hold one item. That means the next time you copy a chunk of text, the previous chunk of text that you had copied is erased. When grading assignments, I find that what I… Read moreDitto: Clipboard Manager [Windows]

Random Team Generator: Excel File

I’ve been doing a lot more small group work in my courses. When I let students choose their own groups, they tend to gravitate to the people they know best. That means that they frequently get the same perspective over… Read moreRandom Team Generator: Excel File

Lazarus: Resurrect lost web form entries

Let me explain. Have you ever entered information in a web form, like a long, well-crafted comment you’ve written for a student in your course management system? And then when you clicked “submit” you got a notice that your page… Read moreLazarus: Resurrect lost web form entries