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]

MaxLauncher [Windows]

I’m a big fan of keyboard shortcuts – any shortcuts, really. I want to spend less time running my computer and more time doing what needs to get done. For Windows users, hold down the Windows key and press S…. Read moreMaxLauncher [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

Expensify: Keep Track of Your Travel Receipts

Do you need to keep track of receipts for reimbursement or for your taxes? Danae Hudson and Brooke Whisenhunt of Missouri State University recommend Expensify. Expensify is free. If you need more power, you can pay a small monthly fee…. Read moreExpensify: Keep Track of Your Travel Receipts