Zotero: Adding reference items to this pdf/citation manager

Anyone who does research writing needs a pdf and citation manager. I had been a fan of Mendeley until they were bought by Elsevier who changed the code in a way that made it no longer usable for me. Those… Read moreZotero: Adding reference items to this pdf/citation manager

Zotero: Adding “Advance online publication” to APA reference

For those of you who use Zotero as your go-to pdf and reference manager, you may have encountered problems with citing advance online publications as needed in APA style. I’ve learned the secret. Here’s the citation I am aiming to… Read moreZotero: Adding “Advance online publication” to APA reference

Canvas: Delete all announcements at once

As I get ready for next term, I’ve copied my fall Canvas course into next term’s course. My Trello “course reset” checklist tells me that I need to delete all of my course announcements. As of this writing, the only… Read moreCanvas: Delete all announcements at once

Windows 11: File explorer now has tabs

If you have updated Windows 11 recently, you have a new feature that will make your life a little easier. It comes without fanfare and therefore is easy to miss. File explorer tabs Open file explorer—that’s what you use to… Read moreWindows 11: File explorer now has tabs

New Canvas enhancements page

For all of you Canvas learning management system users, I have compiled all of my favorite Canvas enhancements onto one page. The page is listed as a link in the top horizontal menu for easy access. If there is anything… Read moreNew Canvas enhancements page

Dropbox Capture: New screen recording tool

There is no shortage of screen/webcam recording tools. It occurred to someone at Dropbox that if so many people are uploading their recordings to Dropbox and sharing links to those recordings, wouldn’t it be easier if recordings were automatically saved… Read moreDropbox Capture: New screen recording tool

MS PowerToys new features: Text extractor, quick accent, and screen ruler

In spring of 2022, I wrote about some of the very cool features in MS PowerToys for Windows 10 and 11, such as highlighting the mouse pointer (very handy with three screens) and creating fixed zones on the desktop to… Read moreMS PowerToys new features: Text extractor, quick accent, and screen ruler

Creating a Canvas quiz from a spreadsheet

A colleague recently received a question bank from a publisher as a CSV (spreadsheet) file. He wondered how to get those questions into Canvas. It takes a few steps, but there is a way. For those of you hate all… Read moreCreating a Canvas quiz from a spreadsheet

Zoom update: 5.11.0

Zoom has released a new manual update. You can get it from their download center. There’s not much here that is especially exciting for instructors. Here are a few highlights. If you’d like the full list, visit Zoom’s release notes… Read moreZoom update: 5.11.0

JournalTOCs: Stay current with your favorite research journals

In the years before the Internet, at the first college I worked at as faculty, the library had a table of contents service. You could tell them what journals you were interested in, and when a new print copy of… Read moreJournalTOCs: Stay current with your favorite research journals