Zoom update: New polling questions with quiz option

Zoom has new question options available on in the latest version 5.8.3. This version is not an automatic update, so you’ll need to download it manually. Account owners and admins can enable advanced polling to allow meeting hosts to build… Read moreZoom update: New polling questions with quiz option

Interested in signing up for a Tech for Academics workshop?

Friends and colleagues, I’m exploring offering Zoom-based Technology for Academics online workshops as a professional development opportunity. Each workshop would be limited to 10 to 15 participants, be no longer than 60 to 90 minutes including hands-on practice time, and… Read moreInterested in signing up for a Tech for Academics workshop?

Zoom updates

Zoom has two kind of updates: prompted and manual. With the prompted updates, when you run Zoom on your computer, Zoom will give you a pop-up that says, “Hey! There’s a new version of Zoom. Download it.” With the manual… Read moreZoom updates

Faculty development: Available for remote presentations

I have been getting inquiries regarding my availability to present to faculty remotely. I am very happy to do this. Most commonly, I have given presentations on using the tech tools and tips covered in this blog to make your… Read moreFaculty development: Available for remote presentations

PowerPoint presenter view in Zoom—with one monitor

Are you teaching remotely using Zoom? And you only have one monitor? Do you miss using PowerPoint presenter view in your classroom? PowerPoint presenter view This is what presenter view looks like. When you have a computer screen and a… Read morePowerPoint presenter view in Zoom—with one monitor

Slides for Students: A Book Review

Book cover

Several years ago, I moved away from using presentation slides in my courses. They just didn’t work with the interteaching model I had started using. Instead, I returned to where I started my career: writing on the board. My current… Read moreSlides for Students: A Book Review

Buzz in. Live!

Some instructors and students like to use a Jeopardy! format to review course content. I’ve learned that it’s not my thing, but I’m happy to support those of you who are into it. First, you need a Jeopardy! board. I… Read moreBuzz in. Live!

Buzz in!

NOTE May 22, 2019: QBBuzzer appears to be no more. Instead, use BuzzIn.Live. Just as free and even easier to use.  ********************* Yesterday a colleague sent an email to our faculty asking if anyone had buzzers she could borrow for a… Read moreBuzz in!

Spoonflower: Affordable fabric conference posters

Spoonflower logo

One of my favorite conference activities is attending poster sessions. I especially love hearing from undergraduates about their research. The topic isn’t even that important to me. In fact, the less I know about the topic, the more fun it… Read moreSpoonflower: Affordable fabric conference posters

Magnifier [Windows]

When presenting, I sometimes want to show something on my screen that is small. In Chrome, I can zoom in with CTRL + [plus sign], zoom out with CTRL + [minus sign], and return to normal with CTRL + [zero]…. Read moreMagnifier [Windows]