Fall 2011 Moodle course sites are now available at http://moodle.colby.edu for faculty who wish to begin building them out. You may find links to past course sites on your Moodle course overview page in the “Course sites for other terms” block. Call Ellen Freeman at ext. 4234 or email Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu for help setting up your Moodle course site or visit the online Moodle help site:
Here are instructions for creating your own site:
Log in to http://web.colby.edu using your Colby user name and id.
You will see a screen–like the one pictured below, and should see your name displayed in the upper left.
You may need to create a post — to do this choose “add — new Post”
Here are instructions for adding a new post AND more about using WordPress:
A few notes about WordPress–
1) the privacy setting when a new site is created is “I would like only logged in Colby users to see my blog.” This allows others at Colby to see, but not comment on your site. You may view the privacy settings by going to: dashboard/settings/privacy
2) The url address for your new WordPress site will be something like this: http://web.colby.edu/yourcolbyid
You may set up a time to come by Lovejoy for help creating a site OR for a quick introduction to WordPress. Technical Training Student Tutors are also available extended hours in Lovejoy 144. You may visit the Technical Training site at: http://web.colby.edu/acits/
For help contact: Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu or Adam Nielsen at email@example.com
Shake, Snap and Peek
Sounds like a bad remake of and 50’s era song – but they are actually three new features in Windows 7 that make managing your desktop easier.
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Do you have a WORD document or report that you want to create a POWERPOINT presentation for? Did you know there is an easy way to import WORD into POWERPOINT? Here’s how:
A group of 27 scientists, led by Dr. William “Barney” Balch of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, boarded the R/V Melville in Punta Arenas, Chile on January 11, 2011, and arrived 36 days later in Cape Town, South Africa after travelling a distance of 7650 miles (12,311 km) across the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists participating in the Great Belt Cruise conducted the first systematic study of the Great Southern Coccolithophore Belt, seeking to understand more about the species of coccolithophores that make up the Great Belt, factors that affect their abundance and distribution, and the impacts of ocean acidification and climate change on the coccolithophores in the Great Belt.
Whitney King and Annie Warner blogged throughout the cruise on their Colby at Sea Wordpress site. They answered questions from students at Epiphany School (a middle school in Massachusetts) and uploaded pictures and videos. Internet connectivity on the cruise was provided by satellite and bandwidth was limited so members of Academic ITS assisted by making sure blog posts were formatted correctly and comments and questions on the blog were relayed to Whitney and Annie in a timely manner. Most of the video and pictures were captured with smartphones and then either emailed or copied to a shared folder in using the Dropbox service. Video editing was conducted on the cruise using iMovie on Whitney’s Macintosh notebook computer.
Let’s say that you want to create a shape that has a picture inside it:
Here’s how you do it…
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Sometimes, you may want to place a picture or image in an exact location on the page and have text flow around it. Below are the steps to follow in order to exactly position an image on a page in WORD 2007.
Occasionally you may want to insert a page inside a document that has a different orientation. (Landscape or Portrait) This can be useful if you need to display a wide chart, table or graphic that would be “scrunched” if you attempted to display it on a regular page. This is easy to do in Word.
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Back in Windows XP and/or Vista, there was a small icon at the bottom of the page that would return you to the desktop from inside an application. It is has gone missing in Windows 7. So how do you quickly get to the desktop in Windows 7?