Fall 2010 Moodle Course sites are now available to faculty who wish to begin building them out. You may find links to these new course sites on your Moodle course overview page in the “Information and advisories” block. Call Ellen Freeman at ext. 4234 or email Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu for help setting up your Fall Moodle course site or visit the online Moodle help site.
1. Unlisted videos (must have a specific URL to access, no Youtube account required)
2. Private videos (share w/ up to 25 people who have Youtube accounts)
The Librarian of Congress determines classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. It is permissable to circumvent the Content Scrambling System (CSS) of lawfully acquired DVD discs for the purpose of criticism or comment in some instances. Read more »
You may have noticed that you are getting an email notification every time someone accepts a meeting that you have scheduled. This may be helpful – or it may be annoying.
1. Background Layers
The differences between a background layer and a regular layers are:
- The background layer is locked
- It is always the lowest layer in the stacking order
- You cannot its blending mode or opacity
To unlock a background layer, double-click on it.
To turn it back into a background layer, just lock it again.
To convert a layer into a background layer:
- Select the layer in the Layers Panel or Window > Layers
Layer > New > Background From Layer
2. Zooming While Cropping and Image
You cannot use the Zoom Tool from the Tools Panel to zoom in on an image while cropping it.
But you can still zoom in and out:
- To Zoom Out
- Press ALT SPACEBAR (Windows) or OPTION SPACEBAR (Mac)
- Click on the image
- To Zoom In
- Press CTRL SPACEBAR (Windows) or OPEN-APPLE SPACEBAR (Mac)
Click on the image
3. Hiding Selection Edges
The edges around a selection (marching ants) can be distracting when you are trying to preview an image.
To hide Selection Edges:
- View > Show > Selection Edges
To redisplay them:
- View > Show > Selection Edges
This will toggle the edges back into view.
4. Drawing a Circular Selection from the Center Point
Typically, when you make a circular selection, PhotoShop draws the circle from wherever you click.
This makes it difficult to actually tell where the selection will be centered.
To Force PhotoShop to Consider the Point where you Clicked the Center of your Circular Selection:
- Hold down ALT (Windows) or OPTION (Mac) while you drag your mouse
To Make the Selection Perfectly Circular
Add the SHIFT key to the above
5. Drawing a Perfectly Straight Line
- Hold down the SHIFT key while drawing your line
- Limits the line to horizontal or verticle
- Hold down the SHIFT key
- Click once where you want the line to start
- Click once where you want the line to end
This allows you to draw slanting lines that are perfectly straight
6. Making a Portion of a Layer Transparent
- Select part of an image on an unlocked layer
(Does not work on the background layer)
- Edit > Fill
- Select Clear from the Blending Mode pop-up menu
- Lower the opacity
- Click OK
(Tips are based on 20th Anniversary article in “Inside Photoshop”, Vol. 14, #5.)
What if you only want to protect a single, or several single cells, in an entire Excel worksheet and allow users to edit or input data in the rest of the sheet?
Let’s say you have a worksheet like this:
You would like your department members to edit the “data” in the black text cells, but you want to protect the “data” in the red text boxes from accidental changes.
First, you need to unprotect the entire worksheet. That sounds counterintuitive.
But Excel protects all cells in the worksheet by default whenever you set protections, so we need to turn that off in order to only protect individual cells.
To do this:
Save your worksheet and close it.
Now anyone who opens the worksheet will only be able to select and edit those cells that are not locked.
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Importing Schedules from Oracle
Exporting Your Oracle Calendar Data
Importing the Oracle Data to Google
Sharing Your Calendar
You can access Google Calendar on your mobile device.
- Enter http://www.google.com/calendar in your phone’s web browser
- You can view your agenda, add events, and invite others
You can also stay connected via your mobile device by setting up SMS reminders for your events.
With this feature enabled, Google will send you a text message (you have control over how far in advance) with the name, time, and location of an event.
Click here to learn about setting up and enabling SMS messaging for your Google Calendar.