Colby subscribes to an online service called VTC that provides self-paced training opportunities on a wide variety of software applications. These software titles range from Office applications like Word and Excel, to database programs like FileMaker, to programming languages like HTML, to operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X.
Have you ever wanted to format a part of your document to match another part, but can’t seem to get it just right?
Let me guess, you love using the Colby Apps Calendar, but you wish you could choose a view other than
Week? How would you like to have the ability to control exactly how many days appear in your calendar view?
Do you love working in Colby Apps but miss the keyboard shortcuts you were used to in applications like Eudora, Outlook, Word and Excel? Well have I got news for you! Google has its own built-in set of keyboard shortcuts and many of them are the same as the ones you were used to from Microsoft Office.
In the coming weeks you will notice the look and feel of your Colby Apps will change. Google has done research and listened to requests to make the interface look cleaner and hopefully easier to use. Below are side-by-side comparisons of the old (classic) and new looks for E-mail, Calendar and Documents.
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The Fill Handle is very useful for copying the contents of a cell or extending a series of data. It is represented by a little blue square in the lower right corner of a selected cell.
To fill in a series of data:
- Enter the first part of your data set.
- For instance, “1, 2, 3” or “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday”
- Select the data you just entered.
- Place your cursor over the Fill Handle, your cursor will change to a black plus sign.
- Click-and-drag the Fill Handle to extend your data set.
You can use these same steps to copy the contents of a single cell over a range of cells.
Maple’s students worked with Academic ITS to create a WordPress site featuring ten short videos of members of the Barrels Community Market in Waterville making their products. The students filmed the videos using high definition camcorders in most cases and then edited the videos with Final Cut Pro or iMovie with support from the Language Resource Center. After the students completed production of the videos, they were uploaded to Colby’s streaming media server for easy distribution on the web.
From the project’s About page: Have you ever wondered what goes into making your favorite Barrels beer? Or maybe you’ve wondered about those gorgeous bars of soap or hefty jugs of maple syrup. Students from Colby professor Maple Razsa’s senior seminar Media, Culture, and the Political Imagination, followed Barrels suppliers at work. Browse through these ten video portraits of Barrels suppliers and learn about all the time, expertise, and love that goes into making your favorite local products. This project was made possible by a Civic Engagement Course Development Grant from the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
UPDATE 12/17/2012: GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THIS FEATURE WILL SOON BE DISCONTINUED
Google’s Colby Apps Calendar has added “appointment slots,” a new feature that can be used to aid in scheduling meetings.[fprtmp media=”mp4:acits/appointmentslots” splash=”http://www.colby.edu/acits/wp-content/uploads/sites/178/2011/09/appt_slot_splash.png” width=”640″ height=”476″]
CommonSpot 6.1 introduces a new interface that includes new menus and new names for some menu items. Here are few quick steps to get you editing your pages in the new version. Read more »
If you plan to include a technology component or project in a course this fall that will require coordination with the Academic ITS group, please contact me as soon as possible so we may make plans to meet your needs. This includes projects that will require technical training assistance, utilize the resources of the Language Resource Center (LRC) in Lovejoy, the GIS and Quantitative Analysis labs in Diamond, or the Schupf Lab in Keyes. I can be reached at email@example.com or campus extension 4213.