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Web 2.0 for Faculty & Staff--Chat, Chow, & Web2.0 Fall 2008 |Winter Spring 2009


Introduction to Chat Chow & Web 2.0: Portal Smortal

What is Web 2.0?

"Web 2.0 is a living term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies."

 

Dr. Chad Kjorlien kicked off the first session of Chat, Chow, and Web 2.0 with a discussion of portal technology--what it is and how can it serve the needs of our community. See Dr. Kjorlien's Power Point presentation here. Afterwards, the participants broke up into small groups to discuss more specifically how our Blackboard Portal works for us currently and what functions we would like to see in the future. Read the notes from the e-portfolio group and the University calendar group.

 

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Linking Blackboard and Library Resources:The Magical Mystery Tour

 

Adding Electronic Journal Articles to BlackBoard Course

  • Find and copy the persistent URL(perma link, durable link) from within the citation or abstract
  • Log in to BlackBoard
  • Open the course you would like to link article to
  • Click on Course Documents (Left Side Bar)
  • Choose where you would like to post the article
  • Click on Edit View (upper right corner of screen)
  • Click on External Link (directly above links on center top of screen)
      NAME- Name of article
      URL- paste Document URL
      TEXT- “Read by… “or other comment you wish to add
  • Options- fill in your preferences
  • Submit- Lower right corner of screen

Adding the Faculty Library Module to Your “My SMU” Page

  • From you’re “My SMU” page in BlackBoard choose the Modify Content tab
  • Scroll down and check the box next to Faculty Library Resources
  • Click on Submit and Okay
  • To position the tab on the page choose the Modify Layout tab
  • Use the Customize Page Layout section to position the module as desired
  • Click on Submit and Okay

Adding a Research Guide to BlackBoard Course

  • Click on the Research Guides link on the Faculty Library Resources module in BlackBoard
  • Go to your Research Guide page and copy the URL
  • Go to the External Links section of your class and choose Edit View
  • Click on External Link
  • Paste in the URL for your guide and fill in your preferences
  • Click on Submit

For a library instruction session contact Carol (cdaulelh@smumn.edu/#1511)

If you don’t need a session, just a Research Guide, contact Ruth Ann (rtorsten@smumn.edu /#6664)

 

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Collaboration Tools: Zohos and Wikis and Blogs, Oh My

 

Document Collaboration Tools
Key to Availability
£=cost; C =add code to web page/blog; D =download;  H = hosted service;  OS = Open source; FT=free trial; F = Free
Top Office [Document Collaboration] Tools
*These are the tools voted Top Tools for Learning by learning professionals worldwide


Tool

Summary

Available

Google Docs*

Create and share docs, spreadsheets and presentations

F

H

 

Zoho*

All the online office, utilities and productivity tools from Zoho

F

H

 

Approver

Create and share documents online

F

H

eXpresso

A powerful new way to manage and share Excel spreadsheets

F

H

iNetWord Editor

Create and share documents online

F

H

Peepl

Online office suite

F

H

Link to complete list of Top Office Tools:   http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/Tools/wp.html

 

Top Wiki Tools
These are the tools voted Top Tools for Learning by learning professionals worldwide


Tool

Summary

Available

Google Sites

Wiki tool

Free

H

 

MediaWiki

Wiki software (originally written for Wikipedia)

Free

D

OS

PBwiki

Wiki tool for business and education

Free/$

H

 

Tiddlywiki

A reusable non-linear personal web notebook

Free

D

 

Wetpaint

Wiki/blog/forum hosting

Free

H

 

Wikispaces

Wiki tool

Free/$

H

 

Link to complete list of Wiki tools:   http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/Tools/wiki.html

In Plain English Wiki

 

Top Blogging Tools
These are the blogging tools that appear in the Top 100 Tools for Learning as voted for by learning professionals worldwide.


Tool

Summary

Available

b2evolution

Blogging tool

Free

D

OS

Blogger

Blogging tool 

Free

H

 

ecto

Desktop blogging client for MacOSX and Windows

$

D

FT

Edublogs

Blogging tool

Free

H

 

Movable Type

Popular platform for professional blogging. 

$

D

FT

ScribeFire

Blog editor that integrates with your Firefox browser and lets you easily post to your blog.

Free

D

 

TypePad

Premier blogging service for professionals.

$

H

FT

Wetpaint

Wiki/blog/forum tool

Free

H

 

Windows Live Writer

Desktop application to create blog posts

Free

D

 

WordPress

Blogging tool 

Free

D/H

OS

Link to complete list of Blogging tools: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/Tools/blogging.html

Information adapted from  http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/index.html  November 2008

In Plain English Blog

 

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Photo Management: Merry Mash Ups in McEnery

 

Get ideas for your photos from Carol's chat, chow & web 2.0 Blog

 

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