Great combination of great presentations and time to devote to my project. It was especially helpful to learn about the fair use analysis tool and the various policies and people available to help us answer questions about data privacy and materials use. Appreciated Brad's philosophy to push the envelope (within reason) when it comes to fair use. The Creative Commons licensing is a tool everyone at a land-grant university should know about and consider using. First time I'd heard about it and will spend some time exploring this option.
The introductions to Camtasia and Presenter provided us with a good overview of the tools, where to access them and how to get started using them. After listening to both sessions, I think I'll still rely on Presenter to do the audio-narrations of PowerPoint presentations. But Yelena showed me some of the finer points of creating the presentations that were very helpful.
I also found ways that Camtasia will be useful - demonstrations of how to find/use a particular site, a web-based tool, etc. I invariably have students go to the wrong website to access their free credit report, even though I demonstrate it in class. Creating a 'how to' presentation with Camtasia will allow me to post the tutorial on Moodle so students can access in real-time - hopefully avoiding a costly mistake. Same is true for navigating the IRS website... although I'll have to get better at that myself before I create the tutorial!
Afternoon time to play with UThink and other blogging tools was very valuable. Am going to create a blog using Tumblr. Austin demonstrated the site and it seemed much more user-friendly than other options available. Another step forward on the journey.....