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January 23, 2009

Oct 13, 2008 Lunch and Learn: MyU

To view the recording from this event, please go to this URL:

Oct 30, 2008 Lunch and Learn: iTunes U

To view the recording from this event, please go to this URL:

January 22, 2009

Dec 16, 2008 T3: Web Vista Basics

Resources for using Web Vista/ WebCT

Instructor support for building a course in Web Vista can be found here:


Oct 21, 2008 T3: Using YouTube Video Links with PowerPoint

Tips for inserting a link for a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation. A short video demo can be viewed at this URL:

Handouts can be found here:

Office 2003
Harnessing the power of YouTube Office 2003.doc

Office 2007
Harnessing the power of YouTube Office 2007.doc

Nov 18, 2008 T3: Tips for Adobe Presenter Recordings

Tips for using hyperlinks, animations, quizzes and flash video. A short video demo can be viewed at this URL:

WebConferencing with UMConnect

Web Conferencing is available for free to the faculty and staff of U of M through UMConnect. For information on setting up a meeting, please see the resources here:


Video Network Services

Video Network Services (VNS), through the integration of the University of Minnesota's fiber and data networks, is available to provide video conferencing, video streaming, satellite, video tape duplication, and video technical consultation services to all University faculty and staff.

Information about video services can be found here:


Teaching with Technology

Do you want to use various types of technology in your teaching but just aren't comfortable asking how to get those technologies to work for you? Are you overwhelmed by all the new technology terms and just wish you had someone to translate them for you? The AHC Learning Commons provides an environment where you can feel comfortable asking questions and learning new technologies. Please join us at an upcoming event. 2009 dates to be announced.

Please refer to the "Teaching with Technology Tuesdays Archive" for previous sessions and video demos.

Are there items you would like to see added to our "how to" list?

Are there any tools that you would like to see discussed in this blog?

Using UMConnect and Adobe Presenter for recording and archiving lectures

Information and support pages can be found here:


step-by-step instructions can be found here:

Adobe Presenter 6 Instruction sheet.doc

Incorporating audio tools in the classroom

At the AHC Learning Commons, we routinely use a free tool called Audacity to meet most of our audio recording and editing needs. You can check it out on the website below:


Collaboration Resources

The Carlson School of Management has composed a list of very useful collaboration resources available to the University of Minnesota:

Some of these tools include wikis, MyU portal, Netfiles, and Moodle.

Moodle User Guides

The UIniversity of Minnesota offers an extensive list of user support guides for Moodle. They can be found here:


Accessing iTunes U