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EDUCAUSE Learning Institute (ELI) Fall 2014 Focus Session

Re-Imagining Learning Spaces: Design, Technology, and Assessment When: October 28 and 29, 11 AM – 2:30 PM (Central Time) Where: 2405 Siebel Center Please RSVP by visiting:  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7566590 We plan to offer light refreshments. Description Join us to exchange ideas … Continue reading

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Using a Wiki to make Group Work Easier (New, Improved “No Markup” Edition)

I have some exceptionally good news: the CITES Wiki service received a major upgrade this semester (Fall 2014). One big change was that Wiki Markup has been done away with. * This old posting has been updated, to show how … Continue reading

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Controlling the layout of pages on the new, improved CITES Wiki

Big news! In August, CITES rolled out a new version of our campus wiki service. Some things have changed, some things are easier. This is a quick (surprisingly simple) primer on how to take charge of the layout of your … Continue reading

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Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) Webinar V

We invite you to join your colleagues for the Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar V: What Works: Important Questions for Technologies and Pedagogies in 21st Century Learning Commons. When: Monday, June 23, 2014, 2:15 PM – 4 PM Location: 428 Armory** … Continue reading

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Format your Wiki pages into Multiple Columns

After my last blog posting on importing in to and exporting out of the CITES Wiki, someone asked how to format a page like this: So, this blog posting explains how to format a wiki page in more than one … Continue reading

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The CITES Wiki Plays Well with Others

The CITES Wiki service  has a thousand and one uses.  It’s great for committee work, collaborative writing, information-sharing, student projects, group work in classes, and so on and so on.  You can edit and comment on document in a simple … Continue reading

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Box.com Sync, Made Simple

Through Box.com, all University of Illinois faculty, staff and students have 50 gigabytes of file storage space, accessible and shareable everywhere the Web touches.  In addition to storing and sharing, desktop sync is also available.  Basically, sync puts a folder … Continue reading

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No more e-mail attachments! Link to your Box files in email or in Compass

I use Box.com to back up my files and to move them among office and home and iPad.  I try not to use email attachments. Instead, I upload the files to Box.com and then just add a link to the … Continue reading

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Check for plagiarism on the fly with SafeAssign’s DirectSubmit

The semester is coming to an end, and students are turning in papers.  We all want to be confident of the academic integrity of student’s work.    I don’t expect plagiarism, but it’s something we all need to watch out for. … Continue reading

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Using a wiki to make group work easier

When you think “wiki” do you automatically think “Wikipedia”?  It wouldn’t be surprising, but the wiki technology has many uses besides the free online encyclopedia.  Wikis can assist with collaborative work in the classroom in a number of ways.  This … Continue reading

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