Category Archives: Social Media

Blackboard Mobile Learn App is Now Free to University of Illinois Faculty, Staff, and Students

CITES is pleased to announce the extension of the Illinois Compass 2g service (powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1) by introducing the availability of the Blackboard Mobile Learn app as a free download for faculty, students, and staff.  All users of … Continue reading

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Building Content in Illinois Compass 2g: Adding Multimedia

The new Illinois Compass 2g offers many ways to share multimedia in your course. Instructors can add photos, videos, audio files, and more by uploading them directly into Compass using tools in the Build Content tab. IC2g also offers a … Continue reading

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Google Reader incorporating some Google + social features, and what it means for educators

In the next week or so, Google is planning to integrate some of the social features of Google + into Google Reader. According to the Official Google Blog, Reader will eventually discontinue its current system of sharing and following feed … Continue reading

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Sneak a Little Science into their Day: Blogs in Teaching with Kathryn Clancy

Join us this Wednesday as our Teaching with Technology Brown Bag Series continues with Kate Clancy (Anthropology) discussing her experiences with blogging, teaching with blogs, and science writing in general. Kate is a fun and engaging presenter whose popular blog … Continue reading

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CITES ATS now on Facebook

For those of you who use Facebook, it is now possible to get updates in eLearning news and workshops from CITES Academic Technology Services in your feed. The new page, C.I.T.E.S. Academic Technology Services, University of Illinois, will share information … Continue reading

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How-To Tuesday: RSS for Teaching, Learning, & Research

Join us in 23 Illini Hall today at 1:30 pm for a How-To Tuesday workshop on using RSS for teaching, learning, and research. This hands-on workshop will explain what exactly RSS is, and how follow blogs and other websites using … Continue reading

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Meet with your group partners in Facebook via Hoot

Hoot.me is a Facebook app that could be potentially valuable to students, instructors, and group collaborators alike. Once installed, users can invite Facebook friends to a real-time group study session. There is also a group video chat option for face-to-face … Continue reading

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New Infographic on Social Networking in Education

A recent infographic created by Column Five Media for the SocialCast blog explains how instructors are using social media in education. The information pertains primarily to K-12 education, but the basic trends relate to social media in higher education, too. … Continue reading

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Grading Rubric for Twitter-Based Assignments

Twitter has been a popular venue for assignments and activities with several instructors over the past few years. Since it is still relatively new, however, many faculty are still wondering what to do with it — not just in terms … Continue reading

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Recording presentations with video in social media

Present.me is a new social media service for sharing presentations. Users can upload their slides, record a webcam presentation, and create a video that combines the slides with the presentation in real time. The idea of sharing PowerPoint presentations via … Continue reading

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