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WatPD’s Top Ten Simple (and free) Electronic Tools December 6, 2011 Tonya Noël, Andrew Brunet Jon Mollon, Lance Chase & Murray Zink.

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1 WatPD’s Top Ten Simple (and free) Electronic Tools December 6, 2011 Tonya Noël, Andrew Brunet Jon Mollon, Lance Chase & Murray Zink

2 WatPD’s Top Ten… Overview of Tools –Zoomerang –Express Scribe –Google Forms –Mailing Lists –SharePoint –Excel functions –Waterloo LEARN tools “Hiding Things” Release Conditions Groups Special Access 2011 Q&A; leave for lunch Introduction/Overview

3 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Zoomerang How to Obtain: Online –Free for small surveys and polls (<10 q’ns) Why use: –Co-op students’ work term reports –Polls that can be embedded on websites –Built-in analyses 2011

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7 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Express Scribe How to Obtain: Online (free download) Why use: –Slow down playback speed when transcribing audio files (from interviews, etc.) –Built in quick keys to stop, restart, playback –Can connect to foot pedals 2011

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9 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Google Forms How to Obtain: Online Why use: –Reduce repetitive s (PT marker hours) –Automatically combines survey responses with spreadsheet formulas in the same place –Can use tinyurl.com to generate easy-to- remember URLs 2011

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12 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Mailing Lists How to Obtain: Submit ticket to RT system Why use: –Easy way to distribute mass s –Can hide individual addresses from other members of the mailing list –Manage list membership in-house is updated every 4 months 2011

13 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: SharePoint How to Obtain: Submit ticket to RT system Why use: –Share files, lists, calendars… with coworkers Back-ups, check in/out, accessible anywhere –Great for archiving/training –Can set permissions 2011

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15 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Excel How to Obtain: Probably already have Why use: –Conditional formatting Flag borderline cases in marking files –Text-to-columns Split lists into columns 2011

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17 WatPD’s Top Ten… 2011 NameLast NameStudent Number Kermit, The Frog, Fozzie, Bear, Luke, Skywalker, Miss, Piggy, Big, Bird, NameLast NameStudent Number Kermit The Frog Fozzie Bear Luke Skywalker Miss Piggy Big Bird tnoel jwmollon abrunet

18 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Hiding Content While Marking How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN) Why use: –Release grades to the entire class at the same time 2011

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20 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Release Conditions How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN) Why use: –Require student to complete pre-test, AI agreement, course syllabus quiz (etc.) before accessing materials –Receive bonus mark for completing survey –Split access based on group enrollment 2011

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22 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Groups How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN) Why use: –Group discussion boards or assignments –Split-up discussion boards in large classes –Help administer late days No way to hide group membership in D2L Must give students option to opt-out 2011

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24 WatPD’s Top Ten… Tool: Special Access How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN) Why use: –Make accommodations for students –Help administer late days Combine with group enrollment 2011

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26 WatPD’s Top Ten… Questions? 2011

27 Thanks for Listening! Program Evaluation and Project Coordinator Tonya Noël – Instructional Support Coordinators Andrew Brunet – Jon Mollon – Lance Chase – Murray Zink – or (x37376) 2011


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