Information Technology Services

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

Posted: May 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Excel Pivot Table

Posted: April 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Excel Pivot Table

Use a PivotTable to summarize, analyze, explore, and present summary data.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Posted: April 22, 2020 8:44:00 AM CDT

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Students and faculty are able to embed VidGrid videos directly to any Canvas Content area – also, called rich text area. Canvas has content area in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Syllabus, and Quizzes.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Excel - Drop-down list

Posted: April 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Excel - Drop-down list

Drop-down lists can greatly facilitate data entry. Drop-downs allow people to pick an item from a list that you created. It helps people work efficiently in worksheets by using drop-down lists in cells. A drop-down list presents a number of options for the user to select from.

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By: Shahla Allavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Posted: March 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Campus interruptions can happen for a variety of reasons, from inclement weather to widespread outbreaks of illness. You can Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom. Zoom is a cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings for the classroom and office, group messaging and screen-sharing experience into one easy-to-use platform. Everyone with a UNK email address has a Zoom account. Use your UNK credentials to log in.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Survey Questions Mistakes

Posted: February 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Survey Questions Mistakes

1. Failing to Avoid Leading Words / Questions 2. Failing to Give Mutually Exclusive Choices 3. Not Asking Direct Questions 4. Not Adding a “Prefer Not to Answer” Option 5. Failing to Cover All Possible Answer Choices 6. Not Using Unbalanced Scales Carefully 7. Not Asking Only One Question at a Time

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Creating surveys that yield actionable insights is about details. And writing effective survey questions is the first step. You do not have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you are collecting the best data possible.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Some administrators worry that online evaluations will generate a lower response rate, eroding the worth of the exercise, and limiting the value these deliver to their institutions. This white paper proposes some new perspectives on response rates: that online evaluations deliver better quality information and reduce the time to action, and that response rates naturally build over time. Then it presents nine best practices you can implement at your college or university to help build...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Validate your course links on Canvas

Posted: January 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Validate your course links on Canvas

As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Communication Tools in Canvas

Posted: January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Communication Tools in Canvas

Canvas has many communication tools to choose from. Faculty and students may personalize their messages by using audio and/or video in Announcements, Conversation, Discussion Board, and Speedgrader.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

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