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Making Appointments on Google Calendar

Google Apps for Education is a new service open to all faculty and students at Queens College. There are many tools available that will enable a more seamless interaction between you and your students (see QC Google Apps for Education). One such tool is Google Calendar, a powerful organizational tool and a great application for making appointments. It’s easy to use and you can view it on multiple devices (i.e., deskt
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Academic Works: How to Make Your Work Available to the Public…

Academic Works is CUNY’s new institutional repository. This Tech Tip explains what Academic Works is, why it is important, and how it can help you.
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So you want to webcast your lecture?

Updated September 10, 2016 Throughout the semester, situations may arise where you can’t make it to the classroom. And if the upcoming winter is anything like last year, you should have a back-up plan to replace missed class time. Webcasting your lecture is one way to make up for that lost time. Even if you don’t teach a live-online course, webcasting is a convenient way to stay connected with your students and stay
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Save time and stay informed with RSS feeds

Finding and keeping up with online content can be a challenging task. Using the RSS tool can eliminate a lot of that frustration.
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Using DirectSubmit for SafeAssign Submissions

If students submit assignments before you set up SafeAssign, you can take their uploaded files and submit them yourself through DirectSubmit.
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Citation Managers: a boring topic that will save you a LOT of time.

Kelly Blanchat, Electronic Resources Librarian and Instructor at Rosenthal Library, describes some resources that will save you a lot of time when doing research.
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Oral History

Are you contemplating adding an oral history component to a course or research project? Learning about the past through the memories of those who experienced it firsthand can be a rewarding experience for students; it also has the potential to add previously unknown or marginalized perspectives to the historic record. With this tip we introduce the collaboration between Queens Library and Queens College
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Tech Tips from the Teaching Circle

When we integrate technology into teaching, we constantly encounter hardware and software issues, as well as issues related to how people interact with machines. Get some advice on teaching with technology from the Teaching Circle blog.
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Do you have a snow day back-up plan?

The “storm of the century” is probably not yet behind us. You should set up your emergency cancellation contingency plans now, so that when the unexpected comes, you’re ready.
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What’s new in Blackboard for 2015

By now you have probably read about the upgrade to Blackboard, scheduled for December 29 through December 30. In this tip we describe some new features that come with the upgrade.
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