Using Groups, Playlists and Reporting at lynda.com

Here is a video tutorial showing you how you can use the Groups, Playlists and Reporting features offered at lynda.com to assign different tutorials to students in a class, student workers under your supervision or full-time Colby staff under your supervision.

This can be a great way to:

  • Gain back valuable classroom time
  • Ensure student workers have certain skills to better perform their duties (or fill down time)
  • Provide professional development for Colby staff

Note: If you are interested in learning more about just one of these features, here are some links that jump to those portions of the video:

Mac OS X – Scrolling Tips

Have you ever been frustrated recently with how your Mac doesn’t scroll like it used to?  If so, I hope you find the tips in the video below helpful.

Microsoft Word: Page Numbering

Have you ever needed to insert page numbers in Microsoft Word but you want those numbers to start on a page other than the first page of the document?  The video below will show you how to do just that on both a Windows and Mac computer.

Microsoft Word: Show Nonprinting Characters

Have you ever been frustrated by misbehaving formatting or mysterious alignment in Microsoft Word? Below is a video describing a feature that may help you track down what is going on.

WordPress: Formatting a Bibliography

Formatting a bibliography with hanging indents in WordPress isn’t quite as straight forward as it is in some word processors like Microsoft Word, but it isn’t very hard either.  Here is a video tutorial showing two techniques for formatting your bibliography in WordPress to have hanging indents.

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Using Colby Apps: Search your e-mail

When most people think of searching the web, they think of Google.  Google has revolutionized the way we find web pages by using a very complicated (and secretive) set of algorithms to take the words we give it and find what usually turns out to be a very helpful list of web pages.

Colby Apps e-mail’s web interface allows you to utilize some of those same search capabilities.

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Self-paced Training

Colby subscribes to an online service called VTC that provides self-paced training opportunities on a wide variety of software applications. These software titles range from Office applications like Word and Excel, to database programs like FileMaker, to programming languages like HTML, to operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X.

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Mac Application and Folder Shortcuts

A shortcut is an icon that be “clicked” to open an application or folder without having to “go find it” on your computer. The instructions below are for running an application, but the process is the same for opening a folder or a file.
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The Leopard Mac Application Dock

By default, the Dock sits at the bottom of the Mac display. The Dock was introduced in OS X and contains shortcuts to applications. As you move the cursor along the Dock, the icons will be magnified. You can relocate the Dock to the sides and you can set it to “autohide”. The size of the icons in the dock, and the amount of magnification when an icon is highlighted can also be adjusted.
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Converting WORD to POWERPOINT

Do you have a WORD document or report that you want to create a POWERPOINT presentation for? Did you know there is an easy way to import WORD into POWERPOINT? Here’s how:

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