Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Anyhoo, this can replace email when you're trying to get documents to other people--especially when dealing with large groups of people or with files that are too large (20mb+ usually) to email. It can replace services like yousendit.com (which has a size limit of 100MB per file--unless you want to pay their monthly fee and send a 2GB file). It can replace your USB flash drive, which you have to worry about losing, or forgetting to bring with you.
And one of the most powerful features for me is that you can share these files with anybody--either just with select people that you specify, or with anybody who has the link to your file.
More info on the help page at http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=50092
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Upcoming WICshops are:
- Excel Charts, Sat. Jan. 23, 2 to 3:30 pm
- Audacity, Mon. Jan. 25, 10:30 am to noon – free audio editing software
- PowerPoint Basics, Tues. Jan. 26, 10:30 am to Noon
- BlackBoard Basics, Tues. Jan. 26, 1 to 2 pm
- Peacekeeping/Stabilization Mission Simulation, Briefing: Tues. Jan. 26, 6:30 to 8 pm. Mission: Sat. Jan. 29, 10 am to 6:30 pm – Special event on International Relations
- PhotoShop Layers, Wed. Jan. 27, 10 am to Noon
- RefWorks, Wed. Jan. 27, 1 to 2:30 pm
- Excel and Data Analysis, Thurs. Jan. 28, 10:30 am to Noon
- BlackBoard Collaboration Tools, Mon. Feb. 1, 1 to 2:30 pm
- BlackBoard Tests and Pools, Tues. Feb. 2, Noon to 1 pm
- Juggle School with Google, Tues. Feb. 2, 5 to 6:30 pm – Designed for undergraduates. Special workshop on time management with Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL)
- PhotoShop Basics, Wed. Feb. 3, 2 to 4 pm
All workshops are open to Penn students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted. Registration and details: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops/
Got Visual? Design a poster to describe learning. Contest deadline: February 22, 2010. http://tinyurl.com/ygqk2zv
BlackBoard Walk-in assistance available on January 21, 25 and 29, and on February 3.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Google has released this great tool called browsersize. http://browsersize.googlelabs.com/
Basically, you type in the URL of a webpage in the text box at the top of the screen, and Browsersize shows you what percentage of people will be able to view a given portion of the page. It's based on the browser window size of people who visit Google, so it should be a good estimate of the total population. It's probably safe to assume that people on campus have higher resolution monitors than the public at large, so if you're making a page specifically for a Penn audience, Browsersize should provide a conservative estimate for you.
Read more about how it works at http://browsersize.googlelabs.com/static/about-browser-size.html
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
If you'd like to watch it, just ask the lab consultant on duty to long you in to Lynda.com.
In Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training, interactive design professor and enthusiastic educator Laurie Burruss teaches how to produce an online resume—and create a first web site in the process. Laurie suggests structure and information needed to create a winning resume, and shows how to design the pages with simple typographic principles and effective layouts. She explains how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and control the design and structure of HTML documents through hands-on development. Exercise files with additional supporting materials accompany the course.
- Creating a simple text document for use inside Dreamweaver
- Formatting HTML tags with semantic or meaningful markup such as unordered and definition lists
- Externally linking a Cascading Style Sheet to a web page
- Creating and applying unique styles to XHTML documents using HTML tags, compound selectors, custom classes, and IDs
- Creating tiling background images in Fireworks
- Using the DIV tag in combination with CSS to create effective layouts that organize content
- Applying principles of web typography
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
You can specify video size, whether it plays in HD, the color of the player, and more. Pretty nifty.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I believe it requires you to install Google Gears on your computer, or else you could use Google's Chrome browser.
If you're not familiar with GMail's labs extensions, login and checkout this link to find some useful additions, like the ability to unsend an email, store boilerplate canned messages, watch embedded YouTube links from within an email message, send and receive text messages (SMS) in Chat, move the chat box to the right side of the screen, and more.