Monday, September 16, 2013

Tips & Tricks From Devon's Desk

Lots of great information this week for everyone!  iOS 7 will be available this week, and with it comes much more functionality to your iDevices!  Also, a new update to Google Forms now allows you to add a progress bar, YouTube videos and custom text to the closed survey pages.  And last, but certainly not least, a way to limit your Bb notifications so you only get notified for what YOU want!

Where Devon Will Be This Week
Monday - Bowman Building - 11 - 1 - Room 212
Tuesday - Feltner Building - 9:30 - 11:30 - 3rd Floor

Wednesday - Cork Street - 9:30 - 11:30 - Room M155
Thursday - Wilkins Building - 11 - 1 - Conference Room
Thursday - Halpin-Harrison Hall - 2:30 - 4:30 - Room 140
Friday - Health Professions Building - 11 - 1 - Library
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Make sure you stop by for on the spot demonstrations and problem solving for your technology related needs. Now for this weeks Tips & Tricks guest post.

Add Videos and Custom Text to Google Forms
Google Forms is a great tool to use for quizzes, surveys, attendance, etc...  Not very long ago, Date and Time fields were added, and now they've added even more!  This recent update brings a progress bar, YouTube videos and the ability to customise the text of a closed survey page!  Check out the link for more information on the four new features added to Google Forms.


iOS 7 & New iPhones
Apple announced two new iPhones last week with one being a cheaper model (5C) and the other being their new flagship phone (5S).  The big news for us here at SU is the release date of the new version of iOS.  iOS 7 adds many new features to the interface and should make your iDevices even more useful for work and play!  iOS 7 will be available as an OTA update this Wednesday!  Want to see whats in store for you if you update?  Check the link to see an overview of iOS 7 and all its new features!


Edit your Notification Settings in Blackboard!
Tired of seeing those red numbers beckoning to you out of the corner of your eye?  While you can make them go away by actually looking at your notifications, you can also edit the notifications that you will receive. If you only want to receive notifications from a particular Org, you can set that up in your notification settings. Check out the link to see how to make these changes.


 Blackboard is Coming to Town!
Blackboard representatives will be coming to SU on Friday, September 20th to answer any questions you may have and to show us what is coming down the pipe next for Bb.  The Bb Moose will be walking around campus too!  If you are interested in speaking with Bb about suggestions, problems, or just have a questions, click the link to see the agenda for the day!

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