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Canvas Spring Cleaning: Tidying Up the Dashboard

You don’t leave old parking passes, papers, or candy wrappers on the dashboard of your car. Not only does it get in the way of your driving, it’s just messy. The same goes for your dashboard on Canvas. Students and educators alike struggle with having more courses on their Canvas dashboard than they’re currently instructing [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is… the Best Way to Turn a Classroom into a Quiz Show?

Game shows have not only entertained American audiences for decades and been the subject of many a quality Saturday Night Live sketch, they can also be useful educational tools in the classroom. Playing Jeopardy or having a review game in class is an entertaining and low-stakes way for students to test their understanding of topics [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Integrating Elementor Into A Custom WordPress Theme

Here at CNDLS, we recently redesigned the website for our masters program, the Master of Arts in Learning and Design (MLD). We chose to build a custom WordPress theme so that we could have maximum flexibility in the design of the site, but still have the site integrated with a Content Management System (CMS) such [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hypothes.is

Reading online is a great way to catch up on news and academia, but can be frustrating when you want to save or share a particularly good passage. Not anymore! Introducing hypothes.is, a Chrome browser extension that allows you to highlight, annotate and tag websites and PDF documents. With a free account, you can keep track [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Creative with Canva

Have you been looking for a way to make impactful graphics, but don't want to break you budget? Canva is the solution for you! Whether you are making an infographic about your research project, a handout for a course, or a holiday card, Canva has not only the templates you need but provides you the [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple Releases New Screen Recording Feature

Recording lectures just became a lot easier with Apple’s latest operating system update for mobile devices. Apple users now have the ability to capture screen recordings directly from their device. This feature is available on both iPhones and iPads using iOS 11, and includes the option to record your screen with or without audio. Using the screen [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On WordPress Timeline Plugins

Have you ever wanted an easy and beautiful way to share a history of your work or events and conferences you've attended? Maybe you've done a creative work-around like making a photo and text timeline in Word and uploading that to your website as a photo. Yet, despite your creative solutions, the users are not [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Envisioning a community site for GU Domains

Since early 2015, Georgetown has offered the service of Georgetown Domains to students, faculty and staff. Domains is a web space meant to encourage the creation, development, and ownership of digital identities. With over 700 registered users, the Domains community is growing everyday and the site should be able to grow with it. Right now [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

State of Domains @ GU

Georgetown Domains is a space for personal domains and web spaces for the entire Georgetown community. Georgetown Domains is part of the Domain of One's Own (DoOO) project that was started at the University of Mary Washington to encourage the creation, development, and ownership of digital identities. Users have access to over 100 free applications, [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teaching Law Students Evidence Rules through Virtual Reality(VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) has continuously gained a lot of traction in different sectors. The ability to be able to immerse oneself in an environment and interact with it provides a lot of possibilities. Now that VR headsets are more accessible to the general public, it is certainly a new type of media to begin to [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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