11 April, 2006

Great RSS to Website Tool: FeedoStyle

We have been using RSS feeds in WebCT for a while now and Alan Seatwo has been experimenting with them in his work with the Community Knowledge Transfer Service. We have been using Feed2JS but now there is a new kid on the block called FeedoStyle.

It allows people to pull any RSS feed into a stylised module on a web page. The idea is to allow blog and other website publishers to include new content directly onto their site in a very easy way. The service is easy to set up and does not require the creation of a user account.

The good thing about FeedoStyle is that it allows multiple feeds on a page something Alan had difficulty doing with Feed2JS.

blog.ac.uk Conference June 2nd

‘blog.ac.uk’ represents the UKs first educational blogging conference bringing together practitioner and research based expertise to explore cutting edge issues surrounding the educational use of weblogs and weblogging software.

It takes place on June 2nd in London and is free. As the blurb for the conference mentions, there are lots of events aimed at first time bloggers with 'introductory level demonstrations and workshops.' However this will be aimed at those who want to take things further.

I think we will be sending someone to this.

10 April, 2006

Online Training 4: Printing Handouts from PowerPoint (2:33 minutes)

Mark Roche has created a quick guide to printing handouts from PowerPoint, as some students were not sure of the best way to do this.

This training is in .wmv format. If you do not have the software to view it, we recomend that you install Windows Media Player version 8.0 or above.

Printing Handouts from PowerPoint - 2:33

05 April, 2006

WebCT Getting Started Guides

In case anyone needs to point students and staff towards them, the Getting Started Guides that we have produced are available online on the Learning Services website guides and support page.

These are written for version CE 4.1, so not all will still be relevant when we move to version 6.0. We hope to look at developing and updating the training guides over the summer.