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WatPD’s Top Ten Simple (and free) Electronic Tools. December 6, 2011 Tonya Noël , Andrew Brunet Jon Mollon, Lance Chase & Murray Zink. WatPD’s Top Ten…. Introduction/Overview. Overview of Tools Zoomerang Express Scribe Google Forms Mailing Lists SharePoint Excel functions.

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watpd s top ten simple and free electronic tools

WatPD’s Top Ten Simple (and free) Electronic Tools

December 6, 2011

Tonya Noël, Andrew Brunet

Jon Mollon, Lance Chase & Murray Zink

watpd s top ten
WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Introduction/Overview
  • Overview of Tools
    • Zoomerang
    • Express Scribe
    • Google Forms
    • Mailing Lists
    • SharePoint
    • Excel functions
  • Waterloo LEARN tools
    • “Hiding Things”
    • Release Conditions
    • Groups
    • Special Access
  • Q&A; leave for lunch 
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Zoomerang
  • How to Obtain: Online
    • Free for small surveys and polls (<10 q’ns)
  • Why use:
    • Co-op students’ work term reports
    • Polls that can be embedded on websites
    • Built-in analyses
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Express Scribe
  • How to Obtain: Online (free download)
  • Why use:
    • Slow down playback speed when transcribing audio files (from interviews, etc.)
    • Built in quick keys to stop, restart, playback
    • Can connect to foot pedals
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Google Forms
  • How to Obtain: Online
  • Why use:
    • Reduce repetitive emails (PT marker hours)
    • Automatically combines survey responses with spreadsheet formulas in the same place
    • Can use tinyurl.com to generate easy-to-remember URLs
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • tinyurl.com/testf11
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Mailing Lists
  • How to Obtain: Submit ticket to RT system
  • Why use:
    • Easy way to distribute mass emails
    • Can hide individual email addresses from other members of the mailing list
    • Manage list membership in-house
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: SharePoint
  • How to Obtain: Submit ticket to RT system
  • Why use:
    • Share files, lists, calendars… with coworkers
      • Back-ups, check in/out, accessible anywhere
    • Great for archiving/training
    • Can set permissions
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Excel
  • How to Obtain: Probably already have
  • Why use:
    • Conditional formatting
      • Flag borderline cases in marking files
    • Text-to-columns
      • Split lists into columns
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Hiding Content While Marking
  • How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN)
  • Why use:
    • Release grades to the entire class at the same time
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Release Conditions
  • How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN)
  • Why use:
    • Require student to complete pre-test, AI agreement, course syllabus quiz (etc.) before accessing materials
    • Receive bonus mark for completing survey
    • Split access based on group enrollment
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Groups
  • How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN)
  • Why use:
    • Group discussion boards or assignments
    • Split-up discussion boards in large classes
    • Help administer late days
      • No way to hide group membership in D2L
      • Must give students option to opt-out
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WatPD’s Top Ten…
  • Tool: Special Access
  • How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN)
  • Why use:
    • Make accommodations for students
    • Help administer late days
      • Combine with group enrollment
thanks for listening
Thanks for Listening!

Program Evaluation and Project Coordinator

Tonya Noël – [email protected]

Instructional Support Coordinators

Andrew Brunet – [email protected]

Jon Mollon – [email protected]

Lance Chase – [email protected]

Murray Zink – [email protected]

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