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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


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • tinyurl.com/testf11


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  • 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

      • watpd-coops@lists... is updated every 4 months


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tool: Special Access

  • How to Obtain: Built-in (Waterloo LEARN)

  • Why use:

    • Make accommodations for students

    • Help administer late days

      • Combine with group enrollment


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  • Questions?


Thanks for listening
Thanks for Listening!

Program Evaluation and Project Coordinator

Tonya Noël – tnoel@uwaterloo.ca

Instructional Support Coordinators

Andrew Brunet – abrunet@uwaterloo.ca

Jon Mollon – jwmollon@uwaterloo.ca

Lance Chase – lgchase@uwaterloo.ca

Murray Zink – mrzink@uwaterloo.ca

or

watpd@uwaterloo.ca(x37376)