When playing your PowerPoint presentations, do you use the Presenter Tools? If not, you might want to try it next time.The Presenter Tools allow you to see the time (current or elapsed), view your slide notes, and preview the next slide. It also allows you to open links from your presentations (something you can’t do if you show the presentation without the Presenter Tools).To take advantage of these helpful tools:1) When you are ready to play your presentation, click on the Slide Show menu, then View Presenter Tools.
The Slide Show will play, with the Presenter Tools visible to only you. The slides will be the only thing displayed to your students:
By default, the current time is displayed on the top right. The current slide is in the top center, the slide notes are in the bottom center & the Up Next window (displays the next slide) is on the bottom left.
3) To open a link on your slide, make sure the slide with the links is the one currently displaying in the top center. Then click on the link. The link will open in a web browser window.
A Slide Containing Links is Currently Displaying in the Top Center
Stay tuned for next week’s tip which will cover how to change some of the Presenter Tools display settings, including changing the time displayed from the current time to the elapsed time!
This is a brief commencement issue of the Faculty Development Update. Congratulations to all graduates and also to all faculty & staff for another successful academic year!——————————————————————————Faculty Development Hours this Week:Drop-in Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80).
Make appointments in advance or drop-in! Appointment Only Hours:
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.On Tuesday, May 11 & Wednesday, May 12, I will be attending the SCELC Colloquium
& Vendor Day
in Los Angeles. I look forward to learning about the new features of our current electronic resources & also viewing demos of possible future resources!
——————————————————————————Special Projects This WeekI don’t want to give away the surprise but I have been helping a faculty member with something special for the Graduate Hooding on Friday evening (along with Campus Services & IT) Stay tuned!——————————————————————————Tip About the Mac Tip: How to Access Previous TipsThe regular Mac Tip will return next week but this tip will step you through accessing all of the Mac Tips!Besides looking through previous Faculty Development Updates (http://hnufacultydev.wordpress.com), you can also access all Mac Tips on the Faculty Development / Instructional Technology Resources Guide (http://www.hnu.libguides.com/FacultyDev). Once you are on the main guide page, Simply click on the tab and you will see all of the Mac Tips to Date!
Screen Shot of the Mac Tips Page
Have you went to open a file but couldn’t remember where you saved it? Have you tried to save a file but couldn’t find the correct folder? There is a time-saving search tool built into the Open & Save windows of most programs (like Word, PowerPoint, a browser, etc.) that allow you to search for that file or folder right then & there!To use this search tool:1) When opening or saving a file, a window opens asking you to identify the file you wish to open or where you would like to save the file. In this example I will use the Open window in Microsoft Word:
Save Window in Microsoft Word
2) In the top right corner of this window, you will notice a search box:
3) Enter your search term(s) in the box:
4) As you enter your terms, search options will appear directly below the search box:
5) The options on the left specify where you will search
. Make sure “This Mac
” is highlighted, as shown above. If it isn’t, click on it. This will search all files on your Mac.6) The options on the right specify what you will search,
either the file contents
or the file name
. If your desired option isn’t highlighted, click on it.7) As you type in your search terms and select the search options, a results list will appear. The results will automatically change as you type or change your options:
The ability to search exactly when & where you need it will help save time & frustration!
Faculty Development Hours this Week:
Drop-in Hours: Thursday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80). Make appointments in advance or drop-in! Appointment Only Hours: Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 4th was the Library BBQ and technology tours
. It was great to see many of you there and talk “technology” with you! I happily walked away with new ideas and projects!
————————————————————————————————-Off-Campus Library Services Conference Highlights
On April 27-30, I attended the Off-Campus Library Services Conference
in Cleveland, Ohio. The theme that resounded throughout the conference is that there is no longer a distinct line between on-campus and off-campus services. Equal access for all is the goal we should be striving for. No matter if you are in the library, in your office or classroom, in another city or another country, the entire campus community should have access to the same online services.This conference showcased the many technology tools that the Library and HNU as a whole can use to achieve this goal. I will highlight some of these tools in future updates. I look forward to helping you learn & discover which tools will best enable you to provide equal access to your students.—————————————————————————— Mac Tip of the Week #9: A Time-Saving Tip For Opening & Saving Files!
Have you went to open a file but couldn’t remember where you saved it? Have you tried to save a file but couldn’t find the correct folder? There is a time-saving search tool built into the Open & Save windows of most programs (like Word, PowerPoint, a browser, etc.) that allow you to search for that file or folder right then & there!This tip
will show you how to take advantage of this time-saving search tool!——————————————————————————Special Projects This Week
On Friday, May 7th, I will be speaking about my faculty development role on a panel entitled “Information Literacy Outreach: Connecting with Campus Partners ” The panel will be part of the California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction Spring 2010 workshop
at California State University, East Bay. Our own Karen G. Schneider will be the keynote speaker at the workshop!
When you attempt to save a file (in Word, PowerPoint, a browser etc.) are you unable to see all of your drives & folders in the Save window? When you can’t browse, it makes it nearly impossible to save your file in the right folder!Follow these steps to quickly fix this problem:1) Open the save window from the program you are using (Click on the File Menu, then click on Save or Save As). In this example, I will use Microsoft PowerPoint.
Save Window - Power Point
Notice that you can only see one Folder in the Where
box and clicking the arrows
to the right of it, does not allow you to browse all of your drives & folders.2) Click the drop down arrow
to to the right of the Save As box :
3) Now you can see your drives & Folders. Much Better!
Faculty Development Hours this Week:Drop-in Hours: Monday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80). Make appointments in advance or drop-in! Appointment Only Hours: Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.April 27-30, I will be attending the Off-Campus Library Services Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. I look forward to learning new ways that the Library and HNU can serve our off-campus population. Stay tuned for conference highlights!I will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 4th, the new date for the Library BBQ and Technology Tours. I hope to see many of you there!——————————————————————————-Quote of the WeekWhile I was discussing the “Adding Podcasts & Media to your Powerpoint Presentations” workshop that I conducted for Edith Jenkins-Weinrub’s NURS 235 class on April 9 (see April 12-18 update) one faculty member exclaimed “Sign me up for a similar project this Fall!”Are you also interested in a similar workshop or project for your class? Just let me know! ——————————————————————————Mac Tip of the Week#8: A Frustration-Saving Tip for Saving Files!When you attempt to save a file (in Word, PowerPoint, a browser etc.) are you unable to see all of your drives & folders in the Save window? When you can’t browse, it makes it nearly impossible to save your file in the right folder! This tip will show you how to quickly fix this problem.
Save Window With Browsing Enabled
——————————————————————————Faculty/Development Instructional Technology Guide
I am excited to announce that I have created a Faculty Development/ Instructional Technology guide: http://hnu.libguides.com/FacultyDev
The guide provides my contact information, hours, upcoming workshops, etc. You can chat with me online during my Faculty Development hours and also access handouts from previous workshops (including the handouts created for the “Adding Podcasts & Media to your PowerPoint Presentations” workshop (see April 12-18 update
). I hope that this will be a helpful resource for you, as I update and add new resources. A link to the guide is provided on the Faculty & Staff page
of the HNU website
Faculty Development Hours this Week:Drop-in Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Make appointments in advance or drop-in!NOTE: Faculty Development drop-in hours are now being held in the new & wonderful HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80).Appointment Only Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.Also note that the Library Chips & Dips event has been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday May 4, due to the rain.Next Week: April 27-30, I will be attending the Off-Campus Library Services Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.——————————————————————————-Success Story of the Week
Document Camera, MacBook & SmartBoard
Last Thursday, Marion Marshall from the Education Dept. was the first faculty member to teach with the new document camera in the Technology Support Center and it was a huge success! Here’s what Marion had to say:”Thank you for your for help and encouragement. Class last night was the most fun I have ever had with technology:)Students appreciated the flexibility of the space, state-of-the-art equipment and comfortable chairs.For me, “the fit” between my laptop, the Smart Board and the new document camera was amazing! Honestly, it was the most comfortable I have ever felt using technology. The synchronicity really suits my style of teaching.I use many student-generated artifacts, demonstrate using actual published intervention materials and the document camera is amazing for demonstrating these. Lovely stuff! Great fun!”
——————————————————————————- Mac Tip of the Week #7: Keyboard Shortcuts the Mac Way!
Document Camera and SmartBoard
Having trouble figuring out Keyboard shortcuts on the Mac? Are you used to using the Control (Ctrl) key in Windows for Keyboard shortcuts like cut, copy & paste? This tip
will show you how to do keyboard shortcuts the Mac Way!——————————————————————————-New iMacs Coming Soon to the Library!
Coming Soon: New iMacs for the Library
On Monday, the installation of new our iMacs
in the Library began. Like the iMacs in The HEDCO Technology Support Center, the iMacs will have both the Mac OS X and Windows Vista installed. They will also have the iWork
suite of applications (Keynote, Numbers & Pages).
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the HNU Faculty Development Update — a brief weekly newsletter to keep you in the loop on faculty development activities & accomplishments, plus a weekly Mac tip & more!Faculty Development Emergency?Have you gotten stuck trying to do a task you were just sure you had already learned? Interested in learning a new technology? I can help!Stop by during my drop-in hours at the Technology Support Center (Brennan 80), send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), give me a call @ ext 1462 or visit my Faculty Development/Instructional Technology Guide. I’m here to help!Faculty Development Hours this Week:Drop-in Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. Make appointments in advance or drop-in!NOTE: Faculty Development drop-in hours are now being held in the new & wonderful Technology Support Center (Brennan 80).Appointment Only Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Special Projects Last Week
Technology Support Center
Last Friday, I was invited to Edith Jenkins-Weinrub’s NURS 235 class to give a workshop on two topics: How to add a podcast (audio) to PowerPoint and how to properly add media to PowerPoint (using the Creative Commons license and the popular photo-sharing site, Flickr). It was my first of many workshops in the Technology Support Center!Edith’s class will be creating PowerPoint Presentations with a built-in Podcast to teach disaster preparedness to a community site of their choice. A panel of disaster preparedness first responders will be reviewing the presentations! These presentations will actually be used within the communities that they were designed for!In the process, I created two how-to guides. Let me know if you’d like a copy of the guide or personal instruction on these tasks. Mac Tip of the Week #6: Battery Power!
The Mac Tip of the week now has a new home right here! Previous Mac Tips were posted on the Cushing Library Hawk Squawk.
Each week, I will provide a tip I have learned from attending or giving a workshop, helping faculty, working with the Information Technology Dept, etc. I hope that you will find them useful!Have you ever wondered EXACTLY how long you have before your MacBook battery will run out of juice? In this tip,
learn how easily to change your battery display settings so that you will know how much time you have left before you need to plug in!