Thursday, February 16, 2017

Unscheduled TLC Outage - RESOLVED

Due to an issue TLC is currently down. 
TLC began having issues around 12:37 PM on Thursday afternoon. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

UPDATE: The issue with TLC is resolved and TLC is now functioning normally again. This outage was from Thursday 2/16 at 12:37 PM until 1:29 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TLC Scheduled Maintenance

TLC will be unavailable during the following times due to scheduled maintenance.

Please do not plan on completing training during this time:

Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00AM - 5:00AM CST

Monday, January 30, 2017

Online/Mobile Flash Cards

Learning is a multi-stage process, and sometimes you just have a pile of things to memorize.  Flash cards are a traditional way of helping to memorize lists of definitions, vocabulary, and object identification.

Making traditional flash cards using 3x5 cards is easy enough, but it's very hard to share with a group of people.  Below are three online flash card creation and sharing websites, all with a basic free version and smartphone apps for easy participation.  Cards can be created one at a time, or imported from an excel spreadsheet or pasted from a copied list.

StudyBlue

https://www.studyblue.com
StudyBlue makes it easy to create card sets with text and images that you can flip on screen for studying.  You can also automatically make your set into a quiz or a review sheet.  You can make your set private only to you, or public to the world.

Upgrade to the Pro version to get full access to all shared study content over 250+ million materials, get advanced study features like 'hide cards you know', and remove ads.




Quizlet

https://quizlet.com/
The free version of quizlet does not include images nor special characters, but it does have several different modes for a variety of learning styles.  Besides the standard flash cards, there is a Learn mode, for typing in an answer; a Spell mode, where you type what you hear; a Test mode, a Match game, and a Gravity game, where you must type in the correct answer to save the planet!

Slide sets can be private, public, or public with password protection.  Quizlet also give you code that will allow you to embed flashcards within a BlackBoard page.

Upgrading to Teacher will allow you to track student progress, add images, record your own voice, create groups with unlimited classes, and use live custom games in class, to keep game-play going continuously.

Cram

http://www.cram.com/
Cram also supports images, and offers the standard flash cards, as well as a Memorization mode to help track when you've gotten a card right, and aTest mode.  Cram also offers a jewel matching game and spelling game.

Cram does not appear have a premium version at this time


If you'd like to know more, contact Dean Mehling in TLT, x8-3678, or dmehling@kumc.edu.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Welcome Michael Johnson to TLT-Media






In August, Michael Johnson joined TLT-Media as an A/V Classroom Support Specialist. He previously held a Multimedia Technician position from the University of Central Missouri. There he installed and maintained audio and visual technologies across the campus. While working at UCM, Michael received his BS in Social Studies Education and is certified to teach social studies courses in the state of Missouri. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, assisting bands for live musical performances, playing video games, and watching/playing sports.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (1/20)

Due to a minor issue with Blackboard we will be restarting the servers starting at 12:01 AM to 1 AM on January 20th. Please do not start anything you can not complete before this maintenance window.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (1/11)

Due to a minor issue with Blackboard we will be restarting the servers starting at 12:01 AM to 1 AM on January 11th.
Please do not start anything you can not complete before this maintenance window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

TLC Scheduled Maintenance

TLC will be unavailable during the following times due to scheduled maintenance.

Please do not plan on completing training during this time:

Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:00PM - Sunday, January 15, 2017 2:00PM CST