Thursday, April 23, 2009

Use higher screen resolution for ANGEL

A screen resolution of higher than 800 x 600 is recommended for ANGEL use.  ANGEL uses various frames that can take up screen space and limit the functionality of certain tools including ANGEL email and discussion forums.

If you cannot see discussion forum text or submission buttons, you may need to increase the resolution of the screen on your computer.  For PCs, right-click on your desktop, select Properties, click on the Settings tab and choose a resolution higher than 800 x 600.  A resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher should be sufficient. 

This setting is especially important on laptops.  Older laptop may not have a higher resolution available.  In this case, hide the left navigation "Guide" or hide the top "Banner".  You may toggle full screen mode on or off with the F11 key.

Posted at 04:12PM Apr 23, 2009 by dgustafson

Thursday, April 9, 2009

KUMC Exemplar Online Courses: Tuesday, May 5th, 12 noon - 1 pm, Lied Auditorium

Please join us for another session in which KUMC faculty demonstrate how they are using technology in their courses. In this session, see…

Edna Hamera (SoN) - Elluminate:
Edna will share her experiences using our Elluminate webconferencing system in her NRSG 848: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II Practicum for bi-weekly student applied demonstrations.

Lisa Mische Lawson and Allison Kabel (SAH-OT) - Raptivity Interactivity:
As part of an Extreme Course Makeover, Lisa and Allison added Raptivity interactivities to improve student learning and motivation in their OCTH 725: The Research Process course. Come see how they used this new technology.

No RSVP is needed, but you can register at if you'd like to receive email reminders about this event. Questions? Contact Dave Antonacci (x8-7144) in TLT.

Posted at 08:23AM Apr 09, 2009 by dantonacci

Friday, April 3, 2009

Podcasting with Camtasia Relay

Earlier this year, KUMC licensed and began pilot testing Camtasia Relay for making podcasts. Camtasia Relay is an easy-to-use desktop application that records whatever is on your computer screen and whatever you say into your computer microphone. Once recorded, these audio and video files are automatically uploaded to a webserver for immediate online viewing by your students.

You can use Camtasia Relay to:

  • Capture your lectures for later student review, as make-ups for absent students, or to better reach online students.
  • Create short podcasts as enrichment materials on advanced or optional topics which cannot be covered during normal class time.
  • Make a screencast to demonstrate software features or provide instructions for doing a complicated task within a computer program.
  • Have your students create podcasts as an assignment, instead of a traditional term paper or group presentation.

Join us for an introduction to and demonstration of Camtasia Relay, including the pilot testing experience of several KUMC faculty who are currently using Camtasia Relay for podcasting.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time: 12 noon - 1 pm
Location: Lied Auditorium

Bring your lunch and learn with us. No RSVP is needed. (If you'd like to get an email reminder for this session, you can "register" at, but this is not required.)

Questions? Contact Dave Antonacci (x8-7144) in TLT.

Posted at 07:58AM Apr 03, 2009 by dantonacci