Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Academic Tech Webinar Series: Google Docs

Join us for a Webinar on June 3

The University has recently rolled out Google Apps for Education. This optional resource will give all faculty, students and staff a state-of-the-art communication and collaboration platform to supplement our existing infrastructure.

This webinar will concentrate on how to use Google Docs. Docs gives us the ability to share and collaboratively edit documents compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint from any web browser, any time and any place. All content resides in our own protected domain and requires a login and password.

Educational Objectives: attendees will learn how to:

    * Create and upload documents compatible with MS Office (.doc, .xls, .ppt)
    * Create Forms that can be used to collect data that fill in your Google spreadsheet
    * Collaboratively edit documents and drawings in real time
    * Share large data files with colleagues on or off campus
    * Embed documents and presentations in Angel courses and community groups

Title: Academic Tech Webinar Series: Google Docs

Thursday, June 3, 2010

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Google Gives Voice to Students

The Google Voice Service provides a phone number, free of charge. Inbound calls to your Google Voice number are forwarded to all your actual phones, home, work, and cell per your settings. It also has some impressive features including custom voicemail greetings, call screening, and even transcription of voicemail messages to text. Google is rolling out this service slowly across the US, so you need an invitation to get a free account. This week, however, Google decided to give these accounts to any student who requests an invitation!

In a recent Google blog post, they said Voice is great for students:
We've found that Google Voice can be useful in many different ways to many different people. But one group of people that it's especially well-suited for is students. We've heard college students in particular really appreciate getting their voicemail sent to their email, sending free text messages and reading voicemail transcriptions rather than listening to messages (especially handy while in class).
Hear more about Google Voice and other recent Google developments on my podcast at entitled "What Has Google Done? Free Google Voice for Students and more!" at