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Protected: Facilitating equipment circulation and room booking with website calendar aggregation?

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How to connect an MS-Surface RT to the secure campus wireless

  1. This worked on a 1st generation Surface, but with Windows 8.1.
  2. No problem getting onto the UNCC49er network, but the Surface/Windows 8 is not supported on the NINERWifi-secure yet. Specifically, loading the automated configuration tools provided when first trying to access the   NINERWifi-secure, fails on the RT platform. CAM04613CAM04614
  3. I received seemingly conflicting instructions:
    1. The campus website
      1. has for devices that are not supported manual configuration settings.
      2. Another campus that uses the same secure wireless provider has these instructions for Windows 8.
      3. I could piece it together from there,
      4. including any translation to (there is none needed that I could see which BTW actually amazes me) Windows 8 RT.
    2. Maybe the following would have worked also, but I did not try it since I was already in the middle of the above steps:
      1. Swipe in from the right-edge of the screen, and tap Settings. (If you’re using a mouse, point to upper-right corner of screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
      2. Tap or click the wireless network icon Wireless network icon. A list of available wireless networks should appear.
      3. Look for the “Hidden Network” option and then choose it.
      4. When it prompts for a SSID, type in exactly: NinerWiFi-Secure
      5. It should then prompt for username/password (NinerNET credentials).
      6. Say yes to any certificates warnings that pop up.

Protected: Website error documentation

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Code documentation for a quiz template based on MS-Word

  1. trpQuizGenerator allows for using simple markup (view training here) to produce cloze quizzes in large fonts, for easy screen sharing through the face-to-face classroom management system (see samples of quizzes based on this template here.)
  2. Click the table of contents below to browse the VBA documentation built with Aivosto.
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“Back to basics”: Need once again to default to color scheme basic on teacher computer

  1. Same problem as last term: (What made it come unstuck/unfixed?): CAM04573
  2. CAM04574
  3. No Sanako screen sharing activity involved here, but MS-Community-Clips screen sharing.
  4. Classes are moving in, and we cannot have the teacher computer slow to a crawl and eventually crash in the middle of a Sanako class, especially not when an assessment is involved.

If your keyboard stops typing in English in a Respondus lockdown browser quiz…

  1. Short answer
    1. press key combination LEFT ALT + SHIFT, then try typing:
    2. Are you back at typing in English?
      1. If not, repeat, until you are.
      2. If yes: Do not rejoice too soon. Try inserting a character with the Respondus Lockdown Browser accent bar. If it only inserts a “?“, then repeat also, until this works also.
  2. Long answer
    1. The Respondus Lockdown browser blocks use of most key combinations, but  not this default combination on Windows for switching keyboard languages (and it cannot – the user may need access to other language keyboards for the quiz!).
    2. A user may inadvertently have switched the keyboard from the default (which works fine in most language quizzes in Respondus).
    3. The Respondus Lockdown browser hides the language toolbar near the notification are in the lower right, so the change is not obvious, and also cannot be undone from the menu there.

LRC Faculty Showcase: Enhancing reading fluency in Spanish through Online Courses

  1. The videos of the presentation by Maria Mahaffey, Emily Kristoff and Shaun Stone on SPAN2200, using Hot Potatoes exercises in Moodle, and the ensuing discussion, are available on the intranet:
  2. PowerPoint screencast with audio: “S:\CLAS\LCS\MYDEPT\mahaffey\span2200\showcase\SLP_2014_PowerPoint.wmv” (size: 130MB).
  3. Video with presenter and PowerPoint on projector: “S:\CLAS\LCS\MYDEPT\mahaffey\span2200\showcase\showcase-SLP-2014.mp4” (size:410MB).