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Teaching with the iPad: Presentation Tomorrow!

Where: CSL — 2nd Floor Cobb — Room C 210

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time: 1:30 to 2:30

Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Languages, will explore how the iPad can be used in the classroom. If you teach using a laptop computer and you are interested in using an iPad instead, you are encouraged to attend.

Unable to attend? Steven Clancy’s PowerPoint is available for download: Teaching with the iPad.

Via ġeðēode.

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YouTube Videos in Powerpoint or Keynote

 

Here’s a quick way for PC users to add YouTube links to PowerPoint presentations:

 
Mac users have to download videos before inserting into a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. This is easier with free software like Tooble. Here’s how it works in Keynote:

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SlimBlade™ Presenter Media Mouse Available for Checkout

Art History faculty can checkout a wireless SlimBlade™ Presenter Media Mouse with a Mac laptop. For instructions on how to use the mouse, please click here. A flash tutorial is also available.

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Creating DVD Clips

Below is a list of software products recommended by Visual Resources Association (VRA) members for extracting, converting, and compressing clips from DVDs for your classroom presentations:

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Wondering how to . . .

. . . make a PowerPoint presentation?

. . . create a high-quality digital image?

. . . find works of art in the VRC Collection?

. . . export a detail from Luna Insight?

. . . share a group of images in ARTstor?

The VRC can help you with all things related to digital imaging. Contact us to set up an appointment.

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ARTstor images now available at 1024 download size

We are very pleased to announce that over 95% of the images in the ARTstor Digital Library are now available for download at 1024 pixels on the long side. In response to feedback from our user community, and as a result of the relationships that we have been building with content owners, we are now making available approximately 95% of the images in the Digital Library available for larger download at 1024 pixels on the long side. This new download capacity is part of ARTstor’s ongoing effort to facilitate broad access to digital images for teaching and scholarship. Users will be permitted to download these large JPEG images for use in classroom presentation and for other noncommercial, educational uses in the software environment of their choice. Users can also continue to download images at up to 3200 pixels for offline presentations by using the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV).

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What Size Images Should I Use in Presentations?

ppt.jpgThe VRC recommends that you scan your images at about 1400 pixels on the longest edge of the digital image. Your computer will project up to 1400 (w) x 1050 (h) pixels on our projectors. Click here for a good explanation of Powerpoint-presentation image size from Microsoft.

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NSIT Support for Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista

NSIT has issued an advisory concerning Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista. Salient points:

  • Office 2007 for Windows has a default “save” format that is incompatible with earlier versions of Office and with Office for Mac.
  • If you are ordering a new machine, NSIT recommends purchasing it with Windows XP, instead of Vista.
  • NSIT will also not be fully supporting Windows Vista before 2008.

To read the full announcement, click here. If you have questions, please contact the NSIT Support Line at
support@uchicago.edu or 4-TECH (773-834-8324).

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