This screencast will show you how to find free images on the web that are okay to use under Creative Commons licensing. We’ll explore what Creative Commons (CC) is, what each CC license means, how the image can be used and how it differs from traditional copyright. We’ll also demonstrate how to search for Creative Commons licensed work on Flickr and contrast that with finding public images on morgueFile (and how the morgueFile license works) as well as how to download images from Flickr and morgueFile.
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Lynette is founder and curator of Women of Google+. Women of Google+ has quickly evolved into a destination to learn, share and explore what it takes to thrive on social networking platforms both personally and professionally. Lynette is also an organizer for PodCamp Philly & PodCamp LA, Podcast Pavilion, and Social Media Club Princeton NJ.
Lynette Young has been working with enterprise-level technology since 1989, but in the past 14 years she has been concentrating on emerging and social technologies. Her company, Purple Stripe Productions, focuses on using technology to help tell brand stories online and enrich the businesses of others. Lynette brings not only precision and detail to her clients, but a wildly creative flair and love of all things pixel. A pioneer in the social media arena, Lynette has been blogging since 1997, podcasting since 2004, and working professionally in social media technologies and social technologies since 2006.
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John LeMasney has been the Manager of Technology Training and Instructional Technology at Rider University for 12 years. He is also a local technology and design consultant dedicated to sharing the rewards of using open source software. He received his MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University in 2009.
Users will be relieved to learn the Blackboard upgrade in June does not require relearning the interface, as it did in summer 2010. Instead, old features have been enhanced and new ones added. Among the changes:
- New capabilities for bulk uploading, managing, and using content in a Course are available with the Course Files feature. Course Files can also be used for creating a shared dropbox, which has the advantages over the WebSpace Dropbox of 1) keeping everything right in the Blackboard course site, as opposed to sending users to another application; and 2) allowing users without Princeton IDs to participate.
- New content types include Mashups, which allow you to pull data from YouTube videos, SlideShare presentations, and Flickr photos, and Lesson Plans.
- Paste From Word allows you to paste MS Word files into text boxes without losing formatting.
- The Lesson Plan feature enables Instructors and Course designers to create a structured unit plan with distinct and customizable sections that provide a means of documenting information such as description, learning level, delivery instructions, and so on.
- Now you can keep Priority Announcements at the top of the page by putting them above a repositionable bar.
- Back to the future: Announcement e-mail notifications once again contain the text of the announcement and are sent to course staff, as well as to students.
Grade Center Improvements:
- Smart Views : Grade Center Smart Views allow for more customization and types. Selecting a favorite view links to it directly from the Control Panel.
- Needs Grading Page : For Courses with many enrolled Students and gradable items, the Needs Grading page can help determine which Assignments and Tests need grading first.
- Color Coding : Grades can now be color-coded. Grading Color Codes apply background and text color to items in the Grade Center that meet specified criteria. Colors can be defined for items based on Grade status or based on the score.
- Rubrics : Instructors can create a Rubric to provide guidelines for grading an Assignment, Blog, Wiki, Journal, or Discussion Board. Instructors can associate the Rubric to a grading column and view the Rubric while assigning a grade.
- Anonymous Grading : Instructors can grade assignment and test attempts while information identifying the Student remains concealed.
About the speaker:
Dennis Hood is in his 11th year of managing Blackboard for Princeton. He also uses Blackboard in teaching his speech communications course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.