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QuickStart Guide: RSS and RSS Feed Readers

rss_logo.jpgThis QuickStart Guide discusses the web 2.0 feature of RSS and RSS feed readers. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated work. It’s a great way to get the latest headlines and new material from a website without having to always visit the site to see if anything is new. It’s a great time saver. RSS feed readers that are highlighted in this guide are Google Reader, Bloglines, and Thunderbird.To learn more about RSS and RSS feed readers, click on the link below.

QuickStart Guide: RSS and RSS Feed Readers (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: Local File Management with Mendeley

mendeley_logo.jpgMendeley is a free cross-platform tool that helps you organize, manage, and share your research papers (in PDF format) on your computer and via a web interface. This tool allows for you to index your PDFs from your computer in an easy to search system. To learn more about Mendeley, click on the link below to view the QuickStart guide.

QuickStart Guide: Local File Management with Mendeley (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: Social Bookmarking

delicious_logo.gifThis QuickStart Guide will discuss the web 2.0 idea of social bookmarking. Social bookmarking is a way for internet users to save, store, organize, and share webpages  and internet resources with others. You can use meta data (tags, labels) to search through resources.The social bookmarking sites that are highlighted in this guide are Delicious, citeulike, and PennTags (there are plenty of others out there to use). To learn more about social bookmarking, click on the link below to view the QuickStart guide:

QuickStart Guide: Social Bookmarking (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: Annotation on the Web with co-ment

co-ment_logo.jpgco-ment is a web service that allows for you to write or upload text to the site, allow others to comment on the text, then the users can review the comments and edit the text according to the feedback. It is great for collaboration among users. It runs from your web browser and is free. To get started with co-ment, click on the link below to view our QuickStart Guide for co-ment.

QuickStart Guide: Annotation on the Web with co-ment (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: Creating Clips of Real Video Files

realplayer_logo.pngThis QuickStart Guide guide will go over how to create clips of RealPlayer Videos in your Blackboard course. This is a nice feature in case you would like to highlight a certain part of a film while in class or have your students view a clip and react to it in class. Click the link below to view and download the PDF.

QuickStart Guide to Creating Clips of RealPlayer Videos (PDF)