You Asked For It… 2

surveyEarlier this year, we conducted a student survey regarding this blog, the tutorials we developed, and suggestions for future tutorials. We reviewed the 43 responses and from those we determined much of what was suggested is available from other sources. View our post last week to see the tutorials we had already created or found for you.

This week we are providing you with more resources to respond to your suggestions.

Suggestions From Survey Respondents Links to Resource
Tutorial on bibliography using APA format
Different learning styles and how to apply them to class
How to cite different sources such as videos, movies, radio broadcasts, newspaper etc
What to study in a textbook
Writing for applications (job, school)
Writing personal letters and resumes
Excel

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Blackboard Help for Students

We’ve added a new resource section for you! Blackboard Help is where you will find UAS-made tutorials as well as YouTube and pdf tutorials directly from Blackboard. More helpful videos and documents will be added as they are created. Click on the Blackboard Help tab in the top navigation to see what’s there for you now!

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Blackboard: Behind the Scenes

Most University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka classes – both onsite and distance learning – have a course site set up on Blackboard through UAS Online. We’ve created a sample course that contains tutorials and guidelines for using Blackboard. It covers topics such as turning in assignments, communication tools, announcements, quizzes and exams, gradebook features, Web Meeting/Collaborate, uploading video and images, and in general tips for success.

Watch the course introduction below. It has audio, so be sure that your headphones and/or your speakers are on.

If you’d like to take the free course, follow these directions:

Two New Tutorials Posted!

Posts Create Posts in WordPress
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly create posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author. September 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.
Edit Edit Your Posts in WordPress
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly edit your posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author. September 2013. Duration: 10-15 minutes.

To view the tutorials visit our Tutorial page.

How to Get Things Done ~ Creative Market Blog

checkbox_markerCheck out these 10 tips on How to Get Things Done from Creative Market Blog. They just may help you increase your productivity and get things done faster!

  1. Free yourself from distractions
  2. Practice “Timeboxing”
  3. Prevent information overload
  4. Take care of your mind and body
  5. Utilize digital tools
  6. Use tactile tools
  7. Assign a value to different tasks
  8. Follow the S.M.A.R.T. method
  9. Celebrate your accomplishments
  10. Ask for help

Head on over to the Creative Market Blog to explore these tips in detail. And don’t forget to view our tutorial on Time Management!

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