General Instructional Tech Consulting
See technical help pages for specific issues in the navigation bar on the left, and in the list below.
Saving Website Pages
Spreadsheets for Grading
Web Search and Query Notes
In addition to our main services, supporting course websites and
teaching technology workshops, Instructional Computing can help
any UW instructor select and apply myriad computing technologies
for teaching. Some examples are listed below:
- We can show you how to use our equipment to scan pictures,
photos, and slides to image files, and to scan text to PDF
documents or text files.
- We can help you compare presentation delivery and hosting
applications, such as PowerPoint, Prezi, SlideShare, and Slidy.
Voice Input and Audio Editing
- We can show you how to use voice-recognition software (such as
Dragon) to create transcripts from real-time or stored audio
files and to perform rudimentary tasks with audio editors.
(Instructional Media can show you more, including video
recording and editing.)
- We can help you with the basic tasks of image processing,
using Photoshop, Irfanview, or the GIMP.
- In addition to explaining file formats, such as the many options available for image files, we can teach you how to use
specialized file-conversion applications, such as Respondus, for
transferring exam questions among plain text, eCollege, and other formats.
Cloud Computing for Teaching
- We can advise you about using the many free services available
for teaching tasks, such as distribution and collaborative
editing of written materials, note-taking, maintaining
bibliographies, polling, scheduling, and so forth.
Audio and Video Conferencing
- We can help, or refer you to other campus staff who can help,
to run meetings or class events through sponsored university
services or free services such as Skype.
Web Searching and Querying
- See the document on the left for
some notes on Google personalization, and also on the computational
queries available to the UW community through the service Wolfram|Alpha
Other technologies? The list is ever expanding. We are happy to help
you explore other teaching technologies you would like to explore or implement
in your classroom or in support of your teaching.
Last update: 1 April 2013; RKH