The following information is important only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data.
WorldAPP (our Key Survey host) is excited to announce that your Key Survey / Form.com account will be upgraded to the new software version 8.6. on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, between the hours of:
EST: 1 AM and 10 AM / GMT: 6 AM and 3 PM
Loaded with variety of new features, this latest software update introduces many of the advanced task management and workflow capabilities that you, our customers, have asked us for.
Please note that your account may be unavailable during the system upgrade. Your respondents attempting to access surveys, forms or reports will receive a friendly notification of the system maintenance in progress. Once the maintenance has been completed, the application and all survey/form/report links will be accessible.
To learn more about version 8.6 software release ahead of time, visit the Fall ’14 Release Promo page.
If you have any questions about this update please feel free to contact email@example.com.
Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning – There has been a lot of discussion as to what blended learning really means. Most of us have come to realize that it probably involves the classroom and technology. In fact, the 1 to 1 programs across the nation emphasize the technology as an important component of classroom instruction. Yet, is emphasizing technology in the classroom really Blended Learning? The answer is… maybe! A closer look needs to be taken in order to see how the technology is being used.
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NEW! Moodle Users Listserv – This group is for Moodle teachers who would like to use an email forum to ask, answer, and share Moodle questions and tips. To join the list you can either visit http://sites.middlebury.edu/ct and use the sign up form in the right hand column, or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- subscribe in the subject field
- subscribe moodle-users in the text of the email
The monk’ s taking pictures
of what he made, this sand
painting in the lobby
of our library. We’re standing,
waiting for what will happen
to his million colored grains.
One of Buddha’s born designs.
He’ll sweep into his hand,
to let his prayers sift back
into Compassion’s vase.
I thought I was only here
to browse, to take out a book,
this late Sunday afternoon.
And not to walk by
and stop. To want
to hold what he was holding
for the mean time. Our invisible
hour glass. When a woman
nearby asked if he felt sad
letting go of what he made
(all that beautiful mind)
he didn’t quite say No.
Said. It’s natural, like death.
instead. Dismantling what
it took to free this kind
of love-making. What I found
myself doing as quietly
as I could, taking a picture, too,
for another time.
Do you need to learn how to edit your department’s website? Would you like to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars? Our intro class will give you what you need to get started. We’ll cover the basics of Drupal so you’ll be able to add links, pictures, and a host of other cool things to your site right away.
For you more advanced users who may be tackling needs beyond the basics (such as converting your forms), join us for a work session or two. We’ll help you get the job done and you’ll leave with the “know how.”
Visit go/techworkshops/ to view the updated tech workshop schedule and sign up for the classes that fit your needs.
Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x), released on 16 October 2014 and is available as an upgrade for faculty and staff who are currently running Mavericks (10.9.x). If your machine is running Mavericks (10.9.x) or Mountain Lion (10.8.x) the upgrade will appear automatically in Software Updates under the Apple Menu. If your machine is running Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Lion (10.7.x), you will need to contact the Technology HelpDesk to discuss upgrade options.
As with all operating system upgrades, there are potential issues of compatibility with applications and services and we are currently neither promoting nor discouraging the upgrade. New computers provided for faculty and staff will continue to have 10.9.5 (Mavericks) installed for now; public labs are not scheduled to be updated to Yosemite at this time. Knowing that there will be “early adopters” who opt to upgrade right away, we have created a site to share known issues and areas of concern. Visit go/yosemite/ to view — or add to — this work-in-progress.
Yosemite has several improvements, including better support of multiple monitors, handoff capabilities between Yosemite and iOS8 devices, and enhanced iCloud Drive capabilities. See Apple’s complete list of what’s new in Yosemite or take a personal tour using lynda.com’s new, hour-long course, Mac OS X Yosemite New Features.
The following information is pertinent only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data.
Message text (excerpt) from WorldAPP’s Customer Care team, dated 10/21/14:
New updates for Form.com Mobile v4.0 and Key Survey Mobile v4.0 are now available for download.
What’s New: This latest software update provides enhanced ability to capture data from your mobile device while offline and offers improved data synchronization technology with a faster automatic data upload frequency rate when online – now, every 5 minutes.
Before downloading the update, please be informed that:
• Legacy versions of the Form.com Mobile and Key Survey Mobile apps will continue to operate, however, we highly recommend installing the latest update to receive the best possible performance.
• We advise performing a final synchronization request to ensure all data is uploaded to the server. Failure to do this could result in data loss.
• If you are still working from the WorldAPP Offline branded mobile app, it is recommended that you install the new mobile app (Form.com Mobile for Form.com accounts, Key Survey Mobile for Key Survey accounts), as WorldAPP Offline will no longer be supported. Follow these 4 simple steps for a smooth transition to the new app.
As always, WorldAPP’s support staff can assist with questions you may have.
How tech is changing the way we think and what we think about – There are a myriad of arguments for and against the increased use of technology in everyday life. Futurists and technophiles encourage its use, sure that technology will welcome a new utopia, while luddites rail against the “destructive” nature of technology use.
The Next Wave of Tech Change | Self-Publishing & Libraries (from Library Journal)
Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and E-book readers “… the Amazon Kindle platform is as much a data ingest tool for providing end-user behavior data to Amazon as it is a sales platform for digital media content,…” … “It seems that counter to this trend, libraries and scholarly publishers are the exception to the rule. Whether our community will remain outliers and whether this status is a good thing or not over the long run, remains to be seen.”