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Creative Commons: intellectual property and copyright license options

The Ethical Student Researcher

Academic Integrity Resources



FERPA Tutorial



Computer Training on Human Subjects Review

Georgia State's IRB PPT

Georgia State's IRB Manual

Discrimination / Harassment Prevention




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Camtasia TutorialsCD

Noodle Bib

Noodle Bib Express

End Note




End Note software is designed to help researchers organize their references and create bibliographies. End Note is available for purchase for Windows and Mac from the website. You may also download a free trial version. Try the Firefox tool to format references to web pages. An End Note library is a collection of references, each containing the information required to create a bibliography. The references may also include supplemental information such as keywords, abstracts, notes and URLs. You can enter references manually but End Note automatically downloads all the information needed for any references you mark from online databases, websites, ebooks and etc. It integrates with BlackBoard, if you're using it for class, as well as research. It generates citations and reference pages for most word processing software in any format.

SPSS Tutorials

Turn It In Tutorial

E-Journal Software

Research Wikis

Scholarly Blog Index | ACI

The Best Academic Blogs

Scholarly blogs are a promising altmetric source.

MS Conference Management

All Academic Convention Management

Doodle: The basic service is a free online coordination tool which requires neither registration nor software installation.  |  Scheduling: Using Doodle to Find the Best Time for A Committee Meeting  |  Simplify Your Scheduling: Doodle and Tungle Announce New Features

Using Tungle.me for Committee Meetings and Student Appointments  |  Tungle.me

When Is Good: An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event.

Diarised: A quick and simple online tool to help you pick the best time for a meeting.

Smart Rescheduler

The Ideal Academic App

A Few New Developments

Survey Monkey: Enables anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.

Google Apps: Free, intuitive tools you can access anywhere with a single account.

Tools for Images and Graphic Design:

Phoenix: From basic image retouching to complex effects, Phoenix delivers the key features of a desktop image editor with the simplicity and accessibility of a web-based application.

Pixer: Need a quick fix for that photo? With pixer.us you can edit your photos online using only your browser.

Pixlr: Brings you advanced online image and photo editing tools. Just choose your flavor, jump in and start creating.

Splashup: Runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.


Using Picnik for Some Image Editing Fun


Color Scheme Designer

Color Schemer

Using Google Chrome and Chrome Extensions for Speed and Productivity

Five Nifty Tricks in Google Chrome

Android for Academics

Evernote for Android (Now, with Sharing)

Top Five Free Web Page Accessibility Validators

Smarter Typing Through Text Expansion

Using Acuity for Student Appointments

Jiffle: for scheduling student appointments  |  Using Jiffle for Student Appointments

The Teacher’s Guide to Tech 2020



Bullying in Higher Ed

Open Letter to New Department Chairs


Where Does Your Time Go?

How to Take Smart Meeting Notes

Bad Meetings Are Your Fault

Broken Meetings (And How You Fix Them)

Donald E. Hall’s The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual has a wealth of practical advice about how to translate academic commitments – teaching, research and service – into step-by-step projects that can be captured on a calendar

What to Do When Speaking to the Media

Eventseer: This service not only allows users to search its database of conferences using multiple criteria, it also provides a service to track different events for any changes that their organizers may post. While Eventseer is largely focused on technical subjects, AllConferences provides a similar service but in a much wider array of topics. Both of these services are free, but Eventseer is a clear winner in terms of the number of events in its database.

Check out Advice for New Faculty Members by Robert Boice and From Dissertation to Book by William Germano.

Six Ways to Make Adjuncting More Effective and Fulfilling

About.me: a new digital calling-card service

CHAINED LAPTOPaccessibility resources

Section 508 Checklist

Video: Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind (11.5 minutes)

Video: Experiences of Students with Disabilities (2 minutes)

Quick Reference: Web Accessibility Principles: for use with above videos

Video: Succeeding in College and at Work: Students with Disabilities Tell Their Stories (34:18 minutes)

Video: Introduction to Web Accessibility (11.5 minutes): Look for the video link about halfway down the linked page.

Video: Do-It (5 videos, 35 minutes each): Link to the Do-It series page with links and descriptions for 37 videos from which to choose.

Video: Listening to Learn (7 minutes)

Video: Introduction to the Screen Reader (6 minutes)

Video: Screen Magnification and the Web (10 minutes)

Video: Screen Readers and the Web (15 minutes)

Video: Web Application Accessibility (3 minutes)

Web Tutorial: Dare to Care: Requires you to log in but it's free. LBCC also has some excellent Resources on this site.

Web Tutorial: Web Accessibility

Access E-Learning

Web Tutorial: Online Accessibility: sort of technical AND easy to understand, unusual

Screen Reader Simulation

Low Vision Simulation

Dyslexia Simulation

Distractibility Simulation

The following have more technical content.

Web Tutorial: Web Accessibility 101: The sections are listed in the column on the left.

Video: Accessible PDF and Word Documents (54 minutes): use PDF Web Cast link. Sample documents are downloadable.

Video: Making Office Documents Accessible (72 minutes): use Office Documents Video Tutorial link.

Making PowerPoint Accessible

Web Accessibility Center: not really a tutorial ... a super collection of How To articles, easy to advanced, from Ohio State.

Accessible Classroom Technologies Wiki

Guidelines for Creating Web Content Accessible to All

Apple Accessibility

Free Text Reader for Disabled Students

10 Free Web-Based Web Site Accessibility Evaluation Tools

Accessibility Checker: Toronto's newest version

University of Washington's Accessible Technology: a large and varied collection of resources on several pages



Teaching Tips

Information Literacy / Building Blocks of Research: Engaging the Searcher

Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit

Research Randomizer

OCW Finder: A search/tagging tool for Open Course Ware materials

50 (or so) Ways to Ditch Your Paper or Book Report

How to Use Pinterest in the Classroom [Video 5:02]

Enrich Your Teaching through Social Media

Flipping Out? What You Need to Know About the Flipped Classroom

Responding to Student Writing (audio style)


Rid Your Syllabi of the Passive Voice

Graphic Display of Student Learning Objectives

Using Text-Expansion Software to Respond to Student Writing

Tools for Synchronous and Asynchronous Classroom Discussion

Modeling Civility and Use of Evidence in the Classroom

Link to a Specific Time in a You Tube Clip

The Chronicle’s Prof Hacker Blog

Five Free Ways to Send Text Messages to Groups

Instructor Resources

Pocket PD - access to public, free resources that are all shared with a CC-BY license. These resources provide just-in-time professional development in a few minutes.

Teaching Online in Emergencies
















5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19

For more ideas, see The Chronicle's interactive advice guides on online teaching, on tech tools, and on using technology for student feedback.

Slack for facilitating conversations with or between students.

YouTube for ready-made video content and student-created video assignments.

Canva and Piktochart for creating visual illustrations.

Google Forms for creating interactive assessments, and Google Sites for easy-to-design web pages.

Twitter can be a place for students to post reflections about course material.

Even Wikipedia can be the basis for interesting assignments in which students collaborate to edit content.

Tenured Professor Guy

Don't "Fake it till you make it (Act as if…)."

Fake it until you become it.

~ Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy

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