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TechBytes Nov. 11: Presentation Tools

Neal Wollenberg and Vernon Turner will present “Presentation Tools” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in 401B Hale Library. This session will cover designing effective presentations using Prezi and PowerPoint 2010.

This is the last TechBytes presentation of the fall semester.

TechBytes seminars are free and open to the K-State community. The series is also video-streamed live for off-campus viewers and others who wish to view it from their desktop. Use the View live video link on the TechBytes homepage to watch the next live video as it’s being recorded.

TechBytes Nov. 4: Digital Cameras

Gerry Snyder and Russ Feldhausen will present “Digital Cameras” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in 401B Hale Library. This session will give an overview on the types of digital cameras that are available and tips on how to get the best use out of the cameras.

TechBytes seminars are free and open to the K-State community. The series is also video-streamed live for off-campus viewers and others who wish to view it from their desktop. Use the View live video link on the TechBytes homepage to watch the next live video as it’s being recorded.

TechBytes Oct. 28: Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, and Collaboratition

Michael Wesch will present “Crowd Sourcing, Collaboration, and Collaboratition” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Forum Hall, K-State Student Union. From the massive success of Wikipedia to the virtual volunteer efforts in crises around the world, “crowdsourcing” and online collaboration have proven to be an effective means of working together. Join this session to learn a wide variety of free crowdsourcing tools that are available to empower your students to collaborate and solve real problems.

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TechBytes Oct. 21: Mobile Devices

Thomas Kuhn will present “Mobile Devices” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 401B Hale Library. This session will give an overview of the best features of various mobile devices such as BlackBerry, Droid, and the iPhone.

TechBytes seminars are free and open to the K-State community. The series is also video-streamed live for off-campus viewers and others who wish to view it from their desktop. Use the View live video link on the TechBytes homepage to watch the next live video as it’s being recorded.

TechBytes Oct. 14: Screen Capture Tools

Marty Courtois and Fred Darkow will present “Screen Capture Tools” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in 401B Hale Library. Learn how to create your own video tutorials using Jing and Camtasia.

Jing is a free tool that allows you to easily take a picture or create a video that can then be e-mailed, uploaded to the Web, and even posted to Twitter or a blog. Jing is limited to 5-minute video lengths and has no editing capabilities. Camtasia is a more robust tool that allows you to create and edit your video as well as add callouts.

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TechBytes Oct. 7: Apple iPad

Dennis Devenney will present “Apple iPad” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in 401B Hale Library. Join us for an overview of the Apple iPad including topics such as:

  • iPad – Generation 1
  • iPad the technology – the future
  • What you get with one – the accessories
  • Setting it up – syncing with your computer, iTunes, purchasing apps, etc.
  • Setting up services – wireless, e-mail, calendar, etc.
  • Security
  • Applications
  • Tips and tricks

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TechBytes Sept. 30: Collaborating with K-State Zimbra

A panel of K-State Zimbra users will present “Collaborating with K-State Zimbra” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in 501 Hale Library. The panelists will discuss the various functions they are using K-State Zimbra for, such as:

  • Sharing contact lists
  • Managing equipment checkout
  • Managing multiple calendars by using group accounts
  • Using Zimlets
  • Sharing files in the Briefcase
  • Using various mobile devices

TechBytes seminars are free and open to the K-State community. This series shares technology innovations with the campus community, whether it’s a new technology or a new way to use an existing technology. Visit the TechBytes website for descriptions of this semester’s sessions.

K-State technology seminars cover tools, tips, and resources

“Free Tools That Rule” is a joint session that kicks off K-State’s IDT Roundtable and TechBytes series this semester. Join us 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Union 212 to learn about many of the free tools available on the Web. The session will feature tools that can be used for:

  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Screen recording (video) and screen capturing (screenshots)
  • and more

Bring your favorite tools to share during the session.

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"Twitter Tools" TechBytes rescheduled for April 1

Eric Dover will present “Twitter Tools” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in 501 Hale Library. (Editor’s note: This session was rescheduled from March 4.) This session will cover possible uses of Twitter and cool tools such as TweetDeck, to help organize and send Tweets. Bring your own Twitter experiences, as we will also be having an open discussion about Twitter and how others use it.

TechBytes March 25: Google Wave

Neal Wollenberg and Larry Jackson will present “Google Wave” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in 501 Hale Library. This is Google’s new Internet interactive-collaboration tool. Catch the Wave with live group document modifications, conversations, and trackable edits. It’s like having an online, threaded group meeting with a bunch of handy communication tools.