Category: tools & tech

  • Building on Documentation – A Place for Beginners

    After about 5 years of being involved at least tertiarily with PlymouthCreate (and full ownership over the system for a bit longer than that), I was asked to develop more user support on the newbie side of I things for PlymouthCreate. I decided it was time to build a series of articles using Documentor specifically […]

  • Creating Digital Citizens: The Static and Evolving Web

    As some of you may know, I work with DoOO (Domain of One’s Own) here at Plymouth State. I’ve recently been doing an inventory and looking through every DoOO site to find the gem sites hidden amongst over 1,000 accounts. What I’ve seen is interesting. Some of the sites set up on our platform were […]

  • Ultimaker S5: A Review

    Now I may not be the most savvy when it comes to dual extrusion, as this is my first ever dual extrusion printer! I’ve found the S5 to be interesting, challenging and fun all at the same time. The interesting parts: a touch screen in the front allows for visual model previews, when you are […]

  • Creating a Book Cover Page in Pressbooks

    If you login to your Pressbooks account, you may notice on the Book Info page, if you scroll down you’ll see “Cover Image” and some details. Cover Image should be 1:1.5 aspect ratio. Recommended dimensions are 2500px × 3750px, maximum size is 2MB. You may be asking yourself, well how do I make a cover […]

  • Vintage Visualization

      For images that now live in the public domain, there are more and more digital repositories where you can find amazing – let me say this again amazing illustrations and more to help inspire your creative side and or support your research in a visual way. Some of the items out there aren’t in […]

  • Plugins and Image Resources within WordPress for Students

    I’m going to today go over and recommend some best of plugins for WordPress and updated photo resources. One of the things students ask all the time is – how and where do you find images? We support Domain of One’s Own here at Plymouth State University, and as a long-time user of WordPress I […]

  • Listening to Learn – Higher Education, Learning and Making Us Robot Proof

    I’ve been listening to a few interesting discussions this week on learning, higher education and the future. The first interview I listened to was on a podcast/YouTube channel known as the Rubin Report (as a sidenote Mr. Rubin has libertarian learnings and identifies as a classical liberal, which influences his guests and interview style, however […]

  • Autodesk Educational Software: What is Available, How Do I Get it? Current Updates for 2018

    Currently at Plymouth State we do have Educational licenses for Autodesk software. I can tell you that we do have Inventor, Maya, Fusion 360, Netfabb, 3DSMax, Mudbox and Recap available from the educational products at Lamson Library. Additionally we also support Meshmixer and have Autocad 2016 on our macs at Lamson. A full list of […]

  • Accessibility Applications for the Classroom and Campus

    Over the last few months staff in our Academic Technology department has been partnering with Campus Accessibility Services to offer more collaboration on using accessible tools (Read Write)! and how to apply principles of Universal Design to our LMS – we use Moodle. With this in mind I wanted to mention some applications that I’ve […]

  • The Best AR/VR Applications for Higher Education – Highlights

    In the process of exploring what is out and available in the AR and VR world I wanted to bring about attention to some of the greatest innovations coming about with this technology and make some recommendations towards the end of higher education. AR Apps One of the most useful AR tools I’m aware of […]