Technology Resources

Tech Help

Google - If I don't know the answer off the top of my head, my first stop is google. Chances are someone has run into the same issue in the past and has posted a great solution somewhere on the web. The trick is finding it, of course

Online@BCC - This is the website I developed for Distance Education (Online Learning/ eLearning) at Broome Community College. I created a majority of the content and documentation. This site is particularly useful to faculty and students who are interested in online courses at BCC, or those who need assistance with ANGEL or online courses in general.

Microsoft Office

Office 2007 Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 file formats - With the new Office suite, comes new file formats which result in backwards compatability issues with previous versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Fortunately, there is a free tool from Microsoft that will allow previous versions of these programs to open, edit, save and create files using these new formats.

*For Windows Users* - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx
These are free downloadable templates for MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint not included in your original installation of Office. They include calendars, greeting cards, resumes, etc.

Digital Camera Reviews

http://www.steves-digicams.com/ This is the website to visit before you buy the digital camera that you've been eyeing. I recommend starting at The Best Cameras List, which ranks professional, prosumer, consumer, and entry level cameras based on the hightest resolution, image quality and overall 'biggest bang for your buck'.

Video Tutorials

Teaching Resource Center at BCC - These are videos are meant to address the most commonly asked questions from faculty in regards to online teaching. There are several tutorials on specific functions in ANGEL, TurnItIn, etc. There are also examples of videos I have assisted faculty in creating. All videos were created with Camtasia Studio.

Microsoft Office Tutorials - Microsoft has created many self paced online tutorials for both the Office suite of applications. These are text based tutorials that include images with an audio narration, and are categorize by application and function.

Creative Commons - Digital Images

Flickr Creative Commons - Searchable galleries of photographs categorized by allowed usage - many are a simple request for attribution (give credit where credit is due!). Just be sure to read the terms under which you can utilize these images. It's a great alternative to full copyright images.