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News Source: Wesley Alan Wright: Notes, Lessons, and Projects

…one more thing

  • October 3, 2017 @ 4:13 pm
    With respect to Tina’s 13 Lunas project and Which uses Flash to record video, I present Video capture via WebRTC A work in progress. No Safaris allowed.


  • October 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
    I have pretty much either finished or abandoned all projects and duties, an I am prepared to vacate the premises. Thank you very much “Elvis has left the building.”

Free Books from my Bookshelf

  • September 13, 2017 @ 11:15 am
    Math, physics, computer science. And a signed copy of  The Art of Computer Programming Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (Donald E.Knuth).   Free for the taking, available only in Lafayette 407

ffmpeg barfs on .AVI file

  • September 5, 2017 @ 3:31 pm
    Entered on 08/31/2017 at 10:54 by Hi Wesley, I’ve uploaded 2 movies to the server, which are not going through. 1 is an avi file, the other a mp4 file. Are there issues with the server? Issues with ffmpeg. Exploratory … Continue reading

YoUVM admin tool: move ownership

  • September 1, 2017 @ 3:25 pm
    Figured out how to move ownership of a video from NetID1 to NetID2. Added it to Admin Panel => browse Videos => popup menu ‘Move’ Still some clean-up work to do before sending to production  

News Source: Frank's Activity Log

21. September 2018: Freitag

  • September 24, 2018 @ 6:31 am
    Routine updates...

20. September 2018: Donnerstag

  • September 21, 2018 @ 6:39 am
    Gone, all gone...

19. September 2018: Mittwoch

  • September 20, 2018 @ 6:39 am
    And then...

18. September 2018: Dienstag

  • September 19, 2018 @ 6:32 am
    Major milestone.

17. September 2018: Montag

  • September 18, 2018 @ 7:23 am
    Updates, updates, clones, updates.

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Welcoming and Supporting Students During Office Hours

  • September 14, 2018 @ 10:05 am
    Some content for this article was adapted from a submission to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Judy Ableser, Director Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Oakland University. For many years, a major part of my … Continue reading

Are effective group work assignments possible?

  • September 7, 2018 @ 2:28 pm
    How often have you heard things like: “Oh no, not another group assignment!” from students? Or from faculty, “Why don’t group projects go the way I intend?” We know that valuable transferable job skills are learned during group work and … Continue reading

Blackboard Tip: Making Sense of Those Tiny Icons in the Grade Center

  • September 1, 2018 @ 7:34 pm
    If you use the Blackboard Grade Center to record your students’ grades you have probably noticed small icons scattered throughout the page. There is an Icon Legend button in the lower right corner below the grade columns but here is … Continue reading

Facilitating Classroom Discussions

  • August 31, 2018 @ 6:00 am
    This summer, I revisited the excellent book Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms by Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill. I’d like to share some key ideas from their text (and encourage you to … Continue reading

Blackboard for Beginners

  • August 24, 2018 @ 6:00 am
    I’ve only recently begun working at UVM, which means, like many folks out there, I’m learning Blackboard (Bb), made perhaps more challenging for me by having vigorously used Moodle for the past eight years! So, for those of you who … Continue reading