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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

19. April 2018: Donnerstag

  • April 20, 2018 @ 6:52 am
    Let's play "unpaid QA department" ... /sigh

18. April 2018: Mittwoch

  • April 19, 2018 @ 6:26 am
    Seems to work...

17. April 2018: Dienstag

  • April 18, 2018 @ 6:41 am
    Found the sixth way not to remove ppolicy!

15. April 2018: Sonntag

  • April 16, 2018 @ 6:57 am
    Monthly account purge, footprints reboot.

13. April 2018: Freitag

  • April 16, 2018 @ 6:56 am
    Catch up, warn about footprints reboot.

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Resources for Getting started With Blackboard

  • March 20, 2018 @ 2:28 pm
    For instructors who are new to Blackboard or who just want a refresher, there are a number of ways to learn. See the recently-launched CTL resource, “Teaching with Blackboard.” For general one-on-one help setting up your course and getting to … Continue reading

iClicker Reminders for New Semester

  • January 17, 2018 @ 2:52 pm
    Here are a few reminders as you get your course up and running to use iclickers: Only install iClicker software from our website CTL. It has special settings for UVM and Blackboard. Link to iClicker page on CTL website Check … Continue reading


  • January 8, 2018 @ 1:04 pm
    Creating web-based documents, presentations, infographics, or flyers does not require learning how to create an entire web site. Creating a website involves the creation of multiple pages, deciding how to organize that material so that your viewers navigate through it, … Continue reading

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at UVM

  • November 1, 2017 @ 1:45 pm
    Ever wonder if your curricular and instructional changes are achieving their desired outcomes? Curious about how students are approaching a complex assignment outside of class? Want to know what would make your class more engaging for students? These are the … Continue reading

What’s New in Bb?

  • September 8, 2017 @ 11:04 am
    As Fall has begun, take a moment to peruse the Fall 2017 Blackboard @ UVM newsletter.  Highlights in this issue include: New Bb Mobile apps – one for students, and  one for instructors. The Respondus Lockdown Browser pilot has been extended through the end of … Continue reading