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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

16. Juli 2018: Montag

  • July 17, 2018 @ 6:44 am
    Fire is finally hot enough to get a response.

13. Juli 2018: Freitag

  • July 16, 2018 @ 6:25 am
    Putting things together.

11. Juli 2018: Mittwoch

  • July 13, 2018 @ 6:26 am
    Tape drive cascade failure.

10. Juli 2018: Dienstag

  • July 13, 2018 @ 6:25 am
    The vendor that won't call back.

9. Juli 2018: Montag

  • July 10, 2018 @ 7:09 am
    Fighting with footprints.

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Putting Your Course(s) to Bed

  • May 11, 2018 @ 1:44 pm
    You put a lot of work into your Blackboard course space. As we move through each semester there are tasks you can do to protect that work. This checklist can help you wrap up the semester and make the transition … Continue reading

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