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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

22. Dezember 2018 – 3. Januar 2019: Break

  • January 4, 2019 @ 8:21 am
    Some break...

19. Dezember 2018: Mittwoch

  • December 20, 2018 @ 6:08 am
    NetWorker upgrade - day 3

18. Dezember 2018: Dienstag

  • December 19, 2018 @ 7:03 am
    NetWorker upgrade - day 2...

17. Dezember 2018: Montag

  • December 18, 2018 @ 6:45 am
    NetWorker upgrade to -- 12+ hours of pain.

14. Dezember 2018: Freitag

  • December 17, 2018 @ 6:52 am
    Are you really prepared? I mean, are you REALLY prepared? ???

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Date Management Tool Makes it Easier to Update Your Course

  • August 20, 2019 @ 12:07 pm
    While editing a document to change dates from one semester to the next might be the epitome of administrivia, Blackboard, fortunately, has a Date Management tool to help with these updates. First, bring your old course content into your new … Continue reading

Blackboard Ally: Can I see all the files that Ally has analyzed in my course?

  • May 16, 2019 @ 12:09 pm
    Bb Ally analyzes all your files in Blackboard and rates their level of accessibility so you can fix the files one at a time. But what if you have files spread across many places in your course? Is there an … Continue reading

Blackboard Ally: Helping You Create Accessible Documents

  • March 5, 2019 @ 3:26 pm
    We, as a University, work to be inclusive and to ensure that all our students can access the materials they need. And let’s face it: we also want to be sure that we are meeting federal guidelines. To do so … Continue reading

The Power of Five Minutes

  • November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am
    I’ve been observing the red squirrels in my woods as they live up to the verb of their names – squirreling away food in anticipation of the upcoming winter months (they particularly love to “store” birdseed in my perennial beds, … Continue reading

Hold That Thought! Helping Students Choose Research Topics

  • October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 am
    Written by guest blogger Trina Magi, UVM Reference & Instruction Librarian This is the first in an occasional series of posts by UVM Librarians that addresses information literacy and using library resources in teaching. Students often believe that research begins … Continue reading