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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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Using the Bb Grade Center? Here’s a must see little tip!

  • January 10, 2020 @ 4:23 pm
    When I mentioned this in the CTL Blackboard Grade Center workshop this week, people were SO grateful that I thought I should post the tip to our blog. Frustrating Blackboard scenario: when you go to the Full Grade Center, you … Continue reading

Career Readiness Modules for Blackboard

  • November 17, 2019 @ 7:34 pm
    Written by guest blogger Sarah Heath, UVM Associate Director of the Career Center Workforce outcomes (aka: good jobs) are, research confirms, “far and away, the driving motivation for pursuing post-secondary education across all ages, races, and degree types” (D’Amico, 2018). … Continue reading

Take a Podcast Breather

  • October 10, 2019 @ 12:42 pm
    We welcome you to bring your lunch and listen to some fresh ideas about teaching with us. Our Friday Listening Series Brown Bag is an opportunity to take a break for an hour with colleagues and listen to Bonni Stachowiak’s … Continue reading

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