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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

18. Oktober 2018: Donnerstag

  • October 19, 2018 @ 9:03 am
    17,000 paper cuts later...

17. Oktober 2018: Mittwoch

  • October 18, 2018 @ 6:37 am
    Regained access to EMC support site. Never change your email address!

16. Oktober 2018: Dienstag

  • October 17, 2018 @ 6:44 am
    Vendor supplied support is ...

15. Oktober 2018: Montag

  • October 16, 2018 @ 6:49 am
    profile email change breaks support login. Oh Boy!

13. Oktober 2018: Samstag

  • October 15, 2018 @ 6:36 am
    Getting caught up...

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Kidder Award Congrats!

  • October 11, 2018 @ 5:40 am
    We are thrilled that one of our CTL Faculty Associates, Dr. Annie Murray-Close, won the 2018 George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award! Annie is an associate professor in the department Psychological Science. She’ll present the George V. Kidder Lecture, “Sugar, … Continue reading

Screencasting: What and Why?

  • October 4, 2018 @ 4:57 pm
    Screencasting is a technique that allows you to record everything that happens on your computer screen then turn that recording into a video. Not very exciting, right? But think about all the things you do on your computer. More importantly, … Continue reading

Online Course Teaching Tip

  • October 1, 2018 @ 2:35 pm
    Thank you to Katherine Merrill, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics, for contributing this post. As an avid learner, I have always been amazed at students who think that the instructor is solely responsible for their learning. And this is … Continue reading

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