Are you interested in using technology to enhance your teaching or scholarship? This page contains various tutorials and documentation to help you achieve that.
Technological tools covered on this page are:
All tutorials and documentation have been created in response to faculty requests and questions. If you have an instructional technology tool you would like to learn more about or if you want personalized help, contact Jill Smith.
|Blackboard's Quick Tutorials Library|
Blackboard's version 9 contains a number of changes and enhancements. One of the biggest changes for School of Law faculty is that there is no longer a "Digital Dropbox" function in Blackboard 9. Instead, please use the "Assignments" tool to manage assignment submissions and grading:
Using the Assignments Tool (video - 5:20)
Using the Assignments Tool (PDF)
Creating checklists in Blackboard Grade Center (video - 1:51)
File names: Tips for Mac Users (PDF)
HeinOnline: linking directly to materials (PDF)
Please visit the Law School's main Blackboard page for more information and tutorials.
|The Dropbox Tour Page|
Dropbox creates a local file that syncs automatically and securely to the "cloud" - an internet server. When you use dropbox to store your documents, they are automatically updated and accessible on any other computer that you install Dropbox on. In other words, if you are working on a paper in your University office and save it to your Dropbox folder, you can then go home and pull up the paper in your home office, edit it, and those edits will be synched to your University computer. No e-mailing files to yourself, no flash drives.
Getting started with Dropbox (PDF)
|Microsoft Outlook Help Page|
E-mail has become ubiquitous in the everyday lives of many of us. But it also has the ability to be a valuable tool in your pedagogical arsenal.
Scheduling an e-mail message for later delivery (PDF)
|Westlaw Next Help|
Westlaw's new search interface, Westlaw Next, is now available.
Westlaw Next basics (video - 8:40)
|Zotero Help Page|
Zotero enables you to collect, organize, cite, and share citation data. If you would like to start using Zotero, it is often easiest to begin working with this tool at the beginning of a project rather than in the middle.
The basics of Zotero for law professors (video - 4:15)
Installing Zotero and implementing Bluebook style (PDF)
Cross references for supra - how to update automatically (PDF)