Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Desire2Learn Fusion Conference


The Desire2Learn 2007 Fusion conference is being held July 8-12, 2007 in Duluth, Minnesota, and it is being co-hosted by Lake Superior College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Early Bird Registration is $425 - must be registered before May 4th, 2007

For more information, check out the D2L Fusion Conference Home Page

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Excel shortcuts

If you do a lot of work in Microsoft Excel, you might be able to work faster by keeping your fingers on the keyboard (rather than clicking through the menus with your mouse).

Excel has some shortcuts.

TAB key
TAB = move to next cell to the right
SHIFT+TAB = move to the next cell to the left

ALT + ENTER = create a line-break in the same cell (start a new line)
CTRL + ENTER = fill the highlighted range with the current entry
SHIFT + ENTER = move to the cell above

CTRL key combinations
CTRL + R = Fill to the right
CTRL + D = Fill down
CTRL + F3 = Define a name
CTRL + K = Insert a hyperlink
CTRL + Z = Undo the last action
CTRL + ; = Enter the current date
CTRL, SHIFT + : = Enter the current time

Single keys
ESC = cancel the current cell entry
HOME = move to the beginning of the line
END = move to the end of the line
F4 = repeat the last action

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Video Shooting Tips

I've created a video that illustrates easy methods to improve the quality of your video production.

The suggestions include:

  • Using of a tripod for your video camera,
  • Having simple backgrounds,
  • "Filling the frame" with your subject,
  • Lighting your subject from the side, and
  • Ensuring against continuity errors in outfits, hairstyles, lighting, etc.
Video Shooting Tips - Improving One Step at a Time