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Breakout Rooms (Zoom)

In our last blog-post, DigiKnow looked at Zoom for Live-Teaching. Zoom is a very powerful tool for online conferencing, webinars and teaching. As this was such a large subject, we decided to look at Zoom breakout rooms this week. We covered how to: Set up a meeting Hosting a meeting Read more…

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MS Word Accessibility

If you missed our introduction to Accessibility for digital content, you can read it here: Accessibility. Firstly, consider why you are using MS Word. Assignments or brand guidelines may specify the formatting (i.e., font, size, line spacing, etc.) to be used. Toward the end of last week’s blog, there were Read more…

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Accessibility

Here at Queen’s University, staff and students produce digital content for a variety of reasons. This can be assignments, posters, learning materials, video or web-based content, to name a few. It is important to make digital content accessible to users of the content (i.e., the intended audience). By content, we Read more…

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What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia started in 2001, based on the concept of the encyclopaedia. It was to be free, web-based and never intended to be physical. The concept has grown to be one of the most important sources of information in the world. It’s a charitably-run site, a collaborative piece of work (no Read more…

Making reference to references

What is referencing? Referencing can be considered as a set of rules for presenting sources of information, cited within a written text, with the list of appended references following. Referencing is not to be confused with bibliographies, which are lists of references following a text, but not necessarily cited within Read more…

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Creative Commons licensing

In the previous weeks, we’ve covered Copyright Basics and Copyright for Education, including copyright infringement and fair dealing. Creative Commons allows us to widen the scope of available materials we can use. The Commons is growing, with 1.6 billion works currently available (as of 2019). What is Creative Commons? Creative Read more…

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Copyright in education

Last week we discussed the basics of copyright, how it works and why we all need to keep it in mind. This week focuses more on the practical considerations when studying and working in education. When copyright gets complex Copyright is already more complex in academia for multiple reasons. For Read more…