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Palomar Streaming Video and Chrome

Palomar Streaming Video and Chrome
Users of Google’s Chrome browser who are trying to play back videos from Palomar’s streaming video system are in for a treat… and by treat I mean an error message indicating that Silverlight is not installed. Diligent users go load up the newest version of Silverlight, only to be told that Silverlight is not installed. Starting with version 42 of Chrome, older plugins (those using NPAPI architecture, should that mean something to you) default to being disabled. So what should be done to get those videos playing in Silverlight? Use another web browser; my recommendation would be...
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Bb Student app for iOS and Android phones

Bb Student app for iOS and Android phones
Not sure how many Palomar students have tried out the Blackboard Mobile app for accessing Blackboard courses, but recently the Blackboard company launched another phone app which may be of interest. Called “Bb Student,” the app is for iOS and Android phones. (I say phones specifically, because when I saw this loaded onto an iPad… it was not pretty.) Also, do I really need to specify that with a name like Bb Student this app is NOT intended for faculty use? When loaded onto a phone, the app functions like a stream of data from your courses in Blackboard. There isn’t much in the...
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Palomar Online Teaching Site Award “BEST OF THE BEST”

  PALOMAR ONLINE TEACHING SITE SHOWCASE! Palomar College Faculty: Submit your site January 26 – April 1, 2015 Visit the “Best Of  The Best” website for more information. http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/onlineshowcase/ Be the “BEST OF THE BEST”! Enter Your Online Course site in the Palomar Online Teaching Site Showcase. Showcase your exemplary use of the Internet as a teaching tool. Share your use of the Web for course delivery. Receive a Certificate. Receive recognition at the Faculty Tea. Be listed as an exemplary course implementing technology on the “BEST of the...
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Academic Technology Committee

This Faculty Senate committee will coordinate faculty interests in all areas of academic technology. This committee will advise the Senate on relevant technology matters. http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/academic-technology-committee/ Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:30 pm Room: LL-104 Dr. Lillian Payn, Academic Technology Coordinator (760) 744-1150 x3626 Members: • Academic Technology Coordinator • At least one but no more than two full-time faculty members representing each Instructional division and one part-time faculty at-large • Coordinator of the Adapted Computer Center •...
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Blackboard Mobile Learn App Licensing

Blackboard Mobile Learn App Licensing
As many faculty are already aware, there is a Blackboard Mobile Learn app available for iOS and Android devices. That isn’t news, as the app has existed for a couple years now. What is news relates to a change in the way that app is licensed. Previously the app was usable only by certain devices using certain connections, in a fashion that was confusing to explain. Unless, of course, the institution you were attending actually purchased a license, in which case everything just plain worked. That last is still true, that the institution can purchase a license to use the Mobile Learn app…...
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