Wednesday, Week 4 (Sept. 16)

Today is Wednesday (day 3) of week 4.

Posting pictures in the Cloud Lounge: an update

It seems that the "embed file" feature on the Cloud Lounge works, but intermittently and it's very whimsical. Best thing if you want to add a picture is to go to files first and upload the file/picture there, and only then hop over to the discussion for your post; click on "embed file" and pick your file from the list. If the picture doesn't show up when you click "embed", try to refresh the page. There seems to be a bug in the software. Tim Clarke and I are teaming up to find a solution but it may take a while: we both are new to the underlying software (elgg), and have to reach out to the community. But we are channeling our inner Growth Mindset Cat:

Create a trail
Going boldly where no-one at 'berg has gone before with bergbuilds!

Schedule for today

Drop-in tutorials

Drop in tutorial: 1-2 pm, open to all.

  • Option 1: reserve a spot on this Google appointment page
  • Option 2: "drop in" anytime, but you may have to wait a bit in the waiting room.

Both are for a Zoom meeting, using the Green Link on your respective Canvas SECRETS pages (or find the info in your Canvas Calendar).

  • In the morning I will add the initial blog posts to the randomizer and load that to the webpage, so you can start on the Discussion Comments. Find more information on how to give feedback at the same location! Those comments on due by Thursday night.
  • Optional video conference chat/check in at 11.30am: if you want to talk about the course materials or assignments, or about anything related to Chinese history, please come! "Pink Link" can be found on the SECRETS page on Canvas
HST439 Comments for the Social Annotation are due tonight, 11.59pm in the group HST439.

Additional information

Digital Learning is holding more sessions to help you get started, but you're probably already way too far ahead (and could be a tutor for some of your peers!). Still, spread the word among your friends. (check this PDF for the Zoom link and access code)

  • Wednesday 6-7pm (tonight!): setting up Bergbuilds and WordPress
  • Thursday 6-7pm (tomorrow): social annotation with

The DL team would also love to know what kind of workshops you would find useful from them, and what timing works best for you (mornings, afternoons, late afternoon, evening, weekends,...). Let me know and I'll pass the message!

Fun stuff

I don't know about you, but this is very recognizable:

(source: Sudesna (Sue) Gosh, on twitter)

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