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Google Sites: Quick Website Templates for You and Your Students

October 13, 2011 by Karen Tusack

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This fall the UW-Madison is providing new tools for instructors through a Higher Education license for Google Docs and Google Sites. This license is a way for UW students and instructors to use certain Google applications while protecting intellectual property and student FERPA rights.

To use either UWGoogle Docs or UWGoogle Sites go to and activate your UW Google account via NetID. This account is separate from any personal account you might have with Google, so you will not see any Google Docs you have in your personal account. Read more »

EduCause 2009 - Collaboration is Strategy: from DIY to DIO

December 1, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Brad Wheeler's talk Collaboration is Strategy, was a favorite of mine at EduCause 2009, primarily because it helped me better articulate a set of ideals and practices that increasingly define how many of us involved with learning technology are approaching our work at UW-Madison.

For me, a central question in learning technology support continues to be: how do we move from a DIY (Do It Yourself) approach to a DIO (Do It Ourselves) approach? Read more »

Wikis and Blogs - What’s the difference?

June 15, 2007 by Doug Worsham

Over the past couple of weeks, at the T&LS, at the TASI, and in consultations and conversations with faculty and staff around campus, people have been thinking and talking a lot about wikis and blogs, and wondering what these tools can do to support effective teaching and learning. Read more »

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