Monday, December 14, 2009

Web 2.0 Tool of the Week: Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com)
Flickr is an online image management and sharing tool. Users can post images and short videos.

Flickr Features:

  • Post pictures and short videos
  • Edit pictures—crop, get rid of red eye, special effects
  • Organize pictures into groups by themes or topics
  • Content is moderated and must be flagged as safe, moderate, or restricted.
  • Comment on pictures
  • Two account types available: Basic (free) and Pro

Using Flickr Professionally:
  • Search for Creative Commons licensed photos or video clips for presentations
  • Network with others by joining groups with others who have the same interests
  • Teach students about intellectual property rights by exploring the licensing types allowed on Flickr

Tell us how you’re using Flickr in this post's comments.

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Voicemail Tip of the Week: Listening to Messages by Phone

TWU has a new voicemail system for all permanent faculty and staff. The new system integrates voicemail with e-mail, delivering all messages to both telephone and e-mail. To request an account on the new system, e-mail voicemail@twu.edu and include your name, campus, and telephone extension.

Listening to voicemail messages
  • Voicemail messages are automatically delivered to your email inbox.

  • Messages can be accessed by phone or by email, whichever is preferred.

  • When accessing your voicemail by phone, the system will offer options to listen to voicemail messages by
    • pressing (1) then
      • (1) for new messages
        or
      • (2) for saved messages

During message playback, there are several features available:

Save current message.......................... 1
Forward message to extension........... 2
Skip to next message............................ 3
Replay current message...................... 4
Rewind message 6 seconds............... 5
Fast forward message 6 seconds...... 6
Delete this message, play next........... 7

Features available at all times:

Return to a previous menu.................. *
Finish a key entry................................. #

Voicemail Tip of the Week: Remote phone access

TWU has a new voicemail system for all permanent faculty and staff. The new system integrates voicemail with e-mail, delivering all messages to both telephone and e-mail. To request an account on the new system, e-mail voicemail@twu.edu and include your name, campus, and telephone extension.

Remote phone access to voicemail allows you to stay connected when traveling, or to be able to change your greeting when out of the office unexpectedly.

Remote access from off campus:
  1. Call the voicemail system
    • Denton....... (940)898-4646
    • Dallas......... (214)689-6677
    • Houston..... (713)794-2044

  2. Press # (system prompt)

  3. Enter your six digit mailbox number (system prompt)
    Note: Six digit mailbox numbers are a campus code (Denton: 81, Dallas-Parkland: 82, Dallas-Presbyterian: 83, Houston: 84) + the four digit extension.

  4. Enter your security code