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  • ARTstor Announces Image Group Download

      ARTstor has added a new tool for group image downloads. You may already be familiar with their existing tool for batch downloading directly into PowerPoint, but now they have launched a new tool for batch downloading groups of …

  • Getty Announces 'Open Content' Program

          The Paul J. Getty Museum announces their new 'Open Content' Program. All of the Getty's public domain objects, totalling around 4,600, are available for download as high-resolution images and are free to use, modify, and …

  • Using Video in PowerPoint for Mac

    Do you have a great video you want to show in your class but don't know how to seamlessly integrate it into your PowerPoint presentation?  Today I gave a tech tutorial in the VRC demonstrating how to do exactly this.  If you were unable …

  • Instructional Sessions

    The Visual Resources Collection will be presenting a series of instructional sessions for departmental faculty, staff , and graduate students. Dates and topics are as follows: Bspace Schedule and Calendar Tools Wednesday 2/6, …

  • ARTstor & Java

    In recent weeks there have been security issues with the Java plug-in. ARTstor currently uses Java for individual image downloads. ARTstor has announced that they are developing a new solution for individual image downloads that will not require …

  • Online Office Hour Sign-up in Bspace

    Would you like your students to sign-up for office hours virtually? Bspace has the tools to create and manage a virtual sign-up sheet. You can create sign-up sheets for the entire semester in just 10 minutes in bspace. I have …

  • What size should images be for PowerPoint?

    For clarification on the sometimes muddy issue of image resolution for PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft has a good explanation on their website. In short, the resolution of your images will only display as large as the projector's (and …

  • Projector troubleshooting tips

    I have created a document with the most common projector problems and instructions on how to resolve them. You may download the projector troubleshooting guide here. Educational Technology Services is also available to help, should you encounter …

  • Is Your Mac Projecting Too Dark?

    If your Macintosh is displaying too dark when projected, you may need to change your color profile. You can access the color profile options under the display preferences on your Mac. Education Technology Services has outlined simple instructions …

  • ARTstor Goes Mobile!

    ARTstor registered users can now access the ARTstor image database through the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Read-only features such as searching, browsing, zooming, and viewing are available in the mobile format. Log-on to ARTstor from your …