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How to Find Copyright-Flexible Music for Multimedia Presentations

This video provides one method for finding copyright flexible (Creative Commons) music via SoundCloud.

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Finding Copyright Flexible Images using Flickr

Need help finding copyright flexible images for a multimedia presentation? This video offers a step-by-step approach to finding media you can legally use via Flickr. Be sure to pay attention to the license type attached to each image and use … Continue reading

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Create a Custom Menu in WordPress

Check out this resource from WordPress help. It demonstrates how to create a custom menu for your blog. Click the image or link below to redirect to this help document from WordPress. https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ Advanced Menu Settings: https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

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Updated: Adding a Custom WordPress Homepage

Check out this resource from WordPress Help. It discusses the method for creating a custom homepage for your site. Click the image below to redirect to the WordPress help document. https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/   

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Working with the Sidebar in the New WordPress Interface

WordPress is updating its interface, which is really making me mad! The WP Admin area was really powerful and easy to use. The watered-down version of the admin panel has frustrated my students and me. I’ve created a video to … Continue reading

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Free Version of WordPress and Issues with Audio and Video

Hey Multimedia Students: The free version of WordPress has some limitations that can be solved with some “go arounds.” You can’t upload and view large video files on WordPress using the free version. That is a feature that you have … Continue reading

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How to Add a Polldaddy Poll to your WordPress Blog Sidebar

Instructions on inserting polls into your sidebar.  First, make sure you have a Polldaddy account (you can set it up through WordPress, just go to SETTINGS, then Polls [another way to get there: Polls]  and it walks you through it). … Continue reading

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Converting MP4 Video Files to M4V Using Handbrake – Video Tutorial

This video tutorial explains how to use Handbrake to convert MP4 files into M4V files without buying expensive conversion software. If your  camera shoots MP4 files, you’ll have to convert them before editing them into iMovie 11 because iMovie 11 … Continue reading

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Converting MTS and MP4 Video Files for Use in iMovie 11

The last few days have restored my belief that the best part of being a teacher is the way it forces me to learn. I’ve spent several (maybe more than several) hours over the past few days helping students solve … Continue reading

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YouTube Web-Based Video Editor

Did you know the YouTube has a free video editor that allows you to work with your clips through the web browser? Go to http://YouTube.com/editor to play around with this feature. If you already have a YouTube account with videos, … Continue reading

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Adding Type to a Path in Photoshop

As we work toward a rough draft of the visual narrative assignment, we are challenging ourselves by using new knowledge of Photoshop and other digital tools to communicate our first-person stories. You may find this tutorial useful if you are … Continue reading

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Designwoop’s Picks for Best New Portfolio Themes in WordPress

Designwoop reviewed some newly added WordPress themes for portfolio design. Check out the link for their top picks. http://designwoop.com/2013/02/20-new-wordpress-portfolio-themes-to-showoff-your-work/

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Getting Started with Illustrator CS6

If you’re just getting started with Adobe Illustrator CS6, you may find these videos helpful. I generally recommend that people begin by playing with typography and paths, and these videos explain both of those functions of the program. Link to … Continue reading

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Customizing your Facebook Design for Personal Use or Business

This article serves as a resource for customizing your Facebook page using  graphics. It also outlines some cautions that will get you in trouble with Facebook. This information could be useful for students using photo editing software for the first … Continue reading

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Video Links: Photoshop CS6 Adjustments for Beginners

If you are one of those people who always wanted to learn Photoshop but never made the time, you may like these very short videos that will start your learning and make photos you gift to family and friends look … Continue reading

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