Create a Google Hangout link using Google Calendar

May 16th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Two-minute video lesson: Create an all-access Google Hangout link using Google Calendar Did you know Google Calendar can generate Google Hangout meeting access links automatically? Many people struggle with accessing the video calls. Complicated instructions, links and set-up times can delay calls and sap collaborative energy. In this two-minute Screencast video, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, AlphaPlus Technology Coach […]

What We Learned From You!

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Our technology consultants are available on the phone, via chat, or email. But we love getting out in the community to learn more about the organizations we serve. Site visits and in-house training workshops are where we learn about your clever technology solutions and time saving hacks in action. Check out this terrific tip we […]

Google URL shortener

May 13th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

URL_shortenerGoogle URL shortener is a quick and simple to use tool that lets you shorten, share and track how many times someone clicked on your shortened URLs in real time. It is useful when you are sharing website links with learners or trying to promote a website and the link is simply too long.

Turn Off the Lights browser extension

January 13th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Turn Off the Lights is a free and simple to use browser extension that lets you dim everything on your screen except the video player you are watching. It helps to minimize distractions and bring your videos into focus. It can be a great tool for anyone, but especially for literacy students who might be distracted by all the additional text and images surrounding the video.

Google Chrome – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

November 20th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On November 18, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Google Chrome – a web browser with apps and extensions webinar. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers used worldwide, recognized for being secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome allows users to synchronize their bookmarks, history, and settings across all devices. […]

Understanding Creative Commons

May 30th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

How often do you find yourself wondering whether the image you found online and are about to use on your website, document or class activity is free to use or is covered by some kind of copyright?

You should always assume that an image found online is copyrighted and should always look for information on when and how you can use it – that’s when knowing about and understanding Creative Commons licensing can be useful.

Passwords and online security – webinar recording and presentation slides

March 8th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On March 5, 2013, at 3 pm ET, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Passwords and Online Security webinar. During the session, we explored tools and resources designed to help create strong and secure passwords and to help manage the multitude of passwords we rely on and use every day. A recording of the webinar can be […]

Passwords and online security

February 28th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Using your username and password online provides you with quick access to everything from your email and bank accounts to your favourite social network websites and tools.

Passwords give you a lot of power and control and it’s critical to keep them safe and secure.

Unfortunately, we often find that passwords are the weakest link in the security chain. Keeping track of many passwords can be difficult and overwhelming, and accounts are often compromised when passwords are weak, reused across websites, or when they are shared with someone untrustworthy.

Using Google Forms to collect responses

January 30th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Google formsWhen we redeveloped the AlphaPlus website, we organized an online scavenger hunt to challenge our users and to make exploring our new site fun. Using Google Forms, we developed a questionnaire and had it embedded directly into our contest page. It gave our participants a chance to see the questions and immediately type in the answers below.

After all the questions were answered, participants simply clicked “Submit” and their responses were automatically added to a spreadsheet that provided us with a time stamp, their name and all the questions they answered.

AlphaPlus: The power of sharing — social bookmarking and the AlphaPlus Web Index

April 11th, 2011 by Guylaine Vinet

For the past decade, staff here at AlphaPlus has been developing an online collection of resources – the Web Index. The Index was built by following the trends in adult literacy and responding to the needs expressed by the adult literacy field. It has now become a collection of links to over 1000 web-based resources on all aspects of adult basic education and literacy.

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