COBL Staff Blogs

Staff Blog: Create and Publish Narrated Presentations on the Web


COBL staffer Carolyn has written a great post about creating narrated presentations…which is something that should be easier than it is! Here’s an excerpt:

Narrated presentations are quite popular these days. I’m sure you’ve seen more than a few examples by now; we’ve used Articulate (expensive and not mobile friendly) and SlideShare (free, kinda clunky) in the past but have still not found the perfect solution. The problem is not creating the narrations (PowerPoint has had a narration feature for years), it’s distributing them with a manageable file size. Since PowerPoint does not compress the audio, a 10min. narrated presentation could be about upwards of 5GB! That would take a long time to download, even on the fasted connection. My solution utilizes two awesome and FREE web-based tools, which means there’s nothing for you or your students to download:


Click here
to read the full post.


How COBL is helping the University go green?


COBL adopted the recycling station located outside our door in University Hall and staffer, Carolyn, created a few posters explaining how online courses and our department are helping to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. Check them out below!

How is COBL Conserving Energy?

How Do Online Classes Conserve Energy?

Easy online scheduling with


Carolyn found a great tool to help you schedule online or in-person meetings with your students. It’s called Tungle, and you can learn all about it on her blog by clicking the image below.

Happy scheduling!

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