Month: January 2014

Blackboard Course Files and Content Control

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This Blackboard training class hosted by Linda Larson was a 1-week online course which consisted of three lessons introducing the Course Files area, basic accessibility concepts, and content tools including the Build Content area, creating a Content Folder, Item, File, URL, Image, Audio, and YouTube Mashup. After successful completing this training, I feel I have a much stronger understanding of the Course Files area and how to organize and add various types of content to a course.

Most effective in this session was the explanations given regarding the course copy materials. A problem in the past was a full copy of the files area being added INTO the new course file area. This exponential increase in file sizes can cause blackboard class sizes to baloon into 5-10GB courses sizes. Linda Larson of Wake Tech Community College walked us through identifying these files and through the removal process.

Internet Advertising 2014 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2014 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I received this message:

Welcome to the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2014 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

They say if you ask five people in a room to evaluate an advertisement, you’ll get seven different opinions. Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 14 final applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2014