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Media Management 101

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FNU Student Services Webinar on Media Management 101.

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Media Management 101

  1. 1. HEALTHY ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES• FNU provides you with a wealth of downloadable material• What do you do with it all?• We give you podcasts (.mp3), PowerPoints (.pptx), Word Docs (.docx), and web links (URLs).• Developing a standard format in which you save ALL files is essential to maintaining healthy organization on your computer.
  2. 2. WHERE DO I SAVE MY STUFF?
  3. 3. LET’S THINK ABOUT FILE STRUCTURE Courses PC600 NP621 Module ModuleAssignments Other Media Assignments Other Media Readings Readings
  4. 4. ON YOUR DESKTOP!Make a folder Make folders inside your folder
  5. 5. BUT WAIT! HOW DO I EASILY CREATE NEW FOLDERS?• Right mouse click is your best friend!
  6. 6. THE SAME THINGS WORKS INSIDE FOLDERS!!!
  7. 7. …WHAT DO WE NAME THE MEDIA?…• Everyone uses different naming conventions.• Rename files you download from ANGEL, library databases, emails, etc…• STAY CONSISTENT• Allows for easy searching if you somehow “lose” a document
  8. 8. THREE EASY STEPS TO PDF ORGANIZATION
  9. 9. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I ORGANIZE?• Do your instructors or classmates provide helpful links in your courses or course forums?• YES! I’m sure they do.• Why not save these as bookmarks?• [INSERT YOUR IDEA HERE]
  10. 10. ENJOY ORGANIZING? CHECK OUT THESE COOL TOOLS• www.dropbox.com • Cloud storage – accessible anywhere you have an internet connection • Great for backing up important files • Easy to share files with others • Can either be used as a web based program or as traditional software
  11. 11. MORE TOOLS!!!!!!!• www.evernote.com
  12. 12. …MORE ON EVERNOTE…• Cloud storage based – just like dropbox• Great for syncing notes across multiple devices• Allows for tagging of items to make searching easier • For example… You could create a set of notes for a class or subject, tag them with the subject, and the easily access them at a later time by searching for the tag
  13. 13. EVEN MORE TOOLS!REFWORKS -- http://frontier.libguides.com/refworks
  14. 14. HOW ABOUT A LIVE DEMO?

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