CHD All Staff Training Halloween the Thirteenth

CHD All Staff Training
October 2023 – Jeopardy the 13th!
YouTube Video

We just completed our CHD All Staff Training on the weekend and here is the most recent version of Jeopardy: Friday the Thirteenth Halloween Edition! Lots of prizes in the form of Mystery Bags and also some timely and hidden Hiero-GIF-ics too! Lots of fun and looking forward to the next one!

Halloween Jeopardy End Credits
                       Halloween Jeopardy End Credits

And to show you the very END first, i.e. the Director’s Cut at the end, like Marvel, is the thumbnail to the right! Full YouTube video of the entire PowerPoint slide as a movie is below it and in the title above! The actual slide deck does NOT transfer well to pdf format due to all the transitions, images, text magic and special effects! So if anyone wants to see the ACTUAL slide deck or wants to know how I do some of the effects, let me know! I am always making new ‘special effects’ with each new Jeopardy, to keep learning more about PowerPoint!

And I will leave you with a possible hint to at least one new category for February 2024 Jeopardy – Computer Dad Jokes!

Why did the PowerPoint Presentation cross the road?
                                         Why did the PowerPoint Presentation cross the road?

And what would be a Bog Blog post without some new Star Trek promos! Oh, and I recently watched Foundation too and I was impressed! Plus a couple of non-SF shows I really REALLY LIKE!

I have kept the thumbnails (below) a previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back one post and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy the 13th Halloween Edition
                                    Jeopardy the 13th Halloween Edition

 

    Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

CHD Jeopardy All Staff Training OCTOBER 2023

CHD Jeopardy
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
OCTOBER 2023
NOW UPDATED for YOUTUBE!

ALL STAFF  TRAINING
IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday OCTOBER 14th!!!
(Right after Friday the 13th!!)

CHD ALL STAFF TRAINING IS BACK! The Day After Friday the Thirteenth too!  CHD JEOPARDY HALLOWEEN EDITION! CART2D2 will be there too! Brand new questions, answers, puns, jokes and PRIZES TOO, including a new CHD  Wheel of  Terror with better graphics, MORE prizes and completely new Categories!

There will even be random prizes above the regular Daily Double prizes, scattered throughout! And MYSTERY BAGS for prizes too! Don’t miss it! Come for the training

And below is a GIF sneak peek of what is to come!

Come for the training! Stay for the Jeopardy … & of course, the food!

And a bit of what to expect
on the weekend too!

AND, AGAIN, as a BONUS feature, I turned the previous PowerPoint of CHD Jeopardy Mixed Bag into a video and have posted it at YouTube! So you can  slowly go through, WATCHING Jeopardy! You can scroll down below or click HERE to go directly to it! YAY CHD JEOPARDY AND SATURDAY STAFF  TRAINING!

I have kept the thumbnails (down below) from a previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back a few posts and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!
(PS: Scroll to  very end to see C2D2!)

 

 


 

 

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy JANUARY 2023
                                                     Jeopardy JANUARY 2023

 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

 

CHD Jeopardy All Staff Training JUNE 2023

CHD Jeopardy
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
JUNE 2023

ALL STAFF  TRAINING
IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday June 3rd !!!

Only the FOURTH time since Covid started in March of 2020 (for UVIC remote) that we were able to host an in-person training session, complete with CHD Supers, Co-ops and Consultants and … CHD JEOPARDY! CART2D2 will be there too! Brand new questions, answers, puns, jokes and PRIZES TOO, including the CHD  Wheel of  Destiny and new types of questions too!

INSTANT PRIZES for answering questions and then whatever is left over (lots and lots!), everyone gets a Toblerone, CLIF bar or a Rice Krispy square! Thank goodness for HIGH QUALITY DOLLAR STORES IN TOWN! And no need for a follow-up over the weekend! INSTANT PLAY AND INSTANT WIN! YAY!

And here is the first ever SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Double Jeopardy! A teaser trailer JUST before the questions!

And as an EXTRA BONUS, I will include a few ‘Secret GIFs‘ that will be used in the new Double Trouble Jeopardy … at A NEW GIF SITE here! Click and have a sneak peek of Double Trouble GIFs! And a bunch more reposted GIFs from previous Jeopardy sessions are here! Enjoy! 
Come for the training! Stay for the Jeopardy … & the food!

AND, AGAIN, as a BONUS feature, I turned the previous PowerPoint of CHD Jeopardy Mixed Bag into a video and have posted it at YouTube! So you can  slowly go through, WATCHING Jeopardy! You can scroll down below or click HERE to go directly to it! YAY CHD JEOPARDY AND SATURDAY STAFF  TRAINING!

I have kept the thumbnails (down below) from a previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back a few posts and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!
(PS: Scroll to  very end to see C2D2!)

 


 

 

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy JANUARY 2023
                                                     Jeopardy JANUARY 2023

 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

 

CHD Jeopardy All Staff Training January 2023

CHD Jeopardy
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
JANUARY 2023

ALL STAFF  TRAINING
WAS BACK ON THE WEEKEND!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!!!

Only the THIRD time since Covid started in March of 2020 (for UVIC remote) that we were able to host an in-person training session, complete with CHD Supers, Coops and Consultants and … CHD JEOPARDY! CART2D2 was even there! Brand new questions, answers, puns, jokes and PRIZES TOO including the first ever use of the CHD  Wheel of  Destiny!!!!

This way I could hand out INSTANT PRIZES for answering questions and then whatever was left over (lots and lots!), everyone gets a Toblerone, CLIF bar or a Rice Krispy square! Thank goodness for HIGH QUALITY DOLLAR STORES IN TOWN! And no need for a follow-up over the weekend! INSTANT PLAY AND INSTANT WIN! YAY!

Come for the training…..
stay for the Jeopardy … & the food!

AND, AGAIN, as a BONUS feature, I turned the PowerPoint of CHD Jeopardy Mixed Bag into a video and have posted it at YouTube! So you can  slowly go through, WATCHING Jeopardy! You can scroll down below or click HERE to go directly to it! YAY CHD JEOPARDY AND SATURDAY STAFF  TRAINING!

I have kept the thumbnails (down below) from a previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back a few posts and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!
(PS: Scroll to  very end to see C2D2!)


 

 

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy JANUARY 2023
                                                     Jeopardy JANUARY 2023

 

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

 

Thanks for the MEME-ories!

THANKS
for the
MEME-ories!

A constant mainstay of most of my posts are … MEMES! Yeah, yeah, yeah ….  everybody does Memes! And … that is a good thing! See, just added one there of Martha Stewart! And probably all you youngsters out there won’t know who she is or her catch phrase! That is okay and that too is … A Good Thing! I guess that makes this a Meta-Meme! LOL!

I generously populate my posts with home grown memes and gifs! Some might argue that a meme should NOT be a GIF. That would NOT be … ME! A picture might be worth 1000 words (+GST/PST), so why not animate it, and add a few more to the mix! The more the meme-ier! LOL!

I use an online site called ezgif.com to do most of my editing. All you need it an original image or gif and you can quickly and easily make it into anything you want! And if you can’t find the exact meme or animated gif …. you can import your own VIDEO clip! I use handbrake to ‘harvest’ a few seconds of movies or YouTube clips. Then it only takes a few minutes to really figure out how add text to your new GIF! I even wrote a post about it called ‘Adding Text to GIFs … Jeopardy GIF/MEME Version!‘ way back in May of 2021! I have a mini lesson there but oodles of links for you to explore as well! I think it is one of my better posts as I use GIFs every day and try to think of new ones or new techniques too! Hardly a CHD meeting goes by without SOMEONE including a relevant and hilarious GIF …  you know who you are!

But I also like to be creative in PowerPoint too, for all the CHD Jeopardy training sessions each semester! GIFs created at ezgif are standalone and great!

                                              CHD Jeopardy

But in PowerPoint, you can place a ‘clean’ or ‘untexted’ file and then use PowerPoint to add animated text AFTER the image shows up, or WITH IT too! So, the GIF can ‘fly in’ from the left side and then the text can ‘fly in’ (or anything!) from the right side! So, it adds another level of animation to the GIF! I use both!

There are probably an infinite number of bloggers, making an infinite number of GIFs on the internet! So, give it a try and see what you can make on your own! Start easy with a simple favourite GIF of anything! Add a few lines of text, change the font, the colour, the timing! And then try it in PowerPoint too! Be creative! Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy! AND HAVE FUN! That might be a more ‘timely’ or ‘generational’ GIF for all of the younger bloggers! 

I am guilty on all those counts …. sentenced to lifetime imprisonment for flagrant and repetitive bad graphic design work! My daughter is a professional Graphic Designer and … you guessed it … rolls her eyes every time I talk about what I did for the most recent Jeopardy! LOL!

I am also adding a post called ‘GIFs‘ with JUST FAVOURITE CALL MEMES IN IT HERE! Some with text and some without! And below will be many of my most recent memes from here at Bog Blog! Enjoy! And although OAC does not like putting up PowerPoint files, all the CHD Jeopardy training sessions are in PDF format and the GIFS, although not animated, are there! Just click on my Page for CALL Jeopardy Opus! Need any, let me know!

CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                       CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II
ST:Strange New Worlds HIT IT!
                                                                ST:Strange New Worlds HIT IT!

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

My password is ... 'password'
                                                                      My password is … ‘password’

Click for BIG NAMED colourful GIF iMacs!
                     Click for BIG NAMED colourful GIF iMacs!

TTFN!

CHD Grab Bag of Fall CALL y’All!

CHD Grab Bag
of Fall CALL y’All!
November 2022 … ALREADY???

November …  already? WOW …. and deserving of … ALL CAPS! NOVEMBER … ALREADY? This semester has gone both fast and slow … at the same time! And that sums up the entire year too! 

This post will mostly be a summary with a few teasers about what might be coming up soon in CALL and elsewhere. It has been a very busy semester and quite the varied usage in CALL too! CALL has been around since September of 1989.  That is NOT a typo – since 1989! And so many new and different uses just in this semester alone! And a bit of a list below in very rough chronological order! And the photos will be in a gallery at the end of this post.

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Orientation to start the year!  Very successful on many accounts – they meet their Instructors (Nigel & Tim!), they find CALL so that they know WHERE their quizzes, midterms and Final exams will be and discover it is a drop-in location for them too! Thanks Sandra! Good luck to all the students with their studies! ASL is so much fun and is THE hardest class to get into at UVic with huge waiting lists!
  • CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist IIComputer Help Desk Staff Training! Only the 2nd IN PERSON training since returning to UVic! And of course, a new version of CHD Jeopardy: Greg’s Playlist II! And lots of prizes were won – see my last post here.
  • PAAS Korean Chat Cafe is back in full force too! What a perfect blend of location, technology and amazing Instructors! Students get to chat with real live Koreans during their scheduled class time! Thanks Jaerang!
  • All kinds of Linguistics quizzes and mid-terms and later on this semester, ANOTHER Linguistics Poster Session as well! Last year, that event was the genesis of the idea to have dual monitors in CALL! Thanks for the idea, Sandra! Fortunately, I was able to reuse some older tech destined for recycling – dongles, monitors and cables from Heather at HSD and with Tomoyo’s help, setup ALL the computers in CALL with DUAL MONITORS for literally ZERO COST (just my ‘CALL Time’) and avoid shredding this older tech! Check out my PAGE about UVic recycling HERE! And for any students returning to CALL in September, the ‘new’ dual monitors were a huge new and WELCOME update! YAY!  ALL my Bog Blog pages are always to the side of each and every post! YAY PAGES!
  • A Global Community Workshop, 2 sessions over 2 weeks helped international Business students navigate hiring and improving their resumes.
  • Italian quizzes and exams! YAY ESTELLE!
  • Hispanic & Italian Studies Annual Colloquium including a Spanish Lansdowne Lecture – a FIRST for The CALL Facility! And a Spanish Writing Workshop too! Quite the combination of new events hosted in CALL! You can find ALL UVic Public Lectures here.
  • Hosted a group of international students from Pearson College of the Pacific at the end of their weeklong ‘shadowing’ of Spanish courses at UVic! They met in CALL to watch a Spanish YouTube video and workshop the week that was! Thanks Silvia and Adriana!
  • I continued to participate in the Annual Great BC Shakeout! I take cover under my desk and …. I am usually the only one who DOES participate! UVic has a great Emergency Planning site too! And the Earthquake & Tsunami site is here! Check it out!
  • All sorts of Computer Help Desk Pop-Up Tents for Orientation and most recently, Phishing Awareness. AND in the very near future, this November, CALL will be used for Phishing Awareness Training! The OAC Phish Bowl is here! Thanks Kelly!
  • Spanish SIELE exam is scheduled in CALL later in November! It has been about 3 years (pre-Covid) since CALL hosted this prestigious exam! Looking forward to it! Thanks Silvia and Pablo!
  • A very special Spanish class with Gabriela will feature a Peruvian Rapper via a Zoom call for her students later in November! This is ANOTHER new and exciting event in CALL for her Spanish students! Thanks Gabriela and Chrissie!
  • Spanish Oral exams will be conducted in CALL as well, another first! Thanks Pablo!
  •          CSI CALL Halloween

    Halloween Decorations in CALL! Yeah, yet another chalk outline using old Mac Mini cables. Where is Sherlock Holmes when you need him! And amazingly it was gone the next day … without even needing a FAMIS request! They are SO GOOD!

  • And, of course, I am working on the NEXT CHD Jeopardy: A Mixed Bag! Tentatively sometime in January 2023, I want to add more prizes, INSTANT prizes using the new CHD Wheel of Prizes and have all new jokes, puns and puzzles to this next edition! Thanks to everyone at CHD for … putting up with me and my crazy imagination!

I am fairly certain I have forgotten a few events, so I reserve the right to … add them later on! In CALL, every day is different, every student is different and every joke and pun I think of … might not be different so I reserve the right to use them over and over and over again! And now, for some photos of the events above!

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make The CALL Facility or Jeopardy ‘CAN’T MISS EVENTS‘ without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

CHD Jeopardy All Staff Training September 2022

CHD Jeopardy
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
September 2022

YAY!
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
WAS BACK ON THE WEEKEND! 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
    CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II

Only the second time since Covid started in March of 2020 (for UVIC remote) that we were able to host an in-person training session, complete with CHD Supers, Coops and Consultants and … CHD JEOPARDY! CART2D2 was even there! Brand new questions, answers, puns, jokes and PRIZES TOO in …

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
     Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist I

Greg’s Playlist II! And don’t forget about Greg’s Playlist I either! 

Come for the training, stay for the Jeopardy … & the food!

Many more Toblerone Challenges  too! SEVEN Toblerone challenges throughout training, beginning with the very first slide that had FOUR Toblerone bars up for grabs!

The four answers are: Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Sage),  Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (Chris), Tina Turner and Bryan  Adams – It’s Only  Love (Chris again!) and Ed Sheeran – Thinking  Out Loud (Sage again!)

Multiple winners ARE ALLOWED!

Rem for Worf from ST:TNG with Worf proclaiming that prune juice is a Warrior’s drink!

 

Zoe for solving the anagram of ‘The Computer Help Desk Rocks”! 

 

Alexandra for correctly identifying a favourite old TV series of mine “Get Smart” with Agent 86 – Maxwell Smart! Was it the shoe phone that gave it away? LOL!

And there definitely  were even “Early Bird Winners” of Sarah, Alexandra and Tom – yes, multiple MULTIPLE winners!  I can’t fool them!

For the next Jeopardy in .. January 2023, I am tinkering with ideas ranging from a Scavenger Hunt (digital!), Wheel of Doom (from CHD), more Puzzles to solve and even A category of “Dad Jokes” too! Be afraid … be VERY afraid!

What DID backfire on me was my Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (SNW)  question! It was the first ever POLL within Jeopardy so EVERYBODY had a chance to win some chocolate bars! But I was upended by … NOBODY believing ST:SNW was the …  BEST STAR TREK SERIES EVER! LOL! I was all set to throw chocolate bars at anyone  who agreed with me … and not a single arm went up! HAHA! The chocolate bars will be in the Staff Kitchen soon, along with lots of chocolate based goodies for everyone who did attend and participate! THANK YOU ALL! 

A couple of LIVE snapshots of CHD Jeopardy LIVE from the weekend and also CART2D2 are below  .. scroll  down to see them!

AND, as a BONUS feature, I turned the PowerPoint of CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II into a video and have posted it at YouTube! So you can  slowly go through, WATCHING Jeopardy! You can scroll down below or click HERE to go directly to it! YAY JEOPARDY!

I have kept the thumbnails (down below) from a previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back a few posts and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!


 

 

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

The CALL Facility … and other Mysteries of UVIC – Updated July 2022

DEJA CALL … all over again!

So, what exactly IS
The CALL Facility at UVic?
Well, here goes!
Including new ‘BETA‘ content
for September 2022 !

I have a NEW PDF (and PDF-video!) for a NEW version of The CALL Facility Orientation for September 2022!

  ⬇️ September 2022 ⬇️
NEW BETA VERSION
The CALL Facility Orientation
  ⬇️ Click Below to download ⬇️

And just below is my “Director’s Cut” YouTube version, converted from PowerPoint – and less than 2 minutes in length (1:59! LOL!) I will definitely have some updates and upgrades between now and then as I ‘Field Test’ this new approach to showing everyone The CALL Facility and preparing for September 2022.

Previous versions (Page) of my CALL intro had MANY slides of all the available resources for each  language/course/Department that used CALL for homework, assignments, WICKET, etc. That has totally changed due to Covid and I wanted a very quick, very informative slide show that ANYONE could quickly see (and show!) and not be resource or ‘click heavy’. I hope I have accomplished that!

I will continue to tweak it and after a few live CALL orientations, I will update these resources! Of course, I retain the right to .. include my brand of humour throughout! Oh, by the way, without a doubt, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is THE BEST STAR TREK SERIES OF ALL TIME! And … Spoiler Alert – this could actually pop up as a Jeopardy Questions in the new September CHD Training Day! You .. never … know!

The CALL Facility is STILL one of the Hidden Gems of Clearihue! Enjoy!

I will  have future Bog Blog posts about “Heading Back to UVic“,  “Oldest Computers in the World“, “On Vacation“, “Welcome Back to UVic” in September, and even some updated Pages and more totally random stuff that I seem to … maybe … specialize in! LOL!

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
   CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II

And … another SPOILER ALERT a brand new CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II for September CHD Training too! YAY JEOPARDY!

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make CALL Orientations or CHD Jeopardy without all of you and your assistance, support and … rolling eyes!! Thank you!

TTFN!

 

Doctor Jeopardy and the UVic Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange Jeopardy
and the
UVic Multiverse of Madness

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                              Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

The Computer Help Desk had our first ALL STAFF In-Person Training session recently and I was able to present CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist for  the FIRST TIME SINCE COVID STARTED! And I introduced brand new fun CHD Jeopardy questions, including Fill in the BlanksMultiple Choice and TOBLERONE PRIZES for  solving puzzles and scavenger hunts! Thanks to everyone who participated and WON!

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                       CHD Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II

AND I am almost done my September CALL Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist II! I like to have it all ready WELL in advance of the next training session! And there will  be more new Jeopardy questions, MORE Toblerone prizes and NEW ways to win NEW PRIZES TOO! And maybe even …. Spoiler Alert …. A GROUP JEOPARDY QUESTION TOO WHERE EVERYONE CAN WIN SOMETHING!!!

I try to do one or two new different participatory slides each time and the next Jeopardy will be BIGGER AND BETTER WITH  MORE CHANCES TO  WIN PRIZES! Listen closely …. do you want to know what …. and how to win Jeopardy prizes  …….

SSssshhhh ….. can you keep a secret? Well …. so can I! LOL!

And, Spoiler Alert … I am also working on a brand new CALL Orientation PowerPoint for September

ST: Strange New Worlds
                                                                           ST: Strange New Worlds

And you never know … there might even be a Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Jeopardy question too! ANYTHING can happen in the UVIC Multiverse of Madness! (And subtle joke … notice how I tied Marvel AND Star Trek, into  the title of this Bog Blog post ….. a chocolate bar to the first CHD Staff person who reads this far AND tells me the connection! (WAY easier than you think to solve!)

ST:Strange New Worlds HIT IT!
                                                                  ST: Strange New Worlds HIT IT!

I have kept the thumbnails (below) from my previous post about “A Brief History of Time, Space & … JEOPARDY At The Computer Help Desk” but you can always go back one post and read more!

I …. encourage that!
& reading ALL previous
CALL Me Bog posts TOO!

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

 

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

 

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

 

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

 

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Bo
Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
                                                   Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us
CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD
                                                       CHD Jeopardy Generation CHD

 

 

 

 

          

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                                                    Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHD Jeopardy Greg's Playlist II
                                           CHD Jeopardy XII Greg’s Playlist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!

A Brief History of Time and Space and … Jeopardy at The Computer Help Desk

A Brief  History of Time, Space & …
JEOPARDY
At The Computer Help Desk

                  The CALL Facility

The Computer Help Desk had our first ALL STAFF In-Person Training session this past Saturday in The CALL Facility! Around 2.5 YEARS since our last one,  probably around February in 2020 before … well … you know what happened after that!

               The CALL Facility

CHD has still had training sessions throughout working  remotely, but used other collaborative software applications such as Blackboard, Zoom, Skype and now TEAMS to offer training for all our new Coops and returning Consultants! SPOILER ALERT – I prefer TEAMS to all of the alternatives! YAY TEAMS!

This post will be a brief recap of ALL the CHD ‘Jeopardy’ training sessions and how it has changed from the very first workshop I presented at .. and it was not even Jeopardy back then!

CHD Workshop
                   CHD Workshop

The very FIRST Saturday CHD Workshop presentation was a general introduction to The CALL Facility and WICKET! WICKET was essentially an attendance program, custom written for CALL to keep track of student ‘attendance’ in CALL. Many Departments, including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Linguistics and more, required a lab component to their classes for students, typically an hour a week, with at least one visit. WICKET would identify the student and class(es) they were taking and staff would assign a location for them. When they left, they would ‘sign out’ at the front counter and their time and visit would be logged!

CALL Jeopardy I
                     CALL Jeopardy I

Next was the first ever CALL version  of Jeopardy! And I take NO CREDIT for the template that was used! Sherri originated the template for a Systems social event, so ….  I just acquired the template! And it truly was a CALL Version. But over the years,  I have mostly titled them ‘CALL Jeopardy’, but they really are just ‘Jeopardy’ or ‘CHD Jeopardy’ now! It was bare bones, no Trivia, and just pick a number under a category. But it was a start for Jeopardy!

CALL ++ Jeopardy
                  CALL ++ Jeopardy

Then I started to get a bit more … imaginative … and introduced Jeopardy II CALL ++ Version! I started playing around with themes, backgrounds, puns, jokes and … TRIVIA under each category! Yeah, you are probably saying .. what took you so long! I even put in a ‘Daily Double’ but only for cosmetic reasons! Why not! And the side benefit was … I was learning about more features of PowerPoint! Many of my CALL orientations were using Keynote slides – which have awesome special effects! But PowerPoint has been a mainstay of Jeopardy from the beginning!

Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things
       Jeopardy III Knee-d-Full Things

And then even more adventurous with the next rendition of Jeopardy III – Knee-d-Full-Things! At the time I was having knee surgery, and I think Stranger Things was just taking off too! AND a Star Wars movie was out too so .. the theme basically wrote itself! I even started to use some graphics within the trivia part of the categories too. But that has fallen a bit to the side! Trivia was barely an option back then!

Jeopardy IV Endgame
               Jeopardy IV Endgame

Then came the truly first ‘themed’ version of Jeopardy ENDGAME! Most of us at CHD are huge fans of Marvel, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Pokémon … OR ALL OF THEM! So this version full  blown Trivia was in force as each question required knowing where each Marvel movie ‘quote’ came from, either the movie or the character! And of course, Endgame had just come out too! So … Spoiler Alert: there WERE SPOILERS in Jeopardy! 

Jeopardy V Pop Culture
             Jeopardy V Pop Culture

Next up would  be Jeopardy V Pop Culture! This was fun because I started to put a few more GIFs in each slide and … it was becoming quite challenging to come up with new and fun questions for all the new Coops, and Consultants to try and figure out! Each new Jeopardy I add a new layer of … something … to make it better and more interesting for everyone, especially myself! Pop Culture let me pick SO MANY NEW Trivia questions too! This was one of my favourite Jeopardy sessions!

Jeopardy VI Reboot Version
            Jeopardy VI Reboot Version

Then came a series of remote training sessions, based on the idea that we were all really trying to ‘reboot’ ourselves into a new world of remote computing and nobody, NOBODY, had any idea how much our work at the CHD would be affected by being home for so long. Jeopardy VI Reboot Version was the first attempt at using Blackboard, I think, and it was a bit disastrous! I ran out of time, the AV was a bit wonky too. I had been in Teams and perhaps Zoom just PRIOR and I was in the wrong Blackboard channel and the problems just continue to mount with a weird double-echo in my headset. So I basically abandoned this one mid-training! LOL! But this was a learning moment for  me too! What NOT to do .. before Jeopardy!

Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot
             Jeopardy VI Dual re-Boot

And of course, the obvious title  for the next session would be Jeopardy VII Dual re-Boot! That was also a pun on all the CALL computers … which were Dual Boot MAC/WIN at the time! There is always a slightly skewed reason for all the titles, question, trivia and answers! Spoiler Alert: That won’t change anytime soon! 🙂 And, I also ran out of time with this version of Jeopardy! But the silver lining to having incomplete Jeopardy, is that CHD Review was introduced and given about 5 minutes at the conclusion of each CHD (Super) Review, there was time to finish of any Jeopardy questions! YAY! Jeopardy was no longer … in Jeopardy! 🙂

Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
         Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot

And then came the first ‘Triple Header’ called Jeopardy TRIPLE re-BOOT! This was not the first use of actual video links in Jeopardy, but I included a link to a brief orientation of CALL for everyone, and also

Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot
          Jeopardy VIII Triple re-Boot

for when I would be away for my major knee surgery – I am either part Borg or part Terminator with my new left knee! THAT was 6 months away from work, so there was a gap in training session participation for me! And I seem to have a version of Triple re-Boot Jeopardy with a different start screen! Ah, I need a RAM upgrade soon as I am forgetting my own Jeopardy sessions! 🙂

Jeopardy IX Memes "R" Us
           Jeopardy IX Memes “R” Us

Then came a ‘ground breaking’ version of Jeopardy IX MEMEs ‘R’ Us! I discovered a site that EASILY made a custom meme with whatever you wanted to put on it! Every slide had a unique CHD Meme on it, usually poking fun at the question, CHD, staff and even myself! This was a fantastic new addition, for me, as it opened up all kinds of possibilities! And if I could not find a ‘blank’ existing meme/gif then I was able to create one with Handbrake as a brief video from a source video, slice out a few second, then turn that video, complete with my own text, into the EXACT meme I wanted, at ezgif.com!

CHD Jeopardy Poll
                   CHD Jeopardy Poll

And then a new approach to be inclusive of all our CHD staff! I wanted to ask THEM what kind of Trivia questions they would like to answer, prior to the actual CHD style question! CHD was mastering Teams and I created a Poll to ask what Trivia and … the winner was … DISNEY! 

Jeopardy X Generation CHD
         Jeopardy X Generation CHD

But the runners up were all Disney too – so that narrowed it down considerably … but also made it more challenging too, to find more recent as well as classic quotes from … DISNEY!  LOL! And the CHD crew were up to task and it was another favourite training session that was Jeopardy Generation CHD

Jeopardy XI Greg's Playlist
                     Jeopardy XI Greg’s Playlist

And the most recent one, last Saturday was Jeopardy Greg’s Playlist and is also my most favourite Jeopardy of All Time! This version had everything – GIFs, Trivia, Emoji Hints, Animation, Puns, Jokes, Links on almost every page … and the best part … LIVE AND IN PERSON FROM THE CALL FACILITY! Yeah, I had fun and I sure hope everyone else did too! And also for the first time, JEOPARDY RECORDED! I should go and look, but would probably just … not sure what! LOL!

And the next Jeopardy will be a continuation or … arguably … a sequel to Greg’s Playlist … Greg’s Playlist II! And I have already started to work on it … AND … I am asking Consultants when they are in CALL, what is THEIR #1 song on THEIR OWN PLAYLIST! So that way I can make it even more inclusive and involve more people from CHD! And I will  still  have some of my own songs too – Maybe including ‘Hotel CALL-ifornia‘ from The Eagles! LOL! You can check out … but you can never leave … CALL!

The entire roster of Jeopardy PowerPoint slides is here, or click on the BOG BLOG PAGES to the left and then on CALL Jeopardy Opus. And each of the individual slides above, if you click on each one, takes you DIRECTLY to that particular version of Jeopardy in pdf format! They don’t have all the animations, GIFs, etc. So if you want to see those, let me know and I can send you the PowerPoint file through Teams.

Thanks to EVERYONE at CHD for participating and your support too! I can’t make Jeopardy without all of you! Thank you!

TTFN!