CHD Jeopardy All Staff Training FEBRUARY 2024

CHD Jeopardy
ALL STAFF  TRAINING
February 2024
NOW UPDATED for YOUTUBE!
AND WITH NARRATION BY … ME!!!
JEOPARDY TECHNOLOGY 2024

ALL STAFF  TRAINING
Saturday FEBRUARY 10th!!!

CHD ALL STAFF TRAINING IS BACK!  CHD JEOPARDY TECHNOLOGY 2024 EDITION! CART2D2 will be there too! Brand new questions, answers, puns, jokes and PRIZES TOO, including a new CHD  Wheel of  TECH with better graphics, MORE prizes and completely new Categories! And CHD Training with Jeopardy is even HARDER to get tickets for than … Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour! Be there!!!

There will even be random prizes above the regular Daily Double prizes, scattered throughout! Don’t miss it! Come for the training, stay for Jeopardy ….. and LUNCH!!

And a reminder about the CHD Halloween Jeopardy 2023!!! LOTS OF CANDY AND PRIZES! One of my Faves of ALL my Jeopardy training sessions! Just so much fun and unexpected laughs, spills, chills and thrills! 

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

WELCOME BACK TO UVIC September 2022!

! WELCOME BACK !
! to UVIC !
! September 2022 !
! … and The CALL Facility too !

A full week has  passed since classes started at UVIC! That would cover every day that has classes! It has been extremely busy on campus, especially outdoors with so many orientations, booths, tents and activities like Thunderfest for all students, especially new students! WELCOME TO UVIC!

The  Computer Help Desk had tents up at Thunderfest as well as the day before classes started last week. CHD had a brand new PRIZE WHEEL to give away prizes! YAY CHD!

A couple of photos of the tents for all the activities and staffed by ALL kinds of CHD staff from new Coops to Consultants to Supers to Full Time Staff to our Associate Director too! GREAT TEAM EFFORT FROM EVERYONE! Those tents DO require team effort to setup and take down! YAY CHD!

All sorts of exciting stuff will be happening throughout September
& all upcoming semesters!

Did you know you can reserve Student Study Spaces, including the desks at the back of The CALL Facility? There are Project Rooms in BEC, Group Study Tables in Clearihue (CALL), Virtual Reality (VR) Studio in BEC and a Digital Media Studio in HSD! ALL from THIS WEBSITE! Photos below!

A few more Dual Monitors

CALL now has DUAL MONITORS ON ALL COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS! And that is on all the Macs and WIN computers! I was able  to re-purpose a bunch of monitors heading towards recycling and they now have a new lease on life in CALL! And it did not cost a penny! I used all available cables,  monitors, dongles and power bars! BONUS FOR BEING A GREEN CALL FACILITY! Here are many UVIC Green Recycling Sites to check out too! These and the best of my Pages are always at the right hand side of each of my Bog Blog Posts

I am always tinkering with my CALL Facility orientation, starting as a PowerPoint and with the goal to be under 5 minutes TOTAL as a presentation! I have tweaked my BETA version  and now have what I think  I will use as my file! And as a YouTube video as well!

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

AND I have the next CHD All Staff Training Jeopardy readyGreg’s Playlist II and all new questions, answers, prizes and lyrics and CHD questions to try and answer! I even have NEW TYPES OF QUESTIONS TOO! But you will have to wait and .. also be staff at CHD to get the invite to the training! Come for the training … but stay for the food … and CHD JEOPARDY!

And huge HUGE NEWS THATI can’t really tell you about …  but WILL! There are new computers coming! Wait, they are ALREADY HERE! But wait, they are not yet ready to deploy! YES NEW  COMPUTERS! CHD staff unpacked them and we have to store them for now, as classes have started, so maybe  by Reading Break I will  let everyone know where they will be deployed! YAY NEW COMPUTERS! Stay glued to my Bog Blog for that and any other breaking Computer Help Desk news!

And how about a new feature every so often – a Throwback Link to topics … somewhat close to this one! LOL! And even some parting advice at the end of this blog, if you read that far!  I sure hope you do!

The best feature of the CALL layout (thanks to rolling desks!) is distancing to make sure everyone has enough room, should they want it. There are lots of open workstations for students and of course, all new computers from last August 2021 too.

CALL has  hosted many mid-terms, Finals and special workshops including a Chat Café with Korea! Really! So come on down and see what you  have been missing out on as a study space for yourself and fellow students!

Thanks to EVERYONE for all your help and support over the past 2+ Covid years. Without my colleagues support and friendship, I have no idea how I would have fared! THANK YOU ALL! And hey, to quote one of my favourite  TV shows of all time …. Hill Street Blues ….. and I have to mention St. Elsewhere too. AWESOME SHOWS! ENJOY!

CALL Towering Tech Arrivals

CALL Computer Refresh Deja Vu .. All Over Again

The Recycling of CALL … and HSD!

Early Computer Help Desks!

TTFN!

My Favourite ‘Favourites’ at OAC!

! MY Favourite ‘Favourites’!
! AT OAC !

It occurs to me that …  I really like blogging here at OAC! I published a daily blog in the initial months of remote computing and all of a sudden, I had published almost 230 Posts! And a handful of Pages too. What is the difference between a BogPost‘ and a ‘BogPage‘, welPages and Postsl, I wrote a Post about that called Pages and Posts … What Gives?

And of course, that led me to think about which ones were my … favourites amongst them all! Yeah, not fair, but … I make the rules here! So I will now attempt to list, in no particular order, my “Top 10 Favourite Posts

I will  have one ‘filter’ though … the Post had to have the word “favourite” in  it somewhere – preferably the title! So that will sub sort it quite a bit! So,  HERE GOES!

TOP 10 FAVOURITE POSTS
AT MY BOG BLOG

  1. Think Different or . . . Apple Commercials Through the Years” would be a favourite at anytime, simply because of the sheer imagination of Apple Commercials. A long ago summer project was to learn how to create a DVD and what better source than … Apple commercials! And I think my favourite Apple commercial is for an iPad … “Your Verse Apple iPad Commercial – What Will Your Verse Be?” Watch it and try to disagree with me!
  2. I’m Sorry Dave or . . . My Favourite Computer AI Voices in Movies and TVeasily makes my Top 10. A gimme if ever  there was one as we reference many phrases and moments almost DAILY at CHD! In other  words, Make it So,  Bogman!
  3. 1, 2, 3, . . . . or My Favourite Language Lesson of All Time!” and to this day, it is STILL my favourite language lesson of ALL TIME! My first ever TEACHING job was in Calgary,  teaching  basic computing  skills. Including BASIC as a programming language! Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code! Literally … BASIC!
  4. Open Book Exams . . . . or . . . . My Favourite Textbooks“. How can anyone LIKE a textbook much less make it a Favourite? Well, I did! I have kept many of my favourite textbooks throughout the years! Why not! They helped me get through many a tough course and … that I enjoyed them was a side bonus!
  5. CART2D2 – There is no try! Do or Do Not Young Skywalker!THIS is a favourite because CART2D2 is a favourite! We are still playing around with this to find some great uses and the next big use will be at our first IN PERSON  CHD TRAINING SESSION on May 28th! YAY! There is no try … Do or Do Not!
  6. Comparing Apples and Oranges but not actually ….. Oranges!” Recycling is HUGE at UVic and I try to recycle as much as I possibly can. And when CHD had quite literally a MOUNTAIN OF TECH show up last summer, CALL was used as a staging area for so much tech! And with so much PACKING AND CARDBOARD TOO! So any chance I get to promote recycling, I take it! And we are in the beginning  stages of a new refresh so … warm up your Blue Bins, UVic!
  7. Throwback Thursday . . . or . . . Language Quotes! (and a bit of nostalgia!)” Who doesn’t enjoy a quick quote as a comeback or as a poster in their office! I probably only have a few stored in my long term PRAM that could be ZAPPED at any moment! So quotes about computers, life and especially Languages, is right up my alley in CALL!
  8. Bold Italics Comic Sans . . . or Word Processors Through the Years” One of my first ever Computer  Science assignments, on punched cards no less, was to write a program to replace 3 words (that my Instructor had set in a paragraph (read from a mainframe!) with 3 other words. THAT WAS VERY HARD! But now, Gmail docs, Office, Pages … all have keyboard SHORTCUTS for Find and Replace! And none of them use punched cards as source code! Only shows that I correctly guessed that my future career … was NOT to be a Programmer!
  9. I Excel at PowerPoint . . . or Computer Puns and Jokes” What would any Top 10 List be without including a post about my favourite jokes and puns! I never let an opportunity to ‘pun’ go unpunished! And I am usually RESTRAINING myself too!
  10. CALL CHD JEOPARDY OPUS“. How could I create a Top 10 and NOT include Jeopardy! Okay, a bit of a cheat here as this is actually a PAGE that can be accessed anytime from any of my Posts. AND is always updated to the most recent version of JEOPARDY! In fact, the first IN PERSON CHD Training will be on Saturday, May 28th and I will have a brand new Jeopardy – Greg’s Playlist! And it will have new elements such as Fill-in-the-Blanks, Multiple Choice and even some Scavenger Hunts for prizes!

So many Posts/Pages … so little time! I am not writing at the same pace, but reserve my Posts/Pages for my remote day, unless something comes up.

It might take awhile, here’s to my next 230+ Posts and Pages and Randomness at UVic! YAY!

TTFN!

New CHD Staff Training
Coming UP
… and a new Jeopardy too!

Video Playlists at OAC – COOL!

! VIDEO PLAYLISTS!
! AT OAC !

I discovered a feature of WordPress here at OAC that can create Video Playlists in a post! I have used Photo Gallery quite a bit, once I learned how to use them, and published some of my favourite photographs I have taken at this post, Photography Gallery.

This feature allows you to build a .. Video Playlist .. as the name indicates. Very much like a YouTube Playlist, but for OAC purposes, based on media you have at your own OAC Media Library.

The Online Academic Community has some great Tutorials on Organizing Content and the using The Dashboard too!

All you have to do is have some video media (MP4/M4V work best) uploaded to your Media Library. Then in your new or already existing Post/Page, click on the “Add Media” button. Under “Actions“, click “Create video playlist“.  All the videos that are in your Media library will now appear. Click on the ones you want to be in your playlist and a Blue Checkmark will appear on each one.

Then in the bottom right hand corner, click on “Create a new video playlist“. Then click “Insert video playlist” …
et voilàyour video playlist is inserted into your Post!

You can change the order if you want by editing the Video playlist quite easily, if you want to change the order from how you  uploaded them.

If the OAC Media Library does not want to upload your video, use Handbrake to convert to either MP4 or M4V. Free software for both Mac and WIN and works like a charm for converting SO MANY FORMATS! 

A few more helpful links for creating a Video Playlist at OAC. Not all the features mentioned  will work at OAC but there are many hints and images at these sites to help create your Video Playlists at OAC. ENJOY!

  1. Tutorial: How to create a WordPress video gallery
  2. Insert an Audio or Video Playlist
  3. How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress (Step by Step)
  4. How To Make A Playlist On YouTube (2022)

TTFN!

New CHD Staff Training
Coming UP
… and a new Jeopardy too!