Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Removing a Firefox Extension

Several people have asked how to delete a Firefox extension. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Tools pull-down menu and select Addons
  2. Click Extensions and select the item you want to remove
  3. Click the Uninstall button.
If you installed LibX and like it but don't want to clutter your browser window with the search box, you can just hide the LibX toolbar by going to the View pull-down menu, go to toolbars and select LibX UCSC to remove the check next to it and hide it from view. Follow the steps again to make it reappear when you want to use it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Advanced Zoho Exercise Issue

Apologies to any and all who may have attempted the advanced Zoho exercise - posting to your blog. This function is currently not working. I'll check in on it later and see if I have any success and let you know.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Editing the Wiki

Ooops! We included the wrong url in the link to the Learning 2.0 Wiki. Use this link instead:

UCSC Learning 2.0 on PBWiki.

We've also updated the original blog post so it should work correctly now. If you tried clicking the link to the wiki and couldn't figure out how to edit it, you're not alone. The updated link should take you to the wiki with "write" privileges so you won't be prompted for a password when you click the edit button.

Sorry about that!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Checking MySpace for Friends

Go to the UCSC Library Learning 2.0 MySpace page:


In the bottom right corner and click on:

View All of UCSC Library Learning2.0 's Friends

Checkout the list of friends!

Friday, July 13, 2007

MySpace woes

Those of you who've had difficulty creating a MySpace account: We feel your pain. There have been some very peculiar and seemingly inexplicable problems brought to our attention—where one browser seems to work for some, it won't for others, and some participants have used up to three different browsers before successfully registering. This may have to do with whether the browsers in question are updated to the current version, but in testing IE, Firefox, and Netscape on both Windows and OSX (as well as Safari on the latter), test accounts were successfully created without fail....

So, some pointers:

  • All fields on the registration page with red type must be completed. Should you wish to 'create' a birth date, you may, but there must be something entered in that field.
  • Be sure you've entered a valid e-mail address.
  • Make certain the password you enter contains numbers as well as letters.
  • Don't forget to enter your gender/sex (easy to miss as it's the only field that's not a drop-down list).
  • And don't forget to check the box at the bottom next to 'By checking the box you agree to the MySpace Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.' (Why didn't they make that red too?)

And if all else fails, use a different browser...and please do let us know of your experience. We're happy to help, which we hope this does!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

#5a: Publishing your blogroll

If you'd like to publish your blog roll (see the advanced part), the first thing you'll have to do is set up a user name. This is different than the email account name you used to login to Bloglines. You can choose any name, it just has to be unique. It also cannot contain spaces, dashes (-), or slashes (/). For example, Joe Smith wouldn't work but JoeSmith will work.

To set your user name, click on Account in the upper right hand corner of the Bloglines screen and then click the Blog Settings tab. Enter your desired user name in the user name box. Make sure the box next to Yes, publish my Blogroll is checked. Then click save changes. It will give tell you if that username is already taken but another user.

If you're having problems, stop by the drop-in session on Thursday at 11:00, or leave a comment on that blog entry (or this one) and the Learning 2 team will be happy to lend a hand.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

#4. Photos and Images (week 2): Discover Flickr

Hi everyone, There was a question about citing photos in Flickr. I cover that in the #4 post but I have pulled it our here in this tip for easy reading:

A quick word about photo posting etiquette…when posting identifiable photos of other people (especially minors) is it advisable to get the person's permission before posting their photo in a publicly accessible place like Flickr. Never upload pictures that weren't taken by you (unless you have the photographer's consent) and always give credit when you include photos taken by someone else in your blog. Also, you might want to check out the Creative Commons licensing explanations in Flickr - you can search by license type.

Basically, if the photo is labeled "Some rights reserved" under Additional Information it's ok to post it on your blog if you credit the photographer.