The #100percentdigital Faculty-Staff Learning Community will begin meeting again on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:30-4:30 pm in Fleck 306. For our first topic, we will be tackling to do lists. We will divide into groups to explore the following aspects of digital tools for task management. Note that these are just starting points rather than exhaustive lists.
Campus Tools for Task Management
Several of our regular digital tools include task-management functionality. They include:
- Zimbra (email and calendaring)
- Box (can associate tasks with files)
- Blackboard and Canvas (can assign student tasks)
- Basecamp (project management software with limited availability)
Task Management in Other Digital Tools
- Note-taking apps like Evernote and Notability include tasks related to notes
- Gmail has an associated task list
- iOS devices (iPhones & iPads) have a built-in reminders functionality
Dedicated Task Managers
There are a plethora of task management software tools. Here’s a start on that list.
Many of the above task managers are based on an underlying philosophy of productivity. Lifehacker has hit this topic multiple times. Here are some good introductions and overviews:
- “Five Best Productivity Methods.” Lifehacker. Accessed February 10, 2015. http://lifehacker.com/5890129/five-best-productivity-methods.
- “Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best.” Lifehacker. Accessed February 10, 2015. http://lifehacker.com/5828033/how-to-build-your-own-productivity-style-by-remixing-from-the-best.
- “Do I Really Need to Learn a Productivity Method?” Lifehacker. Accessed February 10, 2015. http://lifehacker.com/5980873/do-i-really-need-to-learn-a-productivity-method.
- “Seven Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science (and Common Sense).” Lifehacker. Accessed February 10, 2015. http://lifehacker.com/5965826/seven-productivity-myths-debunked-by-science-and-common-sense.