Workflow for scanned materials / Strategies for paperless grading meeting recap

iVincent by JD HancockApril’s 100%digital Meeting included a number of useful strategies for staff to convert their paper-based documentation to digital workflows (focusing on scanned documents) and paperless grading strategies.

Photo credit. iVincent by JD Hancock

A description of staff workflow for scanned materials and strategies for paperless grading are included in this post.
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Reading about Going Paperless

Here are some reading suggestions for you as you think about the challenges of working digitally in a print world:
Blanc, Shawn. “The Paperless Puzzle.” Shawn Blanc, September 28, 2012.
Cavender, Amy. “Strategies for Going Paperless.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, January 29, 2015.
Houston, Natalie. “Paperless Grading with GradeMark.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, January 6, 2010.
Jamie Todd Rubin. “Going Paperless.” Accessed March 11, 2015.
Jones, Jason B. “Going Paperless on a Mac.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, May 29, 2012.
Sample, Mark. “Going Paperless at Conferences.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, February 22, 2011.
———. “Going Paperless in the Classroom.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, March 1, 2011.
Sparks, David. Paperless: The MacSparky Field Guides – The Best Tools and Workflows to Get Paper Out of Your Life. 1.4 ed., 2014.

Working Digitally in a Print World, March 11 at 3:30 pm in Fleck 306

printing pressSince “working digitally in a print world” was the top choice in our survey for Spring 2015 topics for #100percentdigital, our next working session will focus on that topic.  In preparation, please consider the biggest or most common challenges you have working digitally when no one else is.  We’ll strategize about how to address those challenges.  We’ll also hear back from community members who tried out task management apps after our last meeting.  The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-4:30 pm in Fleck 306.  As always, refreshments will be provided.

Tackling To-Do Lists

To Do List for #100percentdigitalThe #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. Continue reading

Spring 2015 Meetings

Join the #100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community to tackle your digital workflow challenges.  The group meets once a month, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm in Fleck 314.  Each meeting will be a working session focusing on challenges identified by the group in the fall. These challenges include managing to do lists, virtual collaboration, collaborative calendaring, helping students work #100percentdigital, working digitally in a print world, etc, and new topics will be added as the group uncovers them.  The group will work collaboratively to define the challenge and evaluate some strategies for solving it.  The first meeting will focus on managing to do lists.

Spring 2015 meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-4:30 PM,  Fleck 306: Tackling To Do Lists
  • Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-4:30 PM,  Fleck 314
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 3:30-4:30 PM,  Fleck 314
  • Wednesday, May 6, 3:30-4:30 PM,  Fleck 314

Sign up for Spring 2015 using this short registration form.

Saving, Sharing, and Annotating Online Articles and Web Pages

a webpage highlighted with diigoThe#100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community meets today at 3:30 pm in JBWS 180 to discuss how to manage and share online reading.  Want to share that great article with all of your colleagues or just find it again yourself? Don’t have time to read it now? What are tools and approaches for keeping track of your online reading and having it ready when you have a minute to share or read.
Julie Sievers will share how she uses Diigo.  Rebecca Frost Davis will share how she uses Instapaper. Please come prepared to share how you manage reading digitally.


Access, Sharing, and Collaboration

Most Desired Features

At yesterday’s meeting of the #100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community, we explored solutions for collaborating with documents, files, and folders.  We began by asking the question, “What matters the most to you when collaborating or sharing documents?”  Our answers present a nice feature list to use when evaluating tools that support such collaboration.  They fall into three major categories: access, sharing, and collaboration. Continue reading

Suggestions for Spring 2015 Topics

It’s time to begin planning what topics this community would like to discuss in Spring 2015.  Here’s a list from topics that have been mentioned in meetings so far:

  • Students who are #100percentdigital
  • Livescribe pens
  • Managing to-do’s
  • Collaborative calendaring

What other topics would you like to explore?

Please respond this post with your ideas or contact Rebecca Frost Davis at