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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.

What’s Your Favorite App and Why?

The #100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community got off to a great start last week with the Apps and Appetizer Mixer.  Thanks to all of you who joined us.  I learned a lot from both the full group discussion and smaller conversations about what the best apps are and why.  Below is a word cloud showing the results of our live poll using Poll Everywhere, which lets participants respond via text message or web page from any mobile device: Continue reading

Welcome & Start Blogging!

Welcome to the #100percentdigital faculty & staff learning community!

Our first live meeting will take place this Wednesday, September 10, 3:30-4:30 pm in the Faculty Resource Center (FRC, Premont 110).  We’ll be kicking off this community with an App mixer–a place to share your favorite iPad apps over appetizers.  This meeting will also be a tech snack, so bring a friend with a mobile device even if they can’t take part in the community all semester.

Contributing to the Blog

Each member of the community has been added as an author on this blog.  Please feel free to share your thoughts about going #100percentdigital here.  If you need directions on how to post, follow this link,, or ask a fellow community member or an instructional technology staff member at the mixer on Wednesday.


Join the #100percentdigital Faculty-Staff Learning Community

#100percentdigital blog logoWondering how to get the most out of your new iPad? Ever compared apps with your friends or students? Follow Lifehacker or Profhacker?  Tired of all that paper piling up in your office?  If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t), Instructional Technology and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to join the #100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community, focused on digital workflow and practice.

To join, please fill out this short registration form.  We will get in touch with you shortly about how to join the web site and share with the community. Continue reading

Going 100% Digital with the iPad

Coffee & iPad

Mary Boyd, Vice President of Academic Affairs at St. Edward’s University has made the commitment to go digital. As she explains on her new blog, #100percentdigital:

I’ve committed to moving to a 100% digital workflow and practice.  That decision required a lot of persuasion by colleagues, who convinced me that I could do everything I do now, but better, in a completely digital process.

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