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On 19 August, 2014, we were delighted to host Samantha Vardanedga at the city campus of RMIT University in Melbourne. Samantha gave an deeply engaging presentation on YouTube.

YouTube is a great way to share course content and promote the activities of your department, school or Faculty. In this session we learned all the basics you need to get started with YouTube. This included creating and configuring a channel, verifying your account, uploading videos from desktop and mobile devices, managing videos, sharing videos and managing interactions. We also discovered how to create and share custom playlists, edit and enhance videos right from YouTube and utilise Google+ to create and manage multiple YouTube channels for different purposes.

We were also helped to understand the RMIT University’s learning and teaching policy framework for social media.

Guest Presenter: Samantha Vardanedga

Samantha is a Google Certified Teacher with more than eight years experience in tertiary education. She was first introduced to Google Apps at Monash University, where she spent several years helping staff and students find innovative ways to teach, learn, research and work together. As a consultant at Simplify Solutions, Samantha is now helping schools, universities and business in Australia to get the most out of their Google Apps journey. She regularly presents at events around Australia, as well as delivering customised training sessions for educators, administrators and IT staff at any level. Samantha’s in-depth knowledge of Google tools allows her to tackle even the most complicated questions or problems with real answers and creative solutions.

Samantha presented this workshop on behalf of the project, Beyond Blackboard Course Shells: “What on Earth are they Doing?”