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Learning from the Office of Digital Learning at ATE 2023

At this year’s Academic Tech Expo (ATE) at OU, we had several team members who spoke on how to use various technologies to make online instruction more engaging…

Another (the best) tool for Live Captioning Your Zoom Session via John Stewart (external)

Last week, I posted some notes about five different tools for live captioning a Zoom session. After I posted, I […]

5 Tools for Live Captioning Your Zoom Class via John Stewart (external)

Since we’ve all dived head first into Zoom, I thought I’d take a look at a few different options for […]

Integrating a business simulation game into an online course

I’m continuing a last minute blog de force by continuing to document some odds and ends of 2020 that haven’t hit the dot com quite yet. This one harkens back to June, which might as well been a decade ago at this point. For the past two years I’ve taught in Arezzo, Italy during the […]

Yoast and Rank Math: WordPress Plugins for SEO via John Stewart (external)

One of the first questions people ask after they get settled into OU Create with a working WordPress site is […]

Building a Gaming Console on a Raspberry Pi

To say this professional year has trended more on the stressful end would be a bit of understatement. The pivot to remote learning in the spring was quickly followed by summer/fall planning starting in May. My summer course, slated to take place for a third time in Arezzo, Italy, was moved online. Between Spring break […]

You don’t need Wix: Use WordPress Elementor via John Stewart (external)

Here at OU, we provide every student, faculty, and staff member with webhosting and a free URL through OU Create. […]

Open Online Card Games – Epic Heroes Web App via Keegan Long-Wheeler (external)

Red headed lady at a coffee shop on her computer. She has tattoos and a big smile.

Red headed lady at a coffee shop on her computer. She has tattoos and a big smile.
Recently, I built a web app using WordPress and the Random Content plugin to convert the Epic Heroes card game into an open, online version that can be played synchronously over video chat or in person with out needing to print out the cards. You can see the web app by navigating to on […]

Niantic, XR, and (y)OU via John Stewart (external)

I play Wizards Unite and Pokemon Go, two very popular mobile video games made by Niantic. On any given Sunday, you can probably find me wondering around Norman collecting Pokemon and various items from the Harry Potter world with my wife and daughter and mother-in-law. In exchange for the enjoyment and family time that we […]

Checking the status for 5200 websites via John Stewart (external)

OU Create The University of Oklahoma offers all of its students, staff, and faculty their own web domains through the OU Create program. Anyone who wants to can sign up for a free subdomain (something like or pay $12/year for a top-level domain (something like We provide 5GB of storage, tech support, and […]