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h1. The UVa Knowledge Base for Digital Technology
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h6. Digital Technology, Methodologies & Applications for the UVa Academic Community

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{span}{span2:class=hdr-qlinks}Quick Links: {span2}[WordPress|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/yIG] :: [Kaltura|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/moK1] :: [Confluence Wikis|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/pYG] :: [VisualEyes|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/v4G] :: [Audio-Video|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/2Yq1], _[#more...]_{span}
{span:class=links-quicklinks|style=display:none;}[Blackboard Collaborate|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/pYE2AQ] :: [Drupal|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/rpW1] :: [JIRA|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/qIG] :: [Juxta|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/t5W1] :: [UVa Mediabase|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/UYcLAQ] :: [NowComment|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/q4G] :: [Omeka|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/SJG1] :: [Zotero|///x/04G]{span}
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The UVa Knowledge Base is a community built guide for the use of digital technology in our research, learning, and engagement activities. Consult it for how-to manuals and interesting use case scenarios. Consider contributing by logging in with your UVa computing ID, and adding your own experience and insights.



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{div4:class=tzr-title}[UVa Community Tools|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/UpS1]{div4}
{div4:class=tzr-content}Innovative software solutions adapted for research, teaching, publication, and community engagement at UVa. We highly recommend this collection.{div4}
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{div4:class=tzr-title}[Discussions|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/EYCK]{div4}
{div4:class=tzr-content}Dive into the forums to find your answers today, or perhaps add to the discussions with your own questions, responses and thoughts.{div4}
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{div4:class=tzr-title}[Digital Technologies Overviews|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/VJS1]{div4}
{div4:class=tzr-content}Take a guided tour around the various information technologies available to you with a growing collection of case studies and tutorials.{div4}
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{div4:class=tzr-title}[Digital Teaching & Learning|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/nJm1]{div4}
{div4:class=tzr-content}The transmission of knowledge is a deeply collaborative process that digital technology is transforming - explore with us these new creative horizons.{div4}
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{div4:class=tzr-title}[Digital Research|https://wiki.shanti.virginia.edu/x/1QHH]{div4}
{div4:class=tzr-content}Research involves analysis, query, visualization, and interpretation. Explore with us tools enabling new approaches to these fundamental tasks.{div4}
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Welcome to the UVa Knowledge Base! Our guides help you learn tools hosted by SHANTI at the University of Virginia. 

Our Tool Guides

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Artstor Digital Library

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The ARTstor Digital Library is an online database of images in architecture, the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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Blackboard Collaborate

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Blackboard Collaborate facilitates live online meetings. Participants meet in real time via audio and video sessions.

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Confluence Wiki

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Confluence is a feature-rich wiki for rapid and collaborative website creation. It is integrated into UVaCollab as a tool that can be used for any course or collaboration site.

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InqScribe Transcription Software

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InqScribe is a simple tool for transcribing digital audio and video. Users can transcribe and take notes on audio and video media, then export and share these transcripts.

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Kaltura Audio-Video System

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Kaltura is an open-source media platform that allows users to upload, host and edit their own videos & more. The University of Virginia provides various options for using Kaltura.

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Mandala Suite of Tools  

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Mandala comprises a suite of digital tools that are used for storing, organizing, and publishing collections of scholarly media, media which then can be interrelated and cataloged using Knowledge Maps.

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NowComment Text Commenting

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Using NowComment, authors can draft or upload text and invite others to comment and collaborate.

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Qmedia Interactive Presentations

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QMedia provides tools that allow users to create interactive videos. It has two main parts: a player, which the viewer uses to interact with the media, and Qedit, which allows the author to create the project.

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SHIVA

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SHIVA  is an online application that makes it easy to produce interactive visualizations. Visualizations include charts, maps, images, timelines, video, and networks. 

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WordPress

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WordPress lets users create websites, blogs, and online portfolios without programming experience. UVa maintains its own WordPress server called SHANTI Pages, which is available for free to the university community.

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Zotero Bibliographical System

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Zotero is a type of tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. You can form groups to share citations and notes. Faculty and graduate students who want to keep their citations organized and their bibliographies in sync with others, will find this tool particularly useful. 

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