• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.



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Extra Credit: Back-Up, Check-Up, and Review


This assignment has three parts: back up your cloud-based classwork, check on your class progress, and then take a look back through the past week's worth of announcements, finding a graphic you like and video to watch. To finish up, you'll write a quick blog post, sharing the graphic and your thoughts about the video.


  • PART ONE: BACK-UPAlthough no student has ever lost control of their Google account in this class, it is good to be on the safe side and keep local copies of your work... just in case. So, I'd like to encourage you to back up your Google-hosted content, along with anything else you might need to back up locally. At the bottom of this page you will find instructions for creating local backups.


  • PART TWO: CHECK-UP. It's also a good idea to check up on your weekly progress in Canvas, just to make sure you did not forget any Declarations. If you did forget to do a Declaration, the sooner you can let me know, the better. Doing the Declaration is part of the assignment, but I can record the points for you manually if needed; just let me know. You can also use this Progress Chart to make sure you are on target for the grade you want to get in this class. 


  • PART THREE: REVIEW. You can use this link to see the announcements for the past week. Scroll through the whole week to see what gets your attention: please find at least one graphic you like and find one video to watch. After you've found the graphic and watch the video, you are ready to write your blog post.


BLOG POST: To finish this assignment, write up a blog post with the graphic you liked best (link to the source), and also include your thoughts about the video that you watched; you can include a link to the video in your post, or you can embed the video itself if you want. Include the phrase "Week ___ Review" (Week 1 Review, Week 2 Review, etc.) in the blog post title and also use "Review" and the week (Week 1, Week 2, etc.) as the blog post labels.


Event announcements: Are you involved in any kind of campus group with an activity coming up? Please let me know about anything I can include in the class announcements — there are always things going on, but I would definitely like to focus on events that people in class are involved in! So, let me know about that in your Review post and/or send me an email with information about your event.


When you are done posting, you are ready to do the Declaration:



I have completed the backup(s) and checkup. 

I looked at the past announcements, and I wrote a blog post

with thoughts about one of the videos and my favorite graphic.
POST TITLE: I used "Review" in the post title.
POST LABELS: I used the label "Review" plus the week.
(example. Review, Week 2 — separated by a comma)
IMAGE: I Included at least one image with image information.



Here are tips about how to do local back-ups for the Google cloud services you might be using in this class: 


Blogger Back-Up


Here is how to back up a Blogger blog:


1. Go to your blog, and click on Design in the upper right-hand corner to access your settings.

2. Click on Settings in the left-hand menu. 

3. Scroll way way way down to Manage Blog.

4. Click on Back Up Content. This does not remove your blog; it just exports a copy for downloading.

5. In the dialogue box that then appears, click on Download

6. Click X to close the dialogue box.


Google Site Back-Up


Backing up a Google Site is not as easy as backing up a Blogger blog, but it is still not too hard since your site only has a few pages. Here is how to do the backup of your site page by page: 


1. Create an empty folder in which to save your files.

2. Go to your Google Site coverpage. From the File menu in your browser, choose Save, and then save the page in the folder you created (it will save as an html page plus a subfolder containing any images on the page).

3. Go to the next page in your site, and save that to your folder.

4. Repeat until you have saved each page of your site in your backup folder.




A stitch in time saves nine.

(English proverb)


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