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DIIGO – Bookmarking and Highlighting

Greg Noack

I have created a demonstration video for you to watch. It ended up in two parts on youtube. Part 1 is about bookmarking and part 2 is about Highlighting text on a webpage, adding sticky notes and other cool features. After watching the video you need to.

1. Create a diigo account and install the Diigo toolbar

2. Search for and joing the “Cadre11 OMET” group on Diigo

3. Post a link to the Cadre11 OMET group of something fun or funny, such as a video or joke.

Here the videos. They are in two parts.

PART ONE(click on the video to make it larger)

PART TWO (click on the video to make it larger)

My Description of my Learning Process.

When I heard about the assignment I immediately thought of Diigo, especially after learning about all the online reading and researching we were going to be doing. I have been using the bookmarking feature of Diigo for about 6 months, but knew that it included a highlighting and annotating feature that I had not explored yet. I came up with a couple of options and asked my learning circle what they wanted to do. I was hoping to try a Skypecast or Screencast as I had not done either of those before, but the feedback I received suggested that everyone was too busy to set up a meeting time and that it would be better for me to make a training video that everyone could watch.

I began exploring how the tool worked while reading the online journals such from the Pepperdine Library and other websites. I soon discovered that the highlighting feature was not as simple to use as I had thought nor did it always work. I began reading through Diigo help files, Googling for help, and I even contacted a Diigo developer that I met through twitter in order to get a few answers about how the highlighting features worked. Specifically I wanted to know if it was possible to turn off the highlighting so that you only see your highlights on a page instead of everyone's. I was worried if we all started highlighting the same page it would get rather messy. I learned that the highlighting can be turned off, and I learned that only the highlights with a public sticky note would be visible to others. I also spent some time with Dan as we explored oovoo, his tool, and he helped me explore mine.

I also learned that Diigo does not always work on every webpage. This is especially true of the journals from the online library. I did not research why they didn’t work, as I assumed it had something to do with logging into the library and security measures set in place. At this point I became frustrated and starting looking for other highlighting tools. I found two others but I did not like their functionality or the interface. I decided to stay with Diigo.