Tom Woodward

Associate Director, Learning Innovation

My interests run the gamut and are probably best reflected in the sites I save, what I photograph, and what I write.

Recent Blog Posts

Photography – Weeks 137, 138, 139

I got a bit off track. Time to get things back in line.

Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-08-21

Your drain on drugs: Meth seeps into Baltimore’s streams – Here’s why: These plants and bugs are the base of the aquatic food web. Birds eat the bugs, as do frogs and fish. As emergent contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors become more common in ground and drinking water, they could affect humans. […]

Lynda Tutorial Link in Rampages Dashboard Plugin

Nothing fancy here but maybe useful to someone. Based on a faculty member request, I took the WP widget API default code and created a little dashboard widget to put a link to the WordPress tutorials on every dashboard page (network activated). Can’t hurt and I think I’ll end up expanding this into a […]

Lynda Domain URL Tip

WordPress Essential Training is new to VCU. It’s good stuff and I wanted to use it more with students but the vanilla links lead you to the non-VCU authentication page which equals confusion and despair. Luckily, there is a simple solution. Just append ?org=vcu1 to the end of the URL and it’ll prompt the […]

Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-08-14

Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy To cut down on calls to police, Walmart has been rolling out a program where first-time offenders caught stealing merchandise below a certain value can avoid arrest if they agree to go through a theft-prevention program. At some higher-crime stores, the company is also hiring off-duty police […]


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