New concept map video

I've added another video to the Study Tips & Tools page on Concept Maps:

This video is a pencast that shows you how to get started with concept mapping with a simple, easy-to-use approach.

Want to find out more about using pencasts to study A&P?

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Pass the password

Today I added a new entry in the Moodle Help section to explain why a student may be asked for a password on an online test.   See for further information. I also updated the main navigation menus to reflect this change.

I recently updated my personal information page to better reflect details about my academic appointments and other information. Read More!

Blueberry oatmeal cookie, anyone?

Today I fixed a broken link in the DNA Mini Lesson that provides a recipe for Kevin's Favorite Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies.  It's there as an optional resource to supplement my mention that protein synthesis is analogous to cooking in many ways.

If you try the recipe, let me know if you like the cookies!

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New search engine

Today I updated the search engine available when clicking the search button at the bottom of any page in the Lion Den. 

The prior search engine had been abandoned by its supplier and no longer functioned.

The new search engine is provided by Google and searches all the pages in the Lion Den for whatever term is entered in the search form.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - Text and Anatomy and Physiology Online Course (User Guide and Access Code) Read More!

New icons, updated course materials, new Moodle help

I've recently updated several things in the Lion Den:

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All course syllabi and related course materials have now been updated for the Fall 2011 semester.

The icon for Power-Point compatible slides has been updated.

A new icon for sound files, podcasts, or any other audio has been added.

Both new icons now appear on the Kinda Smart page and in the Key available in the top menu bar of any outline page.
New audio icon
New slide icon

I've added a link to an NPR story on the impact of culture on science research to the History & Culture Mini Lesson.

I've added new Moodle Help page on how to get all the questions from a previously taken test, quiz, or Check In to appear so you can print them out.

I've added links to the new Moodle Help page in the top menu bar. Read More!

Moodle is here!

Because SCC has now transitioned to the use of Moodle as our learning management system (LMS), I've added a bunch of "Moodle Help" pages to the Lion Den. 

Students in Kevin's classes can now get answers to their questions about using Moodle all in one location.  Any issues related to using Moodle in BIO 095, 240, 241, 242 and other courses can likely be resolved here.

For a current list of Moodle helps, go to or use the top navigation bar in any Lion Den page. Read More!

Our MILLIONTH viewer!

Survival Guide For Anatomy And Physiology: Tips, Techniques And ShortcutsI just found out that just passed the MILLION VIEWER mark:

Over a million folks have tuned in to the Lion Den since 2006, when the count was started. 

However, I started Lion Den eight years before that, in 1998, so perhaps there really have been BILLIONS of viewers, eh? Read More!

New videos, new navigation, newsletter, and more!

Today I made the following updates to the Lion Den website:
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Floating bar & feedback form removed

Today, I'm removing two features of that many users found to be annoying.  And none of us want the Lion Den to be annoying.  Well, except for the smell . . . but there's nothing to be done about that, eh?

The menu bar at the top of each page was originally set to float along and stay at the top of the browser window, even as you scroll down the page.  Unfortunately, many users have slower systems that caused the floating bar to float in the middle of the page for a few moments after scrolling down, then back up again.  So I reset this feature to stay at the top of the page.  If you want to access another page in the Lion Den, you'll now have to scroll all the way up to the top of the page.  But you can do it . . . I know you can!

I was also using a third-party service to solicit feedback (like how annoying the floating menu bar is).  But because it occasionally asks viewers to respond, and many users are FREQUENT users, you were getting tired of either giving feedback or telling the popup feedback request to go away.  So from now on, please give feedback by using the email response link found in several places in each page in the Lion Den. Read More!

Course materials updated for SP 2011

I just updated the syllabus, schedule, and related online documents for my Anatomy & Physiology 2 (BIO 241) course for the SP 2011 semester.  Go to to see the syllabus . . . then follow links to the related documents from there.

Also updated:
  • All pages related to slides now include FREE access to the Lion Den Slide Collection.  Go to to get access to the download site.

  • Course documents related to my Anatomy & Physiology 1 Supplement (BIO 242) course have also been updated.  Go to to start at the syllabus for that course.

  • The copyright notice for all pages in has been updated to reflect the new year.
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