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*Go to File: Print (as you normally would). A gray "box" will open, with printer, print style, print options, etc.
*Click on the "properties" button in the upper right hand-side of the gray box.
*Click on the file folder tab along the top that says "Features." You will see a Two-sided printing option: none, book or tablet.
*Click "Book" and "OK" and return to the Printer box. Proceed as you normally would (pages, number of copies, etc.).
*The printer will print the odd numbered pages, and then pause, and a diagram will pop up instructing you to remove the printout and re-feed (print side up) to print the second sides (even numbered pages).
Consider alternatives to distribution of printed handouts, including putting materials on reserve at the library, directing students to online sources, posting them on course websites, or creating course packets that can be purchased by students.
For exams, syllabi and other materials that you create, try to fit as much as possible on each page (see suggestions above), and use two-sided copying. Remember: A single-sided, double-spaced document uses four times as much paper as a double-sided, single-spaced document.
If you distribute copies of PowerPoint slides, be sure to use "handout" printing option, with at least 4-6 slides per page. Experiment with grayscale or pure black and white print to save ink.
Encourage students to reduce paper use, by allowing submission of assignments on disk or via e-mail, or printed on two sides of the page.
Thank you for your support of this initiative. Please email your own ideas to the ECC Chair.
Review the results from the 2011 Faculty Technology Survey:
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