Making Teaching Easier

Leveraging Automation

My life is complicated and technology sometimes complicates it rather than simplifying it.   However, I can use automation to turn a frustrating series of tasks into a single task by using a tool called If This Then That.

If This Then That

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a powerful tool that allows you to automate actions based on a trigger and a resulting action.   Using simple boolean logic-like recipes, IFTTT users can create automated actions like those at the bottom of this page by linking one “channel’ (service) to another.

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IFTTT can currently hook 151 different channels to one another, which creates a staggering number of possible recipes. Of course, you’re probably only using a handful of channels, but you may still find the service useful.

To use IFTTT, sign up for the service, then begin creating recipes. A recipe works something like this:

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Consider browsing the public recipes of others for inspiration as well!

To get started with IFTTT visit:

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