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Spotlight Day

On Friday, February 25, ITS Educational Technology will be sponsoring the annual Spotlight Day.  The focus of the Spotlight Day is on science and math projects that integrate technology in the PreK-12 curriculum.  The Spotlight Gallery (table displays) from 9:30 - 11:30 am. in ITTC Student Lounge.   Spotlight Presentations (20 min presentations, every 30 min) from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in ITTC Studio IT.  

Telephone Lines Newsletter

The Fall 2010 Telephone Lines newsletter was sent out with November 2010 telephone bills. You can also download it to read it online: Telephone Lines newsletter in PDF format.

Spring 2011 eLearning Course Request

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with spring semester courses should submit a request using the form at

will be populated with students the week of Jan. 3, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

Intersession Technology Workshops for UNI Faculty, January 3-7

ITS-Educational Technology invites faculty to register for workshops being offered the week before classes resume for the Spring semester. Workshops address eLearning, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, Preparing Course Materials for the Web, Lecture Capture using Panopto, and Video Conferencing using Adobe Connect. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit for a schedule and to access online registration.

Drupal Office Hours

ITS - Educational Technology and University Relations are now offering Drupal "office hours" twice monthly. Any faculty, staff, or student can attend and get help with any UNI Drupal website. Drupal experts will be on hand to help field theming, site building, and content editing questions. Fall 2010 office hours are scheduled for December 7 and 21 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Production House, ITTC 108.

For more information, contact Brandon Neil.

Reduced Operations

ITS offices will operate at a reduced-service level from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28-30. This includes the Computer Consulting Center, ITT 36; Educational Technology Production House, ITT 108; Telecom Operators, CBB 25; ITS Administrative Office, ITT 120; and ITS Operations, CBB 15.

Integrating e-Portfolios into Your Assessment Strategy

Integrating E-Portfolios Into Your Assessment Strategy, from Academic Impressions, is being co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Assessment and ITS-Educational Technology.

Wednesday, November 17
Noon-2 p.m.
Oak Room, lower level of Maucker Union

Feel free to come late and/or leave early, as your schedule allows.  Bring your lunch and something to drink; cookies will be provided.

Blended Course Development Awards

Faculty members are invited to participate in technology related workshops focused on blended course development (any combination of face-to-face and online elements) and other supportive tools the week before the Spring 2011 Semester begins. Two tracks are being offered to meet faculty needs depending on your level of experience and availability. Questions or comments?

eLearning Workshops

ITS-ET is offering introductory workshops during November for faculty who would like to create a course using UNI's eLearning system or who would like a review of common eLearning tools. For more information, visit the eLearning 101 workshop description page.

Way Up Conference

The Way Up conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff.

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