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Faculty Technology Integration Week Scheduled for January 3-6

Faculty, mark your calendar for special educational technology workshops, with an emphasis on integration strategies, scheduled for January 3-6. Anticipated topics include Bb Learn 9, lecture capture, webinar technology, video conferencing, mobile learning, Google tools and more. There will also be special work sessions with educational technology staff present. More details to come.

Lynda.com Online Training Library is Now Available Through CatID

UNI has recently licensed the Lynda.com Online Training Library. This library, which contains over 1,700 courses and 92,000 video tutorials, is now available to all faculty, staff and students of the University for access anytime, anywhere with Internet access. Login to Lynda.com is through CatID.

Fall 2011 Drupal Office Hours

Drupal Open Office Hours is a support group for persons on campus responsible for maintaining Drupal websites. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month, in 134 ITTC Studio IT. For more information, contact Brandon Neil at 319-273-6276 or Carolyn Dorr at 319-273-2761.

Using "Clickers:" Learning Forum

Turning Technologies is sponsoring Dr. Francis Schlemmer from the University of Illinois to share best practices and effective usages of clickers in the classroom. September 21 in Room 138 ITTC.

9:00 and 1:30 sessions: Engaging Students in Large and Small Classrooms with Clickers
11:30 session: Clicker Best Practices and Writing Good Clicker Questions

Learning with the Apple iPad

 
Please join us for 'Learning with the iPad', a session to discuss Apple's mobile strategy with the iPad and how it is beginning to change education.

UNI Announces Gmail for Students, Faculty, and Staff

UNI CIO Shashi Kaparthi is pleased to announce that UNI will be moving all students, faculty, and staff to UNI Gmail and Google Applications for Education (Google Apps) during the fall of 2011. This change offers UNI a comprehensive and evolving set of collaboration and communication tools that enhance both instruction and campus operations. UNI Gmail and Google Apps provides quality applications and increased storage capabilities at a fraction of the cost the University would have incurred otherwise.

UNI Announces Gmail for Students

UNI CIO Shashi Kaparthi is pleased to announce that UNI will be moving all faculty, staff, and students to UNI Gmail and Google Applications for Education (Google Apps) during the fall of 2011. This change offers UNI a comprehensive and evolving set of collaboration and communication tools that enhance both instruction and campus operations. UNI Gmail and Google Apps offers easy-to-use tools and significantly increased storage at a fraction of the cost the University would have incurred otherwise.

ITS Announces UNI Gmail for Faculty/Staff

UNI CIO Shashi Kaparthi is pleased to announce that UNI will be moving all faculty, and staff to UNI Gmail and Google Applications for Education (Google Apps) during the fall of 2011. This change offers UNI a comprehensive and evolving set of collaboration and communication tools that will enhance both instruction and campus operations. UNI Gmail and Google Apps offers easy-to-use tools and significantly increased storage at a fraction of the cost the University would have incurred otherwise. This fall ITS will focus on migrating all users from the current UNI Email system to UNI Gmail.

A Conversation with John Zubizarreta on Learning Portfolios

On Wednesday, September 7, Dr. John Zubizarreta, nationally known expert on learning portfolios and CASE/Carnegie Undergraduate Professor of the Year, will be on campus. See his schedule for the day at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/Zubizarreta_Learning_Portfolios.shtml. This visit is being sponsored by the Office of Academic Assessment and ITS-Educational Technology. Please join us!

Test Scoring Services, Fall 2011

With the new SIS system now live, the hours of operations for ITS Network Services is being reduced. As a result there will be changes in the test scoring operation effective with the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester. Changes are highlighted by UPPERCASE. The significant change in this announcement is the elimination of evening hours (after the end of official office hours) for the pick up to test scoring results. During Fall 2010 semester, after hours pickup was used 20 times. Please share this information with your faculty.

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