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Security Awareness Resources

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.  The ITS security team has assembled many resources on various security-related issues. This week the focus is on information for bosses. Resources for parents, children and schools have already been covered. More resources will be added throughout the month.

Kaparthi Named UNI's First CIO

Shashi Kaparthi, director of the UNI Office of Institutional Research, and a faculty member in the College of Business Administration, has been named UNI's inaugural Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Turning Technology Clicker Presentations

Lora McKee Anderson from Iowa Wesleyan College, is a Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator who will discuss the pedagogical reasons for using student response systems. Lora will share the ways she develops different types of questions and how they are formatted. This is your chance to increase product knowledge, network with peers and to see how others are using response technology.

Digital Signage Website Launched

A UNI digital signage website has been launched by University Relations and Information Technology Services. The website includes a submission form for publicizing content across campus, digital signage best practices, and an overview of the centralized digital signage system.

The new digital signage website is available at

Additional SIS Overview Sessions

The first few phases of the new Student Information System (SIS) have rolled out. Additional SIS overview sessions have been scheduled for those who were unable to attend the August sessions. Sessions will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 16, in GIL 009. If you are unable to attend a session, a recorded presentation is available online. Due to limited space, register at the Student Information System website.

ITS Web Site Launch

Welcome to the new look for the Information Technology Services web site.  For the past several months ITS Educational Technology staff have worked on a redesign of the ITS web site following new UNI standards, using our new content management system (Drupal) with a focus on providing a better user experience.  The new site has been designed based on accessing services and content from a user perspective. 

E-portfolio Conference, Sept. 17

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the conference on Sept. 17 at the University of Iowa.  The conference is free and transportation will be provided by the Academic Assessment Office and ITS Educational Technology.  Please let Donna Vinton know if you would like to attend.

Lunch and Learn: 'Using Clickers'

Turning Technologies is sponsoring two informational sessions at 10 a.m. and noon, Friday, Aug. 20, in ITTC 138, on the use of "clickers" in the classroom. Melinda Micheletto, assistant professor from Saint Michael's College, will discuss the effective use of "clickers" in promoting several technologically based pedagogies.

SIS Overview Sessions

The first few phases of our new Student Information System (SIS) have rolled out. To keep you informed and prepare you for upcoming training, we would like to invite you to attend an overview of the new SIS.

Due to limited space, please register for a session at

Fall office hours in effect Aug. 16

Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of regular business hours.

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