On Sunday morning, July 17, 2011, all UNI Electronic Calendar entries prior to July 1, 2009, will be purged from the system as part of the yearly maintenance we perform on the Calendar database. If there are calendar entries prior to July 1, 2009 you wish to keep, you must individually export the calendar data from the Calendar server.
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On Monday, April 25, UNI began offering Google Apps for Education (Google Apps) to newly enrolled students. Google Apps is a free suite of Web-based messaging and collaboration applications hosted on Google's servers. Google provides these apps as a service rather than software you have to download and install. To access the apps, you simply use a Web browser on any computer connected to the Internet.
Under the direction of UNI percussion professor Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will offer their spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko.
Integration between the Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS) and Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) will permit automatic creation of Fall 2011 courses. An eLearning site will be created for all courses entered into the SIS. Instructors that elect to use the LMS will only need to login to the UNI eLearning system and make their course available. No action is required for instructors that choose not to use the LMS. Fall 2011 eLearning courses will be populated with students in August before classes begin.
Computers Available Coming From ITS Student Computer Centers - Spring 2011
Requests must be submitted “through your college or division technical coordinator”
to get consideration on or before Friday, April 29th.
Request Form/Instructions: http://www.uni.edu/its-old/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2011Notice.htm
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 of May 23rd. Two tracks are being offered to meet faculty needs depending on your level of experience and availability. Questions or comments? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 273-2309 and ask for information about the Blended Course Development Awards.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm Under the direction of UNI percussion professor Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko. This event is free and open to the public.
This event will be streaming live by The Production House - ITS Educational Technology.
The University of Northern Iowa is seeing an increasing number of fraudulent inbound e-mail messages asking students and staff to provide personal information. "Phishing" is any attempt to steal private information by falsely claiming to be someone else through e-mail.
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The ITS Computer-Based Testing Center (CBTC) is available for faculty to proctor their computer-based tests usually administered with UNI's eLearning system. Located in Sabin Hall 102, the CBTC offers 40 student machines and one instructor machine. A projector, document camera, printer and multimedia control system are also available in the room. The CBTC is available at no charge to faculty who use the room for testing.
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.
UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with spring semester courses should submit a request using the form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html.
Courses will be populated with students the week of Jan. 3, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.
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 http://www.uni.edu/its/training/winter-intersession for a schedule and to access online registration.
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.
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.