ITS News Archive

Be Alert for Computer Support Scams

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Security Office in ITS-Network services has become aware of multiple attempts to conduct social engineering attacks against UNI employees. The attack originates as an off-campus phone call purportedly from a technical support person and they attempt to instruct the user to install malicious software on the computer claiming that the software is needed to fix the computer. This software can then be used to steal information stored on the computer, to conduct further attacks, or to participate in other illegal activities.

Faculty Focus Intersession Technology Integration Workshops, January 7-11

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012

A variety of intersession technology integration workshops, hosted by ITS-Educational Technology, will be offered throughout the week. Sessions will focus on technology’s role in teaching and learning. Workshops will address topics related to blended and online learning, Bb Learn & integrated third party tools, accessibility in online learning, ifolio (UNI’s eportfolio tool), the Rod Library Learning Commons project, polling technologies, plagiarism prevention technology, and more.

Tell us what you want in the Learning Commons!

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Rod Library, in partnership with other campus units, is seeking to develop space in the library building into a learning commons. The learning commons will be a student-centered physical and virtual learning space designed for optimal learning in groups or individually. The reconfigured space will be designed to be open, comfortable, inspirational, and practical. This survey will help us gather information from the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) about technologies, services and furnishings that will meet the needs of 21st century learners and researchers.

Learning Commons Task Force wants your ideas...

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Change is coming to Rod Library. If you’ve been in the library lately, you may have noticed that the area behind the Reference Desk, on the 2nd (main) floor, looks different. This space will be transformed into a new learning commons. A Learning Commons Task Force has been appointed to research what a learning commons looks like at other universities and to get the ball rolling. Membership on the committee includes representatives from ITS-User Services and ITS-Educational Technology staff as well as Rod Library faculty and staff.

Faculty Technology Workshops Now Scheduled for August and September

Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Faculty, please see newly-scheduled workshops for August and September on ITS-Educational Technology's online Faculty Workshop Calendar Workshops are offered on Bb Learn 9, Google Apps, Panopto,, and integrating library resources in eLearning. Technology integration work sessions are also scheduled, with instructional designers available to assist you.

Spotlight on STEM Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The annual Spotlight on STEM day is Thursday, February 23, 2012.  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) will be open from 9:30 - 11:30 am.   There will be Spotlight Presentations (20 min presentations, every 30 min) from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.   This is a great opportunity to hear about authentic applications of science and math in PreK-12 classrooms and to talk with teachers and students to get their perspective of learning with hands-on, inquir

Digital Learning Day Brown Bag Lunch Session

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and the ITS Educational Technology department are hosting a Brown Bag Lunch session 11:30am-1:30pm in ITTC 134 on Wednesday, February 1 for Digital Learning Day. Please bring your own lunch. Brownies will be provided.

This event will showcase innovative uses of digital technologies, mobile learning and other new technologies used to enhance teaching and learning. No registration required.

One-to-One Computing for Increased Learning Webinar

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to participate in a webinar on One-to-One Computing on January 12 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. A team of educators from Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, Alabama will join us as guest panelists. Auburn JHS is showcased by Intel for their successful implementation of one-to-one computing in a student-centered environment. For more details, visit

New Drupal Web Services Office

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

ITS Educational Technology and University Relations (UR) have combined resources to create a one-stop Drupal Web development office. Drupal developers from both offices are now housed in 103 East Bartlett. ITS Educational Technology developers will focus on creating departmental and college websites in Drupal, while UR staff will maintain the main university website and other primary sites, such as the calendar and map. Developers from both units will work together to create standardized Drupal practices and provide support for other Drupal developers on campus. For more information, contact Brandon Neil in ITS-ET or DeWayne Purdy in UR.

Registration Now Open for Faculty Focus ─ Intersession Technology Workshops

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, offered January 3-6, on technology’s role in teaching and learning. Workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit to learn more and to access online registration.

Bb Learn 9 Instructor/Designer Resource

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Were you aware past eLearning Tips (featured in UNI Online and the Faculty Resources tab of the eLearning support site) are available in an eLearning Tips Archive? ITS-ET recommends you visit the archive to review tips missed previously. Tips address information of which all Bb Learn 9 instructors/designers should be aware as well as questions and issues most addressed by the UNI eLearning support team. Visit the eLearning Tips Archive at