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.
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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!
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.
ITS-Educational Technology recently converted the UNI eLearning support website to Drupal. The home page continues to be http://www.uni.edu/elearning/, however many of the subpages that pertain to Blackboard Learn 9 are being updated. Please update bookmarks and websites accordingly that link to UNI eLearning information. Questions should be sent to email@example.com
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.
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.