ITS-ET is offering introductory workshops during November for faculty who would like to create a course using UNI's eLearning system or who would like a review of common eLearning tools. For more information, visit the eLearning 101 workshop description page.
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The Way Up conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff.
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.
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).
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.
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 http://www.uni.edu/signage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.uni.edu/sis.
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.
Due to a new contract, the University Residence Halls and Academic Cable systems have changed from television programming provided by Cedar Falls Utilities to programming provided by Mediacom.
This change occurred Friday, July 30. You need to rescan for the new programming on your television. Questions related to this change can be directed to Dennis Reimer.
One server and 36 client devices are still running Windows 2000 or XP SP2 in Active Directory. July 13 is the last day these machines will have a supported operating system. They need to be updated ASAP, or if they're no longer in use, their account should be deleted AD.
Contact Seth Bokelman for more info.