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Fall 2011 Drupal Office Hours

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Drupal Open Office Hours is a support group for persons on campus responsible for maintaining Drupal websites. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month, in 134 ITTC Studio IT. For more information, contact Brandon Neil at 319-273-6276 or Carolyn Dorr at 319-273-2761.

Using "Clickers:" Learning Forum

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Turning Technologies is sponsoring Dr. Francis Schlemmer from the University of Illinois to share best practices and effective usages of clickers in the classroom. September 21 in Room 138 ITTC.

9:00 and 1:30 sessions: Engaging Students in Large and Small Classrooms with Clickers
11:30 session: Clicker Best Practices and Writing Good Clicker Questions

UNI Announces Gmail for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011

UNI CIO Shashi Kaparthi is pleased to announce that UNI will be moving all students, 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 enhance both instruction and campus operations. UNI Gmail and Google Apps provides quality applications and increased storage capabilities at a fraction of the cost the University would have incurred otherwise.

UNI Announces Gmail for Students

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

UNI CIO Shashi Kaparthi is pleased to announce that UNI will be moving all faculty, staff, and students 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 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.

ITS Announces UNI Gmail for Faculty/Staff

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

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.

A Conversation with John Zubizarreta on Learning Portfolios

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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!

Test Scoring Services, Fall 2011

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011

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.

New Google, UNI Partnership

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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. 

Fall 2011 UNI eLearning Courses

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

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.

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