Blog Archives

This category is used primarily for posts of faculty interest that relate to teaching and learning.

Hoover Renovations

Upon returning to campus, you might realize that Hoover looks a little bit different. Classrooms have been renovated with new control panels on the podiums and some other fun features to enhance learning.   107, 108, 112, and 114 have been

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YouTube Automatic Captions

One easy way to add accessibility to your educational work is to add captions to videos. This might seem tedious, but it’s easy and quick with YouTube’s automatic captioning system. Many videos uploaded to the platform will automatically post these

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Introducing Adobe Education Exchange

Interested in furthering your technical and creative skills to benefit your classroom? Adobe Education Exchange is here for you.   Adobe offers 20+ free courses to promote the incorporation of digital technologies into the classroom. These courses fall into three categories:

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Interested in Blended/Hybrid Learning?

If you are a faculty member that is considering moving a course to a blended/hybrid format, with some classes meeting face-to-face and some class time online, then I hope to see you today at the first of a two-part workshop

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Network Drives

Network drives are a valuable resource that E-Town offers its faculty, staff, and students. They can be used for document sharing for anything from clubs collaborating to faculty sharing files with their classes to students working on a group project.

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Tech Tip: Printing Sensitive Information Securely

Sometimes, faculty members find themselves with sensitive information, like tests, that they don’t just want to send to a printer and pick up later. Fortunately, ITS has a simple solution for easy printing without worrying that unwanted eyes will see

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Tech Tip: Turnitin LTI Inbox Updates

Turnitin recently reorganized its LTI inbox to fit a smoother aesthetic that’s more intuitive. This inbox features a new icon to indicate if a student has viewed their feedback, a counter that lets you know how many assignments you’re downloading,

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Nicarry Renovations

Have you been to Nicarry recently? If so, you might have noticed some changes to the second floor. First, you might notice the very obvious addition of new chairs and tables, as well as wraparound whiteboards. Upon closer examination, you’ll

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Tech Tip: Knowledgebase Updates

ITS has been working hard to reorganize our Knowledgebase, and several big layout changes have been made. Wi-Fi is now its own category, which makes these much-needed articles easier to access. Microsoft Office has also become its own category. Articles

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Tech Tip: Classroom and Event Space Technology

Have you ever been confused about how to use the podium in a classroom? Or have you had trouble figuring out the TV in your dorm lounge? Well, the good news is that there are in-depth instructions on using these

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Zoom Web Conferencing

All campus staff and faculty now have access to Zoom Web Conferencing.  Zoom is replacing WebEx as our web conferencing solution. What is Zoom and what can you do with it?  Connect with anyone with an internet connection from PC,

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Tech Tip: VHS players are out!

VHS players on campus are no longer supported. Some classroom podiums may still have VHS players, but as these devices fail, we will not be replacing them. Faculty are encouraged to bring old VHS tapes to the Help Desk in

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Atomic Learning

You’ve seen our Knowledgebase by now. Have you noticed the videos or links to videos at the bottom of nearly every article? If you haven’t noticed yet, check out this Track Changes in Word article for reference. It has five

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Swivl Your Thinking For Students

Students, does the thought of presenting make your knees shake? Are you tired of traditional PowerPoint presentations? Want a way to wow a future employer? Swivl may be just what you are looking for. Swivl is great for group projects, Education majors, Communications majors, or anybody looking to up

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Help Desk Hours

The Help Desk is your Information and Technology Services (ITS) physical location. We have students and staff members available to help you solve or navigate problems you may be having with your electronic devices. ITS also offers phone support (x3333)

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