Technology Day 2010
The University of Illinois
Springfield will present Technology Day on February 10, 2010.
Technology Day will showcase innovative ways that faculty, staff,
and students are using technology. "What are you learning now?
Teaching with social technologies" is the theme for this year's
Day will begin in the Public Affairs Center at UIS at 11:30 a.m.
with guest keynote speaker Kyle Bowen. Kyle is the director
of informatics at Purdue University, where he is responsible for
providing Web design and application development support for the
university community. Presentations and technology demonstrations by
members of the UIS academic community will follow the keynote
address and will continue until 3:45 p.m.
Technology Day schedule is now available online as well as in a
printable format. Please help us
generate excitement about February 10th. No registration is needed;
you can drop by for any part of Technology Day. We hope to see you
for the New Year
In response to the expressed desire by UIS faculty to easily
capture, record audio and screen, and publish lectures from
anywhere, ITS recently launched Camtasia Relay. Camtasia
Relay allows users to record their live lectures or computer
presentations anywhere at any time.
With a simple recording interface, Camtasia Relay records your
computer screen. Camtasia Relay requires no special hardware to
record other than a microphone, and the recording does not have to
be made on campus. After recording, Camtasia Relay enables users to
share their recordings with students and peers instantly and to
upload the link easily to Blackboard.
information about Camtasia Relay is available on our website.
ITS has also responded to faculty
requests for improved delivery of quizzes and tests online with the
launch of Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser.
Respondus can be used to create Blackboard assessments
offline, convert exam questions from MS Word, and synchronize print
and online assessments.
Respondus LockDown Browser enables instructors to "lock down"
the testing environment within Blackboard, preventing students from
printing, copying, going to another URL, accessing other
applications, or exiting an exam without submitting it to the grade
about Respondus and Respondus LockDown is available on our
Earlier this semester ITS presented
'New Tools for the New Year', a workshop that covered both of
these new tools and more. A recording of the
'New Tools for the New Year'
Faculty Technology Training Session is available.
If you are interested in recording a lecture or presentation or you
want to request any technology service, just let us know by
Instructional Technology Request form. We look forward to
supporting you in trying a new teaching technology in the new year.
Announcements Now at myUIS
Launched last fall, myUIS has
already proven to be a critical resource for faculty, staff, and
students. A revolutionary tool, this portal allows you to
create a space with the information you most need and want in a
Starting in January 2010, UIS campus announcements are now delivered
to myUIS instead of your email inboxes. This change allows you
to better manage your email by reducing the number of messages
delivered each day since these messages are now redirected to the
You can still access Campus
Announcements in the Outlook Campus Announcements Public
Folder. You may also subscribe to this list and receive
messages through MS Outlook and other RSS feed readers.
information is available on our website.
Learning, UIS' solution to providing 'just-in-time' answers to your
technology questions, has been upgraded to offer an improved
interface that simplifies searching and browsing.
Atomic Learning continues to provides on-demand web-based software
training in the form of short videos that focus on answering common
questions about a variety of popular software packages.
easy-to-understand tutorial videos and resources are available at no
charge to UIS faculty, students, and staff. We encourage you
advantage of this resource as a professional development
opportunity, to enhance your curriculum, or as an 'any time,
anywhere' helpdesk tool.
In this issue, we are showcasing the work of Dr. Wayne
Gade, Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical
Gade utilizes Camtasia Relay to
record his lectures for his online course,
Introduction to Forensic Science. These recordings
allow him to easily share course content with his
students and better engage them in the online format.
learn how we can support you in incorporating technology
into your curriculum, please contact
Find what I'm looking for on the Web?
Watch this short video to learn how.
Please keep in mind that you can easily
embed any video file from Atomic Learning into your
Blackboard course or course website, allowing
students to review or learn new skills that will help
them complete course assignments and projects.
introduced to the campus in 2008, eDocs has quickly become a
powerful resource for storing and backing up critical files, working
from home, as well as collaborating with colleagues both on and off
campus. In January, eDocs was upgraded to offer additional features,
Drop Box, a
fast and easy way to collect time-sensitive material
and preserve and verify its original state.
integration, which allows you to use your preferred
local email client when sharing and sending content
Files folder, which allows you to recover accidently
overwritten files as well as select which version of
the file should be restored.
A workshop is
available for those interested in more information:
eDocs: Showcase of New Features
Tuesday, February 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, BRK 141A
Can't make it to the session but wish you could? Join us
live online using GoToMeeting. Speakers or a headset are
required. A microphone is recommended, but not necessary.
Support Center, HSB 110
(877) 847-0443 [Toll free]
Media Lab, BRK 180
Computer Lab, UHB 2000