eDocs: Access Your Files Anytime, Anywhere
ITS is excited to launch eDocs, a
document management system for UIS faculty, staff, and students.
Storing and backing up critical files, working from home, as
well as collaborating with colleagues both on and off campus is
fast, simple, and secure. eDocs is a self-managed system,
allowing users to have complete control over what is uploaded
and who can access it.
eDocs comes with a Blackboard Connector to link to files and
on eDocs directly from Blackboard.
Each user is provided with 1GB of storage space.
more information, including training tutorials, workshop
documentation, please visit the
webpage. Live training workshops, open to the entire
UIS campus community, will be offered twice a week.
Upcoming workshops are available:
Tuesday, September 2: 2-3:30pm
Thursday, September 4: 9-10:30am
Monday, September 8: 2-3:30pm
Wednesday, September 10: 9-10:30am.
Workshops are held in
BRK 141A; there is no need to register.
you are interested in scheduling a customized workshop for your
department/team, please contact
Base System and Regression Models are available to all faculty
members using the product for academic purposes. In addition,
SPSS will be installed in ITS open labs for campus use, and will
be available in classrooms and teaching labs where it is used
for instructional purposes. SPSS will no longer be available
through terminal server. For installation or more information,
Energy Saving Tips
Personal computers and
peripherals consume significant amounts of energy. According to
the Environmental Protection Agency the average desktop computer
wastes up to $75 of electricity annually during times of
non-use. With over 1,200 desktop computers on the UIS campus
alone, there has never been a better time for users to practice
energy-saving computer habits. Best of all, just a
and easy tips is all it takes to save energy and money.
Opportunity to Offer Live, Online Sessions with GoToMeeting
is excited to provide the ability for faculty to offer live,
online sessions through the use of GoToMeeting. GoToMeeting is
a Web conferencing tool that allows you to meet online rather
than in a conference room or classroom. Attendees are able to
see what is displayed on the instructor's computer (PC or Mac)
in real time. This is a great tool for giving presentations,
demonstrating software or web applications, getting to know your
students, troubleshooting problems, and much more.
Attendee requirements include only Internet access and
speakers/headset. Presenter requirements include Internet
access and a microphone.
more information, please contact Kara
lecture capture system called Echo 360 is available for
use campus-wide. Echo 360 captures, manages, and publishes class
lectures while integrating with existing teaching technologies.
Lecture capture allows you to record a lecture along with
whatever is displayed on the computer screen, thus providing
your students with a powerful tool for review, to further
supplement material covered in class, or to provide instruction
that is entirely web-based. Students are able to fast-forward,
rewind, or skip to particular segments. The captures can be
viewed via an Internet browser, through iTunes, or downloaded to
an MP3 player. For more information, please visit the
Lecture Capture webpage.
has been busy this summer equipping the few remaining classrooms
on campus with state of the art equipment designed to enhance
the integration of technology into the curriculum. The
classrooms will be equipped with a computer with desktop monitor
connected to the network, LCD TV, wireless keyboard and mouse,
DVD/VHS combo player, laptop audio and video connection, and
cable TV. The
following classrooms are now upgraded: BRK 339, BRK 340,
BRK 368, BRK 369, BRK 374, BRK 416, PAC 3A, PAC 3E, PAC 3I, PAC
4A, PAC 4C, PAC 4D, VPA 170
Atomic Learning Collection
addition to the Technology Skills tutorial collection,
Learning recently launched the Assistive Technology collection.
This collection is designed empower educators to use and apply
assistive technology by providing tutorials focused on special
education software, assistive technology devices, software
accessibility features, and more.
ITS is excited and proud to acknowledge faculty who are incorporating multimedia into their courses.
this issue, we are showcasing the innovative work of Dr.
William Abler, Associate Professor and Chair of the
Department of Human Development
Dr. Abler has been integrating multimedia in his
courses since 1995. As a major component of his
Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy class,
students role-play family therapy sessions.
With the use of multimedia tools such as one-way glass
observation rooms, bug-in-the-ear technologies,
ceiling-mounted pan-and-tilt cameras, microphones and
monitors, Dr. Abler videotapes the sessions for
inclusion in the development of a multimedia clinical
casenote in which narrative text and supportive visual
material are fully integrated.
Abler notes that, "These technologies permit students to
engage in an in-depth, multidimensional and highly
interactive experiential process that makes theory and
technique truly come alive. And, perhaps more
importantly, these technologies serve to sharpen and
refine their skills, develop confidence and enhance
their sensitivity to the subtleties and nuances of
actual clinical practice."
To learn how we can support you in incorporating
multimedia into your curriculum, please contact
How Do I...
Insert citations into a Word 2007 document using the
selected bibliography style (i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago,
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.
Technology Support Center, HSB 110
(877) 847-0443 [Toll free]
Lab, BRK 180
Computer Lab, UHB 2030
Fall 2008 Lab Hours
Hours for the UHB 2030 lab:
7:30am - 10pm
Fri: Noon - 5pm
Closed Sat and Sun
Hours for the Media Lab in BRK 180:
Mon-Thu: 8:30am - Midnight
Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 9pm