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What’s New in ITS

What’s New in ITS

September 3, 2014

Summer is always one of the busiest seasons for ITS. With fewer constituents on campus, we can focus resources to project-based work, including refreshing and upgrading existing equipment and systems and installing new technologies. Here are just a few of the highlights from summer break: New Building Projects We spent a significant amount of time […]

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Introducing Kelsy Burke, Digital Fellow

Introducing Kelsy Burke, Digital Fellow

September 2, 2014

We are excited to have Kelsy Burke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, begin her term this fall as St. Norbert College’s first Digital Fellow. The Digital Fellow serves as an innovative leader, exemplar, and agent of change for faculty colleagues, helping to promote a sense of community, collaboration, and cultural change around the use of technology […]

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First Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology (T3) Conference

First Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology (T3) Conference

May 6, 2014

Information Technology Services will host its first annual Transformative Teaching and Technology (T3) conference on June 3, 2014. The conference is open to all full and part-time faculty, including adjuncts and staff who teach. Attendees will learn how their peers are using technology in innovative ways to transform the teaching and learning experience. The T3 […]

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G: Drive Phase Out

G: Drive Phase Out

May 6, 2014

The G: drive has served the campus well for many years, but with the progression of technology it’s no longer the best solution for storing documents, sharing documents with your students, or collecting assignments from your students. In a previous TechEDge article, we announced that the G: drive will be discontinued in the future, and […]

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Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

March 4, 2014

Don’t miss out on yet another great opportunity to apply for funding to support your ideas for technology innovation in the classroom. The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), the Dean, Office of Faculty Development, and ITS have partnered to offer unique grant opportunities for faculty. The Instructional Technology Mini Grant is designed to defray the direct […]

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Reflections from ELI

Reflections from ELI

March 4, 2014

Last month, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) hosted their annual meeting to share ideas and support for teaching and learning in colleges and universities across the country. ELI allows IT staff, faculty, and administrators to present and collaborate on the innovative work being done at their institutions—whether it be using Google Glass in a music […]

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ITS Welcomes New Additions

ITS Welcomes New Additions

February 3, 2014

We are proud to welcome two new members to the extended ITS family! Geoff Wild and his wife Andrea welcomed Micah Geoffrey Wild into their family on December 30, 2013. Micah weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. Micah has an older sister, Aella, who is one and a half years old. Geoff […]

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Winter Break Projects

Winter Break Projects

December 8, 2013

Winter break is nearly upon us, and for ITS, that means we’re working on Winter projects! Winter break and the summer are always busy times for us, as we work to update systems and services while the rest of the campus slows down a bit. In addition to the wireless project and SNoodle upgrade announced […]

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ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

December 4, 2013

You spoke and we listened! After talking to both the Faculty Development and Technology Advisory committees, we recognized that faculty want more technology training but are not always free during scheduled technology workshop times. As a result, ITS is launching a new series of “virtual” workshops to enable faculty to learn just-in-time tech skills, at […]

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SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

December 3, 2013

The college’s learning management system, SNoodle, will be upgraded by our service provider Moodlerooms over the Winter break. The upgrade will begin at 10:00 p.m. on December 26 and finish by 5:00 a.m. on December 27. SNoodle will be unavailable during the upgrade window. After the upgrade is complete, SNoodle will be running Moodle version […]

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ITS Governance

ITS Governance

November 5, 2013

Last year, ITS took its first steps into technology governance by requesting a college-wide committee—the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)—to provide input and recommendations on technology plans, projects, and priorities. This committee includes one representative from each division, both academic and administrative. This year, we’re broadening our advisory and governance structure to ensure that there are […]

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Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

November 5, 2013

In September, ITS announced that two campus storage solutions would be phased out this year: the G: drive for classes-related content and the M: drive for students. Why are we making this move? While these were great solutions for their time, there are now better storage options available that we should take advantage of. Storage, […]

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“Spatial” November Workshops

“Spatial” November Workshops

November 4, 2013

In celebration of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 17 – 23) and GIS Day (Nov. 20) ITS is offering several workshops that will introduce participants to geospatial technologies and their applications both in and out of the classroom. A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a tool used to visualize data to help see patterns, relationships and […]

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DLI Technology Grants

DLI Technology Grants

October 5, 2013

Do you have your eye on a new piece of software or tablet for use in the classroom? Thinking about redesigning your course to enhance student learning with technology-enabled pedagogies? Are you passionate about the role that technology can play in teaching, learning, and scholarship on the St. Norbert College campus? We have a grant […]

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New Technology-Enabled Classroom Opens in CVC

New Technology-Enabled Classroom Opens in CVC

October 4, 2013

With the opening of the Cassandra Voss Center (CVC) in mid-September, not only was a new building brought online, but a whole new type of technology-enabled classroom was added to the college’s portfolio of learning spaces. Dubbed an “active learning” classroom, the lower level of the CVC does not have a designated “front” — typically […]

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What’s New in ITS

What’s New in ITS

September 5, 2013

ITS staff have been busy this summer working on a number of projects to enhance and expand technology services on campus. Here are just a few of the highlights: Classroom Updates Five classrooms – Boyle 106, 122, 201, 209 and Bush 130 – received refreshed AV equipment this summer! Enhancements include new projector, larger screen, […]

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