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Going Mobile at SNC

Going Mobile at SNC

March 8, 2015

It is now easier than ever to stay connected to St. Norbert College! By using a variety of mobile apps for St. Norbert technology services, it can feel like the entire campus is right in your back pocket. Here is a short list of those apps and how they can help you. SNC Mobile: The […]

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Flipped Classroom Learning Community

Flipped Classroom Learning Community

March 8, 2015

Led by Dr. Deb Anderson, a small group of faculty has been meeting this year to focus on the incorporation and integration of flipped classroom techniques into new and existing courses. This learning community has provided a new venue for academic technology to support faculty through a sustained, collective, and peer-led project. Through dialogue, consultation, […]

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Instructional Technology Grants Available

Instructional Technology Grants Available

March 8, 2015

The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), the Dean, Office of Faculty Development, and ITS are entering their third year of offering grant opportunities for faculty to support technology innovation in the classroom. Apply now and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! The Instructional Technology Mini Grant is designed to defray the direct costs of, and […]

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What’s New? Winter Break Activities

What’s New? Winter Break Activities

January 21, 2015

Things generally slow down on campus over the Winter break — but not in ITS! Here are a few highlights of work completed during the break: Classroom Updates Projectors in every classroom, with the exception of the Gehl-Mulva Science Center (which has brand new projectors), were thoroughly cleaned and tested as part of our new, […]

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Spring 2015 Workshops, Office Hours & More

Spring 2015 Workshops, Office Hours & More

January 21, 2015

From a hands-on 3D printing workshop to a Lunch & Learn about our favorite productivity apps, our Spring 2015 training line-up has something for everyone. All workshops, Lunch & Learn roundtables, and Open Office Hours can be found on the ITS Workshop & Events calendar. We hope to see you at an upcoming ITS event! Faculty Workshops […]

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Printing in 3D

Printing in 3D

January 21, 2015

In 2014, the New Media Consortium identified 3D printing as one of the top six technologies that can have a profound impact on education, specifically in the higher education setting. Simply put, 3D printing is taking a computer-generated 3D model and printing it out, layer-by-layer using various media. Why is it important? 3D printing originated […]

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SNC Receives Grant for Hybrid Learning Project

SNC Receives Grant for Hybrid Learning Project

November 7, 2014

Contributed by Reid Riggle, Associate Professor of Education, Director of the SNC Digital Learning Initiative and the BLAISE Alliance As the higher education landscape continues to shift, the college must continue to explore new ways to create effective learning experiences for our students. To that end, St. Norbert — in collaboration with three other institutions: Augustana College, Elmhurst College, […]

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Lynda.com Training Available

Lynda.com Training Available

November 6, 2014

Information Technology Services (ITS) is piloting a new online training tool this year, Lynda.com, to provide the campus community with additional options for technology-related training. Lynda.com provides over 3,000 video courses that cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from web design to Microsoft software and business classes. All classes are taught by instructors that are […]

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National GIS Day – November 19

National GIS Day – November 19

November 6, 2014

Contributed by Krissy Lukens, Director of Academic Technology November 19 is GIS Day – a day to celebrate the many ways that people are using geographic information systems (GIS) to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Over the years I’ve had the privilege to learn from several individuals that are […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 1, 2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to helping you learn how to protect yourself in today’s “connected” world. NCSAM was created over a decade ago by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance. Why is a whole month dedicated to this topic? On any given […]

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Microsoft Office Online Now Available

Microsoft Office Online Now Available

October 1, 2014

Microsoft recently made changes to their Office line-up and licensing, which provides St. Norbert College students and employees with more options than ever before for installing and using Microsoft Office. As an alternative to Google Docs and other cloud-based productivity suites, Microsoft has introduced Office Online, providing fully functioning versions of their Office software “in […]

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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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Second Annual ITS Open House

Second Annual ITS Open House

August 27, 2014

St. Norbert College faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual ITS Open House on Friday, September 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Open House will be held in all three ITS suites: Cofrin 123, 119, and 106. Come to the ITS Open House to: Meet ITS staff and learn about our services See new and […]

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Lunch & Learn Series, Plus Office Hours (New!)

Lunch & Learn Series, Plus Office Hours (New!)

August 27, 2014

The ITS Lunch & Learn series is back! Now in its third year, Lunch & Learn is a monthly roundtable luncheon hosted by our vice president and CIO, Raechelle Clemmons. Each month we’ll focus on a different topic of interest, to increase awareness about ITS activities and broader technology issues in higher education. Other elements of […]

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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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Printer Replacement Project Underway

Printer Replacement Project Underway

March 6, 2014

Between March 6 and March 31, the Digital Print Center will be upgrading 47 printers across campus. A majority of the printer replacements will be scheduled during Spring Break. In addition to the printer replacement, the Equitrac client on faculty and staff computers will be upgraded. ITS will be assisting with the printer replacements and software […]

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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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