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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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BLAISE Alliance: Teaching & Technology Collaboration

BLAISE Alliance: Teaching & Technology Collaboration

February 3, 2014

St. Norbert College has joined forces with five other liberal arts institutions to form the BLAISE Alliance, a multi-institution collaboration with the goal of helping each other shape curriculum and pedagogies to reflect 21st century realities while remaining true to our traditional liberal arts identities and values. Other founding members are: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL […]

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Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

February 3, 2014

Spring semester is here, which means it’s time for another set of the ITS monthly Lunch & Learn roundtable luncheons. Each Lunch & Learn focuses on a different topic of interest, to increase awareness about ITS activities and broader technology issues in higher education. Attendees are also free to bring their own questions or topics […]

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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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New Wifi System Planned for Campus

New Wifi System Planned for Campus

December 6, 2013

ITS will be rolling out a new wireless network across campus, in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with a more robust wireless infrastructure that utilizes the newest wireless standards and significantly expands the system’s capacity to handle the growth in wireless devices on campus. The new wireless system was selected after an extensive […]

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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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Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 6, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to helping you learn how to protect yourself in today’s “connected” world. And ITS is championing the cause, with useful tips and workshops to help you stay safe and secure online. In support of NCSAM, ITS is/has: Registered as a Cyber Security Champion with […]

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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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