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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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Printing Goes Mobile

September 5, 2013

Over the summer, ITS launched expanded printing services so that students, faculty, and staff can now print from personal devices — laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Printing from these devices can be managed through email, a web browser, or mobile app. Email Send a document from your SNC email account to more than a dozen campus […]

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Improved “Lunch & Learn” Series

Improved “Lunch & Learn” Series

September 5, 2013

Last year, ITS hosted a lunch series called “Conversations & Collaborations, Lunch with the CIO”. Building upon the success of that program, this year we’re hosting a monthly “Lunch & Learn” roundtable luncheon. Many elements of the program are the same: The lunches will be hosted by our CIO, Rae Clemmons Lunch & Learn’s are […]

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Phase Out of Technology Services

September 4, 2013

ITS has been conducting a review of our services portfolio over the past year, and will begin phasing out a number of services during the 2013-14 academic year. In general, services were identified to be phased out if they met one or more of the following criteria: The technology is antiquated, and often is no […]

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ITS Open House

ITS Open House

September 4, 2013

St. Norbert College faculty and staff are invited to an ITS Open House on Wednesday, September 25 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 […]

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