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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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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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