ITS hosting series on academic technology services | Nebraska Today

Information Technology Services’ Academic Technologies team will be hosting a semester-long lecture series covering their most popular services. Each session will include an overview of the service with time for questions at the end.

Registration is required; participants will receive via email a list of the sessions they attend as proof of professional development in mid-December when the series has concluded.

All sessions will be recorded and made available online. Registration information for each session can be found below or here.

One Button Studio and Lightboard
  • Sept. 7, 10-11 a.m.: UNL has two One Button Studios that are available for students and faculty to use. A Lightboard is an option at the OBS in the Dinsdale Learning Commons. You will see how these studios work and how they could be used in your course. Register here.
Zoom Security Options
  • Sept 13, 10-11 a.m.: This training will take a closer look at Zoom’s security options. Zoom has added a few options this year and made them easier to access. Register here.
Akindi – Bubble Sheet Exam Tool in Canvas
  • Sept. 20, 10-11 a.m.: Akindi is the new bubble-sheet scanning alternative for paper-based tests and quizzes. Integrated with Canvas, Akindi allows you to print your own test sheets, distribute them, and scan them all with a multi-purpose scanner and printer. You then upload the data files into the system, get immediate results, and write grades directly into the Canvas gradebook. Learn how to get the most out of Akindi in this informative session. Register here.
Top 5 Problems We See in Canvas
  • Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m.: Canvas is a dynamic learning environment. But have you ever wondered about some of the challenges that users face? We’ll discuss the top 5 issues that we see from Canvas users and give you some tips on how to make the resolution of these problems quicker. Register here.
How to Use the Exam Commons
  • Oct. 5, 9-10 a.m.: This session is all about the Exam Commons, the brick-and-mortar testing center service provided by ITS Academic Technologies. Register here.
Yuja Basics
  • Oct. 10, 2-3 p.m.: This session will introduce the new video platform and deliver an overview of the features for you to get started with creating your own academic videos. Register here.
Affordable Textbooks, OER and Inclusive Access
  • Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m.: You may have heard about OER, but what’s it all about? In this session we will explain what it is and how it can help students and faculty. You will find out what resources are available at UNL to help you learn more about OER. Register here.
All About Respondus
  • Nov. 2, 9-10 a.m.: This session will show you how to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor in your course. Register here.
Course Evaluations and Surveys – Instructor Dashboard
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10-11 a.m.: Course Evaluations and Surveys (CES—formerly EvaluationKIT) is our campus course evaluations software. In this session, you’ll learn all what you can do in the instructor role. From monitoring a Response Rate Tracker, to creating and attaching survey questions, to viewing and creating reports and more, this demo will prepare you for the upcoming semester’s course evaluation deployment season. Register here.
YuJa Migration
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: In this training, we will learn some advanced YuJa features including integrating quizzes with Canvas and the difference between YuJa’s internal Gradebook and Canvas’ Gradebook. Register here.
LTIs – What You Need to Know
  • Monday, Nov. 28, 10-11 a.m.: What is an LTI? Swing in to learn what LTI’s are, how they work, and how you can get new technology approved for use at UNL. Register here.
Canvas Best Practices for Course Design – Thinking Forward for Spring
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m.: This session will show the advantages of using specific Canvas features to help organize your course content, establish easy navigation, and hopefully, alleviate the common questions and confusion from your students about assignment details and due dates that may plague your inbox. Register here.

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