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  The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) group collaborated to offer a hands-on experience, VoiceThread: Beginning to Engage, for Ithaca College (IC) faculty.

VoiceThread is an asynchronous online tool that allows you and your students to engage with a variety of media and integrates with Sakai. The use of VoiceThread is free with an IC login. Many faculty on campus are already using it as part of their course design with promising results.

Please join us as you plan for increasing student engagement in your upcoming courses. We are offering one more session this semester.


April 26-May 3
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The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.  We are offering a series of learning opportunities in  April and May.

You can help us understand your knowledge and interest in AR/VR/360 by filling out this Immersive Technologies at IC: 2-Minute Survey.

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Microsoft's Safe Links feature, which we've been using since December to help protect against malicious web links in phishing messages from external senders, is now available for messages from internal senders. This will be enabled on Thursday, April 19th.

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The Microsoft Office Home Use Program, which allowed faculty and staff to purchase MS Office for about $10 for their personal computer, is no longer available under the college's Microsoft license agreement.

However, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to all current faculty, staff and students for free. See our knowledge base article for details.

Information Technology Service Desk
104 Job Hall
servicedesk@ithaca.edu
607-274-1000

The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.  We are offering a series of learning opportunities in  April and May.

You can help us understand your knowledge and interest in AR/VR/360 by filling out this Immersive Technologies at IC: 2-Minute Survey.

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Information Technology upgraded the college’s academic SPSS network license to version 25 last fall and version 24 was extended to this Spring. Version 24 is being shut off at 5:00 PM, March 30, meaning if you do not have version 25, SPSS will no longer be available to you. To request an upgrade to version 25, please fill out and submit the online Order/Renewal Form. Be sure to include the computer asset tag and platform (Windows or Mac) as requested on the form. The subscription charge is $85 for FY 17-18.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) group collaborated to offer a hands-on experience, VoiceThread: Beginning to Engage, for Ithaca College (IC) faculty.

VoiceThread is an asynchronous online tool that allows you and your students to engage with a variety of media and integrates with Sakai. The use of VoiceThread is free with an IC login. Many faculty on campus are already using it as part of their course design with promising results.

Please join us as you plan for increasing student engagement in your upcoming courses. We offer two sessions:

March 29-April 5
April 26-May 3
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The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with a part time visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.   

Come visit her at IT's AR/VR table at the College Showcase at Ed Tech Day on March 22nd between 9 am – 3 pm.  You'll have a chance to try out some VR gear!

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It’s now easier than ever to report fraudulent (or suspected) “phishing” email messages to Information Technology. You may have noticed the new “Report as Phishing” button in Outlook for Windows/macOS, or Outlook on the web. It appears at the top left of the email message window.

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Summer 2018 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent out to all guardians and area coordinators and should be completed by 5:00 PM Friday, March 16.

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Introducing a paperless and more efficient SPSS license order/renewal process! Through our IT service portal, faculty and staff can now order/renew their SPSS license electronically. 

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Summer 2018 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent out to all guardians and area coordinators and should be completed by 5:00 PM Friday, March 16.

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FEBRUARY 2018 CONTENTS – It’s About Security

  • Improving our information security
    • Keeping your devices and applications up-to-date
    • Protecting your user accounts
  • Educational Technology Day 2018 – Thursday, March 22nd
  • The Last Bit – EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues

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Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in teaching or research? Are you a staff member involved in a campus wide initiative using technology to enhance the workplace? Are you a student organization developing or applying technology? If so, you are invited to participate in the Educational Technology Day College Showcase. The 28th Annual Ed Tech Day will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2018? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the Information Technology Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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Over the break Information Technology implemented two new security features as part of the college email service to help protect against malicious attachments or emails that contain links to malicious web sites.

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VoiceThread is an asynchronous, highly interactive tool that allows you and your students to engage with a wide variety of media. Ithaca College has purchased the tool; you and your students can use it at no charge.  

To learn more about the tool participate in anasynchronous VoiceThread workshop moderated by colleagues from IC’s Information Technology and the Center for Faculty Excellence. During a designated period of time, VoiceThread modules/activities will be available to you online and completed by you on your own time. Here is more information on the workshop, VoiceThread: Beginning to Engage.

January 8-15, 2018 (Register)
Zoom Orientation, Monday, January 8, 11:00-12:00 pm

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IT@IC November Update

Contributed by David Weil on 11/08/17 

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Welcome to the November edition of our monthly IT@IC update.  Each month we bring you highlights of efforts that we are working on related to the IT services for the campus community.

NOVEMBER 2017 CONTENTS

  • Introducing Our New IT Service Portal
  • Engaging Students with VoiceThread 
  • The Last Bit 

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Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) would like to invite instructors interested in learning more about how others use Sakai to the Sakai Virtual Conference on Tuesday, November 14th hosted by Apereo Foundation, the non-profit organization which develops and sustains open source software. This faculty-friendly event is targeted toward the teaching and learning aspects of using Sakai, but technical topics are also covered.  TLT is willing to cover the registration costs for any faculty member who would like to get an online access key to participate in some or all of the conference from anywhere.

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Spring 2018 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent out to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by 5:00PM Wednesday, November 15th.

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