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Top Hat is a student response system (SRS) to enhance instruction and actively engage students in class. With one subscription students can participate in classroom polling, attendance, assignments and complete online tests and quizzes through a secure platform for all courses using the application.  

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Information Technology is pleased to announce the launch of eduroam (educational roaming), a new wireless service which will be available in academic and administrative buildings beginning August 21st.

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Top Hat is a classroom response system that includes features such as automated attendance, class participation, assignment tools for interactive homework, and the ability to administer secure tests and quizzes, all of which are made available to students on their own devices. 

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VoiceThread, an interactive online environment, allows instructors and students to asynchronously engage with each other around a variety of media using their voice, video or text. Particularly useful in fostering rich online discussions around media, for language education and online learning and VoiceThread is widely used in K-12 and higher education.

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Early Upgrade to Sakai

Contributed by Jenna Linskens on 08/05/19 

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As announced in Intercom to the Ithaca Community on 8/1/19 we were expecting to upgrade to Sakai 12 on August 12. Due to factors beyond our control the vendor upgraded our system today, August 5. Throughout the day users may experience a prolonged outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

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The Teaching & Learning with Technology team is excited to announce an upgrade to Sakai, Ithaca College's Learning Management System (LMS).

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Fall 2019 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications were sent to all guardians and area coordinators on Tuesday, July 2nd. All questionnaires must be completed by 5pm on Friday, July 19th.

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As you may have read in the news, there is concern over how Zoom’s video conference software starts up (on macOS, Windows, and mobile devices) with the camera enabled by default. 

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As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the fixIT Shop can perform repair services for affected Apple Products. In most cases, these services can be performed free of charge by an Apple Certified Technician, right here on campus.

If you suspect you may be affected by one of these issues, beat the semester start-up rush and stop by the fixIT Shop today to receive a free 5-minute check up!  An active Ithaca College ID Card is required to receive service at the fixIT Shop.

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The Reporting Center is undergoing some changes as of Saturday, June 8.  The system will be down from 8:00-11:00 AM while we switch to new servers. Old bookmarks that you may have, to both the Reporting Center and directly to specific reports, will no longer be valid. 

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The following message is being posted on behalf of David Weil, AVP/CIO Information Technology. 

We’d like your feedback on the alert banner that appears on top of emails that arrive from outside of our email system. This past spring the banner stating "This message originated from outside the Ithaca College email system" was added to email messages from external senders to help reduce the likelihood that someone would be tricked into responding to a phishing or other type of fraudulent message.

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On April 24th, the Course Registration Override form in IC Workflow will have a new feature which will allow students to upload a current PDF degree audit from Degree Works or a PDF of your unofficial transcript from Homer Connect.

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Are you interested in virtual reality, 360 video and other immersive technologies? Are you teaching and curious about using VR with your students?  If you say yes to any of these questions, please come to the first VR Meetup! Share your ideas, eat some pizza and play some Beat Saber.

  • Date: Thursday, April 18th
  • Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Friends 110C on

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Shortly after 5:00 on Wednesday, 4/10, a phishing email message was sent to numerous IC email accounts, purportedly from an IC student, with the subject “Dog sitter needed.” The message asked recipients to respond to a Gmail address if interested in a job which would supposedly pay a significant amount of money for dog sitting. IT quickly blocked communication between the IC email system and the phishing Gmail address, and identified and notified the people who may have responded to the message. 

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  From shoot to export, learn the equipment, software, and the workflow of creating stunning immersive 360 video.  

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Job 103

This event is free and open to all IC students, faculty or staff.
RSVP via IC Engage is appreciated.

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Are you interested in learning more about Microsoft Teams, a new organizational communication and collaboration tool, and how it can work with Office 365? The Business Productivity group is providing four upcoming overview sessions that will cover:

  • Teams and how it can transform your group, unit or department
  • Teams and OneDrive integration
  • Teams and online meetings
  • Teams and third-party applications
  • Planner, a lightweight project and task management application that works with Teams
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint Online

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