Tag: Academic Technology Services

Reminder: Nesvet talks Thursday about ‘text encoding in the classroom’

Assistant Prof. Rebecca Nesvet will describe how she uses text encoding in the classroom for this month’s session of Academic Technology Services’ Technology Square Table from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 17) in IS IS 1004. She and her students are creating a digital edition of Sweeney Todd in her Literary Topics: Intro […]

ATS and ‘Gradebook Bonanza’

It’s that time of year again! Rubrics abound, bubble sheets have been scrupulously dotted with No. 2 pencils, pens have jotted countless comments in the margins of essays, and D2L overflows with dropbox submissions and quiz attempts. With grades due May 19, Academic Technology Services is hosting something they call “Gradebook Bonanza,” this week and […]

ATS has 10 fun ways to use clickers… and templates

Classroom response systems (“clickers” or TurningPoint on campus) can be used to help keep a classroom engaged during lecture. To keep things interesting for students who use them, Academic Technology Services offers instructors a new “Top Ten List” of alternatives to potentially passé multiple choice and true-false questions. They’ve also made PowerPoint templates for several […]

Attention, D2L users: A 2011-12 purge is coming… act soon, if need be

Nathan Kraftcheck from Academic Technology Services shares the following information, of possible interest to some who use the Desire2Learn course management and learning software: “This message pertains only to D2L courses conducted during the Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 semesters. Anything after the Summer 2012 term will not be affected. On or about […]

‘Squaretable’ format for learning-technology series; next session is Thursday

Academic Technology Services is using the term “squaretable” to describe the format for the new monthly forum series addressing timely learning-technology topics. This month’s forum — on the topic of electronic textbook supplements — takes place at 3 p.m. this Thursday (Feb. 19) in Room 1004 of the Instructional Services Building. “Many faculty likely have […]

In future, D2L will be automatic, standard equipment

In order to improve the course setup process for faculty and students, Academic Technology Services and the Registrar’s Office are eliminating the need to request a D2L component for courses. Beginning with the Spring 2015 semester, nearly all courses will automatically have the Desire2Learn course shell created for them. Instructors who prefer not to use […]

Power restored in Madison, D2L is back in service

Staff members in UW-Green Bay’s Office of Academic Technology Services report that the power outage and related problems with the servers in Madison have been corrected and the widely used Desire 2 Learn software is again up and running, statewide. The outage temporarily affected UW System access to applications including Shared Financial System and the […]

ATS Lunch & Learn: Gradebooks and Dropboxes

In this workshop your friendly ATS staff will go over how to set up gradebooks and dropboxes that won’t raise your blood pressure too high as the semester winds up and winds down. As a bonus, they will explore the ins and outs of Turnitin. The workshops will be held from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, April […]

D2L upgrade is coming

UW-Green Bay’s D2L (Desire2Learn) is going to be upgraded June 4, 2014. The changes in this upgrade are minimal. Our friends in Academic Technology Services tell us the new version will entail some changes to the look and feel, as well as new features and improvements. ATS staff will be holding 30-minute upgrade sessions so faculty and […]

Next D2L session is communication with ‘My Media’

The next D2L Lunch and Learn involves “Opening up Communication with ‘My Media.’” Instructors will explore a new tool within D2L which allows faculty members a greater ability to use video as a means to give feedback, make announcements, clarify difficult concepts and, of course, lecture. ATS — a.k.a. Academic Technology Services — will present […]