Tag: Academic Technology Services

Next-generation learning exploration heading this way

Members of the campus community are invited to participate in a virtual Educause Learning Initiative session on the topic of Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments. UW-System’s Office of Learning Technology has donated one group session registration for UWGB. The event, titled “Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges,” will be held on April 27th […]

Todd Dresser now an instructional designer

News out of Academic Technology Services — beginning March 1 Todd Dresser is the new instructional designer. He worked previously as an instructional technologist in ATS. In his new role, he will assist faculty and staff with the quality and design of online courses, and with the development of web-based programs and majors. Curious about […]

D2L Classes prior to summer 2013 will be removed mid-April

It’s an early notice, but an important one. Academic Technology Services (ATS) reminds faculty that D2L courses taught prior to summer 2013 will be removed in mid-April. Once a course is removed, it may no longer be possible to recover course materials like grade books or student submissions. Questions and retention requests can be directed […]

Technology Squaretable Presentation: Sherman and Konkol

Professor Heidi Sherman and Luke Konkol will be presenting at this month’s Technology Squaretable from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in Instructional Services 1004. They will discuss using digital tools in experiential archeology, specifically in Sherman’s history courses. E-mail Kate Farley farleyk@uwgb.edu with questions.

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 […]