Announcing a new website for the Division of Information Technology

On Monday, Jan. 29, the Division of Information Technology will be launching a new website.  The new site will bring the information that has been spread throughout multiple departmental sites into one easy-to-use location. Information from the ATS, CIT, Information Services and Web Services sites will be provided in one unified and user-friendly site. The site will provide easy access to searching the UknowIT knowledgebase and a simple form to request help or submit a work order. A new addition to the site is the “Start a Project” option. Whether you are looking to create a new website or improve your current work processes, the IT Division can assist with planning, executing, managing, controlling and tracking your next big project. If you have any questions or issues with the new site please contact HelpDesk@uwgb.edu.

‘All the Rage’ podcast trailer is up and ready

The audio trailer for season two of “All the Rage” is now available. Focused exclusively on human trafficking, season two includes interviews with national experts on sex and labor trafficking, survivors, care providers, police officers and more. Six episodes on various aspects of modern day slavery (e.g., victim stories, economic and policy analysis, aftercare needs) are planned. The first episode comes out on Oct. 17, 2017. This is a collaborative project with Professor Ryan Martin (Psychology), Instructional Technologist Kate Farley (Information Technology), Chuck Rybak (Interim Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Mackenzie Bowe (UW-Green Bay student intern).

For more UW-Green Bay podcasts, see the Phoenix Studios podcast page.

Mediasite platform to sunset, content to be transitioned

Instructors may have noticed emails asking them to submit requests to have materials transferred from Mediasite. Please submit these requests at your earliest convenience. This is part of a transition process undertaken by the staff in Academic Technology Services (ATS) as well as the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) to clean up content as the Mediasite platform will sunset later this year. More details regarding the transition are available here. The form to request content be retained can be found here. Instructors who did not receive the initial email via Qualtrics should still complete the form by the Oct. 6 deadline to ensure that needed video materials are saved.

New phone? Change in 911 call

As Academic Technology Services is working rapidly to update the campus telephones (should be completed by the end of September), Public Safety reminds University personnel how to dial in an emergency:
-If you have one of the new “CISCO” telephones, simply 911 to reach an emergency operator.
-If you still have one of the old phones you must still dial 9-911 to reach an emergency operator.

As always, the Public Safety “non-emergency” line is 2300.

D2l Fall 2013-Summer 2014 course deletion

Instructors that used D2L with their courses during the Fall 2013 (including winter term), Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 semesters have until April 19, 2017 to create a personal copy of any part of those courses offered during those terms as they will be deleted. Once a D2L course is deleted, there is no way of restoring it and no backup. Learn how to download part of or entire courses. If you have unusual circumstances requiring the retention of a D2L course within UW-Green Bay’s D2L environment, in its entirety, please contact Academic Technology Services (ats@uwgb.edu) by April 14, 2017 so appropriate steps can be taken before the course is deleted.

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 and 28th from 11:00am to 2:30pm. in MAC 137. Want to know more? Visit the ATS site.

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 how to build an online course, or how to put a face-to-face course online? Set up a time to meet, dressert@uwgb.edu.

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 to (ATS) at 465-2416 or ats@uwgb.edu.

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 to Digital Humanities course. Refreshments will be served, with discussion after the presentation. If you have any questions, or are interested in more information email Kate Farley.