Community of Practice for Online/Blended Education

DSC_3940All University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty and staff are invited to participate in a campus-wide community of practice for online and blended education.

The purpose of our meetings is to build community and meet others who are excited about teaching in the online and/or blended format.

Our next meeting will take place on Friday, April 22, in UC 266 from 2-4 pm.

Why participate?  

  • Share ideas & resources
  • Ask questions
  • Learn from your colleagues

Please register:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14607

 

Accessibility and D2L: April 20 & 21, 2016

DSC_3956The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Spring 2016 “Snackable Series” is a special collaboration with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

This workshop will explore the most common issues regarding accessibility in D2L, and advice for better results.  Topics will include document types, tables, colors, pop-up windows, alt-tags, and screen-readers.

Accessibility and D2L Sessions:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:  iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14601

Thursday, April 21, 2016:  11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m48d1b13b62fedd7cc71cfddd9a37fc82
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14602

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Instructor Support Survey

LTC_Logo_FBThe Learning Technology Center (LTC) has developed a survey in order to better understand the changing service, support, and technology needs of instructors on campus.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey so the LTC can evaluate our current services and identify new areas to further support instructors here at UWW.

You can find the survey here: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XnnDVCx7aBuyLr 

Your feedback counts! Please complete the survey by 11:59pm on Friday, April 29.

All participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and upon completion of the survey you will be asked to enter your name into a drawing for 2 iPads!

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

General Access Labs

Hey Everyone!

This is about the time of the year when people really start to get stressed. Classes are starting to wind down and exams will be here before you know it. With all of this panic and confusion, it’s easy to forget the essentials like, what the school offers to help you in this time of need.

MG_7492 A popular example of forgotten luxuries is the General Access Labs! The general access labs are located in the basement of Andersen, or Andersen 1008 and McGraw room 19. They offer free black and white printing, for all of your end of year assignments. They have a mix of computers with all different types of programs and software to help you with your classroom assignments.

Did you know you can print from your personal computer or mobile device? UW-Whitewater students have the ability to print documents and files from personal computers and mobile devices in general access computer labs, simply use one of the following methods. (NOTE: Files larger than 25 MB cannot be printed using this method)

  1. Smartphone Method: Using your UWW.edu email account, attach your document(s) or file(s) to an email and send it to print@uww.edu. Once complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to print. Use this method when printing from iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. PC/Mac Method: Connect the device to the campus network. Using your device’s web browser, go to https://labprint.uww.edu/MyPrintCenter. Login using your Net-ID, then upload your document(s) or file(s). This method allows you to adjust your printing options. Use this this method when printing from a Mac computer, or a Windowstablet or computer.

If you need help with this software or if you would like to print something in color or get it things laminated, the General Access Labs also contain the Media Lab.

This is where you can print in color and get things laminated, this also includes poster printing for anyone who wants to make their presentations as professional as can be. The Media Lab also offers A/V Checkouts where you can check out, projectors, screens, tablets, headphones, microphones and all sorts of other different audio and visual recording equipment.MG_7633

To check out this equipment go to av-checkouts.uww.edu and fill out the online request form. You can pick your equipment up in the Media Lab.

The general access labs also have Collab rooms for all of your group work needs. Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of three hours per use. Time may be extended if there are no other groups waiting to use the room. You can reserve a room by going to: http://www.uww.edu/reserve. See lab attendant upon arrival.

Their hours of operation are as follows:

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For more information about the general access labs/media lab please visit their website!

Thanks for your time!

Update to TurningPoint Cloud

On Tuesday April 26th at 11:00am, the LTC will be holding a workshop to introduce the newest version of our Student Response System, Turning Point Cloud.

This session will talk about the relevant updates to TurningPoint Cloud, including the licensing model changes.  This change will impact all clicker users.

Tuesday April 26th: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Please Register:
https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14663

Updated documentation can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding current clicker issues, or anything that’s coming, let us know by calling us at 262.472.1004 or ltc@uww.edu

 

LTC Student Focus Groups

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is looking for students who are interested in participating in student focus groups. The LTC is conducting research to better understand the motivations and barriers that undergraduate students face related to learning technologies. If you agree to participate and are selected, you will be asked to complete a one-hour focus group session with 5-7 of your peers with a member of the research team. Focus group sessions will be held over the lunch hour (noon-1 p.m. on various dates) with pizza and beverages being provided.

For more information regarding the study, please review the Implied Consent Form. If you are interested in participating in the study, please complete a questionnaire by Friday, April 15.

A member from the research team will be in contact with you by Monday, April 18 regarding your participation. Please note that we can only include up to 40 students in five different focus group sessions in this research study. Interested students will be selected based on creating a diversified group pool on a first come, first served basis. The information collected from participants in the focus group process will be confidential, and students will not be able to be linked with the information they provide.

D2L Account Settings and Profile

Hey Everyone!

Did you know you can create a personal profile through the Profile tool in D2L? This feature is a great way to get to know other students that are in your class.

To access your profile click on your name in the top right corner and then click on Profile
Profile”. Here you can enter information about your social networks, contact information, education and work, and personal details such as your birth date, hobbies, favorite things, and download a profile picture.

You can also edit your account settings. To access your account settings click on your name in the top right corner then click “Account Settings“. Here you can change account settings, Discussion settings and Emails settings.

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For more information or if you have any questions, contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.

Thanks for your time!

 

Fall 2016 Course Requests Available

Fall 2016 D2L course requests are available in the D2L Course Request Application.

As a reminder, course requests for a semester become available on the first day of priority registration for students, and course shells for D2L need to be requested for every semester you plan on using D2L.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UW-W D2L Support.