Using LockDown Browser is easier than ever!

What’s up, Warhawks? We’re already halfway done with the first month of the Fall 2017 semester!

Returning students have probably used LockDown Browser at least once during their college career, but for those of you who haven’t: LockDown Browser is a web browser, like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but it only allows you to access Desire2Learn (D2L).

lockdownThe purpose of LockDown Browser is to block the ability to open new tabs or windows in order to discourage cheating while taking a quiz on D2L. Instructors can mark their quizzes in D2L to require LockDown Browser in order to open them.

Prior to this semester, students had launch LockDown Browser from their computer’s desktop, log into D2L, and then manually navigate to their course in order to open the quiz. This process has been simplified!

Now, all you have to do in order to take your quiz in LockDown Browser is:

  1. Open the quiz in your preferred web browser
  2. Download LockDown Browser using the “Download and install the latest version of LockDown Browser” link.
  3. Click the blue “Launch LockDown Browser” button.
  4. Take the quiz

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The button launches LockDown Browser, logs you in, and automatically navigates to the quiz for you!

For more information on getting started with LockDown Browser, please visit LockDown Browser: Getting Started (Students).

Andersen Media Lab

Have you heard about the Andersen Media Lab and the great features it has to offer? The Media Lab is located in the lower level of the Andersen library building in room L1008. It offers a large collection of both Mac and PC computers and free black and white printing. You can even send your print job straight from your smart phone or laptop. For more information on how to do that, click here: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/printing-students

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Here are some of the many useful features you can find there:

Collaboratory Stations: These rooms are great places for group work! They have conference tables, SMART Boards, and projectors.

Color Printing: You can use purple points for color printing, poster printing, and lamination.

A/V Checkouts: Check out from the large collection of equipment including projectors, screens, cameras, microphones, and much more. You can even use the sound booth for audio projects.

Quiet Room: Because sometimes it can be hard to find a good, quiet spot to get your work done.

For more information on the General Access Labs, visit their site at: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/ga-labs#tab_ServiceRequest

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Media Lab.

Meet Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant Candidates

The campus community is invited to attend the open forums to meet the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant candidates.

Sarah Etlinger will be joining us on Wednesday, August 16th from 2:30 – 3:00pm in the University Center, room 264.

James McKay will be joining us on Thursday, August 17th from 11:30 – Noon in the University Center, room 264.