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UITS Monitor: Fall 2015 Next.IU pilot programs extend Canvas functionality

Fall 2015 Next.IU pilot programs extend Canvas functionality

Next.IU originally launched as a two-year pilot program to explore the next generation of learning technologies. From tools to help facilitate active learning to proctoring services that ensure integrity of online assessments, the fall 2015 Next.IU pilots offer a range of additional functionality for teaching with Canvas.

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Coming to IU: Free talks on the Internet of Things, decision support

Ever heard of the Internet of Things (IoT)? What about decision support? One is the next stage of the information revolution, while the other is changing the way universities use data to find success. 

On October 19, the IU community is invited to the IU Auditorium to hear experts discuss how these concepts are shaping our future. 

  • "IT: The endless frontier," by Florence Hudson, Internet2, senior vice president & chief innovation officer. This discussion will look at ways the IU community can develop and implement IoT concepts to enrich lives and engagements with technology. The talk will include Hudson’s insights from her role as IBM’s director of Internet of Things Business Development and her current assignment as Internet2’s chief innovation officer. 
  • "No regrets: How successful schools are reframing decision support," by Chris Miller, Education Advisory Board, executive director. This presentation, based on hundreds of interviews with higher ed leaders, will examine the ways multidisciplinary institutions like IU are using data to reframe discussions and find success.
Both talks are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
 

Learn how to use lynda.com and Pluralsight to grow your tech skills

UITS IT Training will host back-to-back webinars September 16, educating participants about two providers of video-based technology training, lynda.com and Pluralsight. Register for one or both: 

Lynda.com’s award-winning library of more than 3,000 video-based courses is available to IU students, faculty, and staff on all campuses at no cost. Courses are offered on a wide range of Office and Adobe applications, web development, design, programming, soft skills and more.

Pluralsight’s huge online training library is targeted to professional developers, IT admins, and creative artists. Access is available to all members of the statewide IU community for less than 20 percent of the retail cost.

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training at ittraining@iu.edu or by phone at (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383.

Got a question? Get an answer from AskIU

AskIU, a question-and-answer service, is available Monday-Friday, 8am-9:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6:30pm for all IU campuses. No matter what it is, if you have a campus-specific question, AskIU can find the answer.

There are three ways to contact AskIU:

  • Email AskIU
  • One.IU (in the “Highest Rated” category)
  • Instant message using UniCom/Lync

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Safety information for IU students, employees easier to find with new Protect IU site

Public Safety and Institutional Assurance at Indiana University, through its redesigned Protect IU website, is making it easier for people internal and external to IU to access safety information and resources designed to help them prepare for, prevent or cope with emergencies.

“PSIA staff work behind the scenes with units and offices across all campuses to provide as safe an environment as possible so people are more confident as they pursue personal and institutional goals,” said Mark Bruhn, associate vice president for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance. “The site was designed to amplify the expertise of our highly trained staff and to make it easier for the people we serve to contact us and get the help they need.”

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