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UITS Monitor: Bid farewell to Oncourse this August

Bid farewell to Oncourse this August

Oncourse, IU's legacy online collaboration and learning environment, will be retired at the end of August. Oncourse has been supporting teaching and learning, committees, projects, research, and portfolios for Indiana University's community of students, faculty, and staff since 2005.

Here’s how to prepare:

  • Users: Take steps to preserve data in Oncourse that you wish to keep
  • Instructors: Move all course materials and teaching and learning activities to Canvas
  • Owners of active portfolio and project sites: Plan to move users and content to appropriate alternative platforms

The UITS Knowledge Base has a complete list of things you need to know. Don’t wait until August—prepare now.

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IT Training webinars let you learn at your convenience

In case you can’t make it to in-person sessions, UITS IT Training is making life easier with a variety of upcoming webinars.

  • IUanyWare: An Overview
    Let the IUanyWare team explain how to navigate IUanyWare, the best ways to leverage this platform, approaches to file storage and data location, and where to get help with IUanyWare.
    Monday, March 7, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Canvas
    Get familiar with the many useful features of Canvas, which replaces Oncourse as IU’s new learning management system.
    At varying times throughout the semester

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training!

Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383

Give your career a boost and train for certification exams—at a discount

Considering a career as an entry-level IT professional or PC service technician?

The CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. Acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

  • When: February 29-March 4, 9am-4pm
  • Where: Online or at IUPUI

This EdCert workshop uses courseware licensed from CompTIA. Anyone can register for this course, but due to licensing restrictions, only IU students, staff, and faculty are eligible for discounted CompTIA exam vouchers upon completion of the course.

Some of the benefits of this CompTIA A+ course include:

  • The background knowledge and skills you will need to be a successful A+ technician
  • Assistance with preparation to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, 2012 objectives (exam numbers 220-801, 220-802), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional
  • A cost of $250, compared to $2,000 from other training facilities

Since the materials for EdCert workshops are ordered from a third-party source, you must register for EdCert workshops at least three business days in advance of the first course date for a guaranteed seat.

Register now >>

Calling all gamers and simulators!

If you’re a gamer bursting with ideas, the perfect event for you is on the horizon. The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) Conference 2016 is coming to Bloomington, so if you have the chops to facilitate an interactive session with some of your fellow gamers, here’s your chance!

  • When: October 26-29
  • Where: IMU, IU Bloomington

If a breakout session isn’t your cup of tea, but you’d still like to participate, you can also propose hosting a birds-of-a-feather gathering, interactive poster session, or another activity on topics like game-based learning, game design and development, game mechanics, and augmented reality.

Proposals are due by April 1, so start brainstorming!

Submit your proposals now >>

Screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

A screening of the award-winning documentary "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" will take place Monday, March 7, 7pm at the IU Cinema. The movie explores the lack of gender and racial diversity among American software engineers.

Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) and the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC), the film also features an interview with Nathan Ensmenger, an IU associate professor. Director Robin Hauser Reynolds is scheduled to attend the screening.

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McRobbie to receive prestigious honor

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will be named the 2016 International Citizen of the Year. Presented by The International Center, the award recognizes Hoosiers who have who have made outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana.