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UITS Monitor: CrimsonCard is almost here

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CrimsonCard is almost here

New official IU photo ID increases convenience and security

Later this month, IU will begin rolling out CrimsonCard, the first official university ID for all campuses. 

You can use CrimsonCard to access university services and features, including meal plans, printing, libraries, and secure entry to IU buildings. It’s more convenient, because you’ll be able to use one card for everything, on any campus. And it’s more secure, thanks to the built-in smart chip with encryption technology. 

Note: During the CrimsonCard transition, current card-related services will be offline March 11–13. Details are available at Status.IU.

Time is running out to access Oncourse

Don’t forget to download or migrate content you want to keep

Oncourse (IU’s previous learning management system) is retired and in read-only mode. After August 31, your Oncourse content and data will no longer be available. However, in keeping with IU data retention policies, Oncourse gradebook data will be preserved for purposes of grade disputes only through August 2021. 

Instructors: The Canvas Migration Tool will continue to be available until August 31.
Project site owners: A number of alternative platforms offer collaborative tools and workspaces.

About the Oncourse retirement >>

Alternatives to Oncourse project sites >>

CanvasCon is coming to IUPUI this summer

IUPUI School of Education and UITS to co-host one-day learning, networking event in June

CanvasCon is a one-day, regional conference focused on the Canvas learning management system, sponsored by Instructure (the makers of Canvas). Participants will share best practices for teaching and learning with Canvas, discuss recent and upcoming enhancements, and network with other Canvas users.

When: Monday, June 12, 9am–4pm
Where: Campus Center, IUPUI
Cost: $49 (includes breakfast, lunch, and closing reception)

If you're interested in presenting at CanvasCon, be sure to submit your proposal by March 13.

For more details and to register >>

Give your IT skills a quick boost this month

The Learn IT Quick series offers training in an hour or less

IT Training’s new 45–60 minute sessions offer tech training in a speedy format, online and in various campus locations.

Here’s the line-up for March:

Learn IT Quick: Creating Research Posters
Friday, March 10, 11:15am–noon

Learn IT Quick: Charting Data in Excel
Friday, March 24, 11:15am–noon

Learn IT Quick: Create Resumes in Word
Tuesday, March 28, 2:30–3:15pm
Wells Library W144, IU Bloomington

Learn IT Quick: Create Resumes in Word
Friday, March 31, 11:15am–noon

Questions? Email, or call (812) 855-7383 (IU Bloomington) or (317) 274-7383 (IUPUI).

Get Agile with Scrum in upcoming two-day workshops

Learn practical, real-world techniques in Scrum, a project management framework

IU's Agile Community of Practice group is sponsoring two in-depth, two-day classes on Scrum and Agile Project Management:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), April 3­–4
    An in-depth, two-day immersion into the world of Scrum
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSP), April 5–6
    An in-depth, two-day immersion into the world of Agile Product Management

Both classestaught by Tom Mellor, senior coach and trainer at the Braintrust Consulting groupoffer practical, real-world techniques through hands-on exercises demonstrating key concepts of Scrum, a project management framework. Each class includes an opportunity to test for certification and two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance.

For full workshop descriptions, cost, and to register >>

Learn more about Agile >>

Event registration logistics will be handled by IT Training. Questions? Email or call (812) 855-7383 (IU Bloomington) or (317) 274-7383 (IUPUI).

Get a taste of IU Bloomington with virtual reality

New VR tool will show you what IU life is like from the comfort of your couch

The Office of Admissions has launched a virtual reality tool to help prospective students get a real taste of IU Bloomington. 

VR dwellers can take a tour of the IU Bloomington campus, get a behind-the-scenes view of campus life from a Hoosier perspective, and see 360-degree panoramas of classrooms, residence halls, outdoor spaces, and much more.

Explore IU in virtual reality for yourself >>