October: ITS Connect
The fall semester has begun and as the rush to get going continues, know that the ITS team is here to help with your technology needs. As you embark on projects for the 2015–2016 year, we can help find solutions to your needs. Whether its advice or research, let's talk!
To get started, e-mail your project request to email@example.com. The Project Management Office (PMO) will review requests and contact you.
Harnessing Technology for Learning
Our work with the Pace Community made Academic Technologies think about how ITS can harness the capabilities of Blackboard and our array of technologies to get the most out of our LMS. To promote technology best practices, we have strengthened our arsenal of support materials. This fall, take advantage of:
The Virtual Presence Checklist to increase use of Blackboard and other digital tools.
The Digital Toolkit (www.pace.edu/digitaltoolkit) for self-help guides, tutorials, and other resources.
Set up a consultation by phone: (914) 773-3333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting Up the Grade Center
It is necessary to post your syllabus in Blackboard to inform students about important aspects of your course. You've posted the syllabus...now what? It is time to set up your Blackboard Grade Center. Visit the Academic Technologies blog to learn more about the benefits of using Blackboard's Grade Center.
Adobe Document Cloud (eSIGN)
Adobe Document Cloud eSign services (formerly EchoSign) allows faculty and staff to electronically sign documents, send documents to others for signatures, track documents, and get instant e-signatures with in-person signing. Only users creating (or Originating) documents that need electronic signatures will need access. Signers do not need access to this system in order to sign documents. Learn more.
Library Resources Joins Digital Toolkit
The Instructional Services team at the Pace Library recently collaborated with Academic Technologies to create a new Library Resources area within the Digital Toolkit. This section includes instructional videos, information on how to create Course Reserves, FAQs, faculty resources, and more. Visitors can also submit questions or use the embedded live-chat feature to connect with a librarian. The Digital Toolkit is a one-stop, self-help center where students and faculty can learn about technologies supported at Pace.
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System Maintenance Notices in a Click
To view scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, outages, or issues, go to the IT System Status page at https://status.pace.edu. Subscribe to our IT Notice Listserv to receive e-mail notifications for maintenance work and news/announcements.
This November, join Pace faculty, students, and staff for town hall meetings regarding the Middle States review of Pace’s accreditation.
Save the Date: Middle States Town Hall
On Monday, October 23, come to the Schimmel Center for the latest installment of the American Scoreboard pop-up reading series of the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing.
A Pace Portal makeover, a new lecture capture tool, and tips to avoid phishing scams in this month's ITS Connect.
ITS Connect: October 2017