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ITS Connect: February 2018

News Story

ITS welcomes you back to another exciting year of innovations at Pace, and hopes you all have returned from winter break refreshed and ready for an exhilarating spring semester.

Blackboard Upgrade

ITS will be scheduling an upgrade to the Blackboard Learn system ( after the end of spring 2018 semester. During this time Blackboard will be temporarily unavailable. We will have more details about the upgrade and affected dates in future communications, so please stay tuned. 

Faculty Training Webinars

Academic Technology offers an in-depth look at technologies related to teaching and learning at Pace. Our webinars focus on a specific technology and offer best practices, tips, tutorials, and suggestions.

Sample of Upcoming Schedule

  • >> Using the Blackboard Grade Center Webinar
    Tuesday, February 63:25 p.m.
  • >> Preventing Plagiarism with Turnitin (in Blackboard) Webinar
    Wednesday, February 7, 12:10 p.m.
  • >> Grading Attendance with Qwickly (in Blackboard) Webinar
    Tuesday, February 13, 3:25 p.m.
  • >> CN-Post (Social Media Tool in Blackboard) Webinar
    Wednesday, February 14, 12:10 p.m.
  • >> Collaborate Ultra (Blackboard Web Conference Tool) Webinar
    Friday, February 16, 12:30 p.m.

For a full list of upcoming training webinars and how to join, visit ITS' Events and Workshop website. For more information or other questions, please contact Academic Technology by email ( or phone (914) 773-3664. 

Lubin Active Learning Classroom Updates    

Over the winter break the Lubin Active Learning Classroom (ALC) project was completed on the New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza, room W522. Steelcase verb style tables and chairs were added to the room, along with multiple charging stations throughout the space. The ALC space seats 42, has seven displays (including an interactive touch screen TV), white boards, and video conferencing capabilities.
In addition to the ALC space upgrades, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was developed for the Lubin courses. This allows for students to have access to the Lubin specific programs that are being used in their courses by incorporating a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) element to the ALC space, which will allow for more intensive research and projects to be completed. The VDI can be accessed both on and off campus.

To get a tour and/or training of the space, contact the Educational Media Center.

Winter Is Here: Plan Your Virtual Presence

Don't be left out in the cold! Be prepared for snow days by following Pace's Academic Continuity Plan.

Learn strategies for building your virtual presence throughout the semester. The plan gives instructions on how to:

For the latest ITS news and notes, learn more by visiting their website