ITS Hosting Series on Academic Technology Services | nebraska today

Information Technology Services’ Academic Technologies team will host a semester-long conference series on its most popular services. Each session will include an overview of the service with time for questions at the end.

Registration required; Participants will receive a list of the sessions they are attending as a professional development test by email in mid-December when the series has concluded.

All sessions will be recorded and will be available online. Registration information for each session can be found below or here.

Study of a button and light board
  • September 7, 10-11 a.m.: UNL has two One Button Studios that are available for students and teachers to use. A Lightboard is an option on the OBS at Dinsdale Learning Commons. You will see how these studies work and how they could be used in your course. Register here.
Zoom security options
  • September 13, 10-11am – This training will take a closer look at Zoom’s security options. Zoom has added a few options this year and made them easier to access. Register here.
Akindi: Bubble Sheet Exam Tool on Canvas
  • September 20, 10-11 am: Akindi is the new bubble sheet scanning alternative for paper tests and quizzes. Integrated with Canvas, Akindi allows you to print your own test sheets, distribute them and scan them all with a multipurpose scanner and printer. It then uploads the data files to the system, gets immediate results, and writes grades directly into the Canvas gradebook. Learn how to get the most out of Akindi in this briefing. Register here.
Top 5 issues we see in Canvas
  • September 26, 10-11 am: Canvas is a dynamic learning environment. But have you ever wondered about some of the challenges users face? We’ll discuss the top 5 issues we see from Canvas users and give you some tips on how to make resolving these issues faster. Register here.
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How to use exam commons
  • October 5, 9-10am – This session is about Exam Commons, the physical test center service provided by ITS academic technologies. Register here.
Yuja Basics
  • October 10, 2-3 pm – This session will introduce the new video platform and provide an overview of features so you can get started creating your own academic videos. Register here.
affordable textbooks, OER and inclusive access
  • October 26, noon to 1 pm: You may have heard about OER, But, what is it about? In this session we will explain what it is and how it can help students and teachers. You’ll find what resources are available at UNL to help you learn more about OER. Register here.
All about Respondus
  • November 2, 9-10am – This session will show you how to use the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor in your course. Register here.
Course Assessments and Surveys – Instructor Dashboard
  • Tuesday, November 8, 10-11 am: Course Assessments and Surveys (ESC—formerly EvaluationKIT) is our campus course evaluation software. In this session, you will learn everything you can do in the instructor role. From monitoring a response rate tracker to creating and attaching survey questions, viewing and creating reports, and more, this demo will get you ready for next semester’s course evaluation implementation season. Register here.
YuJa Migration
  • Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 am: In this training, we will learn some advanced features of YuJa, including quiz integration with Canvas and the difference between the internal YuJa Gradebook and the YuJa Gradebook. Canvas. Register here.
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LTIs – What you need to know
  • Monday, November 28, 10-11 am: What is a LTI? Sign in to learn what LTIthey are, how they work, and how you can get new technology approved for use in UNL. Register here.
Canvas Best Practices for Course Design: Thinking Ahead for Spring
  • Thursday, December 8, 2-3 p.m. dates that can plague your inbox. Register here.

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