Education Technology Collaboration (ETC)

New Academic Technologies Blog Available

IT Academic Technologies has created a blog to keep UNMC faculty and staff apprised of products and important notifications about existing educational tools. Articles currently available include Canvas and learning environment updates, new educational tools such as VidGrid, and more. Access and subscribe to the blog https://info.unmc.edu/academic-technologies/. Subscribe today!

Canvas Update Fall 2018

At the September 4 ETC meeting, Julie Gregg and Melissa Diers presented what they learned about Canvas when they attended InstructureCon, the annual Canvas conference, in July. They covered recent feature releases and upcoming Canvas X beta projects including Quizzes.Next and Nudge, analytics, and Canvas Catalog. View the PowerPoint Review the minutes with answers to the questions asked during the discussion

Meet & Greet

Meet us for an I.A.E. ETC Interest Group Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will be served. TIME: 4:00-6:00 p.m. DATE: Thursday, October 5, 2018 LOCATION: McGoogan Library, Wittson Hall, room 8011

Plan to attend the Women AdvanceIT October 2nd & 3rd

Plan to attend the Women AdvanceIT Conference. There are four conference tracks: Learderhsip Women in I.T. Diversity Emerging Tech Though the name of the conference might lead you to believe the attendance is exclusive to women, everyone is encouraged to attend. LOCATION: Nebraska Innovation Campus 2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508 REGISTER: https://cehs25.unl.edu/ccp/itlead/index.php

Register for the Nebraska Canvas Users Conference

August 3, 2018 8:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. Midland University 900 N. Clarkson Street Fremont, Nebraska 68025 Whether you are a beginner, superuser, or prospective Canvas user, you’re invited to join us for our second Nebraska Canvas Conference! We’re planning to pack the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, trailblazers, and experts in both Higher Education and K12. There will be a separate track for… Continue Reading

Register for UN Campus Conversations: Teach Smarter: Maximize Your Impact in the Online Classroom

Presented by B. Jean Mandernach, Ph. D., Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University The online classroom offers a plethora of instructional opportunities. The ubiquity of the online classroom combined with an ever-evolving list of instructional technologies, limitless educational resources and a plethora of pedagogical tasks (facilitating discussions, grading, feedback, content development, one-to-one communication, etc.) often leaves… Continue Reading

Register for UN Campus Conversations: Setting Yourself Up for Success with Open Educational Resources: Find It, Use It, Create and Share It

Presented by Kristi Jensen, Program Development Lead for eLearning Support Initiative at the University of Minnesota Libraries Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been around for almost two decades, with faculty interest growing in recent years due to new models of publishing high quality, peer reviewed open textbooks, the soaring cost of textbooks, higher education in general and a push to transform teaching and learning in… Continue Reading

Register for Insights from the EDUCAUSE-ELI Series, “VR/AR: Stepping into the New Frontier of Learning”

December 14, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:00p.m. EST FREE with UNMC Educause Membership REGISTER With VR and AR, we stand on the cusp of a new revolution in learning. This webinar shares insights from the EDUCAUSE Review Transforming Higher Ed Immersive Learning Series, “VR and AR: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning.” The series covered examples in STEM, digital humanities, storytelling and AI, medical… Continue Reading

Register to review the 2017 ECAR Findings

DATE: November 30, 2017 TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST (1:00-2:00 p.m. EST) Educause Live is offering an hour webinar to members to: Learn about current student and faculty attitudes toward and usage of technology Develop a better understanding of the needs of faculty and students to carry out their academic work Get recommendations on how to better meet the technology needs of faculty and students Faculty… Continue Reading