Our new streaming server is in the implementation stage and staff are busy setting up and training on administration of the new Ensemble Video server. The Ensemble Video staff have also been busy working on a deeper integration with Desire2Learn that will be implemented with our upgrade to D2L 10.3 on May 22nd, 2014. Many of you will soon be receiving an e-mail about your current files, as we begin the process of identifying what we will migrate to Ensemble and what files will need to be captioned if they are shared publicly. Migration of files will take place during the summer. We are excited about the possibilities this new server will provide, the easy user interface, and the integration with Desire2Learn. Other key features of Ensemble will include; mobile device support, HD (High Definition) content delivery, privacy settings, sharing options, and integration with a captioning service to provide ADA compliant content. End-user training will be developed and provided to you in the fall 2014 semester. We look forward to helping you explore the new opportunities that Ensemble Video will offer to the campus and will be working diligently to make a smooth transition to the new streaming server. Look here for more announcements on the Ensemble Video implementation and migration schedule.
Please help me welcome LuAnn Reece to Washburn as a new employee in Online Education Support. LuAnn will fill the Online Education Support Specialist II position. Her primary responsibilities will be support of faculty, students, and staff in the use of Desire2Learn and Respondus; as well as assisting Marc Routsong, Online Education Support Coordinator; in the administrative functions of Desire2Learn. LuAnn has extensive experience in support of an online environment, most recently through her position at the IQ Academy in Manhattan, Kansas supporting junior and high school students and teachers online using eCollege. LuAnn started at Washburn on April 21st in Online Education Support. Help us welcome LuAnn to Washburn. We are excited to have her join our staff!
Office: Henderson 3A
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State University invites anyone to attend their annual conference through a live stream tomorrow Tuesday, March 25th. Their conference theme this year is Create-demonstrating how technology makes creating more collaborative. No registration required and no fees to attend! Learn about everything from Creating a Motivating and Engaging Online Learning Module to Mobile Gamification or Metaliteracy and Digital Storytelling. Sessions run from 9am-4:30pm. Check out the schedule at the link below.
Select the Video Link to view the Live Stream of the session(s) or Caption Link to view the stream with captions.
Is plagiarism an issue for you in your classes? Would you like to have assistance in identifying plagiarism and educating your students about plagiarism? The Faculty IT Advisory Council is beginning to evaluate the need for plagiarism software at Washburn. At the last FITAC meeting on March 13th, a representative from Turnitin demonstrated their product for us and recorded that demonstration.
You can access the recorded demo here: Turnitin demo for Washburn.
We would love to hear your thoughts about this product and the need for plagiarism software at Washburn. Please either respond to this post or contact your FITAC representative to provide your feedback.
Rusty Taylor – (Applied Studies)
Rosemary Walker – (School of Business)
Takrima Sadikot – Biology (Sciences)
David Pownell – (Education)
Sharla Blank – (Social Sciences)
John Christensen – (School of Law)
Elise Blas – Mabee Library
Azyz Sharafy – Art (Fine Arts)
Jeanne Catanzaro - (School of Nursing)
Floyd Davenport – CIO/Director ITS)
Vaness Steinroetter - English (Humanities)
Margaret Wood (C-TEL)
Remember to contact ITS support at extension 3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns about Mediated Classroom equipment.
Classrooms continue to be funded for improvements. Before the spring 2014 semester began, new projectors were installed and improvements made into the following classrooms:
Carnegie 300, Carnegie 306, Garvey 218, Garvey 220, Morgan 16, Morgan 381, Petro 221, Petro 226, Stoffer 105, Stoffer 311, and Stoffer 316.
With the coming Morgan Hall renovation, new classroom spaces were outfitted with equipment from that building to accommodate classroom needs. Those locations include: Petro 110A, Morgan 376, and Art 112.
We also anticipate and plan for more mediated classroom upgrades in the coming year. Look for more improvements soon.
Contact email@example.com or 670-3000 for Mediated Classroom support.
For more details about Mediated Classrooms:
We hope your semester is off to a great start!
The eduStyle Higher-ed Web Awards celebrate the best work in college and university websites. This year Washburn University’s www.washburn.edu website is a finalist in the Best Campus Map or Virtual Tour category. Vote for Washburn University Virtual Tour and Campus Map by September 2nd at:
Winners will be announced by Sept. 9th.
(You must register to vote)
Welcome new and returning faculty at Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology. This past week, new faculty at Washburn University have had a lot of activities and new information to absorb. Please remember the technology support contact information from Information Technology Services (ITS):
Instructional Design/Technology Training
Assistance with effective use of technology.
Sue Taylor-Owens, Instructional Designer
Henderson Learning Center, room 10B
After extensive review of several options for a new streaming server for the campus, the committee has selected Ensemble Video to replace Washburn’s current Helix streaming video server. Ensemble Video will provide an intuitive interface through which campus users will be able to post videos. Other key features of Ensemble will include; mobile device support, HD (High Definition) content delivery, privacy settings, sharing options, and integration with a captioning service to provide ADA compliant content. We have also contracted with Ensemble Video and Desire2Learn to work on a “deeper” integration within the learning management system-Desire2Learn. Thanks to everyone who participated in the selection process by attending presentations and submitting feedback. We look forward to helping you explore the new opportunities that Ensemble Video will offer to the campus and will be working diligently to make the transition to the new streaming server as seamless as possible. Look here for more announcements on the Ensemble Video implementation and migration schedule.
Please help me welcome Qing Zhang to Washburn as a new employee in Online Education Support. Qing will fill the Online Education Support Specialist II position.
Her primary responsibilities will be support of faculty, students, and staff in the use of Desire2Learn and Respondus; as well as assisting Marc Routsong, Online Education Support Coordinator; in the administrative functions of Desire2Learn.
Qing has a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University. She has extensive experience presenting at conferences on topics such as: Integrating Digital Tools into the Classroom, Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices,and Using Google SketchUp in Teaching and Learning. Qing was also a graduate teaching assistant at Emporia, co-teaching courses such as Advanced Instructional Technology for Educators and Technology in the Classroom.
Qing will start at Washburn tomorrow. Help us welcome Qing to Washburn. We are excited to have her join our staff!
Qing Zhang -Online Education Support Specialist II
Henderson Learning Resource Center-room 3A
If you missed the retirement reception for Norm Koester on Friday, May 10th you still have a few days (until Wed., May 15th) to wish him well!
See what other Washburn, ITS employees have to say about Norm!