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
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!
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!
If you are like me, I have a lot of files and sometimes need to find a file with a specific phrase in the document. By default, Windows 7 searches for your search phrase by the file names and not within the files. This can be changed by doing the following steps:
- Open Computer (Start > Computer).
- Click Tools > Folder Options (Atl-T).
- Select the Search tab.
- Select the second option for “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)”.
- Click Apply and then OK.
After making this change, the Windows 7 search will search file names and within files for the item you are searching. I found that making this change has helped me to locate files much easier.
Running Windows 8 and want to make this change, directions can be found at http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1963993&seqNum=18
If you have questions, please contact ITS User Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Education Support is happy to announce the addition of a new member to our team. Jacquline “Jacq” Kelley started work as a full-time support specialist on Monday of this week. Her 25 years of experience in technology will be of great value as she helps to provide training and technical support to faculty, students and staff in the growing area of online education. Jacq previously worked for the State of Kansas Revenue Department providing technical support and as a web and application developer. She has also taught computer classes and worked for two years as a substitute instructor for the Bridge Program at Washburn Tech. Please join us in welcoming Jacq to Washburn and feel free to stop by Henderson 3 to introduce yourself.