University Technology Services ITS Hosting Series | Nebraska today


The Information Technology Services Academic Technology team will host a semester-long lecture series covering their most popular services. Each session will include an overview of the service with time for questions at the end.

Registration is mandatory; participants will be emailed a list of sessions they attend as proof of professional development in mid-December when the series is over.

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

One Button Studio and Lightboard
  • September 7, 10-11 a.m.: ONE has two One Button Studios that are available for students and teachers. A Lightboard is an option at OBS in the Dinsdale Learning Commons. You will see how these studios work and how they could be used in your course. Register here.
Zoom Security Options
  • September 13, 10-11 a.m.: This training will take a closer look at Zoom’s security options. Zoom added a few options this year and made them easier to access. Register here.
Akindi – Bubble Sheet Review Tool in Canvas
  • September 20, 10am-11am: Akindi is the new bubble sheet scanning alternative for paper-based tests and quizzes. Integrated with Canvas, Akindi lets you print your own test sheets, distribute them, and scan them all with a versatile scanner and printer. You then upload the data files to the system, get immediate results, and write the grades directly into the Canvas notebook. Find out how to get the most out of Akindi in this informative session. Register here.
Top 5 issues we see in Canvas
  • September 26, 10am-11am: Canvas is a dynamic learning environment. But have you ever wondered about some of the challenges users face? We’ll discuss the top 5 problems that Canvas users have and give you some tips to help you fix them faster. Register here.
How to use Exam Commons
  • October 5, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: This session covers Exam Commons, the physical test center service provided by HIS Academic Technologies. Register here.
Basics of Yuja
  • October 10, 2-3pm: This session will introduce the new video platform and give you an overview of features to get you started creating your own academic videos. Register here.
Affordable Textbooks, OER and inclusive access
  • Oct. 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: You may have heard of OER, but what is it? In this session we will explain what it is and how it can help students and teachers. You will discover the resources available on ONE to help you learn more about OER. Register here.
All about Answers
  • November 2, 9am-10am: This session will show you how to use the Respondus LockDown browser and monitor in your course. Register here.
Course Evaluations and Surveys – Instructor Dashboard
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10-11 a.m.: Course evaluations and surveys (THESE—formerly EvaluationKIT) is our on-campus course evaluation software. In this session you will learn everything you can do as an instructor. From monitoring a response rate tracker, to creating and setting survey questions, viewing and creating reports, and more, this demo will get you ready for the season of deployment. course evaluation for the upcoming semester. Register here.
YuJa Migration
  • Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: In this training, we will learn some advanced features of YuJa, including quiz integration with Canvas and the difference between YuJa’s internal gradebook and Canvas’ gradebook . Register here.
ILTs – What you need to know
  • Monday, November 28, 10-11 a.m.: What is a ILT? Enter to find out what ILTare, how they work, and how you can get new technology approved for use at ONE. Register here.
Canvas Best Practices for Course Design – Thinking Ahead for Spring
  • Thursday, December 8, 2-3 p.m.: This session will demonstrate the benefits of using specific Canvas features to help you organize your course content, establish easy navigation, and hopefully alleviate common questions and your students’ confusion about assignment details and deadlines. dates that may affect your inbox. Register here.

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