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Comings and goings for October 2016

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October 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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September 2016 staff milestones

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Online learning resource Lynda.com available to all

This is a guest post from Mur Muchane, associate vice president for information technology and CIO. It was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff Sept. 19:

Information Systems is pleased to announce that, beginning today, September 19th, all Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff have access to the leading online creative and professional skills provider, Lynda.com.

The over 4,000 self-paced courses, ranging from Adobe Creative Cloud, Excel, SPSS and MATLAB to Mobile App Development, 3D Animation and Presentation Skills, are:

  • organized in modular, easy to use and manage, 5 to 15 minute segments
  • searchable, so you can identify specific topics without watching an entire course (for example, Create Pivot Tables in Excel or Remove Red-Eye in a Photo)
  • downloadable for offline use via mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, AppleTV and Roku.

Three different ways to access the entire Lynda.com library:

–Sign into WFU Google Mail with your Wake Forest email address (your_username@nullwfu.edu) and password. Click the App Launcher (box of dots, top right of inbox), scroll down to the bottom, then click on the Lynda icon.

OR

–Go directly to lynda.wfu.edu and, if prompted, enter your WFU email address and password. Bookmark this page for future reference.

OR

–Download a mobile app. To log into the app, enter wfu.edu as your organization.

In the weeks ahead, we will share some of our favorite tips and courses via Twitter and Facebook. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Comings and Goings for July 2016

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August 2016 staff milestones

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VeriCite pilot continues for 2016-17

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This is a guest post from the Learning Management System Team:

The Information Technology Executive Committee  has approved an extended pilot of VeriCite for the 2016-2017 academic year. VeriCite is a cloud-based service that helps to verify the originality of student work. It also can help to facilitate proper citation techniques and paraphrasing skills when used as a tool to enhance instruction through student reflection.

The Sakai Learning Management System Team has received multiple requests from faculty for this type of service. We have decided to pilot VeriCite because it was designed to easily integrate into Sakai. If faculty choose to participate in this pilot, students submit their paper through the assignment tool within their Sakai course. VeriCite automatically generates an “originality report” to the student and faculty.

How to Participate in the VeriCite pilot: The pilot is open to any Wake Forest faculty teaching a course in the Sakai learning management system utilizing the assignment tool during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. Please go to the following URL (http://pdc.wfu.edu/events/2541/) to register for the workshop Building a Student Culture of Academic Integrity: The Role of Anti-Plagiarism Software.

Workshops are scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25. To learn more about the pilot visit go.wfu.edu/vericite. If you have any questions regarding this pilot please email LMSTeam@nullwfu.edu.

Sakai workshops available to faculty

This is a guest post from the Learning Management System Team:

Wake Forest’s Learning Management System Team will be hosting a variety of Sakai related workshops to kick off the 2016-2017 academic year. This includes a general introduction to Sakai for faculty who are new to the system or would like a refresher.

A new offering,”Technology Confidence Camp: Sakai,” is a low-enrollment workshop and is suitable for those faculty who would like to build their technology confidence.

Sakai’s Lesson Builder, popular among faculty transitioning to a flipped classroom, is used to create structured units of learning containing multiple pages and subpages for arrangement and delivery of content organized by lesson. Additional tools within Lessons: polls, student-generated content with rubric grading and peer review, gradable comments, and embedded videos.

Please register for Sakai workshops on the PDC website (http://pdc.wfu.edu/?q=sakai).

Information Systems announces new guest WiFi service

Information Systems sent this email to students, faculty and staff on Aug. 17:

Information Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new guest WiFi service. The new service called WFUguest is comparable to what is commonly available at hotels, airports, coffee shops, colleges and universities. It is designed to make access to the Internet for campus visitors easily accessible through a simple self-service process. Campus visitors will now no longer need to obtain special credentials from the Service Desk (Bridge). The WFUguest network isolates guest wireless traffic from our secure campus wireless network. Students, faculty and staff will continue to use the secure campus wireless, WFUwireless.

What do I need to do/know?

On Monday, Aug. 22, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Information Systems will:

  • add WFUguest
  • rename WFUvisitor to WFUmydevices
  • Campus guests may select WFUguest from the list of available networks, open a browser, and accept an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to gain network access
  • Any existing visitor accounts sponsored prior to this change and all devices registered through the mydevices portal will continue to work but the users will need to point those devices to the new WFUmydevices network name that is replacing WFUvisitor

To learn more about our campus wireless networks, visit our web page.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

July 2016 staff milestones

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