LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES DIGEST
See the current edition of the ECU Learning Technologies Digest for the following news and events:
Classroom Tech Standards Survey - We want to hear from you!
Survey open May 1 - May 24
Please share with us your recommendations about the technologies you'd like to see in the classroom. See the latest edition of the Learning Technologies Digest for a link to the survey.
Blackboard Feature Updates
- Course-to-Course Navigation
- Auto Re-grading
- Copy/Paste from Word
- Course Structures
We invite you to visit the Blackboard 9 Service Pack 9 blog post to learn more about these new features.
SabaMeeting (formerly Centra) Upgrade
May 25 through May 27 (Memorial Day weekend)
This upgrade introduces new product changes and enhancements. Visit the SabaCentra Upgrade page to learn more about the name change, new login URL and more!
Learn About the 3D World of Second Life
Second Life is a user-created 3-dimensional environment with great scholastic potential for creating an immersive, collaborative learning environment. ITCS offers Second Life training classes to faculty who want to learn to use the 3D virtual world in an instructional setting or individual training classes on specific skills. For those who have moved beyond basic skills in Second Life, ITCS personnel can show you how to take the next steps in creating an engaging learning space for your students. Contact Sharon Kibbe to learn more.
Yammer at ECU Downtime
Alumni Email Transitions to Office 365
June 5, 2013
Beginning June 5, alumni email accounts will transition from the current Windows Live service to Office 365. The Outlook interface will look and behave pretty much the same as Windows Live, but Messenger will be replaced with the Lync Online client that allows instant messaging between staff, students and faculty, online video/audio meetings and more. During the upgrade, users can continue to use all features of their account; emails, contacts and calendar events will transfer to the Office 365 account.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: After the transition, users should bookmark the new login: http://www.outlook.com/alumni.ecu.edu. SKYDRIVE becomes your personal account and can be accessed at http://skydrive.live.com using your alumni account credentials. ECU will no longer be able to help with password resets for the Skydrive account. Lync Online will need to be installed on your computer. A link to the download is found on the Home page. For questions regarding the Office 365 account, please contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.