eLearning Expands Online Course Support

POSTED: AUGUST 8, 2013

University of Kentucky Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) is excited to announce the expansion of services for faculty teaching with technology through the Office of eLearning.

Stay Connected when Visiting other Institutions

POSTED: AUGUST 8, 2013

University of Kentucky students, staff and faculty can now connect on UK’s campus and at over 200 other institutions with their link blue credentials with a global wireless network service called Eduroam (shortened from education roaming). Thus, individuals receive immediate access on any WiFi-enabled computer, smart phone or other device when visiting other campuses with Eduroam without requesting a guest account.

Digital Textbook Pilots Continue

POSTED: AUGUST 7, 2013

This fall, Academic Technologies, CELT, and the UK Libraries will continue their joint exploration of the impact of digital textbooks on teaching and learning through an expansion of the Internet2/EDUCAUSE Net+ e-Content pilot.

Kaltura Update Adds Video and Webcam Features

POSTED: AUGUST 7, 2013

The Kaltura Building Block in Blackboard Learn was updated on July 18, 2013. The upgrade added new video and webcam recording features. Videos and Webcam recordings can be added to announcements, discussions, assignments and other areas mashups are available in the content editor by instructors and students. Additional information is available at http://www.uky.edu/acadtrain/site/kaltura.

Using Wi-Fi: Connect With Care

POSTED: AUGUST 7, 2013

If you’re traveling this summer, chances are you’ll encounter a Wi-Fi hotspot (network) or two.

Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops, and other public places can be convenient, but they’re often not secure, and can leave you at risk.

Whether you’re entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a tablet, downloading new travel apps on your smartphone or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take to make sure your personal information is safe.

TurningPoint Update

POSTED: AUGUST 7, 2013

The TurningPoint clicker software was updated on classroom computers supported by Audio/Visual Services in June 2013. The new version, TurningPoint 5, is available for UK instructors to download from download.uky.edu.

Dell Challenge to Award $15,000 for Solutions that Empower Women and Girls

POSTED: AUGUST 7, 2013

Undergraduate and graduate students from any major are encouraged to submit proposals by September 23, 2013 for the Dell Empowering Women Challenge. Students’ submissions should “propose initiatives to empower women and girls, thereby creating business opportunities and recognizing female influence.” Fifty finalists will receive mentors to develop their ideas and the winning team will be awarded $15,000 in December 2013. More information is available at www.DellEmpoweringWomen.org.

Password Upgrade Reminder

UPDATED: November 26, 2013

The link blue password policy for UK students and campus employees will be updated Spring 2014. The revised policy creates a better user experience and increase security while keeping current with computing trends. Included in the revision are changes to the expiration timeframe and minimum length. The number of lockout attempts and a new default password were implemented in Fall 2013.

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