ITS Connect: February 2018
ITS welcomes you back to another exciting year of innovations at Pace, and hopes you all have returned from winter break refreshed and ready for an exhilarating spring semester.
ITS will be scheduling an upgrade to the Blackboard Learn system (blackboard.pace.edu) after the end of spring 2018 semester. During this time Blackboard will be temporarily unavailable. We will have more details about the upgrade and affected dates in future communications, so please stay tuned.
Faculty Training Webinars
Academic Technology offers an in-depth look at technologies related to teaching and learning at Pace. Our webinars focus on a specific technology and offer best practices, tips, tutorials, and suggestions.
Sample of Upcoming Schedule
- >> Using the Blackboard Grade Center Webinar
Tuesday, February 6, 3:25 p.m.
- >> Preventing Plagiarism with Turnitin (in Blackboard) Webinar
Wednesday, February 7, 12:10 p.m.
- >> Grading Attendance with Qwickly (in Blackboard) Webinar
Tuesday, February 13, 3:25 p.m.
- >> CN-Post (Social Media Tool in Blackboard) Webinar
Wednesday, February 14, 12:10 p.m.
- >> Collaborate Ultra (Blackboard Web Conference Tool) Webinar
Friday, February 16, 12:30 p.m.
For a full list of upcoming training webinars and how to join, visit ITS' Events and Workshop website. For more information or other questions, please contact Academic Technology by email (email@example.com) or phone (914) 773-3664.
Lubin Active Learning Classroom Updates
Over the winter break the Lubin Active Learning Classroom (ALC) project was completed on the New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza, room W522. Steelcase verb style tables and chairs were added to the room, along with multiple charging stations throughout the space. The ALC space seats 42, has seven displays (including an interactive touch screen TV), white boards, and video conferencing capabilities.
In addition to the ALC space upgrades, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was developed for the Lubin courses. This allows for students to have access to the Lubin specific programs that are being used in their courses by incorporating a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) element to the ALC space, which will allow for more intensive research and projects to be completed. The VDI can be accessed both on and off campus.
To get a tour and/or training of the space, contact the Educational Media Center.
Winter Is Here: Plan Your Virtual Presence
Don't be left out in the cold! Be prepared for snow days by following Pace's Academic Continuity Plan.
Learn strategies for building your virtual presence throughout the semester. The plan gives instructions on how to:
- >> Post the course syllabus online
- >> Setup the online Gradebook
- >> Utilize Discussion Boards
- >> Schedule a web conferencing session.
For the latest ITS news and notes, learn more by visiting their website.
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The Professor Is In: Zhan Zhang
Pace University will open all three campuses for in-person, online, and hybrid classes for the fall semester, with classes beginning in New York City, Pleasantville, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Fall 2020: Returning to Campus
All faculty and staff are invited to join a conversation about plans for resuming on-campus operations in accordance with New York State guidelines. Join us on Thursday, June 25.
Faculty and Staff Community Briefing: June 25