October: ITS Connect
The fall semester has begun and as the rush to get going continues, know that the ITS team is here to help with your technology needs. As you embark on projects for the 2015–2016 year, we can help find solutions to your needs. Whether its advice or research, let's talk!
To get started, e-mail your project request to email@example.com. The Project Management Office (PMO) will review requests and contact you.
Harnessing Technology for Learning
Our work with the Pace Community made Academic Technologies think about how ITS can harness the capabilities of Blackboard and our array of technologies to get the most out of our LMS. To promote technology best practices, we have strengthened our arsenal of support materials. This fall, take advantage of:
The Virtual Presence Checklist (PDF) to increase use of Blackboard and other digital tools.
The Digital Toolkit (www.pace.edu/digitaltoolkit) for self-help guides, tutorials, and other resources.
Set up a consultation by phone: (914) 773-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting Up the Grade Center
It is necessary to post your syllabus in Blackboard to inform students about important aspects of your course. You've posted the syllabus...now what? It is time to set up your Blackboard Grade Center. Visit the Academic Technologies blog to learn more about the benefits of using Blackboard's Grade Center.
Adobe Document Cloud (eSIGN)
Adobe Document Cloud eSign services (formerly EchoSign) allows faculty and staff to electronically sign documents, send documents to others for signatures, track documents, and get instant e-signatures with in-person signing. Only users creating (or Originating) documents that need electronic signatures will need access. Signers do not need access to this system in order to sign documents. Learn more.
Library Resources Joins Digital Toolkit
The Instructional Services team at the Pace Library recently collaborated with Academic Technologies to create a new Library Resources area within the Digital Toolkit. This section includes instructional videos, information on how to create Course Reserves, FAQs, faculty resources, and more. Visitors can also submit questions or use the embedded live-chat feature to connect with a librarian. The Digital Toolkit is a one-stop, self-help center where students and faculty can learn about technologies supported at Pace.
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System Maintenance Notices in a Click
To view scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, outages, or issues, go to the IT System Status page at https://status.pace.edu. Subscribe to our IT Notice Listserv to receive e-mail notifications for maintenance work and news/announcements.
Social distancing and keeping pace with your exercise routine can be tough. Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and even a weekly step challenge with prizes.
Pace Yourself to Wellness: Online Edition
To help ease some of the high stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Counseling Center is checking in with a handy mental health guide, plus we share information about resources available to Pace employees through Cigna.
Coping Emotionally with COVID-19
Worry. Anxiety. Grief. The brain-body response to stress is powerful. Dyson Professor of Psychology Sally Dickerson, PhD, discusses human stress responses and ways to best mitigate potential external stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Professor Is In: Sally Dickerson