Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Adobe Connect Training Webinars

If you are new to using Adobe Connect, or are interested in learning more about how to fully take advantage of its features, we have a great resource to suggest to you.

Adobe offers free weekly Adobe Connect training webinars, with topics such as "Getting Started with Adobe Connect", "Adobe Connect - Beyond the Basics", and "Adobe Connect - 15 Tips and Tricks in 5 Minutes". These webinars are conducted by Adobe Connect trainers, and are very helpful in familiarizing users with the tool and preparing users to use the tool themselves.

You can find more information on these webinars, as well as links to register, here. Please note that you will have to create an Adobe account to register for these webinars, but there is no cost to do so.

You can also find additional Adobe Connect resources on the Adobe Connect User Community at or on the TLT website.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Helix (streaming media) server maintenance October 27.

The streaming media (Helix) server will be out of service from 8-8:30 am on Monday, Oct 27 for necessary maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

KUMC Exemplar Courses: Monday, December 8, 2014, 12 noon - 1 pm, B011 Nursing

Please join us for another session in which KUMC faculty demonstrate how they are using technology in their courses and projects. In this session, see…

Jill Hamilton-Reeves (SHP: Dietetics and Nutrition) – Students disseminating knowledge gained to a diverse and interested readership via Wikipedia
Jill Hamilton-Reeves, faculty in the SHP - KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, collaborated with Sonny Painter (SHP-TLT) to progress students beyond the basic scientific presentation. Students took the information learned in a gap analysis assignment earlier in the semester and were asked to disseminate the knowledge gained to a diverse and interested readership via Wikipedia. Sonny Painter helped design the rubric and provided valuable resources to help design the best way to assess the students’ work. If you'd like to promote your students’ telling the world about what they’ve learned to help society, you'll get several guidelines of how to implement Wikipedia in order to portray student work to a non-scientific audience.

LaVerne Manos (SoN) and Christina Magnifico (SoM) – Google Glass and in situ simulation
LaVerne, Christina, and the HRSA Interprofessional Collaborative Acute Care Practice ICAP--Peds Project Team-along with all those who care for pediatric patients directly or indirectly--are using Google Glass technology. We are using the audio/video recording functionality of Google Glass for clinical and student teams to review and  enhance communication skills. Our grant team is also exploring in situ simulation (simulation utilized during the workday in the workplace) interactions recorded from the eyes of a patient by utilizing the video functionality of Google Glass with Standardized Patients playing the role of a grandparent while participating in a scenario with caregivers while wearing the glass.  Utilizing the glass with a standardized patient during in situ simulation gives a new perspective from the “patients” viewpoint. The recordings are then reviewed for debriefing of teams on how they performed during in situ simulations with a focus on structured standardized communication.

No RSVP is needed. Questions? Contact Dave Antonacci (x8-7144) in TLT.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Unscheduled Outage (10/19) - RESOLVED

Users trying to login or use Blackboard, Relay, or Adobe Connect between 5:03 -5:08 PM Sunday October 19th might have experienced an issue doing so. This issue has been resolved and these systems are functioning normally. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Unscheduled Blackboard Outage (9/23)

Users attempting to login to Blackboard between 12:20 -1:05 AM Tuesday September 23rd were unable to login due to network issues. These issues have been resolved and Blackboard is functioning normally again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Microsoft OneNote App

Microsoft OneNote is a very powerful desktop note taking program.  It allows you to make digital "binders" with tabs and pages to organize your notes from work, school, home or wherever you need.  Tablet users now can take advantage of this tool because of the free app for iPad and Android.  The app has most of the features of OneNote and allows you to create notebooks and take notes right on your tablet. (The biggest feature missing is the ability to draw in your notes on the tablet.) You can sync your OneNote between your tablet and your computer so your notebooks are always up-to-date and portable. 

To get started:

  1. Sign up for a Microsoft OneDrive account.  It is free with an Outlook account, Yahoo! or Gmail account. (OneNote does not require you to have Office 365 like the other Microsoft apps do.)
  1. Download Microsoft apps on your device
  2. Sign into your OneDrive account
  3. Take notes from wherever!

OneNote App Sync

Syncing your notebooks between computer and tablet is not automatic, but it only takes a few steps. 
  1. On your computer, go to the "Share" tab.
  1. Click on "Share This Notebook" icon at top of ribbon.
  1. Under the "Share On" heading, click "Web"
  1. Make sure it is saved in your "Documents" folder on the web

Once you share your notebook each time you edit it, the notebook should automatically update in your OneDrive account which should update both the computer's and the tablet's versions.  If you are working on a tablet you can click the sync icon in the upper left hand corner to make sure your notebook is updated.  There are many great note taking apps out there, but if you already use OneNote this one is an excellent choice.