Thursday, April 17, 2014

JayDocs Down Time: April 18 at Midnight

JayDocs may be down for 5 - 10 minutes starting at midnight, April 18, 2014 for a server restart.   Please schedule your activities in JayDocs Friday night with this in mind.

Monday, April 14, 2014

KUMC Exemplar Courses: Monday, May 5, 2014, 12 noon - 1 pm, 1015 Orr Major

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

Sharon Kumm (SoN) - Using Blackboard Evaluation Tools (Analytics)
Sharon uses Blackboard evaluation tools (e.g., Course Reports and Retention Center) to (1) identify students who are “at risk”, (2) monitor student performance throughout the course, and (3) measure if outcomes are met. Learn how you can use these tools.

Martha Baird (SoN) - Standardized Patient Interviewing
Martha was interested in conducting Standardized Patient Interviews in her Advanced Psychiatric Assessment course. The standardized patient activity involves each student completing a psychiatric evaluation of a person taught to enact a patient role. For students who live near the School of Nursing, the in-person interview took place in the Neis Lab. Distant students conducted their interviews using Adobe Connect. Come learn about the benefits and challenges of replicating the assignment for distance students.

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

KUMC Blackboard Safe from Heartbleed Vulnerability

You may have seen information recently in the news concerning the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability that affects some web servers.  We want to reassure our users that the version of Blackboard we currently use at KUMC is NOT affected by this vulnerability.

If you have any questions regarding Blackboard and this issue, please contact TLT-EdTech at (913) 588-7107.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Unscheduled Blackboard Outage (4/9) - RESOLVED

Blackboard was temporarily unavailable between 2:30 -2:38 PM Wednesday afternoon. Blackboard is back up and functioning normally. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Adobe Connect service will be unavailable from 12-12:30 am on Wednesday, April 9.

Adobe Connect service will be unavailable from 12-12:30 am on Wednesday, April 9 to perform necessary maintenance.
Please call Grant James (ext 87130) with any questions.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Scheduled Blackboard Downtime (5/27)

We will be performing maintenance to Blackboard on May 27th from 7-9 AM. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Congratulations to Ron Knight!

Congratulations to our own Ron Knight who has received the Employee of the Quarter award from KU Medical Center!  Read more about Ron here: http://www.kumc.edu/communications/kumc-publications/kumed-central/march-31.html