Monday, April 24, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard outage and upgrade (5/21-5/25)

Blackboard will be down starting Sunday May 21st at noon and will come back online Thursday May 25th. During this extended down time Blackboard will be migrated and upgraded several versions. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please feel free to contact tlt@kumc.edu or call 913-588-7107.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (4/22)

Due to a minor issue with Blackboard we will be restarting the servers starting at 12:01 AM to 1 AM on April 22nd. Please do not start anything you can not complete before this maintenance window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (4/10)-RESOLVED

Due to a few issues in Blackboard we will be restarting the servers to resolve them. This will be happening starting at 10:00 AM. Users may experience a loss of connection to Blackboard or not be able to login for a short time. We will update this announcement when everything is resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved and Blackboard is functioning normally. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

TLC Scheduled Maintenance

TLC will be unavailable during the following times due to scheduled maintenance.

Please do not plan on completing training during this time:

Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00PM - 3:00AM CST

Friday, March 24, 2017

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled for May

Blackboard will be performing an upgrade to our system beginning Sunday May 21st. Blackboard will be down for a significant period of time. Blackboard will be down starting on Sunday the 21st until Thursday May 26th. We know this is significant downtime and it will be very inconvenient for a number of people.

This upgrade will provide us many benefits in the future, such as less downtime for upgrades and security patches. We will receive updates and new features much faster than previously. We will also be ready for the new Blackboard they have deemed as Ultra. To learn a little bit more about this new Blackboard you can go to their blog posting here. This change to ultra will not be happening during this upgrade but at a later time.

If you have any concerns or want to have more information feel free to contact us at tlt@kumc.edu or 913-588-7107.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Blackboard Server Restart 3/23-Resolved

Due to an issue with Blackboard we are restarting both Blackboard servers to resolve the issue discovered starting 2am on 3/23/2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This issue has been resolved and blackboard is running normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

TechSmith Relay Maintenance

TechSmith Relay will be down for a few minutes tonight, around 10PM.  We don't anticipate that this maintenance will take very long, but please plan your recordings accordingly.  If you do have issues with any of your recordings please let us know.  We will do our best to resolve and problems you may encounter.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

Digital Disruption Webinar - April 5



As described in the 2016 Information Resources Annual Report, information technology has a unique and critical role in transforming KUMC. If you’re interested in learning more about how Digital Disruption is reshaping the way people and businesses engage using technologies, join us for this exciting Gartner webinar - Top Predictions 2017 and Beyond: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption.

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Location: 1025 Orr Major

Description: The evolution of technologies in the era of digital is supporting three business movements that are reshaping the way people and businesses engage using technologies. Digital assets that can be manipulated through algorithms are being created. And when those algorithms get smart, the whole game changes. This webinar examines the predictions that highlight how the future will evolve in a movement toward an autonomous world of human-machine cooperation.

·         Which technologies (e.g., blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT) are key to the next evolution of business?
·         How the disciplines of digital business, algorithmic business, and artificial intelligence are linked?
·         What surprising predictions will expose areas of concern and opportunity for a world of digital engagement?

Bring your own lunch and learn with us. No RSVP needed.

Questions? Contact Dave Antonacci (x8-7144).

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Techsmith Relay Scheduled Maintenance (3/20)

To resolve a security vulnerability we will be performing maintenance on Relay starting at 9 AM on March 20th and ending by 10 AM. We don't anticipate much downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

TechSmith Relay Portable Recorder

Have you ever wanted to record a presentation with Relay but you couldn't use a computer with the desktop Relay application installed on it?  This can happen if you travel off campus, need to use a KUMC Hospital computer, or encounter a technical issue with a KUMC classroom computer.  Never fear!  The TechSmith Relay Portable Recorder is here!

The portable recorder is practically like using the desktop application except the application is installed on a USB flash drive, therefore giving you the ability to use Relay on any computer that has a USB port.  To use it simply launch the Relay recorder from the flash drive, enter in all the required information, and begin your recording.  After you are finished, save the recording and take the flash drive to a computer with the desktop version of Relay installed on it. You will then plug in your drive and launch the portable recorder again.  This will prompt the desktop application to open, and the system will notify you that it has found saved presentations.  Follow the prompts and upload as many saved recordings as your little flash drive can hold!  Keep in mind that recordings take up about 4GB of space for every hour of recording.

To download the portable recorder visit https://idu-relay.kumc.edu/relay, and navigate to Client Downloads.  Next, scroll down, and click on Download Portable Recorder.  You can also find more detailed information about this process at https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-self-hosted-5-portable-recorder.html.

Don't forget, if you have any issues with the portable recorded you can contact Teaching and Learning Technologies at 588-7107 or TLT@kumc.edu, and we'll help guide you through it.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (3/7)

Due to a minor issue with Blackboard we will be restarting the servers starting at 12:01 AM to 1 AM on March 7th. Please do not start anything you can not complete before this maintenance window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Unscheduled TLC Outage - RESOLVED

Due to an issue TLC is currently down. 
TLC began having issues around 3:00 AM on Saturday morning. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

UPDATE: The issue with TLC is resolved and TLC is now functioning normally again. This outage was from Saturday 3/4 at 3:00 AM until 3:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TLC Scheduled Maintenance

TLC will be unavailable during the following times due to scheduled maintenance.

Please do not plan on completing training during this time:

Monday, March 2, 2017 1:00AM - 2:00AM CST

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Unscheduled TLC Outage - RESOLVED

Due to an issue TLC is currently down. 
TLC began having issues around 12:37 PM on Thursday afternoon. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

UPDATE: The issue with TLC is resolved and TLC is now functioning normally again. This outage was from Thursday 2/16 at 12:37 PM until 1:29 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TLC Scheduled Maintenance

TLC will be unavailable during the following times due to scheduled maintenance.

Please do not plan on completing training during this time:

Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00AM - 5:00AM CST

Monday, January 30, 2017

Online/Mobile Flash Cards

Learning is a multi-stage process, and sometimes you just have a pile of things to memorize.  Flash cards are a traditional way of helping to memorize lists of definitions, vocabulary, and object identification.

Making traditional flash cards using 3x5 cards is easy enough, but it's very hard to share with a group of people.  Below are three online flash card creation and sharing websites, all with a basic free version and smartphone apps for easy participation.  Cards can be created one at a time, or imported from an excel spreadsheet or pasted from a copied list.

StudyBlue

https://www.studyblue.com
StudyBlue makes it easy to create card sets with text and images that you can flip on screen for studying.  You can also automatically make your set into a quiz or a review sheet.  You can make your set private only to you, or public to the world.

Upgrade to the Pro version to get full access to all shared study content over 250+ million materials, get advanced study features like 'hide cards you know', and remove ads.




Quizlet

https://quizlet.com/
The free version of quizlet does not include images nor special characters, but it does have several different modes for a variety of learning styles.  Besides the standard flash cards, there is a Learn mode, for typing in an answer; a Spell mode, where you type what you hear; a Test mode, a Match game, and a Gravity game, where you must type in the correct answer to save the planet!

Slide sets can be private, public, or public with password protection.  Quizlet also give you code that will allow you to embed flashcards within a BlackBoard page.

Upgrading to Teacher will allow you to track student progress, add images, record your own voice, create groups with unlimited classes, and use live custom games in class, to keep game-play going continuously.

Cram

http://www.cram.com/
Cram also supports images, and offers the standard flash cards, as well as a Memorization mode to help track when you've gotten a card right, and aTest mode.  Cram also offers a jewel matching game and spelling game.

Cram does not appear have a premium version at this time


If you'd like to know more, contact Dean Mehling in TLT, x8-3678, or dmehling@kumc.edu.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Welcome Michael Johnson to TLT-Media






In August, Michael Johnson joined TLT-Media as an A/V Classroom Support Specialist. He previously held a Multimedia Technician position from the University of Central Missouri. There he installed and maintained audio and visual technologies across the campus. While working at UCM, Michael received his BS in Social Studies Education and is certified to teach social studies courses in the state of Missouri. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, assisting bands for live musical performances, playing video games, and watching/playing sports.