Thursday, September 21, 2017

TLT Newsletter Fall 2017


New Hires: TLT-EdTech and TLT-Media

                                                                                                                                                     

 

Please Welcome Diane, Steven, and Dylan



Diane Addison 
eLearning Support Specialist to SoN

Diane comes to us from Vanderbilt University where she held a Student Assistant position at the Office of Education Design and Technology in the School of Medicine while pursing a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  Fortunately for us, her experience at Vanderbilt  will allow her to grow her technical skills even more during her tenure with us.









Steven Ringel 
Media Production Specialist

Steven graduated from The University of Kansas with a degree in Film.  Steven has since worked within contract video production and various educational K-12 institutions in a joint technology and video instruction capacity. Currently, Steven joins the KUMC family within TLT Media.









Dylan Walker
AV Classroom Support Specialist

In May, Dylan Walker joined TLT-Media as an A/V Classroom Support Specialist.

He previously spent seven years with Nebraska Furniture Mart, the last two years in the Dallas Fort Worth area opening the largest single retail store in North America. Dylan was tasked with handling all the technical training for five hundred newly on-boarded staff.

Currently he is enrolled at Johnson County Community College and working on an A+ Computer Support Certificate. In his free time he enjoys going to breweries, Sporting KC games and watching movies.

EdTech & Instructional Design


Introducing: Panopto

KUMC's new screen and lecture capture software allows for seamless integration into your Blackboard course. Take advantage of this software, which allows for automatic lecture recording, screen capture, flipped classroom settings, student assessments, content analytics, and much more. Learn More
  

Moving Relay Videos to Panopto

If you have any Relay videos that you would like to kept and manage in Panopto, Sonny Painter made a video on how to accomplish this. Enjoy! Learn More

                                                                                           

Useful Blackboard Features

On Blackboard's homepage, faculty and students will be able to take advantage of three useful additions including new Blackboard mobile apps for both students and instructors. Learn More

Importing a Test created in Word into Blackboard

A common request by faculty is how to import a test that was created in Word into Blackboard. TLT has an app that can assist in this, as long as the Word (or text file) is formatted correctly. Learn More

Publishing Examsoft Test Scores to Blackboard

Those of you how use Examsoft for testing now have the option to push test scores directly to your Blackboard GradeCenter. You will first have to contact your TLT Liaison to get it set up. Learn More

                                                                                           

Faculty Spotlight   

Starting this academic year TLT will be showcasing faculty who have implemented technology into their courses to enhance their student's learning experience in new and innovative ways. 
Our first spotlight faculty member is Moya Peterson, who has implemented a novel method of using short video blogs submitted by students to Blackboard discussion boards as a means of growing their ability to succeed in a preceptorship. Learn More
 

                                                                                                                

New Adobe Connect Add-in

Samsung Gear 360
The current version of Adobe's Connect add-in software is expiring on September 9th, and all users that share content within their Connect sessions must update to the newest version. If the Add-in isn't updated, users will not even be able to enter their meetings. Learn More

Virtual Reality: 360ᐤ Images and Videos

TLT now has a Samsung Gear 360 (1st ed.)  camera that can shoot 360 degree pictures and video. These make for excellent immersive experiences, being able to completely take in the entire environment. Learn More


EVENTS


Exemplar Courses
Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Near the end of each semester, selected faculty present on innovative ways they use technology within their courses. A broadcast will be sent out later in the semester.

10th Annual TLT Open House
Date: October 24th
Location: HEB G109

Stop by anytime from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and meet the team behind the technology, sample some new instructional technologies, and see what's coming next to KUMC!

IR/IS Open House
Date: October 12th
Location: HEB 3112

Come by anytime between 1:00pm and 2:30 pm to ask questions and see demonstrations!




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Panopto Outage - RESOLVED

There was a brief Panopto outage between 4-5pm today.  It was due to an issue with the server.  If you experience any problems with your recordings please contact TLT. 

UPDATE: After we performed a restart of the servers at 5 PM we believed that the issue was resolved. However upon further review the issue was still persisting. We resolved the issue of Panopto running slowly and timing out and not loading videos properly at 7 PM on 9/20. We apologize for this inconvenience and we are investigating why it happened so that it does not happen again.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Moya Peterson



When I was asked to teach NRSG 813- Applied Drug Therapy, I was nervous and excited.  I wanted to try new ways to teach this content online.  I read and I consulted my colleagues in TLT for the best practices.  At the time they seemed a little extreme, but now I cannot think about teaching any other way.  The class consists of a new topic each week- basically a new bodily system- and the drugs that treat diseases that occur commonly in that system.  Although nurses give lots of drugs, most of our students enter this course with a narrow view of pharmacology.  They are comfortable administering inpatient drugs for the conditions that they care for in the hospital. So it is my job to introduce them to the art and science of selecting the proper drug for every system in the body.

For the first section I developed a family- two children, two adults and two elders.  Each week at least one member of that family developed a problem that the students had to determine a treatment for their assignment. After they read the brief outline of the symptoms and other relevant health information on the patient they made their drug selections and posted their conclusions on a discussion board.  This was followed by a weekly quiz. The literature I had reviewed indicated that review questions on material that had already been tested on are important to the learning process so after the first week the quizzes also contained about 3 questions from previous material.

The second section we changed the structure of the discussion boards.  My colleagues in TLT said that there was a need to vary the method of the boards so that students learned from a variety of approaches.  For part of this section the students were given a patient or two with an age, chief complaint(s), allergies and diagnosis, and instructed to present their findings  and treatment plans based off of this information.  The students were asked to use the Screencastomatic* website (https://screencast-o-matic.com/screen_recorder) to present their completed assignment rather than submitting it in writing.  On that website one can record up to 5 minutes of video for free, which is then converted to an mp4 file. I asked them to record this as if they were precepting with me.  If there was information that needed to be added then they were free to make up the information.  Since most of them were unfamiliar with precepting I also included a video of me precepting with a provider to provide some direction for them.  I asked them to tell me about the patient, their physical exam findings, the diagnosis, their choice of treatment and their rationale.  They then posted their videos on the assignment's discussion board.

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They all did a good job, but what I did not expect was the reaction of the other students.  The discussion on the board was very active.  The students really enjoyed this activity and the discussion that followed was robust.  The remainder of this section was given to the family again and they had questions about various controversial topics and treatments – the students were asked to discuss the topic and include two articles- one from professional literature and one from the lay literature.  I think that it is important for us to know what our patients are reading.  The students found print articles, websites, and clips from Dr Oz.  They began to realize why these topics were so problematic for our patients.

The last part of the semester, I gave the students each a topic and asked them to discuss the topics and then post an open ended discussion question for the class.  They were responsible to direct the conversation throughout the week and then write a summary of the discussion at the end of the week. I think that my students this summer benefited most from these strategies.  

That was the third time I had taught the class and each time I had changed the boards.  But now I think that I have a system that reflects a variety of learning strategies,  and a variety of ways to promote learning and develop a knowledge base.  However, this is not to say that this is a painless process.  The students have a difficult time with this much self direction.  When education first went online it was difficult for the students to adjust to learning without the lectures and the classroom.  So PowerPoint and voice overs replaced that.  Now the students have adjusted to that and it is difficult again for them to adjust to a more self directed learning style.  They have a tendency to think that I am in absentia and not teaching.  They are having difficulties understanding that I should not be the one responsible for  what they are learning.  As this new method is accepted more widely in the university environment  our future  students that have been exposed to this in the secondary level will embrace this learning methodology.  It has always been our role to press the boundaries of education and push them forward.  This approach to teaching is doing just that.


  
Moya Peterson, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, ARNP
Clinical Associate Professor










* This course took place before the introduction of KUMC's new lecture capture and video content management tool, Panopto, which is now the recommended video platform for integration into KUMC's online Blackboard courses.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Preparing Panopto for KU Course

Some faculty at KUMC teach courses in the KU Blackboard LMS. KU uses a video management system called Kaltura. At KUMC, we use Panopto. If you would like to host your videos in Panopto but want your KU students to have access, follow the steps in this video tutorial to set up a Panopto folder correctly.


If you have additional questions, contact TLT at 913-588-7107 or tlt@kumc.edu

Monday, August 28, 2017

Moving Relay videos to Panopto

If you have any Relay videos that you would like to kept and manage in Panopto, I made a video on how to accomplish this. Enjoy!

If you need any additional help moving video files to Panopto, please contact TLT at tlt@kumc.edu or 913-588-7107.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The new version of the Adobe Connect Add-in will be mandatory on Sept. 9th, 2017


The current version of Adobe's Connect add-in software is expiring on September 9th, and all users that share content within their Connect sessions must update to the newest version.  The Connect Add-in allows users to share their screen and other content like PowerPoint presentations, images, and music.  Users can update before and after the September 9th deadline.  If you are running Windows follow this link to update.  Mac users follow this link

If the Add-in isn't updated, users will not even be able to enter their meetings. 


If you have any questions please contact TLT-EdTech by calling 588-7107 or emailing  TLT@kumc.edu.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

ExamSoft will be conducting scheduled maintenance on the legacy portal on August 26th. We expect the maintenance period to begin at 10 pm ET and conclude at 11:30 pm ET. During this time, the ExamSoft portal will be inaccessible. Exams that were previously posted will be available for download. Additionally, uploads completed during the maintenance window will successfully upload, however they will not complete processing until after the maintenance has ended. This means that you will not see the uploads within the portal or receive any email confirmations until after the maintenance period.

For updates during the maintenance period and for notification on when the maintenance has concluded, please visit status.examsoft.com.