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ITS News & Updates for March
Blackboard Upgrade - Find Out What's "Coming Soon!"
This summer, ITS will be upgrading to the most recent version of Blackboard and with that upgrade will come some pretty significant changes and improvements. To ensure that faculty are ready for this transition, ITS is hosting a couple introductory trainings that will give you a glimpse of what to expect in the Fall. Stop by for the live in-person session, or login online for a virtual (live online) session to see what's new. The dates & times for these sessions are listed below:
- Wednesday, March 26, 10-11am, AH 1112 (in person)
- Friday, March 28, 10-11am (virtual)
For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://its.doattend.com/
Later this spring/summer, we will contact you regarding additional, more in-depth training sessions on specific features of the new Blackboard experience.
i<clicker Lunch and Learn
Join us on Tuesday, April 8th from 11:30 am-2 pm in AH 1112, as our campus audience response partner, i>clicker, will host a free lunch and learn for faculty featuring Dr. Peter Newbury from UCSD. Dr. Newbury will discuss how peer instruction incorporates new understandings about how people learn and he will go on to demonstrate how to create engaging, student centered instruction - proven to enhance students’ learning.
To RSVP, please email Linda Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Copyright Lunch and Learn
On Thursday, April 17, from 11 am-12:30 pm in LL 430, join the Library, Montezuma Publishing, and ITS for lunch, provided by Aztec Shops, as we describe how copyright applies differently to each of our groups, while offering up guidelines that will keep everyone on the right side of the law.
SAVE THE DATE - One Day In May
Mark your calendars for May 20 and get ready to join us during our premier annual faculty development event - One Day in May.
One Day in May this year will focus on how SDSU can take a leadership role in the national and regional conversation about student learning and achievement. All faculty are invited to interact with national experts like George Kuh, the creator of the National Survey of Student Engagement, and draw on their own expertise to forge a shared path as we continue to improve student learning and enhance our growing academic reputation. Please bring a friend or colleague from your department!
2014 NCAA Tournament Viewing Info
ITS is once again supporting CBS Sports' and Turner Sports' exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Games tip off with first round coverage of the NCAA First Four on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19 (3:30 PM, PDT; both days) on truTV. Second-round coverage begins Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 (9:15 AM - 9:00 PM, PDT; both days), with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.
San Diego State is scheduled to play New Mexico State on Thursday evening at approximately 6:57 PM (PDT) on truTV.
The following channels are available via existing SDSU CCTV channels:
- CBS: 8
- truTV: 44
- TNT: 34
- TBS: 33
Kelvin Crosby: From Where I Sit
SDSU Undergraduate Kelvin Crosby talks about the academic challenges he faces as a visual and hearing impaired student at SDSU and how CSU faculty and staff can help disabled students succeed in college.
Amy Schmitz Weiss on Twitter as a Learning Tool
SDSU's Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss describes three ways she uses Twitter for student assignments in her classes in the School of Journalism and Media Studies.