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canvas cafeCanvas Café – Canvas User Group Meeting on Student Engagement
(April 12, 2022)

Instructional Technology Services is excited to welcome SDSU Faculty and Staff to the inaugural Canvas Café event! This gathering, formerly known as the Blackboard User Group (BUG)... (Click To Read More)

PS130ITS to conduct two instructional tool pilots during Spring 2022
(Feburary 9th, 2022)
San Diego State University will pilot Gradescope exam scoring and Poll Everywhere audience engagement platforms during the Spring 2022 semester. ... (Click To Read More)

PS130Call for Proposals: Center for Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) Research Grant
(January 14, 2022)

The Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) Research Center Grant and Faculty Fellowship is focused on major, long-term fundamental immersive learning research challenges. The San Diego State University faculty member who receives this grant and associated fellowship will produce transformative research that leads to innovation, and attracts broad scientific and public interest at SDSU, in the border region, nationally and internationally. ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Summer 2021 classroom Refresh Projects
(May 19, 2021)

Summer 2021 classroom upgrades and installations are underway! The ITS Learning Spaces and Faculty Support team, in collaboration with Project upgrades and installations are underway! The ITS Learning Spaces and Faculty Support team, in collaboration with Project ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Enhanced Instruction with Connected Classroom Technology
(April 7, 2021)

As we plan for Fall 2021, the IT Division, in collaboration with Project Management &a Facilities Services, has been preparing ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Presents on Leveraging Student Data
(February 9, 2021)

Drs. James Frazee and Maureen Guarcello were recently invited to speak at a Webinar hosted by the King Fahd ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the IT Division
(April 5, 2021)

We are happy to report that the IT Division recently published a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) page on ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Academic Integrity in Difficult Times: A SDSU Think-In
(January 13, 2021)

Academic integrity has emerged as one of the most profound challenges of virtual classrooms - particularly in large and ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Featured in Campus Technology
(January 28, 2021)

The work that Instructional Technology Services is doing with Classroom Upgrades was featured on Campus Technology. Read the article ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 TechSmith Relay Sunsetted
(January 4, 2021)

Effective January 4, 2021, the use of TechSmith Relay at SDSU will be sunsetted. The reason for this change is TechSmith ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Canvas to WebPortal Course Letter Grade Upload
(December 3, 2020)

It is possible to upload your course letter grades from Canvas to the SDSU WebPortal without having to enter ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 End of Fall 2020 Canvas Transition Update
(Nivember 24, 2020)

With the Fall 2020 semester coming to an end, we just wanted to provide a quick update with where we ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Communicating the Many Transitions of 2020
(November 23, 2020)

In a year full of transitions—some planned, others disruptive—Instructional Technology Services relied heavily on our internal and ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU Virtual Backgrounds pre-loaded in Zoom!
(September 17, 2020)

With your SDSU Zoom Pro account, you now have access to pre-loaded SDSU virtual Backgrounds! Thanks to our friends ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Smart Classroom Training Now Available Online
(August 17, 2020)

If you are faculty teaching in one of our campus Smart Classrooms, training on how to use the technology ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom
(April 2, 2020)

Have you been in a lot of Zoom meetings recently? Have you noticed some of your colleagues have traveled ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Transition to ServiceNow
(Rebruary 11, 2020)

Instructional Technology Services (ITS) has begun its transition to a new help desk ticketing system called ServiceNow. ServiceNow is ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU’s New Information Technology Division Teams Up at Cal State Tech Conference
(August 1, 2019)

CIO Jerry Sheehan (sixth from right) with members of the Information Technology Division: Services and Strategy Team. What a ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Immersive Learning Knowledge Share with NC State
(July 17, 2019)

On Monday, July 29, Instructional Technology Services and two experts from North Carolina State University's Virtual & Augmented Reality Lab (... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Physical Sciences, Room 130 Upgrade Evaluation
(June 6, 2019)

Update January 2021: The PS 130 Remodel has been completed! Please see the following 360 tour of the space as provided by ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Campus Impact 2018–2019
(May 20, 2019)

Dear SDSU community, As the data demonstrate, ITS made significant contributions to Academic Affairs and across the University during ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Dean’s Update: ITS News
(May 10, 2019)

As we wrap another successful semester and academic year, the Instructional Technology Services Team is already gearing up for ... (Click To Read More)

EDUCAUSE EDUCAUSE 2019 Horizon Report features SDSU VITaL Initiative
(April 24, 2019)

We are pleased to announce the Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) initiative was selected as a 2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 VITaL: The Future of Immersive Learning at SDSU
(April 23, 2019)

In Fall 2017, Instructional Technology Services (ITS) at San Diego State University (SDSU) launched the Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Represents at Explore SDSU Day!
(April 17, 2019)

Ethan Garcia, Linda Woods, and David Snider at the ITS table. Explore SDSU day is a free all-campus event ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Innovation Spotlight: ITS Faculty Fellow Dr. Harsimran Baweja
(April 8, 2019)

Congratulations and thank you to ITS Faculty Fellow, Dr. Harsimran "Sim" Baweja, who was recently featured in SDSU's 360 Magazine. ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS lends a hand to President’s new podcast
(March 4, 2019)

As a student assistant in Instructional Technology Services, I recently had the pleasure of getting to ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Actively Learning about Active Learning Spaces and Strategies
(February 26, 2019)

In the spirit they were designed, one of Instructional Technology Services’ Learning Research Studios (AH-1112) overflowed with rapt faculty ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Associate Dean’s Update: ITS News and Events
(February 6, 2019)

Spring 2019 is underway! Please review these important Instructional Technology Services updates. Topics: Smart Classroom Security and Identity Management Update: ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU’s VITaL Initiative Takes Home Silver at 2018 Reimagine Education Conference
(December 4, 2018)

The Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU), launched in 2017, was honored with ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Recognizing Champions of Affordability
(October 18, 2018)

By Lia Dearborn and Katherine Holvoet Co-Chairs, Affordable Learning $olutions Committee, SDSU The second annual Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU Summer Refresh: Newer, Faster, and Brighter Rooms on Campus
(October 8, 2018)

In an effort to provide the latest in effective learning environments for SDSU faculty and students, each summer ITS ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU’s VITaL Takes Home the Gold at the CSU Tech Conference
(August 8, 2018)

This July, California State University Academic and Information Technologists from all 23 campuses met at the annual Cal State Tech ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Faculty in Focus – Arlette Baljon
(July 13, 2018)

This July, California State University Academic and Information Technologists from all 23 campuses met at the annual Cal State Tech ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 SDSU Informs Ed Tech Advances Abroad
(June 27, 2018)

Dr. James Frazee's keynote presention at the University of Glasgow In early June, by invitation from the Vice Principal ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Canvas Pilot Kick-Off
(May 3, 2018)

San Diego State University will be pilot testing the Canvas learning management system (LMS) beginning in Fall 2018, and we ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Faculty Fellow Sim Baweja to Host IMAGINE Event
(April 12, 2018)

Join us for IMAGINE - Experience Imagination! April 20th, 2018, 10am–12pm Library, Digital Humanities Center, LA 61 Hosted by SDSU ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Learning Glass Featured in EDUCAUSE Blog
(April 5, 2018)

The following article by Matt Anderson, James Frazee and Michael Peshkin was published by EDUCAUSE Review as part of ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Monty Awards 2017
(September 7, 2017)

With more than 280,000 graduates, we're delighted that our films were shared with San Diego State University community via the ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 360 Cameras Arrive at ITS
(July 20, 2017)

Instructional Technology Services has recently made available three different 360 Cameras that Faculty can use for instructional purposes. The cameras ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Smart Classroom Upgrades – Summer 2017
(July 12, 2017)

Physics-145 Before the Summer 2016 Upgrades Physics-145 After the Summer 2016 Upgrades It's that time of year again and ITS is ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Knowledge Share: ITS & Virtual Reality
(May 4, 2017)

POLLY CARD & SEAN HAUZE Update (August, 2017): Instructional Technology Services is launching SDSU's Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 MERLOT.org Reviews for Affordable Learning $olutions
(April 21, 2017)

Recently, Instructional Technology Services (ITS) received grant funding to promote the adoption of cheaper or free textbooks and other ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Students Helping Students Survive and Thrive in Challenging Courses
(March 30, 2017)

What do you get when you give students a job, training, autonomy, and the support of faculty who want ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Introducing Zoom: Web Conferencing that Delivers Happiness to Users
(February 27, 2017)

Instructional Technology Services is excited to introduce Zoom as as the official web conferencing tool for faculty, staff, and ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Ask Me About Groups: Grading, Settings, Viewing Tricks
(January 26, 2017)

As enrollments in courses increase, more faculty are using Blackboard Groups as a way to encourage interaction and assist ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Delegated Grading – Why You Shouldn’t Do It
(January 26, 2017)

Every once in awhile, a faculty member stumbles over the "delegated grading" feature in the Blackboard Assignment options. The ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS produces VR film showcased at Dual Language and English Learner Conference
(January 26, 2017)

On January 13th I presented at the Dual Language and English Learner Conference at SDSU hosted in partnership with ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Virtual Tour of SDSU Learning Research Studios
(January 18, 2017)

On January 13, 2017 San Diego State University's Director of Instructional Technology Services (ITS) and Senior Academic Technology Officer, Dr. James ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Supporting Our Students’ Success Before It’s Too Late
(November 18, 2016)

Check out our Learning Analytics videos to discover new ways to catch struggling students earlier in the semester. As ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Represents at Mediasite’s SoCal Chapter Meeting
(September 28, 2016)

ITS’s very own Sean Hauze and Antonio DeNinno were invited to present at Mediasite’s SoCal Chapter Meeting ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Top Faculty Questions about Blackboard – Aug 2016
(September 2, 2016)

Since Spring 2014, ITS Faculty Support has tracked all faculty issues using a web-based trouble ticket system. All messages to ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Introducing Zoom – New SDSU Web Conferencing Tool
(August 17, 2016)

We are excited to announce the launch of Zoom web conferencing at SDSU! Zoom is an easy-to-use web conferencing ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 PePcon the Print + ePublishing Conference
(June 7, 2016)

The latest in Print + ePublishing comes to San Diego! ITS Graphics is here at PePcon 2016, where over two dozen ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 ITS Video Series Recognized with Hermes Creative Award
(June 1, 2016)

The Instructional Technology Services Video Production team recently won gold at the 2016 Hermes Creative Awards for their video series “... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Smart Classroom Upgrades – Summer 2016
(May 24, 2016)

Before and after photos of a summer 2015 upgrade. Each summer, ITS conducts a major overhaul of some of our ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Spring 2016 Grade Center Tips
(May 4, 2016)

Dear SDSU Faculty and Staff, As we near the end of the semester and the time to submit student ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Extended FIT Center Hours for Finals Week
(April 26, 2016)

We will be extending support hours in the Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Center during finals week for the Spring 2016 ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Introducing the New ITS Website
(April 14, 2016)
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We have been busy redesigning the ITS website to improve performance and the overall user experience. When you arrive ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 A Student Research Symposium Experience
(March 21, 2016)

A woman in a dark suit offers me an apple and asks if I'd like to have my photo ... (Click To Read More)

PS130 Extending Live Lectures to Mobile Devices
(February 22, 2016)

Learning in large lecture halls has benefits and setbacks. Common concerns among students are the speed at which ... (Click To Read More)