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UITS news for December 14, 2022

Earn a digital badge from Adobe

IU and Adobe are partnering to pilot a new student badging program. Take short, self-paced online courses to learn how to create stunning presentations, visually compelling resumes, and more engaging social media content. You will earn a digital badge to share online and showcase your new in-demand skills.

Sign up for free Adobe courses and earn your digital badge

Getting started with IU eTexts for students

If you’ve been assigned an IU eText, join a January 5 webinar to learn how to access your course materials, use Engage e-reader features, and get help if you need it.

Webinar times at 11am, 2pm, and 7pm.

Register for the January 5 IU eTexts webinar for students

Course accessibility gets a boost from new Canvas tool

The launch of Anthology Ally on December 20 will provide instructors with additional tools to make their course content more accessible. Students will gain the ability to download alternative formats.

Register here for an opportunity to learn more about how Anthology Ally can help instructors make incremental course changes over time that will benefit all their students.

More about the Canvas launch of Anthology Ally

Stay safe while shopping online

Whether you’re buying gifts, furnishing a new apartment, or making travel arrangements, it’s important to stay vigilant when shopping online. Learn how to protect yourself and the IU community by recognizing and reporting phishing scams.

More about how to protect against phishing

 Support Center and CrimsonCard winter break hours

The UITS Support Center phone, email, chat, and walk-in support hours are changing at your campus over winter break. During closings, phone calls will route to an answering service.

CrimsonCard office hours will also change during the winter break.

How to contact the Support Center over winter break 

Getting Started with IU eTexts: Introducing Engage 2.0

In fall 2022, IU launched Engage 2.0, a refreshed version of the Engage e-reader that’s been in use at IU since 2011. Join a January 4 webinar to get a look at the new interface, new features, and resources to support your transition to the new e-reader. 

Also, encourage your students to sign up for IU eTexts for Students.

Register for January 4 IU eTexts webinar

Transition to Teams for 2023 meetings

With 2022 winding down, now is the time to make sure you have transitioned all 2023 meetings from Skype for Business to Teams. As IU makes the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams early next year, you’ll no longer have access to Skype for Business.

The holiday break is also a good time to learn more about Teams.

Get started with Teams at IU

EdCert spring 2023 registration now open

The spring 2023 EdCert schedule offers fundamental- to intermediate-level courses from Microsoft and CompTIA. Classes meet from 9am to 4pm.

Aimed at raising the technical skill set of the IU community, EdCert offers fixed pricing substantially below costs paid by the public sector.

Register by January 11 for Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

Find out more about EdCert courses and register

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