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UITS Monitor: Think outside Box. Your group’s on the move.

Monitor newsletter Sep 23, 2020
Take a webinar to learn more about the group account migration. Think outside box. Your group's on the move.

UITS news for September 23, 2020

Think outside Box. Your group’s on the move.

Take a webinar to learn more about the group account migration.

Now that individual accounts have been migrated, it is time to prepare files owned by group or non-individual accounts for moving. If you are the owner of a group or organizational account or a Box Entrusted Data Account (BEDA), please fill out a survey by Oct. 10 to tell us where to put those files. More details can be found here.

The experts at IT Training are offering webinars to help you learn the Microsoft and Google collaboration and storage tools. These tools are fairly different from Box and have great collaboration features, so it is well worth your time to attend a live webinar. Recordings are available to view at your convenience.

IT Training webinar series

Use these tips to protect your Zoom sessions

Reduce the risk of Zoombombing in a few simple steps.

A few simple do’s and don’ts will help keep intruders out of your Zoom meeting:

  • Don’t share your Zoom link or passcode publicly: avoid putting it out on social media or in emails going to a large number of people
  • Do require participants to register: sharing the registration link is safer when you’re trying to reach a wide audience
  • Do require a passcode to join the meeting: Zoom at IU will enable a waiting room as a default—the passcode adds security and can be used by those attending by phone
  • Do require participants to be logged in to an IU Zoom account: this step increases accountability on your meeting participants
  • Do enlist people you trust to act as co-hosts of the meeting: make sure your co-hosts know how to use Zoom controls in advance, in case of problems

Learn more about Zoom’s privacy and security features

A faculty favorite coming soon

The virtual Scholars Book Fair takes place Oct. 7.

Remember the excitement of the school book fair? Faculty can relive the fun at the virtual Scholars Book Fair coming to IU on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

During this virtual, drop-in “fair,” you’ll meet experts representing affordable content options that can make your course materials more accessible and affordable to all your students, including: 

  • Digital teaching repositories
  • IU eTexts and digital learning tools
  • IU Press resources
  • Library resources: reading lists, research guides, archives and collections
  • Video streaming services
  • Virtual reality and 3D printing

This event is brought to you by UITS Learning Technologies and the libraries of IU.

Register here

Instructors: It’s time to order IU eTexts for spring 2021

Digital course materials save money and prepare students for the first day of class.

Since we will start online and at a distance, ordering your required learning materials via IU eTexts is the student-friendly approach. They’ll get significant discounts, Canvas integration before the first day of class, and Bursar-billing covered by all forms of financial aid.

In the spring 2020 term, 47 percent of IU students used at least one IU eTexts title, saving them more than $6.3 million off retail prices. The IU eTexts catalog includes almost 200,000 titles from 45 publishers and vendors, at up to 90 percent off retail price.

Go here for the IU eTexts Faculty and Staff Introduction course

Student engagement leads to success

The Student Engagement Roster offers praise and encouragement.

The Student Engagement Roster (SER) provides students with timely, effective feedback, leading to engagement and success in your class. Students find it valuable, as this person explained.

“I really liked how my professor made it a point to tell me what I was doing correctly and then provided feedback to get even more out of it.”

The SER is accessible directly from your Canvas course site.

Learn more about SER

Be prepared for Sitehost and Pages storage migration

More than 14,000 accounts will be affected.

The Sitehost and Pages storage systems will be migrated over the next few weeks. The Pages migration is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Sitehost updates will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

On the morning of the migrations, users will be unable to log in or publish. Account owners will be notified prior to the updates, and access to all systems will be restored by 8am on the migration date.

For questions about the Pages migration, please contact your local campus Support Center. For questions about the Sitehost migration, contact Web Services Support via email, or by phone at 812-856-SCT2 (7282) option 4, or 317-278-SCT2 (7282) option 4. 

Contact the IT Support Center

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