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In Plain Language


Webcasting. Podcasting. Streaming Video. Clickers. eDocs. Class Capture. Atomic Learning. Camtasia. And more! If any of these terms sound confusing to you, we have the perfect way to make its meaning and significance crystal clear.

Come to our ITS sessions, In Plain Language. We will provide detailed descriptions of several ITS services available to faculty. Just grab your lunch [we provide the cookies], and step into our session, where we will explain briefly what each means and how it could be useful in your classes.

For more information on the In Plain Language series, please contact Kara McElwrath at kmcel2@uis.edu or 217-206-8237.

Archived Sessions

All sessions are recorded using a Class Capture system. Please note that you will need Flash installed on your computer to view these archived sessions. [ Download Adobe Flash Player]

Session 1. In Plain Language – Introduction

Session 2. In Plain Language – Camtasia & Podcasting

Session 3. In Plain Language – Lecture Capture System [Echo 360] & Student Response System [Clickers]

Faculty Technology Training Series

New Tools for the New Year

The ITS Instructional Support and Training team is kicking off 2010 with new technologies aimed at helping faculty reach their students and enrich their curriculum. Please join us for “New Tools for the New Year” where we will showcase the:

  • eDocs Digital Dropbox;
  • upgraded Atomic Learning site;
  • SMART Boards and Podiums available in select classrooms in UHB, PAC, HSB, and BRK;
  • Respondus and Respondus Browser Lockdown;
  • Camtasia Relay, first introduced to the campus last fall for which we now have success stories to share.

In addition, if you’ve missed seeing Campus Announcements in your Inbox, we will also showcase myUIS (our personalized, customizable portal), which now hosts all Campus Announcements.

Faculty Website

Faculty Website Template
The ITS Instructional Support and Training team has put together a website template for faculty. The content areas for the template are — About You, Courses Taught, Curriculum Vitae, Research, Presentations, and Links.

Sample Faculty websites

If you have any questions pertaining to the website template, please contact Kara McElwrath at kmcel2@uis.edu or 217-206-8237.

PowerPoint: Adding Audio, Video, and Animation

In this session, we explore some of the more advanced features of PowerPoint, including animation and incorporating multimedia (including a YouTube add-in for inserting videos). Download session handout [PDF, 786KB]

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