CIO Insight August 2020
CIO Insight August 2020

August 2020

Faculty iPads

iPads are being distributed to Fall 2020 faculty members to facilitate instruction for both students physically in class as well as those learning remotely. This iPad is intended to fill the gaps in classrooms without webcams, speakers, and microphones. Learn more about how to use these devices here.

Great Tools You Can Use!

There are so many great tools available to the Kennesaw State University faculty and staff.  Here are a few of the newest and most popular tools:
-Gradescope is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments. With Gradescope students can upload pen-and-paper problem sets, to be graded by an instructor or teaching assistant in an easy online interface that also allows for on-the-fly rubric creation and feedback.
 -Blackboard Ally is a tool that seamlessly integrates with Kennesaw State University's D2L platform to provide insight into your course's accessibility for all students- creating a universal design for all types of learners. Universal design ensures users can access the alternative formats tool to download course content as a tagged PDF, HTML, ePub, electronic braille, and audio.
-PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates.
Always be sure to check the UITS Documentation Center for information on new tools.  
Explore the Telework site to learn more about tools and resources available to you.  

Faculty and Staff Workshops

There are so many great workshops for faculty and staff to grow their professional skills.  These workshops cover a variety of topics and are sure to help you get a handle on all the new (and not so new) technology that the Kennesaw State University community has access to use.

Improved Kaltura Captioning

UITS is excited to announce some new updates to Kaltura Media Space and Kaltura D2L integration.  These improvements will offer an improved captioning system within both versions of Kaltura.  
  • Improved caption request process
  • Improved machine captioning accuracy (over 80% accuracy)
  • New Alignment feature allows users to upload a transcript as a text file and the system will align the text with the video and will provide a caption file
  • Improved caption editor
  • If you already have a caption file (SRT), you can now add it to the media and edit the captions within the updated caption editor

The UITS Back-to-School Newsletter is here!

Explore the UITS Back-to-School 2020 newsletter!  It's full of helpful information to keep you "in the know" about what's happening on campus. Click here to read the newest edition.

The Service Desk is Ready to Assist You

Kennesaw State University Service Desk is available to assist students, faculty, and staff with technology issues related to university-owned devices and university-supported software. 

National Cybersecurity Month is Almost Here!

Make plans to help KSU celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October by encouraging students and colleagues to attend one of the cybersecurity awareness day events held on both campuses! 

Cybersecurity Awareness Day Kennesaw Campus 
Room: Student Activity Room B
Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 9am-3pm

Cybersecurity Awareness Day Marietta Campus
Room: Student Center/Wilson Bldg (Ballroom)
Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 9am-3pm

*Note: Please be advised that these events may take place
virtually as opposed to actually meeting on campus. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the date.

Innovative Ideas for Technology-Assisted
Contactless Interactions 

Are you looking for innovative ideas to create technology-assisted contactless interactions? This guide has been created to help provide options for some of the most common contactless interaction needs.  Learn more here.
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