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, or contact the ITS Service Desk at email@example.com and 216.368.HELP (4357).
For faculty who would like to learn more about how they can get students actively involved in their classes, ITS is hosting an active learning event on March 19 in Thwing Center’s Ballroom. We invite faculty and administrators who would like a voice in designing and redesigning learning spaces to attend.
Case Western Reserve University began an active learning initiative more than one year ago to explore active learning across the curriculum. As part of the initiative, two classrooms were redesigned to promote active learning, including flexible furniture, multiple shared writing surfaces, and state-of-the-art collaborative technologies. In addition, a faculty fellowship was created, with 12 faculty selected to design or redesign a course using active learning pedagogies and technologies.
Fellows taught in a range of classrooms, from the newly redesigned spaces to more traditional large, tiered classrooms. Each of the courses approached active learning from the perspective of academic discipline, number of students enrolled, and the learning space, which lead to numerous examples of how active learning can be accomplished. We are currently in the process of redesigning two additional learning spaces, tweaking others, and selecting another round of fellows.
During the event, attendees will:
Hear faculty and student stories related to active learning
Help design new learning spaces and share feedback on their classrooms
Share their thoughts about the future of education at Case Western Reserve
Learn more about the technologies faculty and students use in an active learning environment
Experience what it is like to be in an active learning environment, including getting familiar with the furniture and technologies used in active learning spaces
We invite faculty and administrators to join us on March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Thwing Center, The Ballroom, to learn more and find out how they can get involved in Case Western Reserve’s active learning initiative and benefit from ITS services offered to faculty.
Please register no later than Friday, March 14 and join us on March 19 in the Thwing Ballroom: http://cwru-activelearn2014.eventbrite.com.
QuikPay services will be unavailable to users from 1:15 to 4:15 a.m. Monday, March 17. This planned, temporary outage will allow Information Technology Services (ITS) and the QuikPay vendor to conduct scheduled maintenance. QuikPay is the system used by students and other authorized users for tuition bill presentation and credit card payment options.
For 24/7/365 support for any technology product or service, visit help.case.edu,
or contact the ITS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and 216.368.HELP (4357).
Minitab Version 17 is now available on the Software Center
as a free download for all CWRU students, faculty, and staff who use Windows computers. Minitab is the leading statistical software used to implement Six Sigma world-wide. Download Minitab Version 17 now
Need technology help? Visit help.case.edu
to search for answers or Live Chat with a technician, or contact the ITS Service Desk at email@example.com
and 216.368.HELP (4357) 24/7/365.
Information Technology Services wishes to congratulate Emeka Anyanwu, 2014 CWRU School of Medicine MD candidate, for placing first in the contest to build a mobile app for reporting wireless and mobile signal strength. The contest was sponsored by ITS and the Undergraduate Student Government IT Committee in support of the initiative to expand and improve mobile connectivity on campus. Emeka’s app was chosen by a select group of students, faculty and staff for its ability to let the CWRU community quickly mark where they’re experiencing a weak or missing wireless or cellular signal. The app will store data until the user reaches a signal and send it to ITS for evaluation. It is expected to be available to the campus in March.
The second place winner of the contest is Carlin Jackson; the third place winners are the team of Matthew Wollerman and James Hale.
In addition to the app, the campus community can report on wireless and cellular signal strength through the wireless initiative website at case.edu/its/wireless
. Visit the website for more information on the initiative’s accomplishments thus far and plans for the future.
PyMOL v1.7 and AxPyMOL v1.7 upgrades are available for free through the Software Center to CWRU students, faculty and staff using Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers. PyMOL is a powerful and comprehensive molecular visualization product for rendering and animating 3D molecular structures. The product download link on the Software Center goes to the PyMOL website, where you may register to download the product directly from PyMOL. The Software Center can be reached at softwarecenter.case.edu
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to search for answers or Live Chat with a technician, or contact the ITS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and 216.368.HELP (4357).
SPSS Modeler Premium Campus Edition with Text Analytics has been upgraded to version 16 and is now available on the Software Center (softwarecenter.case.edu) as a free download to CWRU students, faculty and staff using Windows computers. SPSS Modeler is a predictive analytics platform that is designed to bring predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise. Download it now
For 24/7 support on any technology product or service, visit help.case.edu
for helpful information and Live Chat with a technician, or contact the ITS Service Desk at email@example.com and 216.368.HELP (4357).
QuikPay services will be unavailable to users from 1:15 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17. This planned, temporary outage will allow Information Technology Services (ITS) and the QuikPay vendor to conduct scheduled maintenance. QuikPay is the online system used by students and other authorized users to conduct billing-related credit card transactions. Users attempting to reach the QuikPay service while it is offline will see a maintenance announcement asking them to try again later.
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or contact the ITS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
and 216.368.HELP (4357).
Based on user reports of disconnection while gaming over the wireless network, Information Technology Services (ITS) engineers will be performing a software upgrade on Wednesday morning at 3 a.m. as a step toward alleviating the issue. No service interruption is expected.
For 24/7/365 assistance with any technology product or service, contact the ITS Service Desk at email@example.com
, 216.368.HELP (4357) or use the Live Chat link on help.case.edu.
LabVIEW Fall 2013 is now available on the Software Center to CWRU faculty and staff using Windows and Macintosh computers. LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used primarily in the science and engineering fields. Though students cannot download the product, they can find it on CWRU computers in a lab setting (contact lab managers for details). Visit softwarecenter.case.edu
for a full list of available software titles.
For 24/7 assistance with any technology product or service, visit help.case.edu
and click on “Live Chat,” or contact the ITS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.HELP (4357).
Information Technology Services (ITS) will be presenting “Privacy Awareness” during ITS Connect on Tuesday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m. Chief Information Security Officer Tom Siu will be discussing privacy conditions in the CWRU Acceptable Use Policy, available Google Apps privacy features and general guidelines for protecting your privacy and the privacy of others. A question and answer period will conclude the live event.
The campus community is invited to attend the live event at connect.case.edu/itsconnect
(sign in with your CWRU Network ID and password to join the meeting room). Following the session, a recording will be posted to help.case.edu
under “Videos,” where there is an archive of past ITS Connect events.