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The Spring 2014 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the enhancements, with links to important sites and informative TECHNews articles, that we completed after the Fall Semester 2013. What’s New SAP Unicode Upgrade The SAP Unicode upgrade was completed on December 24, […]

Lamar Hall Classroom Technology News

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

  While the renovation of Lamar Hall is still ongoing, phase I was completed in Summer 2013.  As a result, the University of Mississippi opened Lamar Hall for the Fall 2013 semester.    Many months were spent preparing for this event.  In the Office of  Information Technology (IT), staff members led by Johnny Price with […]

The Fall 2013 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing  for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. UM Google All students are given UM Gmail accounts which include access to Gmail, Google […]

Automated Attendance: Upcoming Faculty Training

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by CHRISTOPHER REICHLEY

The automated attendance system has been expanded to cover additional rooms and it now includes more functionality to monitor and record attendance. There are three upcoming training seminars to better support faculty and plan for future enhancements. The training will acquaint the faculty with the barcode scanners and their operation so that they may better […]

Accessibility and the Classroom

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

In a December 2012 post to the TechNews blog, Deetra Wiley wrote about web accessibility and the importance of insuring that university websites and web services are available to everyone, but the requirements of accessibility are not restricted only to the administrative side of the university.  We also have an obligation to insure that academic […]

Attendance Tracking Scanners for UM Classrooms

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Class Attendance Guidelines Policy discusses the importance of attendance relative to learning.  Instructors are asked to report cases of freshman students missing three or more class periods as part of the Freshman Attendance-Based Initiative (FABI) program.   The Academic Support Center follows up on these cases to connect students with resources.  Yet, taking attendance for large […]

Box Storage and Collaboration Service Goes Live

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by JIMMY BALL

The Office of Information Technology (IT) is pleased to announce the availability of Box storage and collaboration service to University of Mississippi (UM) faculty, staff and students. As a member of Internet2, UM is able to take advantage of the Box storage service and special pricing offered through the Internet2 NET+ partnership program. The Net+ Box offering […]

Higher Education Meets eBay: An Online Marketplace for Course Notes

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by JIMMY BALL

Instructors and students have been sharing course materials online for over fifteen years.  In the early years of the Internet and web browsers, instructors posted course materials on a personal web page or a file transfer (ftp) site.  In recent years, web-based learning management systems have replaced these personal course web pages.  Products such as […]

Classroom Technology 2010

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by Johnny Price

Classroom Technology has been on the move!   This year,  6 new rooms were added in Old Chemistry, including one full multimedia classroom and 5 wall plate/projector classrooms.  There were 4 classrooms added in the new Guyton Annex with lecterns, desktop computers and Extron controls.  In connection with the North Residential College, two new full lectern classrooms were also […]