Applications are open for the Instructional Technology Exploration Program (ITEP) for Fall 2017 courses. ITEP
That dreaded word – “nor’easter” – is in tomorrow’s weather forecast, along with 6-12 inches of snow. You may already be worried about how you’ll keep your class on schedule if you or your students can’t get to campus. Educational Technology Services is here to help!
- ETS has suggestions for how to prepare for campus closures.
- “It’s already snowing! What do I do?!” Check out tips for instructional continuity on short notice.
- See how one instructor used WebEx to hold classes during the epic winter of 2015.
- Keep an eye on Tufts Announcements for the latest information about closures and delayed openings, and sign up for TuftsAlert.
A scheduled downtime for the wiki system will occur on Thursday March 24th from 6am-7am to perform an upgrade from Confluence 5.4 to Confluence 5.9.5.
We have already performed this upgrade and tested on our staging server and all looks good! But we encourage you to please also visit your wikis at https://wikis-stage.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/
This may not have your most current content as it was a snap shot of production taken a couple of weeks ago. Also, any changes you make on wikis-stage WILL NOT be reflected in the production service.
The upgrade brings a variety of new document management features, fixes the mobile interface, interface tweaking features, and a myriad of other enhancements. Details can be found here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-release-notes-327.html
https://wikis-stage.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/ is available NOW for testing and will remain so until 5pm on Wednesday 5/23.
Instructional Continuity sounds serious, but it really just means keeping your class on schedule during disruptive times. This might mean weather events, or it might mean widespread illness — anything that keeps the students from coming to class. Just as you would prepare your home and family for a snowstorm, you can also prepare your class.
Educational Technology Services has compiled resources and tips for to help you keep things on track this winter. There are also links to send to your students and faculty stories about how Tufts teachers achieved instructional continuity during the epic snowfall of 2016.
Plan ways and learn tools that allow you to do things remotely so that Mother Nature will not wreak havoc with your schedule. Visit our Instructional Continuity pages today!
We have just added a new feature to the Tufts self-service WordPress platform. Users can now select to start from a number of different “starting templates” in order to give your new website a jump start. Read more here.
Work closely with faculty to identify and implement technological solutions to meet their educational and/or scholarly goals.
Provide ongoing technical assistance during the term, and/or assist with in-depth integration of technology into course curricula or lab practices.