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LAIC Updates

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Below are updates and timely information from LAIC.

Faculty Q&A Sessions - Dates & Times

The Learning and Applied Innovation Center (LAIC) will have weekly Q&A times for faculty starting in November.  The Q&A time is designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to ask a brief question that can be answered in 5-10 mins or less via Zoom. Participants will need to be logged into their NDSU Zoom account. If questions require in-depth research and time, faculty will be asked to submit a Help Desk ticket.
  • Wednesday, January 13th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 4th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Monday, February 8th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 17th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blackboard Ally Now Available

Blackboard Ally was integrated into all Blackboard courses at NDSU on 12/23/20. Ally supports diversity, equity, and inclusive learning following Universal Design for Learning’s three principles of engagement, representation, and action/expression in a way that equitably benefits all students, faculty, and staff.

LAIC recommends prioritizing ensuring that your syllabus and required readings are accessible and that videos are captioned as the semester begins.

Visit the Blackboard Ally knowledge base pages to learn more!

Keep Your Zoom Desktop Client and Mobile App Up-to-date

It’s a good practice to update your Zoom applications at least once per semester, if not more frequently. The start of a new semester is a good time to check your current version and update the apps before your first class!

Zoom regularly provides new versions of the Zoom desktop client and mobile app to release new features and fix bugs. We recommend upgrading to the latest versions whenever they become available.

Learn more about upgrading/updating to the latest Zoom version

YuJa Software Capture for PC – Update Available

YuJa recently released a new version of the YuJa Software Capture application for PC (version v10.10.0). More information and instructions are available from Yuja Support. The Macintosh version will be updated in the next release soon.

PC users should download and install the latest version before the start of spring  semester classes to take advantage of these new features and more:

  • A new on-screen annotation toolbar is available while recording videos (optional)
  • Can edit videos to make the recording toolbar disappear within the final video
  • “New version” notifications and the ability to update Yuja Software Capture directly within the application make it easier to  keep the software up-to-date
  • New detection of anti-virus quarantine scenarios which may prevent Software Capture from performing in a normal fashion

It’s a good practice to update your YuJa Software Capture application at least once per semester, as YuJa adds new features frequently.

New Blackboard Content Editor - Effective 11/5/2020

Blackboard was updated to the newest Blackboard version on 11/5/2020. The only major change users should notice is a new, updated Content Editor (the text box instructors and students use to add content throughout Blackboard).

Adding content has been simplified, and the editor works better on hand-held devices and larger screens. There are also several improvements for accessibility and new features. Besides some updated tool icons, there are also some changes in behavior to learn about.

Keywords:learning, applied, innovation, center, tlmc, update, timely, info, new   Doc ID:97982
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-02-14 15:31 CSTUpdated:2021-01-13 15:18 CST
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