The Student Instructional Rating Surveys (SIRS) transition from using Sakai surveys to our new software "eXplorance Blue” is currently underway at the university with a number of programs on board for the Fall 2018 cycle. Rutgers University–Newark courses will be transitioning to this tool in Spring 2019 so we welcome you to join us for a demonstration provided by our colleagues from the Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research (CTAAR) on:
December 12, 2018 from 10:30-11:30am in Conklin Hall 449
Blue will provide us with a streamlined process for updating course and instructor information, the ability to add department-wide questions or target individual courses, flexibility with survey dates and survey recipients, and improved reporting and analysis. For more information on Blue check out: https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/sirs...
Dana Library has partnered with Academic Technology Services to provide our students with resources to develop their skills in information literacy, critical thinking, and communication to ensure that they are career-ready. To do this, we have integrated Credo modules into each course within Blackboard under the Libraries menu area starting with the Winter and Spring 2019 semesters.
This high quality instructional content has been developed by educators, instructional designers, and subject matter experts and will assist us in measuring and reporting on academic competencies. This Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) initiative will be expanding system wide and we look forward to providing you with the opportunity to integrate Credo content into your future courses. For additional information, please contact Dr. Consuella Askew, Director, Dana Library, at...
Throughout the past 4 summers, Technology and Learning Spaces has renovated and upgraded 83% of the general purpose classrooms at RU-N. This has consisted of replacing over 3,400 seats, carpet and window treatments, the installation of hundreds of computers and more.
This summer, we improved a total of twenty-eight classrooms. One of the most comprehensive renovation projects was the lecture hall, Hill 107, in which the decades old interior was gutted and replaced with a sleek and modern design. There was also a new digital classroom created in Hill 217, along with technology upgrades in nine additional rooms (Ackerson 123; Boyden 413; Center for Law and Justice 392; Conklin 342, 424, 446, 447, 448; Life Sciences Center 103). There will also be a new instructional computing classroom opening soon in the Center for Law and Justice, room 392. Additionally, new furniture,...
As you prepare for your upcoming mid-term and final exams, we are excited to announce that new seat numbers and classroom seating charts have been installed in 3 of the lecture halls - Boyden Hall 100, Conklin Hall 100 and Smith Hall 220. The seating charts may also be utilized in easing the burden of taking attendance during the academic term. We encourage you to take full advantage of these new classroom seating charts!Boyden 100 Conklin 100 Smith 220 You may also find a copy of the RU-N fall 2018 final exam schedule by clicking here .
When you call Academic Technology Services, you may notice that calls are being answered by the Newark IT Help Desk during their regular business hours and the OIT After-Hours Support team. OIT staff members will remain on the phone with you, providing a "warm transfer" when they've reached an ATS staff member to assist you. Previously, calls that could not be answered in the ATS office would go to general voicemail or email and thus there would be additional delays.
This new process allows calls to be answered by ATS staff while they are in the field to provide more efficient and timely service to you. If ATS staff are already working on other issues and cannot answer the phone, a ticket will be created by OIT staff for follow-up by ATS. If you are not able to remain on the phone, you can request a call back and when the next staff member is available we will call you back...
Starting in May of 2018, any video uploaded through Blackboard using My Media (Kaltura) or directly at https://ru-stream.rutgers.edu is captioned by Cielo24 using automatic speech recognition (ASR) within several hours. By default, the captions are not displayed within your video as you will need to review the captions and make any necessary edits. In order to edit captions, you must own the video or be given co-editor access to the video.
Click here to learn how to edit video captions.
Have you heard that students, faculty, and staff now have access to thousands of video tutorials and training resources at lynda.com, a popular online learning platform owned by LinkedIn. This top-quality training from recognized industry experts, including valuable resources for teaching and professional development includes graphic design, business skills, project management, software development, photography, and much more.
And even better news - you can incorporate these resources right into your Blackboard courses! Click here for an overview or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-353-1713 to learn more.
ATS continues to identify digital classrooms throughout Rutgers University–Newark for our upcoming summer technology renovation projects. As with previous upgrades, analog VCR/DVD standalone units in Conklin, Boyden, and Ackerson Hall will be phased out and replaced with HD and 4K technology. A DVD Blu-Ray player is available on the classroom PC. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact ATS at 973-353-1713 or email@example.com .
Please note that the University Libraries provide a number of online video resources to faculty and students:Academic Video Online Premium - more than 50,000 video titles on issues spanning numerous subject areas Catalog of Free Online Video - documentary films and televised news, historic collections, and cultural collections Kanopy - broad selection including documentaries, independent and foreign films,...
3D printing is now available at Rutgers University—Newark! All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to explore the exciting potential of this versatile technology.
The 3D printers at Rutgers-Newark, located on the first floor of Dana Library adjacent to the computer lab, are perfectly suited for an introduction to the world of 3D printing. Take advantage of a fundamentals course on 3D printing that will certify you in basic modeling, slicing, and printing so that you can create your own 3D models! If you’ve ever been curious about 3D printing,...
Self-service access to your courses is easy with our Blackboard Course Access website. This tool allows instructors to gain immediate access to their courses in Blackboard ( directions ). Please note, the course instructor must be registered as a "Grader" in REGIS in order to be added to a course. This tool also allows instructors to add TAs to their courses ( directions ).
REGIS administrators can also use this tool to provide access to courses for their instructors ( directions ).