With the merging of two colleges creating The Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service, College Computing has made some changes to better support our student body. First of all both buildings still maintain their College Computing offices for faculty/staff support: HH2400A and GH3280A. Student technology support is also available in both buildings. However, all student equipment checkout and video editing is now offered in the Carver Center, GH 3000. All other student services are still provided in HH2400A: poster printing, personal computer support, lamination, wireless configuration, smart phone email configuration, and technology consultation on personal software and hardware purchases.
All JHCEHSHS enrolled students may use the HH1244 open lab and the Carver Center's
computers. To contact Carver Center either call X-2835 or visit http://www.utoledo.edu/eduhshs/centers/carver/index.html
PRINT QUOTA IMPLEMENTED
A college-wide print quota system was put in place Summer 2010 for JHCEHSHS. This was in compliance to a University-wide initiative implemented by all colleges throughout campus.
JHCEHSHS enrolled students are provided a $45 print value which is covered by the Technology fee assessed students. The number of pages allowed per student depends on what resources the student uses. Description of the charges subtracted from the $45 print value is as noted: One-sided, B&W is $.03/page; Two-sided, B&W is $.05/page; One-sided, color is $.10/page; and Two-sided, color is $.19/page. All students print quota is reestablished at the beginning of each semester. You can obtain your print quota balance by logging into computers in JHCEHSHS labs.
JAWS is available in the HH1244 computer lab. JAWS is a popular screen reading software that provides access to today’s applications and the Internet for the visually impaired.
Kurzweil is available in the HH1244 computer lab. Kurzweil Educational Systems' research-aligned technologies provide complete reading, writing, and study solutions to help all students overcome learning challenges to promote academic success. You must coordinate the use of Kurzweil with your instructor.
Located in the main corridors, large digital screens have been hung to allow all departments within the College to display information for our students. Students will be able to watch CNN with closed captioning and UT open forums put on by President Jacobs. The monitors will be used to notify students of events, meetings, student services, and even college related scholarships.
Most importantly, Red Alert Notifications will be channeled through these displays. College Computing initiated this effort and worked with Wide Area Media and internal IT staff to reprogram The University Alert system to be operational through the digital signage.
The wireless network on campus includes support of high speed wireless (802.11N). Faculty/staff/students have access to the public/private/privateN options when using wireless laptops. Our “Public” wireless network allows any visitor on campus to grab an internet connection without authenticating to UT's domain (UTAD). The “Private” wireless network is for faculty and students and requires a UTAD username and password. Instructions on how to connect to these wireless networks can be found in tutorials.
Echo 360 is a system designed for educators to capture their lectures. After the capture has taken place, the instructor then publishes the lecture online for viewing by students enrolled in the class. This is most beneficial to those students living out of the Toledo area. Rooms accommodating this equipment and scheduling contacts are as follows: HH1218 (X-2743), HH2301 (X-2656), GH2400 (X-2489), GH3050 (X-2835). Instructions can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu/eduhshs/collegecomputing/pdfs/Echo_360_Instructions.pdf
Lecture captures can also be performed in your office by using your desktop computer. If you are interested in this option, please contact Learning Ventures at X-2075 or visit their website http://www.utoledo.edu/dl.
Faculty and staff can improve productivity and reduce travel costs by using technology available to them. College Computing has two mobile Polycom Video Conferencing units in HH which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. To inquire about this technology, please contact College Computing at X-5312. GH2400 and GH2500 have fixed Polycom units which can be used also. To reserve these rooms in Gilham Hall, please contact College Computing at X-2489.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY
College Computing in collaboration with College Administration put together a Technology Ambassador group in Spring 2011. The mission of this group is to spearhead the utilization of technology within the College. College Computing has already offered various training sessions for Blackboard 9, SNAP 10 and Ricoh multifunction printers for staff. A survey will be sent to all faculty and staff within the college to determine other areas of interest. College Computing plans to schedule training this fall and spring in Video Conferencing/Teleconferencing and lecture capturing (Echo 360). Please contact College Computing at X-5314 should you have any specific requests in regard to technology training.MEDIATED CLASSROOMS
College Computing in collaboration with Academic Support created standards for the College's mediated classrooms. At the end of FY2011, the Tech Fee Committee approved the upgrade of several mediated classrooms in HH. The classrooms are to be outfitted with Smartboard technology, document cameras, Crestron control units and other equipment to support the growing need for audio/visual learning in the classroom. Faculty will find the equipment easier to use since the standards are the same across campus. This project was to be completed over the summer but due to equipment backorders, it's projected completion is end of Fall 2011.