Archive for the ‘Instructional Technology’ Category

Summer Technology Workshops

Allegheny’s instructional technologists will be leading several workshops for faculty during the month of August. Topics include Sakai, online tests and quizzes, online gradebooks, Google Docs and Drive, clickers, working with streaming multimedia, and library tools to help you to keep up to date with current research. For more information, and to register for the workshops, please see this link: http://sites.allegheny.edu/itechnology/workshops/

All workshops will be held in Murray 117. Coffee will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 for both morning and afternoon participants. Sorry, we can only accommodate 10 registrants per session. Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

ShareStream Scheduled Maintenance

Allegheny’s media streaming service, ShareStream, is scheduled to be updated on Wednesday, January 18, and will be unavailable between the hours of 9-12 am.

Please click here for a description of the new features that will be included in this ShareStream update.

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

Teaching with Technology Lunch: Frustrated with FTP? Try Google Drive.

Easily store all of your important files—text, photos, music, videos—in one location with Google Drive and access them from all of your Internet-enabled devices. Unlike FTP, Google Drive seamlessly organizes, searches, and updates your files. Come to this Teaching with Technology Lunch for a chance to kick the tires and test drive Google Drive.

Friday, November 22, 2013
CC302
Lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20.

Please click here to register. 

Resolved: Issue with Test and Quizzes tool in Sakai

Resolved:  We believe that the problem some students have encountered while attempting to submit quizzes in Sakai’s Test & Quizzes tool have been resolved. If you experience continued problems with this feature in Sakai, please contact hmccull@allegheny.edu or  mhurley@allegheny.edu.

Original Post: Instructional technologists are getting numerous reports of students being unable to submit completed quizzes through Sakai’s Test & Quizzes tool.

The problem is looking more wide-spread than we originally thought.  The problem is being investigated.  As additional information is learned, this post will be updated.

Should you have additional questions, please contact (hmccull@allegheny.edu) or mhurley@allegheny.edu.

Problems accessing files in ShareStream

ShareStream was updated over the weekend and since that time some users have had trouble accessing audio and video files stored on the system. Access to those files can be restored by clearing your web-browser’s cache. Here is a tutorial that explains how to clear the cache on the most common web-browsers:

http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cache

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.