Alert EIU

EIU has just implemented a new notification system called Alert EIU. As part of the implementation we have imported all faculty, staff and student email accounts into the system. This system does offer the functionality to send notifications to a personal email account as well as text up to two cell phone numbers.

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Help Desk Changes

The ITS Help Desk has, over the summer, moved to room 3040 in the Student Services Building. They were previously located in the basement of the Student Services Building. This move will facilitate in providing a one stop location for students, faculty, and staff to receive assistance with their technology and PantherCard needs.

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Center for Online Learning Cultivates a New Path in Instructional Design with Webinars

With the rigorous change in technology, obtaining knowledge in the most efficient way possible is essential to the learning process. Traditionally, learning has always taken place within classrooms and labs; then again, through the integration of online learning platforms, there has been a major revolution in the way the common student is learning today. From online learning platforms, the student is given the ability to still participate, all from the comfort of home.

For Christine Stricker, CATS’s instructional design specialist for online learning, utilizing Blackboard Collaborative, an online virtual classroom, has provided the Center for Online Learning the ability to reach EIU’s faculty from distances near and far; furthermore, Blackboard Collaborative incorporates the ability to communicate via video stream between both the students and instructors of the classroom.

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