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August 2010
GTA@OIT Fall Call for Proposals
Each fall and spring semester, Graduate Teaching Associates and  
Assistants (GTAs) with sole responsibility for teaching a course are  
invited to submit a proposal for the GTA@OIT Grant. In addition to  
mentoring, grant recipients receive $500 to purchase software, attend  
a professional conference, prepare a professional presentation or  
publication about integrating technology into a course, or use as a  

To learn more about the GTA@OIT Fall Call for Proposals, visit 
. The deadline is 5 p.m., September 10. For more information, e-mail  
Dr. Christina Goode ([log in to unmask]) or call 974-9670.

Free Development Assistance
If you've always wanted to incorporate a new idea into your course,  
but are not quite sure how to make it work or lack the time to  
implement it, ask us to help. Whether it's creating an individual  
learning element or assisting with structuring a whole course in  
Blackboard, we're here to work with you. Asking for assistance is  
easy. To begin the process, launch the online request form.

Get the Most Out of
Technology Enhanced Classrooms
If you are teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) this  
fall--especially for the first time--be sure to take advantage of the  
brief training sessions that are scheduled August 12, 13, 16, and 17.  
(See schedule and a link to register at right.) To schedule a one-on- 
one session at another time contact the HelpDesk at http:// or 974-9900.

Several new TEC spaces are on schedule for completion by the beginning  
of fall semester. For a full list of available classrooms, visit the  
updated Classroom Equipment Search page after August 15.

Media Digitization at DMS
Do you have journal articles, book chapters, videos, audiotapes,  
slides, or other instructional materials you want to make available to  
your students electronically? Digital Media Services (DMS) can  
digitize your content and provide URLs for online access. Once you add  
these secure links to your Online@UT site or course Web site, students  
have access to the content 24/7 for the duration of the semester.

For more information, stop in to see the DMS staff at 209 Hodges  
Library or contact the HelpDesk by phone at 974-9900 or online at 

More Technology Training Workshops
for You & Your Students

We are busy updating fall workshops to accommodate recent releases of  
Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Creative Suite 5, and SharePoint 2010.  
Look for updated Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Flash,  
SharePoint and many other sessions in early September. In the  
meantime, there's still space available in the 3-part PowerPoint  
series that begins on Monday, August 10.

Registration is required for all workshops. To view descriptions and  
register for sessions, visit the OIT Training page. If you have  
questions or need help with registration for any of the workshops  
listed above, contact the HelpDesk at or 974-9900.

Learn more about all of our services and events at our Website, 

July 2010
Scheduled Uptime: 98.4%
Total Uptime: 97%
Learn more

Instructional Technology
August Workshops
Register for a Workshop

Turning Point
Clicker Technology
OIT is providing training for all current and interested clicker  
technology faculty.
    Fri, 8/6, 9am-noon
    Mon, 8/9, 1-4pm
    Wed, 8/11, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Mon, 8/16, 9:30am-12:30pm

Introduction to Online@UT
Access your online course site, receive an overview of instructor  
development tools and resources, and learn to upload a variety of  
document types.
    Wed, 8/11, 1-3pm
    Mon, 8/23, 10am-noon

Using the SMART Classrooms
Learn how to use the projectors, VCRs, DVD players, and other  
equipment in the Technology Enhanced Classrooms.
    Thu, 8/12, 10-11am
    Fri, 8/13, 1-2pm
    Mon, 8/16, 1-2pm
    Tue, 8/17, 10-11am

Using the Smart
Board/Sympodium System
Get hands-on experience with the Smart Board (a touch-to-click  
interactive whiteboard) and the Sympodium (an electronic lectern).
    Thu, 8/12, 11-noon
    Fri, 8/13, 2-3pm
    Mon, 8/16, 2-3pm
    Tue, 8/17, 11-noon

Assessment Tools
Learn to create, manage, deploy, and grade online assessments. Develop  
question pools, surveys, and more.
    Mon, 8/16, 1-3pm

Introduction to LiveOnline@UT
Learn how to manage your virtual classroom through live audio, text  
chat, real-time polling, and content sharing.
    Wed, 8/18, 9:30-11:30am

Blogs and Wikis
in Online@UT
Explore Online@UT blogs and wikis, configure these tools for different  
purposes, and discuss their instructional uses.
    Thu, 8/19, 9-11am

LiveOnline@UT Surveys
and Evaluations
Take quick in-class surveys of your students and share the results;  
then build engaging evaluations and reuse them in other classes.
    Tue, 8/24, 9:30-11:30am

SafeAssign in Online@UT
SafeAssign is a software resource designed to help students avoid  
plagiarism and improper citation.
    Tue, 8/24, 1-3pm

Give PowerPoint a Voice:
Narrated Presentations
Add value to PowerPoint as an effective teaching and learning tool by  
adding audio to your slide presentations.
    Wed, 8/25, 1-2:30pm

Grade Center Best Practices
Discover new and redesigned tools for managing grades online using the  
Online@UT Grade Center.
    Thu, 8/26, 9-11am

Register for a Workshop

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