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Summer is here and while we are adjusting to new ways of teaching, learning and working, ACCC continues to be here to provide support and guidance to faculty, students and staff.

July’s Tech Talk shares some exciting news, online teaching resources, professional development opportunities, and important announcements.

 
 
 

Welcome Jason Maslanka
Newly-appointed UIC Chief Technology Officer Jason Maslanka is excited to take the lead on bringing innovative IT solutions to campus.

Having spent 17 years working for the UIC community, Jason has led IT and marketing operations as Executive Director of Digital in Student Affairs, where he also created an internal marketing agency serving the division and other campus units, successfully enhancing creative services and revenues.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us and I sincerely believe it will be meaningful and fun. The work we do significantly affects the strategic priorities of this institution, an institution that performs critical research, empowers communities around it, provides healthcare to the city, and so much more.”

Read ACCC’s interview with Jason Maslanka here: go.uic.edu/welcomejason

 
UIC Mobile App 
 

UIC Mobile App Decommission
Effective July 15, 2020, the UIC Mobile App and Mobile web resource, m.uic.edu, will be retired and unavailable for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After July 15, if you have the UIC Mobile App installed on your device, it will continue to function but will not be updated.

ACCC will engage the UIC community in the development of a mobile strategy over the next year. We encourage feedback and functionality suggestions for a new UIC Mobile App (or apps). Please submit any ideas through the mobile app features enhancement form: go.uic.edu/app-feature-request

 
 Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor
 

Exam Proctoring - Respondus Available
UIC has secured an institution-wide license for Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor through the Spring 2021 semester. These tools provide online proctoring support to help ensure academic integrity on exams conducted remotely. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor are only available for exams published in Blackboard. Visit the Circle Back newsletter to learn more: https://today.uic.edu/respondus-access-extended-for-fy21 

 
 
 

ACCC-LTS Calendar
Visit the ACCC-LTS webinar calendar to view upcoming webinars and access previous webinar recordings. New webinars are added weekly: go.uic.edu/webinarcalendar

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Use this Summer to brush up on some skills or learn something new! LinkedIn Learning offers 14,000+ FREE on-demand classes and tutorials on professional development, software, business and more. Login using your Net ID and password: go.uic.edu/linkedinlearning

July Featured Courses

Embracing Unexpected Change
This 15 minute class can help you improve how you deal with change in your professional and personal life. Learn how to put change in the proper context, create the right perspective, and become more resilient.

Being Confident on Camera
In this 24 minute class, you can learn how to be confident on camera and keep your audience engaged in your message. Learn tips to act natural, represent your personal brand, and stay cool when recording. 

Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement
In this 41 minute course, you can explore teaching strategies that engage learners and make the learning stick—whether you're teaching face-to-face or in an online classroom setting

 
 
 

ACCC 2020-2021 Maintenance Window Schedule
ACCC maintenance windows have been announced for the 2020-2021 term.

August 14-16, 2020
December 18-20, 2020
March 19-21, 2021
May 14-16, 2021

The windows are scheduled to have the least impact on UIC operations, and downtime for services is kept to a minimum. Additional communication with details on services affected will be sent prior to each window.