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Welcome to Tech Talk - a collection of important and innovative tech news, resources and best practices to support UIC instructors in their pursuit of excellence in teaching tomorrow's leaders. Gain the insight, skills, tools and support for success with ACCC! 

As teaching and learning have moved remotely, this month's ACCC Tech Talk focuses on resources to ease transitioning to an online environment.

 
 Video - Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor & LockDown Browser
 Video - Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor & LockDown Browser
 
Respondus for Exam Proctoring

UIC has secured an institution-wide license for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. These tools provide online proctoring support to help ensure academic integrity on exams conducted remotely. LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are only available for exams published in Blackboard. Learn more about Respondus by visiting: 
accc.uic.edu/news-stories/Respondus 

Zoom 
 
Zoom for UIC

UIC has acquired Zoom licenses for faculty. First-time users can visit uic.zoom.us and log in using their NetID and password. Zoom's adoption has grown globally, but faculty should be aware of security risks. Learn more about protecting your Zoom sessions from "Zoom-bombing":
accc.uic.edu/news-stories/Zoombombing 
Note: Zoom is not available to UI Hospital and Clinics

 Troubleshooting PDF
 
Troubleshooting Tips

This guide was developed by ACCC to help faculty solve commonly encountered errors with Blackboard, software, applications, VPN, web conferencing tools and more.
Download the PDF: 
uofi.app.box.com/file/642063035380 

Youtube Video 
Youtube Video 
 
Filming Yourself at Home

This 5-minute video by Jeff Warner, Digital Imaging Lead for UIC Creative and Digital Services, discusses proper production practices as they pertain to lighting, audio, framing, hardware, and post-production.

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LinkedIn Learning contains 10,000+ classes and tutorials on various topics covering business, software, professional development and more.

MAY FEATURED CLASSES

Learning to Teach Online 

This 46-minute course covers the benefits of online education, gives tips to setting class expectations, engaging students, fostering communication and online collabortation.

Learning Zoom

In this 45-minute course, you can learn how to host your own Zoom meetings, and schedule and adjust moderator settings to recording meetings.

Teaching with Technology

In this 2.5-hour class, you will learn to use technology to enhance course design, lesson planning, presentations, in-class activities, assessments, and student achievement and engagement.

UIC LinkedIn Learning 
go.uic.edu/linkedinlearning

 
 Video - Ally File Transformer
 Video - Ally File Transformer
 
Blackboard Ally File Transformer

UIC has temporarily added Blackboard File Transformer to Blackboard Learn courses. This tool helps students convert and download course files into alternative formats that fit their needs, devices, and learning preferences. 

Learn more about Ally File Transformer:
accc.uic.edu/news-stories/allyfiletransformer 

Windows Virtual Desktop

While our Univeristy labs are closed, UIC has enabled Windows Virtual Desktop so students can remotely access specialized software like Mathematica, R Studio, Adobe Acrobat, SPSS and more from their home computers and laptops. For instructions on how to access the service and a complete list of specialized software accessible through Windows Virtual Desktop, visit: answers.uillinois.edu/uic/99766

 
Moving Summer Courses Online?

ACCC's intructional design team can help you transition your courses online. Register for Instructional Design or Blackboard Learn Consultation herego.uic.edu/IDofficehours

Respondus - Exam proctoring

This Respondus-hosted training will cover how to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor for exams and assessments taken remotely. Visit the ACCC event calendar for upcoming webinars.

VoiceThread

This partner-hosted training will cover how to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos using VoiceThread. Visit the ACCC event calendar for upcoming webinars.

ACCC Event Calendar
go.uic.edu/webinarcalendar 
(updated weekly)

 
 
 
ACCC Scheduled Maintenance

Sunday, May 15-17, 9:30p-11:59p CST
Maintenance windows begin at 9:30pm on Friday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.

ACCC maintenance windows are scheduled to have the least impact on operations, and service downtime is kept to a minimum. However, certain services may be unavailable for extended periods of time due to necessary updates.
 
For Maintenance updates visit:
accc.uic.edu/service-status/