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Posted Date: 04/06/2018

The new schedule of faculty forums and presentations on teaching with technology is out, and the lineup includes a look at the digital learning environment at UC Davis, plus sessions on mobile learning, providing feedback on student writing, online education, and more.

They’re all free, and all UC Davis instructors are welcome to attend. The events are part of the ongoing Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE) and Faculty Forum series presented by Information and Educational Technology (IET). Each session occurs on a Friday from noon to 1 in 1310 The Grove (Surge III).

Posted Date: 03/15/2018

More details are emerging about this year’s University of California Computing Services Conference, which will meet Aug. 13-15, 2018, at UC Davis:

  • Proposals for presentations are due March 23.
  • Registration will cost $250 per person. (The charge is waived for ..

Posted Date: 03/14/2018

If you’ve done innovative work with technology at UC Davis during the past few years, here’s your chance to share the achievement throughout the University of California—and get recognized at a UC-wide IT conference that meets at UC Davis this year.

Considering applying for one of the 2018 Larry L. Sautter awards.

Posted Date: 03/06/2018

UPDATE 3/26: The cert update has been postponed until another day. Here's the status page update:

This task might sound familiar, because you've almost certainly done it before.

UC Davis faculty, students and staff who use the campus wireless network, eduroam, might get prompted to accept a new electronic security certificate the first time they use their smartphone or other mobile device on the network after 8 a.m. Monday, March 26.

Posted Date: 02/21/2018

Phase 1 of the New Gradebook in Canvas, now available for faculty, offers some features that UC Davis instructors have been asking about.

Faculty can use the new features by adopting the New Gradebook. The changes:

Posted Date: 02/20/2018

UC Davis might have a complex computing environment, but Jackson Muhirwe, the new deputy chief information security officer for the campus, comes here from a location that outdoes even our large, decentralized institution for size and variety.

Posted Date: 02/16/2018

Maybe you’ve thought it yourself: That message in my inbox is probably legitimate, but it looks like phishing. Campuses are well aware of the dilemma of sending emails that resemble the scams they often warn against. Fortunately, a few simple measures can help those messages look legitimate.

Petr Brym, assistant chief information security officer for UC Davis, will join an Educause online panel from noon to 1 Wednesday, Feb. 21, that discusses those measures in “How to Avoid Making Legitimate Campus Messages Look Phishy.” (Attending is free; for details, scroll down to the HEISC Online Events section on the Educause website.)

Posted Date: 02/02/2018

The annual University of California Computing Services Conference is now seeking presentations for its 2018 meeting, to be held Aug. 13-15, 2018, here at UC Davis.

The theme is “sustainable technology,” and organizers are calling for proposals that fit any of several tracks:

Posted Date: 01/31/2018

The Information Security Office is distributing this message to the campus this afternoon.

Jan. 31, 2018

Colleagues,

An unusually realistic phishing email has shown up today in UC Davis email accounts. The links direct the user to a fake UC Davis login page. If you receive this email message (see example) or anything like it, please delete it. You don’t need to do anything else.

The campus has blocked incoming and outgoing traffic to locations associated with this scam.

Posted Date: 01/29/2018

The eLearning Studio in 50 Hutchison, a high-quality, lower-cost recording center that faculty use to make instructional videos, has been refreshed, simplified, and is ready for wider use.

Faculty have typically used the studio to narrate slides, “but people are starting to be more creative with it,” says Instructional Designer Mark Wilson (in photo).

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