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Posted Date: 09/23/2016

The transition from SmartSite to UC Davis Canvas is well underway. As of today, Sept. 23, approximately 1,000 instructors were using the new campus learning management system to teach more than 1,100 published classes enrolling 29,600 students.

Posted Date: 09/08/2016

This year’s Summer Institute on Teaching with Technology (SITT) is now full, but faculty who want to learn about UC Davis Canvas or explore other academic technology on campus have additional opportunities to get the information they need.

Posted Date: 09/02/2016

Faculty can get a helpful introduction to UC Davis Canvas during a special “Canvas boot camp” in 75 Hutchison Sept. 13-14.

The sessions are intended for instructors who will teach with the new learning management system (LMS) this fall, although all UC Davis faculty are welcome. There’s no cost to attend.

Posted Date: 08/19/2016

Organizers of the next UC Davis Information Security Symposium have announced the dates: June 20-21, 2017. Now they’re looking for volunteers to help plan the conference.

This every-other-year event, which usually sells out, presents two days of lectures, labs and discussions on topics involving privacy, information, computer and network security. It attracted more than 300 technical professionals and administrative managers from all over the University of California in 2015, and is adding capacity for 2017.

Posted Date: 08/17/2016

Starting Friday, Aug. 19, you will log in to UC Davis Canvas a little differently than you have so far.

When you log in, you will now land on an intermediate page that asks if you’re signing in as an affiliate of UC Davis, or as a guest (see screen shot). Choose your answer, enter your credentials, and then you can proceed to use UC Davis Canvas.

Posted Date: 08/15/2016

Sept. 5 update: SITT is full for this year, but other UC Davis Canvas learning opportunities are available. Please see this schedule.

Posted Date: 08/10/2016

Use of UC Davis Canvas continues to expand. During Summer Session 2, ninety-seven instructors are using the initial, limited version of the new learning management system (LMS) to teach 90 courses enrolling 2,750 students.
 

Posted Date: 08/03/2016

UC Davis Police report that a hate message appeared in several campus printers Monday night. The incident re-emphasizes the importance of securing printers against unwanted traffic from the Internet.

In March, an outside source sent hateful messages to UC Davis and other universities via unsecured printers. The campus is investigating the source of the current message.

Posted Date: 08/02/2016

​TechNews, where Information and Educational Technology posts news about campus tech for non-technologists, is the latest IET website to get updated. On Aug. 2 IET modernized its design and restored a subscription-only, Monday-morning email of TechNews headlines.

Posted Date: 07/25/2016

The move to UC Davis Canvas has begun. Sixty-one instructors have taught with it during Summer Session 1, and the numbers will only grow from here.

The campus is moving to the UC Davis Canvas learning management system (LMS) during 2016-17. Canvas is replacing SmartSite, which will remain available for teaching through spring quarter 2017.

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