If you will be on campus the week before class begins, you may want to take advantage of the Winterfest training options including an overview of the TWT Certificate on Wed Jan 5, 8:30 AM.
Teaching with Technology Certificate Portfolio for Graduate Students
Wednesday, January 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in 169 Willard
A complete list of sessions follows below:
Monday, January 3
ANGEL: Start Using ANGEL in Your Course Right Away
Monday, January 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in 23 Willard
Unlike the previous few semesters, the ANGEL team will be leaving all tools active (including the import/export tools) for finals week, but could turn off non-essential tools if servers experience an overload in finals week.
The team also gives a workaround for quickly e-mailing students outside of ANGEL using Listservs.
Please read details below from the ANGEL support team.
FYI - There will be two ITS Training sessions to review the TWT Program. One is next Monday, Nov 22 at 8:30 (space still available) and the other will be in early January, Wed Jan 5 also at 8:30 AM (this is the week before class begins).
Despite the title of the seminar, it is open for all instructors!
Nov 22 Registration Link
Jan 5 Registration Link (Registration may not be open as of Nov 19)
Part of Winterfest
The TLT Newswire describes new features added to the Blogs at Penn State tool including
* The ability to create a portfolio space WITHOUT a blog tab
* E-mail subscriptions to comments on an entry
* Enhanced searching across Penn State blogs
A really hot technology in the past few years has been podcasting and video, and there lots of opportunities to learn both at Lynda.Com and through the Penn State Media Commons.
And Lynda.com features these titles
* Podcast + Videocast Essential Training (Mac/Win)
* Podcasting with GarageBand 3 (Mac)
* GarageBand 09 (Mac)
We will be upgrading several servers within ITS this Sunday, November 14 starting @ 7:00am. Tech support anticipates at an outage of between 30-60 minutes for most services, but the delay could potentially last until 11 AM. The upgrade will enhance stability for several services housed within the Teaching and Learning with Technology unit within ITS.
Today, Monday, Nov 8 is the designated deadline to submit a TWT portfolio to your department/college coordinators if you are an instructor graduating from Penn State.
If you intend submit a portfolio today or later this week, please contact your coordinator immediately. If you intend to submit a portfolio later in the semester, please also confirm with your coordinator.
For non-graduate instructors, if you intend to submit a portfolio by Jan 8, 2011, please be sure to register yourself via the HRDC system in the "Teaching with Technology Certificate" option at
You may know that lynda.com has lots of tutorials on Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and more, but lynda.com also has good visual design tutorials which can help you use these products even better.
Some titles to start with include:
* Graphic Secrets for Business Professional - it explains a lot of basic terminology
* Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training - basic design for Web documents
* Working with Color
* Typographic Principles
If you want to learn more about photography
* Digital Photography Principals
If you are working with multimedia (images, video, sound) and are wondering how to do it legally, you may want to consult these resources
http://legalmedia.psu.edu/sources.html (New from the Provost's Office)
http://mediacommons.psu.edu/freemedia (Media Commons)
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/dmd/teachact/ (Media for Classroom Use)
At the recent Libraries Open House, one of the more popular handouts at the ITS table was how to set up the iPhone to connect to the Penn State network and e-mail. So I thought I would share some resources here:
* iPhone and Wireless 2.0 - http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/1310
* iPhone and VPN/Wireless - http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/1309
* iPhone and Accessing PSU E-Mail - http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/683
Requires activation of IMAP (http://aset.its.psu.edu/accounts/imap.html)