KU's Blackboard resources website (blackboard.ku.edu) will soon be getting a new look and feel (see below). A new homepage and improved navigation will make it even easier to find the resources you need on Blackboard at KU.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, dialing numbers in Skype for Business phone service will be more like your mobile phone. If you have Skype for Business phone service, you will dial 10 digits for all calls: long distance, local and even KU numbers.
KU Information Technology’s portal developers have been working to update the myKU portal to provide a better user experience. We listened to feedback from students, faculty and staff, and have redesigned the look and improved the functionality of the portal.
SoftChalk recently released a new version of SoftChalk Create, SoftChalk Create 10. For those unfamiliar with SoftChalk, SoftChalk Create is a content creation software that allows instructors to create interactive lesson content that can be integrated within Blackboard courses.
With Skype for Business phone service, KU faculty and staff will use their computer to make and receive traditional phone calls via their KU work number.
KU students, faculty and staff now have 1TB of free cloud storage via OneDrive for Business and access to online versions of Microsoft Office products through Office 365 as part of a new service at KU called myCommunity.
Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 11, KU Information Technology is upgrading the University’s email platform. This upgrade will not significantly change the Windows Outlook desktop client, but you will see improved design and new features in the Outlook Web App.
On Thursday, June 18, we made a change to the service that allows KU students, faculty and staff to synchronize their KU email and calendars to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Lync is now Skype for Business.
Microsoft is changing Lync to Skype for Business. KU faculty, staff and students may begin seeing the change to Skype for Business beginning April 14.
Your KU experience is filled with a wide range of websites and applications.
Thanks to a new three-year licensing agreement with Adobe, KU faculty and staff can now purchase a home use subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) for just $10 per year. That’s a savings of more than 95% off the standard educational price of $240 per year.
Do you want to work in a dynamic, flexible environment where you can make a difference? At KU Information Technology, our employees support the University of Kansas in its mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.
As of Jan. 27, all KU Blackboard users can now create a Blackboard profile. If you haven't logged in since before Jan. 27, you’ll see a welcome screen with details about the new Blackboard profile found in the global navigation menu.
Earlier this year we redesigned and added new functionality to the myKU portal. The changes we made were based on customer feedback about the portal, and since that time we’ve continued to gather customer feedback and make small changes in the portal to improve the user experience.
KU Information Technology is seeking a tenured faculty member to serve as an IT Faculty Fellow. This person will help KU IT better understand faculty needs and provide guidance on innovative solutions to support the academic and research goals of all KU faculty.
We have upgraded Blackboard to the most recent version and added a number of new, exciting features and enhancements contained in four new modules to help instructors and students better manage their courses and provide a more interactive and engaging learning environment.
As part of our efforts to improve Blackboard, KU is introducing four new Blackboard modules: Collaborate Suite, Content Management, Community Engagement and Outcomes Assessment. We expect to launch Collaborate Suite this fall.
Nearly every day in the KU Today e-newsletter from KU News, you can read about the innovative research your colleagues are working on here at KU. Strong research is vitally important to our standing as the state’s flagship university and our membership in the elite Association of American Universities (AAU). KU Information Technology is collaborating with campus partners to strengthen our technology infrastructure and implement new solutions to support KU researchers.
The Computer Services Facility at the University of Kansas is being renamed Price Computing Center in honor of Griffith Baley Price.