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.
A serious vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has gotten substantial press coverage since it was announced Monday. At this time, Microsoft has not released a fix, or announced that they will. The IT Security Office is aware of and monitoring the situation as it develops.
As you may already be aware from online and mainstream news reports, the “Heartbleed" bug is widespread and quite serious. Heartbleed affects software called “OpenSSL” that runs on many servers.
KU is introducing a new and powerful way to communicate with colleagues and students at KU, and beyond our campus. Microsoft Lync is a one-stop shop for instant communication. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, make a voice or video call, or even start an online meeting.
As faculty explore ways to engage students in new and innovative ways, we are committed to providing technology that supports your efforts. This month I’m sharing updates on some of the initiatives we are working on to improve existing technologies and provide new solutions to help faculty and students achieve their academic goals. And because we know that research is an important component of teaching and learning at KU, next month I’ll share some insights on how we are supporting research at the university.