ITS fall workshops
November 30, 2012
Grade Submission System/Faculty Reporting Tool
The Grade Submission System (GSS) is an online application designed to streamline the final mark submission process. Classes are organized and marked through the GSS interface and submitted electronically for approval to Department Chairs, the Academic Dean and the Registrar. GSS is easy to use and can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer in the world. View the GSS FAQ at http://www.kingscollege.net/gssv1/docs/GSS_FAQ.pdf.|
The Faculty Reporting Tool has been redesigned as a flexible form that allows for updating any time during the academic year. While it is a very intuitive system, Faculty are welcome to drop-in for a tour highlighting new features.
Content Management System for King’s Faculty Web Sites
Kingsfaculty.ca is a dedicated web server leveraging a content management system to create professional looking web sites; prior knowledge of web design or HTML coding is not required. In this workshop, you will learn how to use King’s Faculty CMS administration screens to edit content, build, configure and maintain your site. We will review the CMS functionality in the context of an existing site, and walk step-by-step through the building of a sample site. We will also cover tips for quickly adding and editing page content, creating dynamic content indexes and navigation objects, how to manage reusable content, and creating and using forms to gather user input. See http://www.kingsfaculty.ca/ for examples and more information.
This session will offer training on common tools found within OWL. Additionally, time will be spent dealing with specific issues that faculty and staff members are facing. Since this session will be close to exams there will be an emphasis on the gradebook tool
For more information on the fall workshops, please contact Tom Jory at 4398 or email@example.com.
Tablet Event + Windows 8
Considering a tablet but confused by all the options available? King’s ITS will be demonstrating models from Apple, Samsung, Research In Motion and Microsoft running Android, IOS, and Windows 8 RT operating systems.
Microsoft emphasizes that Windows 8 is a totally new version of Windows. Besides the traditional desktop, the operating system also includes a new style interface for use with touchscreens – whether it’s on a touchscreen laptop, tablet or all-in-one PC. Come and see the new features of Windows 8.
Instructional Media Services – Request for Feedback
The vast majority of professors at King’s are now using audio/visual equipment within the classroom on a regular basis. If you are one of those individuals who utilize multimedia to supplement your lecture material, King’s ITS would like to hear from you.
Have you had an opportunity to try the new A/V control panels in Wemple Hall (and other) rooms? Do you find the cordless mice work well? Are the in-class audio systems sufficient for your needs? Do you use the in-class microphones? Are the media projectors bright enough? Is there equipment not in King’s classrooms that you feel would be of benefit to you and your students?
King’s ITS needs your feedback. As classroom dynamics continue to change, we want to ensure that your needs are met and that the equipment provided to you is what you would expect to find in a modern educational facility. If you would like to share your thoughts, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments will be kept in strict confidence and we welcome constructive criticism.