March 2017 Ed Tech Update

Illustration: Ed Tech Update
February 27, 2017

Tech Jams and Moodlerooms/Canvas demos are available this month.

Tech Jams

Tech Jams are face-to-face active learning sessions for faculty and staff on a variety of technology topics followed by an open session to continue hands-on work and address on-going projects. The sessions are free and registration is not required.

Get details on each Spring 2017 Tech Jam session and other offerings on the ITSS Workshop web page.

  • March 15: Google Drive
  • March 29: Google Hangouts

Unless otherwise noted, all Tech Jam sessions are scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and will be held in Kirby Plaza 175. An open session continues from 1:30-2 p.m. also in Kirby Plaza 175. Please bring your laptop or mobile device if you'd like to follow along. A limited number of laptops will be available to borrow if you don't have one of your own.

Moodlerooms and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) Demonstrations

Vendor demonstrations of Moodlerooms and Canvas are scheduled during March as detailed below. All sessions will be live via WebEx and also recorded for review after the events. UMD Educational Technology will share WebEx links with UMD community via email when made available

Vendor Presentations
LMS Date Time Place
Canvas Monday, March 20 1 to 3 p.m. HHH 50b (Minneapolis)
Canvas Monday, March 20 1 to 3 p.m. McNeal Hall 33 (St. Paul)
Moodlerooms Tuesday, March 21 1 to 3 p.m. Student Center Theater (St. Paul)
Moodlerooms Wednesday, March 22 12:30 noon to 2:30 p.m. Walter Library 402 (Minneapolis)

Comparison Informational Reports

Note: Moodlerooms videos were shot prior to recent theme work that has been done.