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Tech Fest 2010

Event Information
The Office of Information Technology is proud to invite you to UAF’s 4th annual technology conference, TechFest 2010, October 6-8, 2010.  TechFest 2010 will showcase technology innovation for both higher education and research.

Presentations
TechFest 2010 presentations include training workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions on a variety of topics.  A full list of presentation abstracts will be available online.  If you'd like to suggest a presentation topic, or volunteer to lead a workshop, please contact us via email. (oitevent@alaska.edu).

Exhibits
Many exhibitors, including UAF departments, have been invited to come to UAF to showcase their newest technology tools.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and check out new products.  If there is an exhibitor you would like to see at TechFest 2010, please let us know by contacting us via email (oitevent@alaska.edu).  Exhibit hours are to be determined.

Training information

With August upon us, the Training & Develoipment Group would like to remind you that the technology classes that will be offered in August are on our calendar.  If your department or office is need of a group training, just call us and we'll see what we can provide. 

Don't forget you can drop by and ask those burring questions anytime, but we set aside Friday afternoons (check out calendar) specifically for walk-in questions for Google, Blackboard in our office at a 319B Bunnell, and TOAD held in the Butrovich 104 Lab.  You are always welcome to set up an individualized session (please contact us in advance).

With the return of teaching faculty, we are offering a full day (8 hours) Blackboard Course Design Workshop session August 18th and Augsut 24th. These sessions are limited to 8 participants. This class IS NOT on our training calendar yet.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

Class - Blackboard Course Design Workshop

Creating online course materials can be a challenge. How do you start? What do you organize?
The Blackboard system at UAF provides a place online to organize and store your course materials, assignments and assessments, and encourage collaboration between students.

This all-day workshop will show you how to design a hybrid/blended course within the UAF Blackboard system. It will start with some course design principals, and provide ideas and practices to organize your content online. The focus will be on creating a course that is clear and understandable to your students. By the end of the workshop, you should have at least a good start of your online course.

This is a hands-on workshop, you will be creating your course in Blackboard. Please bring your syllabus for the course you want to design, as well as a proposed course schedule and any content items, assignments and assessments you are planning on in your course.

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