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Redesigned Banner Enterprise Information System Webpage

April 29, 2014

The Banner Enterprise Information System (BEIS) webpage has been redesigned. Banner users will find login and other resources, including links to the Development/Test instance, together in one location at: www.siue.edu/its/banner

For questions about BEIS or the new webpage, contact ITS at 618-650-5500 or help@siue.edu.

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Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

April 21, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons Dr. Cable Green spoke with SIUE faculty and staff at Morris University Center about the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education. OER are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or are under an open license. These resources are free and, in many cases, users can modify the materials to fit specific learning situations. ITS will be sponsoring an OER pilot start...

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Tips From the Help Desk: Keeping Your Mobile Device Safe

April 19, 2014

Has your cell phone or tablet ever come up missing? If so, you’re not alone. But did you know that without a pin or password set up, your device (and all of your personal data) could be compromised? Setting a pin or password is just one way to protect your mobile device, your data, and your money. Below are a few easy things you can do to keep your mobile device safe:

  • Set up a pin or password: As mentioned above, locking your device is a simple step to keep your information out of the w...

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Blackboard Grade Center Workshop - April 24

April 17, 2014

A Blackboard training workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the ITS Training Room (Lovejoy Library 0033B).  The workshop will cover how to set up and use the Grade Center, including how to configure the Total and/or Weighted Total columns and how to download and upload the Grade Center for working offline. Please register for the workshop at: https://siue.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Ok1FmyX6Dhintz

If you have any questions about this or other Blackboard training se...

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Turnitin Rubric Enhancements: New Sharing and Uploading Capabilities

April 08, 2014

Turnitin has expanded its grading rubric features. Now professors can browse and import standard rubrics from Turnitin's Teaching Tools, or upload rubrics created in Microsoft Excel. Rubrics shared through Teaching Tools are designed for a variety of subjects and grade levels; professors can edit grading scales and categories to meet specific instructional needs.

To find out more about sharing rubrics through Turnitin's Teaching Tools, visit: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/teaching-tools

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