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Updates As Of July 29, 2020


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1. ITS is awaiting the arrival of webcams and microphones ordered for grid/general use classrooms. Each grid/general use classroom will have one camera fixed on the instructor, and one microphone that is intended to capture the instructor.   

  • Online training courses for the use of this equipment will be coming soon. One camera will be fixed on the instructor, and one microphone will be intended to capture the instructor.
  • Colleges have identified contacts who are providing information on department owned classrooms, including priority order.
  • There is a possibility that not all spaces will be equipped with cameras and microphones by the start of the fall term due to lack of resources. ITS will follow the priority order established by college representatives.

2. ITS is in the process of implementing Zoom as an additional video conferencing option. We hope to have it available for a “soft launch” in the fall. This implementation is being expedited in comparison to our normal software implementations, so training and support options will be limited to start. Zoom is primarily intended for faculty and staff already using the application; if you are comfortable using Webex, you will not be required to switch at this time.

  • This implementation is being expedited in comparison to our normal software implementations, so training and support options will be limited to start.  Zoom is primarily intended for faculty and staff already using the application; if you are comfortable using WebEx, you will not be required to switch at this time.

3. ITS has created a table showing the various video conferencing tools that are available for faculty to use.  

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1. We are working to deploy new and/or updated software to computer labs and classrooms on campus. The deadline to request software by the start of school was May 11, 2020.

  • If you have not already submitted your request, please do so now; however, it is very unlikely to be fulfilled by the start of Fall Semester.

2. Moving forward, laptops will be the standard device option for the University.  Desktop computers will be available as a special exception, with an approved business need.

3. To minimize health and safety risks, walk-in service will continue to be unavailable for the Fall Semester.

4. Face coverings are mandatory for all parties for the duration of appointments that require in-person interaction between ITS staff and other campus community members.

1. ITS is awaiting the arrival of webcams and microphones ordered for grid/general use classrooms. Each grid/general use classroom will have one camera fixed on the instructor, and one microphone that is intended to capture the instructor.  

  • Online training courses for the use of this equipment will be coming soon.
  • Departments may want to order webcams and microphones themselves for use in their own classrooms.

2. We are working to deploy new and/or updated software to computer labs and classrooms on campus. The deadline to request software by the start of school was May 11, 2020.

  • If you have not already submitted your request, please do so now; however, it is very unlikely to be fulfilled by the start of Fall Semester.

3. ITS is in the process of implementing Zoom as an additional video conferencing option. We hope to have it available for a “soft launch” in the fall. This implementation is being expedited in comparison to our normal software implementations, so training and support options will be limited to start. Zoom is primarily intended for faculty and staff already using the application; if you are comfortable using Webex, you will not be required to switch at this time.

4. Moving forward, laptops will be the standard device option for the University.  Desktop computers will be available as a special exception, with an approved business need.

5. To minimize health and safety risks, walk-in service will continue to be unavailable for the Fall Semester.

6. Face coverings are mandatory for all parties for the duration of appointments that require in-person interaction between ITS staff and other campus community members.

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