Congratulations to all the UNC Graduates last weekend! The weather was perfect under the Carolina blue sky as 6,000+ students received their degrees. All the best to you on your next adventures, Graduates!
To conclude the term, here is a review of the Spring 2016 Semester on some of our campus learning technologies.
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Many instructors prefer to conduct their teaching in Sakai, as the system streamlines all course material, assignments and tasks, class communication, and grading in one place. Check out our Spring 2016 numbers for University courses in Sakai:
Course Sections: 3,915
Course sites: 3,208
Unique instructors: 2,353
Project sites to date: 2,705
Also check out the new header on Sakai — featuring UNC students Varun Amesur (one of our student employees!), Becky Chen, and Hari Chittilla (photographer).
VoiceThread is an excellent way to share media and collaborate with one another. If you want to record over your lecture slides, have students record themselves talking about a particular project or perhaps complete an assignment in a foreign language class, and then share those recordings with the class to be viewed and commented on, VoiceThread makes it easy! See how much usage we had for the Spring 2016 Semester:
CCI Printing is the most convenient way for students to print on campus. All students receive a printing allotment each semester, so you might as well use it! The CCI Printing Map provides live-status printer updates for the 45+ printers on campus. Here is the breakdown of printing in non-residence hall locations. To no surprise, more than half of printing happens in just two locations–the Undergraduate and Davis Libraries. Save yourself some time by not standing in line at one of the other campus locations!
If you don’t know about Virtual Lab yet, you should check it out because you will find access to free software! Just a few of those include the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office. Here are the top 10 applications used in Virtual Lab this semester:
Interested in learning a new skill? Whether it’s for school, business, or personal reasons, lynda.com offers thousands of courses online to build your business, creative, and technical skills. You can view videos and complete courses on your own time for free — everyone at UNC has access to lynda.com! Check out campus usage for Spring 2016:
- Illustrator CC Essential Training (2015)
- WordPress Essential Training
- Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)
- Excel 2013 Essential Training
- Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015)
- Access 2013 Essential Training
- Excel 2016 Essential Training
- HTML Essential Training
- Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals
- Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals
We hope your summer is off to a great start!