Another semester has come and gone. And we have seen another class of students walk across that stage to become Carolina Alumni. Congratulations to the nearly 1,200 students who graduated this past weekend!
You should be proud to know that Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has once again ranked UNC #1 in public schools for the 16th year in a row [upd Dec 22 — UNC is ranked #1 value in public schools for the 17th year in a row]! Carolina also gets the best out-of-state value and the ninth spot on Kiplinger’s combined list. Way to go, Heels!
It’s been quite a semester. Take a closer look at many of the educational tools we support in Teaching & Learning!
We have once again hit over 4,000 courses in Sakai. What some people may not know is that Sakai is a great tool that can be used for not just courses but also projects, committees, and other collaborative work. We currently have 3,416 project sites in Sakai — and counting!
Course sections: 4,125
Course sites: 3,229
Unique instructors: 2,341
Project sites to date: 3,416
Some Sakai tools have seen a huge increase in usage in the past year, such as the new Gradebook, which has been added to 636 more course sites this semester compared to just last semester! Here are the top 10 tools that have seen the biggest jump since Fall 2016 or Spring 2017:
Using VoiceThread to share media and having students post their comments? VoiceThread is a great way to collaborate and have conversations around images, slides, and videos!
We just rolled out Warpwire, the video-streaming service, to all course sites in Sakai last semester and are already seeing a lot of usage. This past term the total time watched through Warpwire was an astounding 286 days, 12 hours, 24 minutes, and 46 seconds!
CCI Printing is the most convenient way for students to print on campus. While there are over 20 accessible printing locations on campus, nearly 75% of campus printing takes place at the libraries and Student Union.
Another extremely convenient service available to students is Virtual Lab. Instead of paying for that expensive software, you will most likely find the application available to you for free on virtuallab.unc.edu. Here are the top 5 apps for Fall 2017.
From all of us at ITS-Teaching & Learning, have a happy and safe holiday season! See you in 2018!