2016 NWACC Award for Innovation in Instructional Technologies

Each year the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), a group of 33 northwest colleges and universities, sponsors an Award for Innovation in Instructional Technologies. The award recognizes faculty members and instructional technologists at member institutions for work demonstrating effective design, development, integration, and/or support of…

The Open Science Framework Changed my Workflow (for the better!)

by Jon Grahe, Professor of Psychology at PLU It never occurred to me that I needed the Open Science Framework (OSF) . It was shared with me because the developers knew that I was interested in trying to create large scale collaborative research projects, and…

Fraudulent Email and Phishing Redux

by David Domask Example of phishing email (click to enlarge) Yet another round of fraudulent “phishing” emails have been sent across Campus masquerading as an official email warning users that their accounts are about to be shut down unless they are verified. As we have noted…

Tips for Streamlining Assignment Workflows

by Layne Nordgren After the first few assignments of the semester, you may begin wondering what you can do to streamline your workflow in collecting, grading, and distributing feedback for assignments. Though there are a number of ways to collect Assignments, such as by email…

Quick Tips for Improving Your Sakai Site for Students

by Layne Nordgren Now that the semester is underway and much of the heavy lifting of creating and populating your Sakai course site is complete, perhaps you’re ready to consider some fine-tuning to improve your course site for students. One option to consider would be…

Summer Technology Renovations 2015

by Patrick Wakefield For most people, the beginning of summer signifies the start of barbecues, campfires, and lazy river rafting. Unlike most people, the beginning of summer marks the start of something else for Instructional Technologies: install season. Every summer, a few classrooms are selected…

Sakai Rich-Text Editor Upgrade on Aug. 8, 2015

On Saturday, August 8, 2015, Sakai will be out of service from 7:00AM to 7:30AM PDT in order to upgrade the CKEditor , the rich-text editor in Sakai. The CKEditor is embedded within many Sakai tools including Lessons, Mailtool, Assignments, Announcements, etc. As a result…