I have a few announcements for the month of August regarding my availability, Fall 2009 Course Requests and information on technology training opportunities coming up in August/Early September.
1) My availability over the next two weeks is quite sporadic. I will be available via email today, Aug 3rd and tomorrow, Aug 4th but then I am out of town at a conference Aug 5th-9th and won't be checking my email much. If you need any assistance during this time, please send me an email (email@example.com) and either myself or another IT Fellow member in CEHD will get back to you to assist with your particular issue. Next week, Aug 10th-Aug 14th, I am in IT Fellow workshop training each morning/early afternoon so I will have email access but no in-office hours due to meetings. If you need face to face assistance please send me an email and it can be arranged in the afternoon hours.
I will see if I can figure out a better way to communicate my availability for the remainder of the summer and the school year if possible as I too prepare for the Fall semester. But you can almost always reach me via email during the week and I'm never too far from the building to pop over for face to face assistance.
2) There have been lots of course requests so far from faculty getting prepared for the upcoming semester. If you have yet to request your Fall 2009 courses you should consider getting those requests in to make sure you have plenty of time to set them up before the Fall semester starts. You can find information on setting up your Fall 2009 courses here: http://tinyurl.com/epsy2009summ-fallcourses
3) Interested in learning more about some of the technology available to you at the U during August? Check out some of the training options at the University Technology Training Center: http://uttc.umn.edu/training/courses/in_person/index.jsp
Here are couple that might be of interest to those new to course management systems- you can register on the website.
Fri, Aug 7th: WebVista 4: Creating Basic Course Web Sites (seats still available for registration)
Tues, Sept 1: Moodle 1.9: Creating Basic Course Web Sites
*Stay tuned for new courses available on many topics for the Fall 2009 semester.
As always don't hesitate to drop me an email if you have questions, need assistance, or not sure where to direct your technology related question. Even if I can't help I'll try to put you into contact with someone who can. And, this email along with other IT Fellow communication is available on the EdPsy IT Fellow Blog 24/7: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/edpsyitf/blog/
Have a great Monday everyone!