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ELI Focus Session –Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility: Several Canisius faculty, staff and students attended sessions of the Educause ELI Spring Focus online conference.  Sessions included lightening rounds showing school initiatives for mobile delivery.  Our Library Web site is mobile enabled. iPads will be coming out soon, making mobile devices a hot topic.  One interesting point made is that we are behind on device use in the US, relative to other countries.  Resources from the webinar can be found at http://net.educause.edu/Proceedings/1024403.

Digital Day recap: Feb 19th.  Steady foot traffic, great turn out.  Faculty who presented submitted proposals which worked out really well.  See photos of the event on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/48125725@N02/

ITS Announcements:

  • Conversions of the campus to Active Directory/Exchange are continuing and we are making progress. If you have converted, you probably like the new atmosphere. One track to be finished by June 1st.  A few Outlook issues were mentioned: printing, etc. Suggestions were recommended by ITS staff. To make an appointment for your conversion, call the Help Desk.  Forward all questions to Estelle (siener@canisius.edu).
  • ITC Requirements: Labs have to be converted, as well as ITCs, in July. Students will all be converted over by that point. It is important that faculty who want to use particular software packages in the Labs or ITCs should contact ITS by May 1.  All software will have to be tested to run on the new Microsoft networking.  Forward all questions to Estelle.
  • Status of ANGEL: Errors/Buffer overruns have been reported over the past few weeks. We have set up another server for load balance, which has lessened the instances. While troubleshooting that problem, we disabled an application that linked http:// to https://, which resulted in a different type of errors, mainly loading errors. In the mean time, please go to https://. We will be reinstalling it in the future, during a low time.

Course Delivery and Terminology Clarification
Delivered by Leah

Leah MacVie, our Instructional Designer in the FacTS Center explained the terminology for designating Course Delivery.  These classifications can be added to Banner so that students will know the kind of course before they register.  As you plan your courses for summer and fall semester, please familiarize yourself with this terminology and let the Registrar know if any of them should be used.

It is important to label your course delivery while making a course request to your chair. This will let students know up front the delivery style of the course and what is expected of them. This information will need to be verified each term, as it will be passed along for Banner clarification.

Face to Face– This course is conducted 100% face to face.

Hybrid– This course is conducted 50% face to face and 50% online in the learning management system.

Blended– This course is conducted face to face, with online components in the learning management system.

Online– This course is conducted completely online in the learning management system.

Course Components
It is important to label your course components while making a course request to your chair. This will let students know up front the specific course components associated with the course and what is expected of them. This information will need to be verified each term, as it will be passed along for Banner clarification.

Web Conference/Chat– This online, hybrid or blended course has synchronous components on certain days and times. Please let your chair know the exact days (or reoccurring day of the week) and times for each of these Web conferences. We highly recommend you stay consistent.

Introductory/Conclusion Meeting– Although this course is conducted 100% online, there will be a face to face meeting. Please let your chair know the exact day and time of this meeting.

Other– Please share any other information with your chair that students may need to know before beginning the course. If this information occurs synchronously, please specify the days and times.


Next ACAC meeting: Second Wednesday in April, due to Spring break being the week before.

Addendum: Next meeting is Wednesday, April 14 at 2 pm.  The Scheduling Assistant in Outlook will be demonstrated.