Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
eThority
Presenters:
Thom Hadley,Dirk Pruitt,Clint Brown
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Clark A104
Description:
This session will cover eThority basics as well as advanced functionality. eThority is a web interface to data available to all Colorado State University employees. This tool allows the end-user to quickly generate information that is needed every day throughout the organization. The intuitive interface brings to the forefront information from the financial, human resource, research and teaching systems. In addition, the system has the capability to send reports via email on a schedule to the end user. Given today’s demand for information for data-based decision making, this software will allow users throughout the University access to system information in a format and with flexibility previously not possible.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to provide current users a look into advanced eThority functionality and to provide new users with an introduction to the basics of eThority. Target audience for this session is all University employees.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Windows OS Deployment
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Windows OS deployment has changed significantly in the past several years. This session aims to review recent developments in Microsoft’s deployment technologies, giving you practical information about image preparation with Sysprep, deployment with ImageX, and image management. In this session you'll see demonstrations of the tools and tricks you can use in your environment to speed up deployment, cut costs and streamline implementing all versions of Windows - both in clients and servers. We'll also demo Windows Deployment Services, and show you how to easily create your own flash drive boot disk using WinPE.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for technicians, server administrators and lab managers who are involved in maintaining Windows PCs. Attendees are encouraged to have prior experience with Sysprep and general computer imaging processes in order to get the most out of this session.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Recognizing Phishing Attacks
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
"Phishing" and other sorts of "social engineering" attacks rely on tricking you into replying to emails, clicking URLs, or calling phone numbers that then attempt to steal your personal information. Steve Lovaas from ACNS reviews the various tactics these attackers use against you, and shows you how to protect yourself from this sort of attack.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: General computer users Goals: 1. Participants will learn about the various types of social engineering attacks. 2. Participants will gain familiarity with the clues they can use to recognize phishing and other social engineering attacks.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Drupal: Establishing and supporting a developers group at Colorado State University
Presenters:
James Folkestad
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This open forum will bring together individuals who would like to develop with Drupal to create communities for learning and sharing. The session will open with a brief overview of the Drupal platform but the main focus of this session will center on the establishment of a Colorado State University (CSU) Drupal developers group. It is proposed that Drupal will be hosted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and that technical assistance will be provided through the Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone affiliate with CSU interested in developing a Drupal user group.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Thin Clients as Desktop Computers
Presenters:
Mark Ritschard
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Academic Village C146
Description:
Thin clients have been part of main stream technology for over four years now, but surprisingly few universities utilize them. If deployed properly, thin clients provide a whole host of benefits, from reduced need for user support to high-availability to low energy consumption. The College of Engineering at CSU has been using thin clients since 2001 and now has an install base of over 500. In addition, CSU as a whole now has 70 thin clients installed as technology “kiosks” around campus. The practical “how-to’s” of getting started will be presented along with an indepth analysis of getting the most benefit from an investment in thin client technology.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to communicate the benefit of thin client technology for anyone interested, in particular for those who support desktop computers.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
How Come My PowerPoint Slides Take So Long To Load? Properly Configuring PowerPoint files for display in RamCT or on a Website
Presenters:
Fran Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
Have you ever had a student say your PowerPoint file takes too long to load on their computer? Or the file opens in edit mode instead of as a slide show? And how do you get professional looking graphics into your presentation? Participants in this workshop will learn: • How to save and compress image files that retain quality but load quickly. • What file format to use to save your image files. • How to determine the optimum file size of a PowerPoint file to include on the web. • How to save a file so it will open properly in slide show mode for your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Demonstrate proper technique for compressing and saving image files for inclusion in a PowerPoint presentation. Demonstrate how to save PowerPoint files so they open properly and quickly. Open to persons who create PowerPoint files for display in RamCT or on a website.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
PowerPoint Posters
Presenters:
Jennifer Kutzik,Fran Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
The ideal poster is designed to tell a story, provide a brief overview of your work, initiate discussion and stand alone when you’re not there to provide an explanation. This session will provide an overview on creating a poster using PowerPoint tools. You will learn design tips, poster setup, the best fonts to use, and how to work with images from a variety of sources. Examples will be shared for a variety of poster sizes and types.
Goals and Target Audience:
Some familiarity with PowerPoint is helpful.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Central Exchange Forum for Resource Coordinators and IT Support Staff
Presenters:
Lance Baatz,Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
ACNS provides Exchange for a number of users and departments on campus. This session will include a brief presentation including the Top 5 Central Exchange Tips, Tricks, & Things to Know. We’ll discuss common questions fielded by ACNS regarding Central Exchange services as well the Resource Coordinator Tools – which are used by departmental Exchange Resource Coordinators to create rooms, equipment, and shared mailboxes on the Central Exchange system. Finally, we will set aside ample time to allow attendees to ask “burning” questions they have with regard to supporting users on Central Exchange and also to gather feedback about the things people like and/or would like to see in the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for Central Exchange Resource Coordinators and/or departmental IT support staff who provide the first line of support for people using Central Exchange for e-mail and calendaring.
Session Title:
Use Your Power (Point) Wisely: Tips for Creating Effective Lecture and Presentation Slides
Presenters:
Brian Jones
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Most of us who teach or present on a regular basis use PowerPoint or other presentation software. Instead of writing lecture notes and writing on the board, we present a series of slides. This technology has real promise, but it has real problems as well. We've all been to lectures and presentations that consisted of sitting in a darkened room listening to a lecturer or presenter reading bullet points off a series of densely packed slides. Surely we can do better. In this presentation, I'll share some tips and tricks I've found helpful in preparing effective slides for classes and meetings. We'll look at creative ways to enhance straightforward presentations. We'll look at slides that use embedded sound and video files and the creative use of images. We'll look at good and bad uses of transitions and animations. And we'll discuss the many cases in which the best slide is simply no slide at all.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is intended for people who use PowerPoint or other presentation software on a regular basis—course lecturers and people who give regular presentations—and people who are interested in the use of technology in teaching.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Status of and Future Directions for Central IT at CSU
Presenters:
Patrick Burns
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Current status and future directions for central IT, encompassing academic computing, networking, administrative computing, communications technologies, learning management systems, instructional technologies, and access to central data. This session will establish the curent environment, suggest some future directions, and engage participants in dialogue about the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in future directions for central IT at CSU

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Central IT Services from ACNS
Presenters:
ACNS Staff
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This session will present an overview of the various services provided by ACNS, offer some vision into future initiatives, and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and to provide feedback regarding ACNS services.
Goals and Target Audience:
ACNS supports classroom technology in general assignment (GA) classrooms and provides central IT services to nearly all faculty and staff. The goal is to help the campus better understand services provided by ACNS, identify key individuals in each of ACNS' functional areas, and to invite dialog with the campus. Anyone interested in ACNS' services is welcome to attend.
Session Title:
Talkies! Adding Narration to RamCT Using PowerPoint or Camtasia.
Presenters:
Dr. Pete Seel,Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Online digital presentations can become tedious as students click through the slides and easily lose interest. Adding a human touch with voice narration to your RamCT section may be just what your students need to stay engaged. Dr. Pete Seel has received positive feedback from his students when he began adding narration to his online PowerPoint presentations. Camtasia provides a way to create a flash video with narration. The product captures what is happening on your computer screen and can be posted into RamCT. This video with narration can be very helpful for demonstrating how to perform certain tasks. Kevin Nolan will demonstrate how to quickly create a Camtasia video clip with sound.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn how to easily add narration to PowerPoint presentations. Learn how to use Camtasia to capture what appears on your computer screen with narration.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Creating outstanding e-learning with Adobe Captivate
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty,Sandy Chapman
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Adobe Captivate is a tool that can help make your e-Learning even better! Captivate ís not just a software simulation capture tool, its many features can be used to create soft-skills learning, quizzes, and combine media elements with presentations and interactivity. If you have Captivate installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to the session and work along with the presenters.
Goals and Target Audience:
The session is open to anyone that is involved with creating e-learning. In this session, you will learn: Pedagogical theory to using Captivate How to create interactive software simulations How to create a soft-skills simulation How to make use of audio and video elements How to create interactive elements How to set up quizzes How to properly select publishing options
Session Title:
No more VPN for wireless!
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Wireless computer users on campus previously were required to use the Cisco VPN client to access the rest of the CSU network and the Internet. No more! Steve Lovaas of ACNS will describe the new, no-VPN method of protecting wireless laptop traffic; simply log on with your eID! Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for hands-on practice and instruction (XP service-pack 3, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.4 or later, or a recent distribution of Linux).
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: All wireless laptop users on campus. Goals: 1. Participants will gain awareness of the three ways of connecting securely to CSU's wireless network. 2. Participants will learn a simple, step-by-step method for configuring the new, easy, no-VPN method. 3. Participants who bring their own laptop will successfully connect to the wireless without a VPN client by the end of the session.