Program for the 2011 PDI

10:00 AM

Session Title:
The Drupal Content Management System at CSU Libraries
Presenters:
Gregory Vogl
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP. CSU Libraries implemented Drupal on its website in July 2010. This presentation will include: 1. What Drupal can do: features, modules, themes, and uses 2. Practical tips: planning, installation, configuration, use, and maintenance 3. Libraries implementation of Drupal: needs, process, challenges, lessons learned, and future possibilities
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals and departments interested in implementing and using Drupal or similar open-source systems for managing web-based content

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Thinking Outside the Box: Things to do in RamCT that it wasn't meant to do.
Presenters:
C. Ian Gordon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will cover uses and applications of RamCT that step outside the realm of specific teaching. We will cover the use of the grade book and accessing lesson and activity grades through ODS for analysis of effectiveness across sections and standardizing delivery for multiple sections. In this application we are currently planning on using assignment scores for accreditation purposes. We will also look at using RamCT to track student application processes and progress through the program and creating a new faculty orientation and training section. We will close by brainstorming discussing other possible uses and solutions that may be resolved by using RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty, staff and administrators think 'outside the box' when considering uses for RamCT.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Lynda.com Video Modules as Learning-Teaching Tool at CSU
Presenters:
Peter Seel,Rosa Mikeal Martey,Candace Ryder,Lauren Kalash,Cap Smith,Don Zimmerman
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
This session will feature CSU faculty who have successfully integrated online video modules provided by Lynda.com to teach software skills. CSU is experimenting with the use of these modules for classroom and laboratory teaching in 2010-2011 as part of a university-wide site license funded by student technology fees. For each of the speakers the Lynda.com modules have replaced textbooks for software instruction with substantial cost savings to enrolled students. Each speaker will address the effectiveness of the modules as a teaching-learning tool compared with conventional modes of instruction.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who attend the session will be able to describe how they might use these modules for innovative software instruction in their courses. Audience: all CSU faculty and staff

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Getting Rid of the Ghost - Windows OS Deployment Using WinPE and ImageX
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Due to popular demand, our session on using Windows PE and ImageX to deploy all versions of Windows from XP to Server 2008 R2 returns with a demonstration of image capture and deployment. We'll take a look at multicasting from Windows Server - showing you why Ghost is no longer a necessary expense in your environment. Bring a flash drive - we'll show you how to make it bootable, and give you the tools you need to start using ImageX today.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for IT professionals interested in using Microsoft tools for image deployment.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advanced Techniques in Videoconferencing
Presenters:
Anthony Ben'jammin' DeNardo III
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
PR#1 Library
Description:
Advanced techniques for video conferencing; if you have used videoconferencing and would like to learn some more advanced techniques, this PDI is for you. We will discuss multipoint control (hosting several sites in one conference), testing, videoconferencing statistics that govern call and video quality, and some basic administration information. At the end of this PDI you should be able to facilitate your own h.323 events!
Goals and Target Audience:
Delving into the technologies and protocols that support various multimedia applications on the network, we'll rollplay various use cases and identify the strengths certain technologies can lend to business facilitation.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
eThority for Beginners
Presenters:
Clint Brown,Thom Hadley
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This will be a beginner’s class for new or current users of ethority. We will be demonstrating all the features of eThority as well taking a step by step look at how eThority works and information/reports you can get from eThority.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class will give you an overview of how to use eThority in your everyday job. It will teach you the basic functionality of how eThority works and how to manipulate data in eThority.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Domain Name System (DNS) at CSU
Presenters:
Michael Willard
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Overview of how Domain Name System (DNS) works and our installation at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
IT staff and people with a basic knowledge of DNS and an interest in more details.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Hyper-V: Best Practices for Production Environments
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Microsoft Hyper-V provides an extremely cost effective on-ramp to building a virtual infrastructure, but careful attention to detail in design and implementation is essential. In this session we will review the best practices, tips and tricks that have been employed by ACNS as we have put Hyper-V into production in a mission critical, highly available and redundant environment. We will emphasize the use of shared storage and clustering as well as virtual machine deployment, management and P2V conversions, and will review ideal network configurations in your virtual environment. This session is intended to answer all Hyper-V questions, and will emphasize open discussion over prepared content.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for IT professionals that have some previous experience with Hyper-V and virtualization, though we welcome IT pros that are interested in pursuing a virtual server deployment but have yet to place any virtual machines into production. NOTE: While we have reserved one hour and 50 minutes for this session, our intention is to only go for as long as we have questions and an active discussion in progress.
Session Title:
Learning Management System Futures at CSU
Presenters:
TBD
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Blackboard, the company behind the software we know as RamCT, will discontinue support for the product in use at CSU after 2012. Two next generation LMS solutions, including Blackboard Learn and Sakai (an open source alternative), were evaluated by the Faculty Council Committee on Teaching and Learning with input from faculty, students, RamCT Coordinators and central support staff. Come participate in discussion about the evaluation process, the committee's recommendation, and the proposed transition plan.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness of the coming changes in RamCT. Instructors, students, and all those interested in the future of CSU's online learning system.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
eThority Version 5.0 - Advanced Users
Presenters:
Clint Brown,Thom Hadley
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
This will be the kick-off to eThority version 5.0. We will be demonstrating all the new features of eThority as well as new capabilities.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for current users of eThority who have a good basic knowledge of how the software system works. This will cover many, if not all, of the new features available in eThority version 5.0. We will be answering questions on current and future functionality as well as taking questions on ways to use eThority faster and more effectively.