Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
EDUROAM: get network access with your eID at other universities world-wide
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Do you travel to other universities in the US or Europe for research or conferences? Do you host visitors from foreign universities? If so, you may have been heard of EDUROAM: a collaborative venture offering wireless internet access to members of other participating institutions, using credentials from the user's home institution. CSU is preparing to offer this access to CSU travelers and visitors from member institutions. Steve Lovaas from ACNS will introduce this new service, which should make traveling significantly easier.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty, staff, and grad students who travel to other universities here and overseas. Also college IT support staff who support visitors from these institutions. Goals: Familiarize attendees with a new service being rolled out for CSU. Distribute promotional materials to help spread the word to academic faculty and IT support staff.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Hands on With Next Generation of Phone Service at CSU
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner,Dave Hoffman
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Learn how to use the new VoIP phones. New services such as IM software based phones and Outlook integration clients will be shown. Learn how to setup call forwarding, simultaneous ringing, and speed dials through the web interface. Ask questions, touch the phones in an informal hands on question/answer lab environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Current VoIP users, administrators, users from up and coming VoIP installations.
Session Title:
Technology Project Projections
Presenters:
Robert Engmark,Scott Baily
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Presentation of ongoing planning and status of major IT projects being worked on in central IT. A 24 month project projection schedule will be presented with information provided about each project. Additional information will be provided on use of a new project management system and how stakeholders will be able to access projects to gain information and see status.
Goals and Target Audience:
Primary goal is transparency and to include the campus community at all levels on the work being done within IT.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
An Introduction the Next Generation of Phone Service at CSU
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner,Dave Hoffman
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
After nearly 20 years of service, CSU’s Nortel telephone switch is now end of life, and Telecom has begun implementing a new phone system. This session will provide an introduction to this next generation of phone service including Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) and how this new system will change how the way you work.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are: to give an overview of the new SipXecs Unified Communications System. Those who attend will learn how Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, VoIP and other terms you may have heard will change the way you communicate. Target Audience: This session is designed for IT professionals and all faculty and staff interested in learning about the new system.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Single Sign-On, Shibboleth and Protecting Your Website
Presenters:
Randy Miotke,Daniel Hamp
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Learn how to achieve single sign-on for your websites using Shibboleth. This session will walk you through the service provider installation process, registration with the CSU federation, testing, and going live.
Goals and Target Audience:
Web developers, web server administrators and those interested in single sign-on technology should attend.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Make a Whiteboard as Smart as You
Presenters:
Jeffrey Mayeda,Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
237 Weber Building
Description:
What would it take to make you never want to use a whiteboard again? In this session we will go over the exciting new interactive display technology offered by Smart. We will be demonstrating the Smart interactive White Board and Sympodium as well as the Smart Meeting Pro Software. These tools allow users to annotate over programs, documents, and Powerpoint slides opening the door for interactivity and engagement with students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff interested in new learning technologies.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
i>clicker Training
Presenters:
Dustin Jensen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, peer instruction, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors interested in using response systems in the classroom.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The campus' new 10 Gigabit Research Network
Presenters:
Gregory Redder
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Large data transfers to other research institutes are often done via FedEx! The campus is working to provide 10Gigabit access to other Research and Education sites on the Internet. To that end, a special 10G research network is being developed. This seminar is intended to describe the problem, explain the design of new 10G research network and how it will be accessed and utilized.
Goals and Target Audience:
Principal Investigators responsible for large data transfers to other Research and Education sites. Primary network managers.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
RamCT Blackboard: Enhancements for Spring 2013
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
RamCT Blackboard will have some new features in Spring 2013! A small upgrade over holiday break will provide the following improvements: A Setup Guide to help new users, greater flexibility in customizing a course using Color Themes, Course structures which can apply a template to a new course, the ability to Regrade a test after making an adjustment to a question, improved student Activity Reporting, and Course to Course Navigation which allows instructors and students to quickly jump from course to course. We will also provide an update on efforts to simplify the import process of testing services exam scores (EZip) into the RamCT Blackboard grade center. And we will share some future improvements that are expected to be available for summer 2013 which should include a new and improved text editor. Join us to discuss how Blackboard continues to add new functions and features to their product.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors, TA's and staff who are interested in using RamCT Blackboard.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
eThority Open Forum - Discussion
Presenters:
Clinton Brown,Melissa Hein,Candice Hastings,Jessica Fuentes
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This year eThority is going to be doing a general discussion session about a variety of topics: 1. Best way to share reports. 2. Standardized reports users are wanting. 3. How to set up training classes. 4. User groups and functionality 5. Any data we need to bring into eThority 6. What do end users really want. 7. Issues you have run into. 8. What kind of support would you like to see from the eThority team at CSU. 9. Top reports that users are using. 10. Update on releases/data etc.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who would like to use eThority as well as people already using it. Our goal is to get feedback on how to help users as well as new ideas for standard reports.
Session Title:
Using Interactive Tools (Flash, Captivate, and HTML 5) to Bring Course Content to Life
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
One of the most useful aspects of new instructional technologies is the development of materials that help students understand complex concepts and processes. In this session, Shaun Beaty identifies a wide range of interactive tools that can be used for this purpose, discusses their potential application in courses, and demonstrates their uses. He will also address the type of expertise required to develop materials using these tools. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how these tools might be used in their courses and the effort required to develop and use them effectively.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Graduate Students and trainers.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Echo 360 - Lecture Capture
Presenters:
Jeff Brady,ACNS staff
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus has recently adopted Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and is now available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in a small handful of classrooms on campus, but also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. This session will cover both options but will focus primarily on the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course. The second half of the session will be ‘open lab’ format—bring your laptop and we’ll help you install the personal capture software so you can start making test recordings or production learning modules for your class.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Making Your Life Easier with PowerShell
Presenters:
Jason Huitt,Lance Baatz
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
In this session we will cover the basics of Windows PowerShell, introducing participants to PowerShell as a replacement for the Command Prompt, reviewing the basic PowerShell scripting constructs, and demonstrating the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the session, and are encouraged to have a Windows 8 or Server 2012 instance available for a PowerShell test drive. This will be a free-form conversation with an emphasis on demonstrations instead of prepared content. Participants should leave this session well prepared to begin automating common Windows administrative tasks using PowerShell.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants should have a basic understanding of simple programming concepts (such as condition checking, loop processing and variable assignment), and preferably have some exposure to batch and VBS scripting.
Session Title:
The Future of Academic and Research Libraries
Presenters:
Patrick Burns
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
New and emerging initiatives in information science and technology associated with Academic and Research Libraries will be covered. Topics will include trends in the Libraries' collections, eBooks, eTextbooks, mobile access, data management, accessibility, Google Maps, etc. The Google Liquid Galaxy system will be demonstrated.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in the transformation modern Academic and Research Libraries are undergoing.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Plagiarism Detection Software at CSU: iThenticate
Presenters:
Kathryn Partin,Ron Splittgerber,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC175
Description:
Plagiarism detection software is now being employed by many journals and publishers, as well as by federal research sponsors. This software compares a grant or manuscript to a large body of published literature, and reports on the similarity between the texts. The similarity comparison may be used to make a determination that the text is either plagiarized or represents poor citation practices, either of which may represent a violation of academic or research integrity standards. CSU is now making plagiarism detection software available to its faculty. This class will present a basic overview of iThenticate, including a hands-on demonstration of how to initiate and interpret similarity searches.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and Target Audiences: The class is aimed at instructing faculty who plan on submitting manuscripts, dissertations and grant proposals on how to use the iThenticate application.