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2019 The Year in Review Faculty Services

It’s December, and a time to reflect on all that has happened this year. We’ve had another busy year!  Here are a handful of projects that we worked on in 2019 to help ensure your success: 

Course Development for Faculty Through Grants and Special Programs   

2019 Faculty First grant: 5 year-long project collaborations 
2019 Arts and Sciences Summer Online Courses: 8 online course development partnerships 
UT Libraries OER Grant Support: partnered with 5 faculty on 6 courses  

Two-Factor Authentication 

OIT launched a successful Knoxville, campus-wide, two-factor authentication (2FA) project to ensure our campus community accounts stay safe. We want to thank everyone for their participation and the many early adopters.  Learn more and keep all of your new devices connected.  

Mandatory Training Available in Canvas 

Training that had been previously available only to faculty, staff, and GTA’s is now available for students, emeritus faculty, retirees, and sponsored accounts. 

Courses available through Canvas includes:  

  • Security Awareness Training 
  • FERPA 
  • Campus Security Authority (Clery Act) 
  • Title IX 

Please note that this training does not replaces the required training for faculty and staff available through K@TE. 

LinkedIn Learning  

LinkedIn Learning replaced Lynda.com, an online training platform available to the UT community with your NetID and password providing 24-hour access to help with software and soft skills for work, for projects, and for keeping our UT community skills current.    
Learn how to activate your account or login to access LinkedIn Learning now  

Online Course Development  

Launched an online jumpstart program to create a systematic partnership between faculty, their departments, and the Office of the Provost, Office of Information Technology and Teaching and Learning Innovation. The first Online Course Development Cohort began this fall.    
Learn about the cohort development process 
Access OIT online course guides and materials  

Org Chart Manager 

Developed by Human Resources, OIT, IRIS, and ITS, Org Chart Manager is an easy to use web interface, integrated with IRIS, which provides the capability to view and change reporting relationships of University positions.  Learn more and log in to Org Chart Manager 

Classroom Upgrades

Better Presentation Platform 
More than 25 classrooms on campus received technology updates that included Wolfvision Cynap technology.  
See the full list of classrooms with Cynap technology. 

Renovation to Classrooms: HSS 201/202 Computer Lab Renovation
Seating capacity was increased by six for a total of 45 student seats, plus two instructor stations. We installed two new ceiling-mounted Epson projectors which have better resolution and include speakers located in the front of each room, as well as several other upgrades such as updated furniture and dividing curtain.   
Reserve an HSS Lab 

Throughout the year, all the various teams and skill sets represented within OIT work to support your technology, teaching and research efforts.  Please contact us at 865-974-9900 if you need assistance getting the semester started. 

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