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What’s New on Campus for Instructors and Researchers

Over the summer, many updates and improvements have been made to campus. Some of these are in your classroom, in software, in services, and some changes you will see around campus.  

Classrooms continue to be upgraded with new technology like cameras, updated document cameras, and WolfVision Cynaps, which allow you to connect up to four devices to the room system wirelessly or wired. Cynaps are set up to allow you to record your lecture either using Zoom or Panopto. To see what technology is available in your classroom or get links for training, check out our classroom technology resource at

Panopto is our new lecture capture software and replaces Mediasite. With Panopto, you can record, edit, and share your lectures.   

Get trained on how to use Panopto: 

Proctorio replaced Respondus this summer. Proctorio offers Identity Verification, Lock Down Browser, and Automated Proctoring services. Because it only requires a Chrome browser plugin to be fully functional, it eliminates the need for special software and continual updates. Learn more about Proctorio in an asynchronous workshop on Canvas.   

High Performance Computing – OIT has two HPC environments, collectively known as ISAAC, Infrastructure for Scientific Applications and Advanced Computing, that specialize in scientific research. These systems have been updated with new nodes to make your scientific research computing needs faster. Learn more about HPSC

Qualtrics – the university has signed a new five-year agreement with Qualtrics. Qualtrics accounts are available for no additional charge to active faculty, students, and staff for research, academic and administrative use. You can log in to Qualtrics with your NetID and password through the OIT Web Surveys portal. Sign up today to take an OIT workshop on using Qualtrics on August 11. Additional workshops will be offered later in the fall. 

Vodcast – A vodcast is a video podcast. OIT offers a short, bi-weekly vodcast called Technology Connections that are about 10 minutes long, covering topics ranging from MS Teams, ToDo, to using cloud storage and much more. Check out the episodes lists and subscribe. 

Asynchronous workshops – we know how busy you are. Over the summer, OIT has developed several new asynchronous workshops to help you with your presentations, lecture recording, and more.