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February 12th, 2019 • v03

 

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Makerspace Lab - UGLC Room 202

A new multi-purpose makerspace lab is coming to the UGLC Room 202. This new space will be open to all students, faculty, and staff that are interested in learning about, or using the tools available. The Makerspace has been renovated to feature not only 3D Design and Printing, but also Raspberry Pi Programming, 3D Scanning, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Arduino Programming, and much more. This makerspace is specifically designed for collaboration, learning, designing, and creating, by everyone. Workshops will be posted and made available on the website, so that anyone can come in and learn. Visit the second floor of the UGLC and see the new innovative lab for yourself.

Grand Opening: Wednesday February 20th from 12 to 2 pm, UGLC Rm 202.


GAIA WEBSITE   |  LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

 


 

 

Equipment Checkout

Many classes now require the use of a laptop in the classroom for various assignments. For this reason, laptops and other devices have been made available to students for check out from the Technology Support Center in the UTEP library. Until recently, most items have only been available for up to a 3 day checkout. Since the demand for laptop use on assignments has only been increasing, the Equipment Checkout Center has now made long-term checkouts available for a limited number of laptops or Internet hot-spots. Students can fill out an application online to apply for a long-term checkout on the Technology Support Center website (links below). Equipment Checkout is located in the Technology Support Center, on the 3rd floor of the UTEP Library.


TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER WEBPAGE

 


 

 

CampusEdge: Workshops & Professional Development

Campus Edge is a new platform for UTEP students, faculty, and staff to post and receive information about workshops and professional development sessions across campus. The sole purpose of the website is to promote professional development beyond the classroom. It also serves as a unified website for all of the different departments and areas of UTEP. While the HR team may post training sessions for faculty and staff only, other areas like the Library, can post workshops available for students as well. Submissions from University colleges, departments and official student organizations are also welcome.


CAMPUSEDGE.UTEP.EDU

 


 

 

iClicker: Classroom Response System

iClicker is quickly becoming the preferred Classroom Response System (CRS) in all UTEP classrooms, and its FREE for students and faculty to use. Instructors can use the app for live polling, pop-quizzes, classroom engagement and more. Students can download the iClicker app to their phone or mobile device, sign in through the web, or use a remote iClicker if required by the instructor. Faculty can integrate their iClicker polling grades directly into Blackboard. Students and faculty can find mor information at the websites below.


UTEP iCLICKER INFO PAGE  OFFICIAL iCLICKER WEBSITE

 


 

 

Research Computing

Research projects that require large amounts of data to be stored and processed can look to a few resources available here on campus. The High-Performance Cluster (HPC) is the leading research computing facility here on campus. Located inside the Research and Academic Data Center, the HPC works like a series of servers linked together to enhance computing capabilities. The data center is equipped with monitored cooling infrastructure, scalable and uninterrupted power supply, temperature, humidity, fire and smoke monitoring as well as an automatic CO2 based fire protection system, controlled access and emergency shutdown systems. The research team is available to help faculty find the right solution for their individual research needs.


RESEARCH DATA CENTER WEBSITE  |  EMAIL RADCSUPPORT@UTEP.EDU

 


 

 

Blackboard Institute

The Blackboard Institute is a week-long interactive training session for faculty on maximizing their use of Blackboard and Blackboard Tools. The institute meets everyday for one week, between regular semesters. Steve Varela, the Associate Director of Creative Studios, leads the institute, and makes learning Blackboard tools fun and engaging. One of the tools covered in the institute is Blackboard Retention Center, which is used to keep track of student success and provide as an early intervention system for students that may need an extra push. The next Blackboard Institute will be held May 30th to June 3rd. See links below for more info and registering.


BLACKBOARD INSTITUTE REGISTRATION - MAY 30 - JUNE 3

BLACKBOARD FOR FACULTY INFO PAGE  RETENTION CENTER INFO PAGE 

 


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