IT News @ Virginia Tech
Apr 30, 2020
Lucidchart, Lucidpress licenses expire July 3, 2020; options for users
Due to licensing changes, Lucidchart and Lucidpress will no longer be supported beginning July 3, 2020. If you currently use these Lucid apps, plan to save your work outside the application and consider alternative software options.
Apr 28, 2020
How to move a university online in 12 days
Helping instructors design engaging, accessible online courses is a core function of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies, but doing this for all courses in such a short time period was unprecedented.
Apr 17, 2020
You can sync your Google and Outlook Calendars with Microsoft Power Automate
Learn how to sync your Google and Outlook calendars, so you can manage your events in one application, by using the Microsoft Power Automate tool.
Apr 13, 2020
Gartner Campus Access available to help inform technology research and decisions
Gartner Campus Access provides Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff with unlimited access to more than 100,000 business and information technology research documents and analytics. Now available through OneCampus.
Apr 08, 2020
Ergonomic resources for teleworking employees
Setting up a home office? Those working remotely can implement easy ergonomic principles that will help deliver a boost to wellbeing, comfort, and productivity. Make individual adjustments, based on personal preference and comfort.
Mar 31, 2020
Lessons learned from week one of online instruction
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) and almost 150 Instructional Continuity Partners are actively engaged in developing best practices as they facilitate consultations and gather feedback from faculty and students.
Division of IT Spotlights
Apr 15, 2020
COVID-19: Technology Resources
Shifting to an entirely online format is a new and challenging experience for the Virginia Tech community. The following resources from the Division of IT will help you navigate the technology needed to successfully teach, take classes, and work remotely.
Sep 17, 2019
Honors College assistant professor receives grant to improve student access to computational research
Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis, collegiate assistant professor in the Honors College, has been awarded a 4-VA Grant through the Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) division to conduct a course redesign in the Honors College.
Apr 22, 2019
Data-Driven IT Support Operations and Decision-Making: A Grassroots Effort
Data-driven decision-making can occur at either the strategic level or the operational level. While data-driven decision-making at the strategic level often requires a carefully considered plan, significant investment, and a top-down approach, data-driven decision-making at the operational level can be a grassroots effort that does not require significant financial or personnel investment.
Jun 26, 2018
Video for Instruction: establishing a comprehensive video strategy for the future
It can seem a bit magical to users when enterprise-wide programs change service providers, but a peek inside the process reveals the teamwork and planning required to get from idea to launch. The VFI group was charged to evaluate all the available, innovative, and affordable service options for using video in teaching and learning with a specific focus on services not requiring proprietary hardware or file formats.
Mar 26, 2018
A gradual rollout of Banner 9 has begun in some administrative offices
On March 12, 2018, a gradual rollout of Banner 9 administrative pages began in a few administrative offices on campus, including the Bursar’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and others. Banner 9 is the next generation of the university’s enterprise resource planning system, which provides integrated management of our core business processes.