This is the last edition
of The Circuit for Spring 2001.
to The Circuit...
we'll notify you of the first Fall 2001 edition.
& Upgraded Services
New ITS Systems Status Page - computer problems might not be yours
Instructional Technology Group pilots FAS Teaching & Learning Committee
Instructional Technology Group annouces Lumpkin Instructional Innovation
Grant winners for Spring 2001
Emmy nomination for CMI's Steve Evans
Services & Reminders
ITS Education Dept. summer courses
Email vacation program - RECAP from The Circuit, Vol.1, No. 3
Web Email - reminder for remote access to email
AM&T Instructional Technology Group - facts
The ITS Systems Status Page
is the most accurate source of information for scheduled and unscheduled
disruptions in Yale's technology systems and services -- email, telephone
service, security breaches, web services, Oracle applications, and more.
Designed and supported by ITS
Communications, the Status Page is the first place any known issues are
posted. Updates are frequent when outstanding problems occur and, when
resolved, the outage problem is fully explained.
The newly designed Status Page
contains two sources of information: text based explanatory messages and
graphical representation of all systems by area.
- The TOPICS column
will allow access to all unresolved (open) systems problems by subject.
A click on any topic will provide summary information about all posted
text messages in that area.
- System status
boards, for both Maintenance Windows and Server Status, are graphical
representations indicating which ITS systems are working and which are
not (red, yellow, green).
All users of ITS services are
encouraged to go to this STATUS PAGE first when experiencing any problems.
If your difficulty is not posted, follow the link to your support provider
or the appropriate Help Desk.
Pilots FAS Teaching & Learning Committee Programs
At the request of the FAS Teaching
& Learning Committee, the AM&T Instructional
Technology Group (ITG) and the ITS Enterprise
Web Development group have designed and produced a series of pilot
projects for faculty members and students.
Face Book - an official instructor-only application that will provide
the picture, name, major and year of all students officially registered
in a course.
was conducted in Spring 2001 for two courses and if feedback proves
it to be useful for faculty members to know and recognize their students
more easily, the appropriate process through the appropriate policy
making bodies will be followed.
Face Book - an online database of pictures of all undergraduates
in each college. Access to a particular college is limited to those
in the same college.
pilot included 9 colleges, and the feedback from students has been
so positive that it will be available to all colleges in the fall.
- for 240 courses from CLASSES.edu which have met stated technology
was conducted for the Spring 2001 semester with feedback expected
from both instructors and students. If the project indicates that
it increases ease of use and response numbers, the project will be
expanded in the future.
- Web Course
- an online course registration pilot being carried out conjunction
with the Registrar's Office at two colleges and is scheduled for the
Fall 2001 term.
for the pilot is many-fold: For students, the aim is to minimize transcription
errors and thus the number of incorrect courses assigned to a student
and, for faculty members, to shorten the time between the end of the
shopping period and the distribution of class grade lists to instructors.
Technology Group (ITG) announces the ITS Lumpkin Innovation Fund grant
winners for Spring 2001
ITS Lumpkin Innovation Fund
is part of the larger university Instructional Innovation Grants Program
- Paul Moore
- Center for Language
- Consortium for
Language Teaching and Learning
- ITS Innovation
Innovation Grants (IIG) program offers a common application procedure
and coordinates application distribution to the appropriate groups for
review. These competitive awards, available to faculty across the University,
encourage instructors to design and develop new course materials, experiment
with new teaching models, and promote active student learning. A critical
element of the grants is evaluation of the effectiveness of the new methods
in enhancing the quality of instruction at Yale.
ITS's Instructional Technology
Group (ITG) provides grant winners with consulting and support services.
While ITG communicates and coordinates the resources and grant programs
available to Yale faculty in support of teaching innovation, individual
grant programs are reviewed and administered independently.
The Spring 2001 ITS Lumpkin
Innovation Fund grant winners are:
(Astronomy). A Remote Class for Astronomy 205a
and Jonathan Holloway (African American Studies and History).
African American Studies Instruction Technology Project & the African
American Studies Digital Library
(Psychology). Interactive Teaching and Interactive Science: Using the
Internet to Teach Psychological Science
Dudley Andrew, Charles Musser (Film Studies Program). Digital Media
in Film Studies Pedagogy
(Anthropology). Geographic Information Systems for Investigating Ancient
(Theater Studies and German). The Virtual Stage:A Computer Game
Simulating Theater Production
For a complete listing of all
university-wide IIG grant winners, see the upcoming May 18 edition of
the Yale Bulletin & Calendar..
for CMI's Steve Evans
Steve Evans, Media Specialist
in the ITS Center for Media Initiatives
(CMI) recently received a regional Emmy nomination for music composition
for CPTV's 'Connecticut Experience Series' presentation, "Connecticut
and the Sea" produced in May 2000.
Internet Explorer MP3
Netscape MP3 Audio Sample
Services & Reminders
Summer 2001 Education Courses - SAVE 10% by registering online!!
The ITS Education Department
located at 221 Whitney Avenue offers courses to the general Yale community
and to interested individuals from outside the University. This summer's
program includes courses in Windows operating systems, word processing
programs, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and presentation software,
database integration, Web design and more.
Enrollment, registration status,
and evaluation forms are all online. Courses are offered at several times
over the summer and there is a 10% savings for online registration. Summer
is a perfect time to upgrade your skills so register now.
for useful services
vacation program - an automatic message program when you won't
be around (RECAP
from The Circuit, Vol.1, No. 3)
Email - remote access to your email from anywhere in the world
with web accessibility.
Technology Group (ITG) - facts and functions
The Instructional Technology
Group (ITG) is a division of ITS's Academic Media & Technology. For instructors
and students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ITG provides a full
range of development and support services in the use of technology in
teaching and learning.
ITG provides easy access
to course web and related services, individual consulting and group
workshops for instructors, and software development services to Yale
faculty engaged in technology-enhanced teaching
With a staff of over 50 undergraduate
and graduate Computing Assistants, ITG supports Arts and Sciences undergraduate
and graduate student computing. The Student Computing group provides
- Computer purchase
information and suggestions
- Student residence
- Student network
- Computing Assistants
in residences and computing clusters
- Student and
- Computer classrooms
- Email kiosks
in Libraries and classroom buildings
- Laptop network
access ports, and more...