Faculty technology uses and needs

The Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG) is composed of OU faculty.

We have been tasked with providing recommendations about faculty information technology needs to Ohio University’s IT department (OIT) and to the University’s administration. We want to be sure we represent your IT needs accurately and so we seek your input.

A summary report of this survey will be shared with all faculty, OIT and the university administration.

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    Teaching related uses of technology

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    Use your LMS to distribute grades
    Use your LMS to post basic course information
    Use your LMS for forums, groups or other collaborative features
    Use your LMS to collect digital copies of student assignments
    Use your LMS to collect student assignments (google documents, blog comments, etc.)
    Upload entire columns of grades from excel into Blackboard
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    Use email to schedule events or send reminders
    Show Youtube or other brief streaming video in class
    Show longer streaming films via Netflix or Hulu in class
    Use online tools where students are expected to participate outside of class
    Use online tools where students are encouraged to participate during class
    Use email to collect digital copies of student assignment
    Use lecture capture during class to record your lectures for later retrieval by your students
    Use lecture capture outside of class to create online resources to supplement lecture material
    Use web conferencing (such as Adobe Connect or Go To Meeting) to meet with your students online
    Collaborate with students during class using tools like google documents
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    Technology use in all facets of professional role

    Communicate with Skype or other voice over internet system
    Use 3rd party email system (like Gmail, Yahoo etc.)
    Create web pages or blogs
    Share documents with Dropbox or other file sharing system
    Share documents with collaborative online tools (like google docs)
    Create online surveys or forms
    Create digital video for instructional or other professional tasks
    Transport files on a USB drive
    Create or use presentations with Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.
    Make back-up copies of crucial files
    Use video creation software
    Use image editing software (Photoshop; Paint.net, etc)
    Use screen capture software like Snipping tool (Windows) or Grab it (Mac)
    Use spreadsheet software
    Data analysis software
    Read or post to social networking websites (Facebook, etc)
    Update electronic calendar
    Use mobile phone to check calendar, email or other work
    Use technology based research lab
    Use high definition video conferencing to communicate with your colleagues around the world
    Use mobile devices (for example, smart phones, iPads, Sprint HTC Views, etc.) for professional work
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    Speed of university network
    Speed of wireless campus networks
    Usability of OIT web pages and help materials
    Classroom technology maintenance
    Streamlined interface for Blackboard
    Support for an alternative learning management system
    Support cutting edge new learning projects
    Reliability of wireless campus networks
    University wide support for Google Docs and related Google web tools
    University wide support for open source office suites like Open Office
    University wide support for use of open source statistical and analysis software
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    In Blackboard include set of commonly used links, as a template, so that when faculty open up BB they find immediate access to the most commonly needed tasks.
    Install notes in classrooms with information to make it easy to contact tech support (not just in the large classrooms).
    Create a tech help line accessed through phone call or text messages, monitored in real time during primary teaching hours, especially near class start times.
    Monitor usability and effectiveness of universtity websites and improve them based on findings.
    Ability to download licensed software (like MS Office) whenever possible.
    Install notes in classrooms with information about equipment settings.
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