- Network Meets Nature When a new building goes up on campus, it includes network and telecommunications infrastructure. Staff from the UITS Project and Services Success Office's Estimating and Engineering department and UITS field technicians make sure those technology needs are met. Occasionally they have problems on sites with infrastructure being used by third parties without their knowledge, but during the construction of the new showcase Environment and Natural Resources Phase 2 building (ENR2), field techs Fermin Garcia and Vinnie Capuano found the best yet. [Read More]
- New Phase for Collaborative Learning Five new Collaborative Learning Spaces have been prepared for fall classes at the University of Arizona, able to accommodate between 30 and 260 students, as the initiative enters a second phase on campus. [Read More]
- New computer lab opens this fall University Information Technology Services joins forces with Arizona Student Unions and Student Affairs to boost technological resources available on campus. The Office of Student Computing Resources confirmed the construction of a new computer lab coming this fall at the Park Student Union. “One of our goals with the labs is to have the computing resources in places that are convenient for the students,” said Michele Norin, UA’s chief information officer and vice president for information technology. [Read More]
- Free Software! Microsoft Campus Agreement Extended The University of Arizona BookStores and the Office of the CIO have signed a one-year extension of the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA), which provides free software for UA departmental servers, faculty, staff, and students in effect July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016. [Read More]
- From Department Projects to a Campus-Wide System: The University of Arizona’s Experience of Switching to Panopto At more than two terabytes of recording per hour and over 270 thousand hours of video delivered in a single year, the sheer volume of academic video produced and viewed daily at the University of Arizona is nothing short of impressive. But of course, UA didn’t simply decide one day to become one of the nation’s most prolific producers of lecture recordings. [Read More]
Digital course materials are a growing trend in higher education. Growing numbers of students and faculty in higher education are taking advantage of digital media’s greater interactivity, customization of educational content, and opportunities for social collaboration.
UA Tech Talk Blog
After recently merging the Business Intelligence (BI) and Institutional Research (IR) offices into one, University Analytics and Institutional Research (UAIR), we now have the opportunity to make strides in the way we at UA gather, analyze, present, and consume data. Having timely and actionable data is essential to providing our students with an exceptional experience and supporting their success, the heart of everything we do at UA.