Every June, Blackboard courses that are over 3 years old are archived. Courses indicated as continuing, as work sites, and newer than three years to the present will be retained and excluded from the archiving process.
Courses will NOT be deleted, they will simply be removed from Blackboard and saved as files in an alternative place at UIC. Courses are available for restoration upon request.
Blackboard Learn is a web application that allows the creation, administration, tracking, and delivery of digital content via course sites. This type of application is also referred to as a Learning Management System or LMS. At UIC, Blackboard Learn course sites are used in three main ways:
for the enhancement of face-to-face instruction,
as an important component of content delivery for blended courses, and
as a core element delivering and assessing learning in online courses.
UIC provides all faculty and instructors with a free and easy-to-use lecture capture tool called Echo360. Along with features provided by the tool, UIC faculty have access to support, learning workshops, and personal consultations.
The captures created from Echo360 can be automatically published toBlackboard Learn and accessed via the Echo Center tool, oriTunes U through an RSS feed.
The ACCC provides assistance to the users of the common use classrooms (those scheduled by the Office of Classroom Scheduling) and ACCC computer labs on the East Side of campus. The Learning Environments & Technology Support (LETS) office is centrally located in Lecture Center E, to provide a single point of contact for any support needed.
When you're going to be away from your email for an extended period of time, you can use the auto-reply filter to automatically respond to your incoming email to inform senders that you're away, when you'll be back, and perhaps let them know who they can get in touch with for help while you're gone.
The process of updating personal information in the UIC Directory, such as name, NetID, phone numbers or office location depends on affiliation with the University.
Student information in the UIC Directory is managed by the Office of the Registrar. To update personal information, such as name or mailing address, students should access my.UIC.edu and via Student Self-Service update mailing addresses and preferred first name online. For updates to legal name, contact the Office of the Registrar.
Instructors will often want to print the entire content of a thread or series of threads for reading offline. If a user attempts to print from the main course site view of the Discussion Forum this will create problems, due to the Blackboard frames layout. To format the content of a discussion forum for printing follow these steps:
Connecting to our wireless network through Windows is easy with your UIC NetID and password. Windows 8 requires no external software, it's just a simple login. For Windows XP / Vista / 7, we have a UIC-WiFi Installer that can be downloaded and used to automatically configure your connection. We also have manual instructions at the bottom for people who would prefer to do that.
These instructions apply to Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010. To set up an auto reply message from a shared mailbox, you will need to create a second Outlook profile that connects only to the shared mailbox.
ACCC Satellite Services Helpdesk provides hands-on technical support for personal computers and other devices of UIC students, staff, and faculty. Support is available for connecting to campus networks, including UIC-WiFi, virus removal, and installing campus-licensed software.
Sixty days prior to each term, ACCC Learning Technology Solutions (LTS) creates course shells for all CRN-based courses reflected in Banner. This means that if an instructor has a course site that is associated with a CRN, they do not have to request a course site creation.
Campus computer labs are available to UIC students, staff, faculty and authorized guests. Several of the labs are available for reservation for instruction or special events. There are some labs that are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. In addition to general use labs, ACCC manages labs with access limited to a certain group, such as residence hall residents or students in a particular college.
Centrex is the name of the legacy telephony system that has been used on campus for about the past 20 years. The Board of Trustees has mandated that the contract for this system will not be renewed when the current contract extension expires in July 2012. Certain applications on campus will still need to be maintained on Centrex but a very small number of lines will continue to be maintained.