#ICYMI: January 15, 2021

What’s in this week’s blog?

This week we are focusing on things you might have missed and getting ready for the semester. Check out our topics:

Here for You

Educational Technology and Technology Services is still working hard to bring you new updates, resources, and more! Follow this blog and social media accounts to be sure to stay up to date with the latest information.

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Have you recently upgraded your equipment? We are looking for gently used smartphones. With them, we can ensure every student has a mobile device that can be used to connect on campus, receive campus emergency notifications, and use College apps.

You can learn more about our “GoodCycling” program, tell us about the device you’d like to contribute, or ask us about the program on our GoodCycling Form.

Microsoft Training Sessions

We would like to thank everyone who joined us and the Cleveland-based Microsoft Trainers for our training sessions in December and this week. You can re-watch all the sessions below at your leisure.

New Microsoft Training Session

We will be offering another session from the Cleveland-based Microsoft Trainers on Tuesday, January 19th from 12:30-1:30PM. The session will cover breakout rooms, feedback options during a meeting, and scheduling meetings. The session will be recorded so you can view it at a later date.

To view more information about the session and to access the calendar reminder for the event, please see our post on Microsoft Training Sessions. The calendar reminder for the event will be posted later this week.

Moodle Resources

Educational Technology has put together a variety of resources to help you with your Moodle course.

See our posts on:

Visit the Moodle Professional Development course. As your one-stop shop for Moodle.

What’s New in Microsoft Recap

Did you know that Microsoft is constantly rolling out features for Office 365? Here are some of the newest and upcoming features you will see soon. (We do not have any control when Microsoft releases updates.)

One of the biggest updates to come over Winter Break are Breakout Rooms.

Want to know what the top updates to use in 2021? Well, look no further than Microsoft’s Mike Tholfsen’s video on 11 Features for Teams in 2021 (some of these are still rolling out).

We will continue to add to our updates on our Microsoft Updates post.

Want to suggest something to Microsoft for an improvement? You can via their UserVoice platform. Here are a few to check out:

Educational Technology Support Videos

Did you know that Educational Technology has support videos? Check out our Ed Tech Support Videos today.

Check this Out

On January 20, Microsoft Product Manager, Mike Tholfsen, is releasing a new series, Ask Mike Anything. You will get the opportunity to ask him anything about Microsoft products and more. The event will be recorded and available on YouTube.