the echosystem

We’re preparing for the install of Echo360 here at the University of Kentucky. That means we’ll soon have rooms equipped for “lecture capture” and we’ll make “personal capture” available for download to the desktop of UK students, faculty and staff.  The install will take place on January 4, and later that week we’ll be making personal capture available. Watch the web page for updates, user instructions, training dates and more!

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Connect Pro

Adobe Connect Pro is ramping up for campuswide access at the University of Kentucky. Good news: it will be available for use in January. Better news: UK faculty, instructors and staff can get in on training right now. Visit the new UK Connect Pro webpage to find out more, and watch for updates to that page in January!

UKy Bb update Dec. 30

Blackboard at the University of Kentucky will be unavailable from 8pm on Dec. 30 until 4am on Dec. 31 for maintenance. Between 8am and noon on Dec. 31, additional testing will occur to ensure performance (Blackboard will be available during that time). Instructors and students who experience any problems after the upgrade should call 218-HELP and issues will be reported directly to our Blackboard technicians.

innovation in captured, open content

University of Kentucky IT is hosting a presentation next week that features national leaders in open content and lecture capture discussing innovative new technologies that hold the potential to revolutionize teaching and learning.

Speakers will be Cable Green, Director of eLearning and Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC); Chris Huff, representing Echo360, a leading course capture technology company soon to be found in UKy classrooms; and Tim MacEldowney, Mid-South Regional Sales Manager for Echo360, who has more than five years experience working with university faculty and staff in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Join UKIT and its guests 1-3pm on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Learn more about the event on the Blackboard blog.