May: ITS Connect
Here's what you need to know about using Wi-Fi in the classroom, grade and course evaluation delays for Dyson and Lubin, and the ins and outs of using Lync.
Using Wireless in Pace Classrooms?
Did you know that there are several considerations for using Wi-Fi in the classroom? The following tips will help:
- >> Contact ITS to assess the wireless capacity in a classroom and your plans for using technology that needs Wi-Fi, such as PollEverywhere, in-class testing software, or asking students to access the web or video during class.
- >> Be cautious with time-sensitive activities that need wireless service. Due to high usage by numerous devices, availability in classrooms can't be guaranteed.
- >> Turn off unnecessary Wi-Fi devices. Devices left on may consume bandwidth and reduce service for the devices you want your students to use.
- >> Encourage students to update wireless drivers and ensure that they have registered their devices prior to coming to class. More information is available here.
- >> The type of mobile device and how it uses Wi-Fi makes a difference. Devices that use 802.11n or 802.11ac perform better, and ITS can help assess this for you.
Over the past few months, ITS has been upgrading additional access points in many locations across our campuses. These access points offer more speed (802.11ac compatible) and allow more users to be connected. Additionally, we are conducting technical analyses of key areas to ensure that we have proper wireless signal strength and coverage.
Use Lync for Conference Calls
Join conference calls with a direct number and conference ID from anywhere. No need to call the switchboard. Microsoft Lync can be used to conduct meetings while off campus. Call number and conference IDs are accessible within your meeting invite using Outlook. To learn more about Microsoft Lync conferencing, visit: http://bit.ly/lyncconfrc
Dyson and Lubin Course Evaluations and Grade Delays
Course evaluation is critical in providing constructive feedback to faculty and their departments on the quality of instruction delivered at Pace. Dyson College and Lubin School of Business are urging all students taking any Dyson or Lubin course to participate.
Course evaluations for spring 2015 will be available during the following time frame: Sunday, April 26–Sunday, May 10. This semester, grades will be delayed until Friday, May 22, for any students who have not completed all of their evaluations by the deadline noted above. Further details and instructions will be sent to students when the period opens in late April. Faculty will receive an e-mail on Friday, May 22, with information on how to run their reports.
On deck: Pace Day at Yankee Stadium! Cheer on the Yanks on Tuesday, July 30, with your fellow Setters for what's sure to be a home run of an evening.
On Deck for 2019
Dyson Professor Marcy Kelly, PhD, has enlisted several students to assist with research in better understanding tuberculosis; including Eric Casper ’19, who views the research as a key component of his undergraduate experience.
Research: Understanding Tuberculosis
Pace Athletics will celebrate the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday April 25. On Monday, June 3, get out that five iron and join the alumni and friends golf challenge.
Athletics: Spring 2019 Events