University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Technology Council

Faculty & Staff Survey Results

Top FACULTY & STAFF Technology Issues – ACTION PLAN

Office 2007

The switch to Office 2007 has been challenging but there are number of tools to help you:

Exchanging files between Office 2007 and Office 2003 - To ensure that others can access your Office 2007 files please follow the steps in the new document "Compatibility - Office 2007, Office 2003".

Office Computers

Remote Access & Document Sharing

D2L - Workshops are offered prior to the start of each semester. Individual consultation is available throughout the year upon request. Please contact the Learning Technology Center (LTC) at x2286. We typically experience some problems when the software is upgraded or sometimes during periods of very heavy use. It is a high priority to maintain the reliability of the D2L learning management system.

Technology Classrooms - We continue to evaluate the need for more technology classrooms and submit proposals for Lab Modernization funds each year. At the request of our Macintosh faculty, we now provide two dual-boot iMacs on portable carts through Media Services. We hope to replace the document cameras and video switches in seven classrooms in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall in the 2009/2010 school year if funds are available.

Wireless

Many survey respondents expressed an interest in having wireless access expanded to classrooms, labs, and faculty/staff offices. The current campus wireless network is funded through student technology fees and reflects the priorities of the students: the Library, Student Union, and common gathering areas in classroom buildings. As part of the planning process for Tech Plan 2015 the Technology Council will review expansion of wireless access in classrooms, labs, and faculty offices. Additional base funding would be needed to accomplish this. Several survey respondents wondered if instructors could have the ability to “turn off” wireless in a classroom. This is not possible. However, instructors have the right to ban the use of electronic devices during classes.