OIT News

With the start classes, many faculty and students in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences returned to find a number of classroom renovation and upgrade projects completed. Funded by the FY14 Student Technology Fee, these upgrades provided significant improvements to eleven classrooms and minor improvements to twenty-six classrooms across the college.
With the start of the new semester, there are a number of opportunities for Franklin College faculty, staff, and TAs to get help with course setup in eLC.  Both Franklin OIT and CTL have a number of support options available designed to accommodate your individual or group's needs!
Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants. Affordable Learning Georgia is a USG initiative designed to promote student success by providing affordable textbook alternatives. In partnership with California State University-MERLOT, they are a one-stop service helping USG faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and open-source educational resources (OER), building on the resources provided by GALILEO and the USG Libraries.
UGA students may now download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to five personal devices including computers, tablets, or phones running either Windows or Apple operating systems. Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more! This new service is available through Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program, which is part of the university’s license with Microsoft for email and calendar service.
Several UGA departments, including Franklin OIT, have partnered with AMX and TSAV on a pilot program testing the AMX Inspired digital signage system as a possible replacement for the current campus-wide digital signage solution. Over the next three months, departments will evaluate the AMX Composer signage software and Xpert Player hardware in eight locations across five colleges--College of Family & Consumer Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Terry College of Business, and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.