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Monitor goes on holiday break

This is the last issue of Monitor until Jan. 9.

Looking ahead on campus

Save the dates for two special programs in January.

Speaking in the President’s Lecture Series on Jan. 24 will be John Beck, author of the book, Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. The free, public lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A reception for the speaker will follow at 5 p.m.

Then, on Jan. 26, the University will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a presentation by Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, the two inspirational coaches whose lives were captured in the hit film “Remember the Titans,” starring Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington. They will speak at 7 p.m. in the ballroom.

MyCourses (Blackboard) hours extended

MyCourses (Blackboard) will offer extended hours the weekend prior to the start of spring semester to provide additional access to faculty class rosters and student class schedules.

Hours will be:
Jan. 7—7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 8—7:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Jan. 9—midnight to 9 p.m.

Applications for "Parking" and “My Financial Aid Status" will not be available beyond their normal schedule.

In order to complete necessary system functions, MyBGSU may be unavailable for up to a half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 6 a.m. Jan. 9.

Technology Support Center extends hours

The Technology Support Center in 110 Hayes Hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the weekend of
Jan. 7-8.

Classroom technology equipment training scheduled

In January, Instructional Media Services (IMS) will offer two sessions for those interested in learning more about the operation of equipment in technology-equipped classrooms.

Sessions will be offered from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 5 in 225 Olscamp Hall.

A technology-equipped classroom contains, at minimum, a permanently installed video projector and a VCR. Those attending the sessions are provided with information on use of equipment and streaming video on campus.

No registration is required. Questions or requests for further details may be directed to Julie Baker at or at 2-7414.

Submit audio-visual equipment requests for spring 2006

To facilitate a smooth start to the spring semester, instructors who will be placing requests for audio-visual equipment for their classrooms through Instructional Media Services (IMS) are asked to do so prior to the first day of classes.

Requests may be made by either calling IMS at 2-6993 or emailing .

Learn content management system

The Office of Web Development will be offering regular monthly training for the Rhythmyx Content Management System (CMS) starting in January.

Sessions, all in 128 Hayes Hall, will be offered:
• Jan. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
• Feb. 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• March 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
• April 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
• May’s session will be determined at a later date.

Who should attend?
• Webmasters for BGSU departments that are moving into CMS
• New Webmasters for BGSU departments that are already in CMS
• Anyone who has been using CMS and would like to learn more about it
• Anyone who wants to know more about the content management system

What will you learn?
During the first two hours you will learn:
• What CMS is and how it works
• How to use the Content Manager menu page efficiently, including the search engine and the action menu
• What fields are in the different content types and which ones are required
• Why Category, Workflow and Template fields are very important
• How to use the slots to finish a page with images and a navigation bar

During the last hour, you will learn the most efficient way to convert Dreamweaver pages to CMS. This is offered for those who have Web pages in Dreamweaver; other participants need not stay for this portion.

Follow-up with individuals after the training sessions will address participants’ specific needs.

To enroll in one of the sessions, call the Technology Support Center at 2-0999.

December 19, 2005