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Blackboard Update Coming Soon

The update of the Blackboard system to the April 2014 Release will take place on August 8-9. This update will not remove existing features, but will include many new features. Blackboard will be unavailable August 8 – 9.  Blackboard will be available again on August 10.Summer Course Concerns: Professors should make sure they have pulled all grades needed […]

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Downtime Information for OTS’s Sunday Maintenance Window

System maintenance will be performed this Sunday, 7/27, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will be offline at some point during the maintenance window: · Peoplesoft Campus Solutions · Peoplesoft Financial Services · Portal · ImageNow · RMS (Housing) · Inside (some functions) · Resource25 · Business Objects · Grad · Call Accounting (phone […]

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Request your Updated Campus Maps Now!

The campus map has been updated! Please let Creative Services know how many updated campus maps you will need for Fall 2014 by providing a count to mwalker@towson.edu on or before August 6.  The maps will be delivered in early August and come in pads of 100. With changes taking place on campus every year, its very important to […]

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OTS Training Workshop + “Calendar Dates in Excel” Webinar Tomorrow

Tips and Training from the Office of Technology Services Below is a list of our upcoming free training workshops. Friday, July 25 Outlook 2013: Introduction, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., Cook 404A Wednesday, July 30 PowerPoint 2013: Introduction, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Cook 404A Tuesday, August 4 Excel 2013: Formulas and Functions, 1:30-3:30 p.m. To sign […]

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Need a Benefits form? Go to the website for fastest retrieval!

The OHR receives frequent calls and emails requesting benefits and payroll forms to be sent via interoffice mail.  Most of the forms can be found by signing into My TU and clicking on “Benefits Forms” on the right of the portal menu.   This will connect you directly to the OHR Benefits Information.   You can also […]

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Kimberly Katz, Department of History, to Discuss Current Crisis between the Israelis and Palestinians

Dr. Kimberly Katz, Department of History, will be interviewed on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR 88.1 FM on Tuesday, July 22, at 12:00 noon to discuss the current crisis between the Israelis and Palestinians.  This program may be streamed live at http://wypr.org/programs/midday-dan-rodricks.

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Cook Library Database Changes

Every year librarians evaluate our electronic resources to make sure that we are getting the best value for the millions that we spend. This includes the databases and  we have made some changes effective July 1. Cancelled because of low usage: CQ Weekly (cost per use last year was $37 per search) International Index to […]

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Site Survey and Soil Boring Operations Around Burdick Hall

From June 23 to mid-July, contractors will perform site survey and soil boring operations around Burdick Hall. Portions of this area may require detours of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Detours are necessary to allow personnel and equipment access to perform their work. Pedestrians are asked to use caution and follow the posted signs and barricades […]

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Office of Academic Innovation (OAI) Services and Faculty Lab

Established in Spring 2013 as an integrative unit within Academic Affairs, the Office of Academic Innovation houses the OAI Faculty Lab, Multimedia Services (Video Production & Graphic Design), Instructional Design support, and recording studio.   Faculty Lab Software Updates: Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Adobe Captivate, NVIVO (qualitative data analysis software), Raptivity Essential Pack and Active Learning TurboPack (interactive learning object […]

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Monthly Staff and Faculty Portrait Day: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Please fill out the online form to request your preferred portrait time. (please select a few choices in the morning or afternoon.)  Each will be 15 minutes. http://www.towson.edu/photographicservices/portraitsform.asp Official staff and faculty portraits are taken once a month at a scheduled photo shoot day. Faculty and staff requesting portrait services are expected to dress professionally […]

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PeopleSoft On-Line Services Unavailable

The Student, Human Resources, and Payroll applications of PeopleSoft Online Services will be unavailable from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, to allow for software maintenance. The PeopleSoft Financials system will not be impacted and will remain available during this period. A post will be placed on the OTS Alerts website when the […]

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“Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—Preview of Fall Classes”

July 24, 2013, Check in at 9:15 a.m. Program is 10 a.m. — noon. Central Presbyterian Church The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold its Preview of Fall Classes at the Central Presbyterian Church adjacent to 7400 York Road. At the Preview, teachers will give brief overviews of their courses.Osher offers over 20 courses each […]

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Capstone Presentation Announcement for Kevin Birnstill

The MS in Kinesiology program invites the university community to a Capstone Project presentation for Kevin Birnstill on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am in Towson Center, room 207. The project is titled “Student Survey Data to Guide Middle School Physical Education Program Improvement.” Capstone Advisor: Tab Uhrich

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Panopto Instructional Recording Is Now Available

OTS is pleased to announce the launch of Panopto for use by all faculty. Panopto is an Instructional Recording Software package that can capture audio, video, computer screens (screencasting), or any combination thereof. These recordings can then be shared with students via Blackboard. All a faculty member needs to get started is the software package, […]

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OTS Training Presents Software Tips with Chris

Today, July 17 at noon, the OTS Training department will start a new 15 minute lunchtime series titled “Software Tips with Chris”. Join us for this first sessions where Chris will guide you through working with calendar dates in Excel. Topics will include: The “edate” function Data validation The “date” function Feel free to join […]

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Planetarium Show: “Our Place in Space”

Dr. Alex Storrs, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, will present a planetarium show titled, “Our Place in Space” in the Watson-King Planetarium, Smith Hall, Room 521.”Our understanding of our vast and wonderful universe has expanded dramatically in the last couple of generations. More than ever it is important to remember our place in space, […]

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OTS Training Workshop + Play a Sound Across Multiple Slides

Tips and Training from the Office of Technology Services Below is a list of our upcoming free training workshops. Wednesday, July 16 Blackboard Learn 9.1 April 2014 Release Update, 10 – 11 a.m., Online via WebEx Thursday, July 17 Blackboard Learn 9.1 April 2014 Release Update, 2 – 3 p.m., Online via WebEx Wednesday, July […]

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