• Try Out Canvas & D2L+

    Give us feedback on Canvas & D2L+ by visiting one of our our testing stations located at the OneU Store in the OMU, the Physical Sciences Computer Lab or the Couch Tower Computer Lab

  • New guide to Open Educational Resources

    OU Libraries has created a new guide to Open Educational Resources. This guide was designed to assist faculty and students in finding OERs for teaching and research.

  • Free Survey Tool Now Available

    Students, faculty and staff now have access to Qualtrics, a market leader among data collection and survey research survey platforms.

Alternatives to Printing

In the Fall of 2013, OU students, faculty and staff printed almost 1.8 million sheets, or over 22 large trees worth of paper, in campus computer labs. With recent advances in technology, it is easier than ever to save paper (and trees!) through digital alternatives to printing. The “cloud” has made it especially easy to collaborate digitally, store and backup ... Read More »

LMS Demo – Instructor Online Access

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As you may know, OU is currently involved in a pilot to decide whether to keep OU Desire2Learn (learn.ou.edu) or replace it with Instructure’s Canvas.  The most important part of this pilot is gathering feedback from students and instructors so we can ensure that we select the system that best fits the needs of our campus. Currently, students, faculty and ... Read More »

Are you in the “Cloud”?

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Today’s post is written by one of our new writers in OU’s AFROTC office, Angela Carlington, and is a great, how-to follow-up to Introduction to Cloud-Based Productivity Tools for Education published earlier this week. If you’re looking for a way to collaborate more effectively, consider iCloud. Recently, we’ve been using iCloud in the Air Force ROTC office to share and collaborate ... Read More »

Student Panel on Academic Technology

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Today’s post is taken from a short interview with several OU students concerning technology in and out of the classroom. The student panel consists of Guy, a graduate student in the Master’s of Health Admin program, Ariel, a University College freshman, Rebekah, a senior Interior Design major, and Jawanza Bassue, a senior in the College of Engineering. What’s the best ... Read More »

Introduction to Cloud-Based Productivity Tools for Education

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The “Cloud” is a broad term that encompasses many different technologies. When someone refers to the “Cloud,” they may be referring to file storage or collaborative documents, among other things. But fundamentally, the “Cloud” is just another computer mediating a task that is typically impossible for a personal device to complete alone. So, depending on the situation, the computer acting ... Read More »

LMS Demo – #UseItOU or #LoseItOU

LMS Pilot Demos

As you may know, we are now in the second half of our Spring 2014 LMS Pilot project, where competing learning management systems are being put to the test (read more here).  While these tools are currently being evaluated in 71 course sections across campus, only 2200 students currently have hands on access.  We want to hear from all of ... Read More »

Open Access Fund Available for OU Faculty through OU Libraries

In an effort to promote open access on campus and assist faculty who wish to publish in open access publications, University Libraries has funding available for costs often associated with publishing in this arena. Who Is Eligible? Any current University of Oklahoma-Norman regular faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member or student author. Preference is given to authors who have not ... Read More »

MyMedia – Officially Available!

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After a semester and a half of beta testing, upgrades, and reconfigurations, the official MyMedia launch has arrived! MyMedia enables students, faculty, and staff to create, store, and distribute video content. Based on feedback from faculty, staff and students on campus, we are confident that our new video streaming solution will greatly enhance the academic experience. Here are a few ... Read More »

OU Libraries Open Educational Resources Guide

OU Libraries has created a new guide to Open Educational Resources. This guide was designed to assist faculty and students in finding OERs for teaching and research. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials (of example textbooks, lectures, images, video, activities, etc.) that are specifically designed  to be openly available, and are often licensed to be re-used, re-mixed, and re-distributed. Open ... Read More »

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