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‘On the Same Page’ – Season 2, Week 2

February 6, 2024

Hosts Emma Kersting and Mariana Contreras dive into last week's top stories in News, Sports, and Life and Culture by interviewing the Ithacan's reporters to get a closer look at Ithaca College and beyond...

Classroom response systems are applications designed to increase student engagement. Students answer questions on their devices, which the systems share with instructors. ETAC is a group composed of 15 staff, faculty and students from across campus that shares perspectives with college leadership about technology, including classroom response systems.

College looks to improve classroom engagement through response system applications

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer January 31, 2024
Some Ithaca College faculty and staff members are trying classroom response systems in their Spring 2024 classes through a pilot program conducted by the college’s Educational Technologies Advisory Committee.
Junior Alex Renzoni believes that effective communication from faculty is the key to success for students. To achieve this, he suggests a single channel of contact for all messaging.

Commentary: Faculty communication is vital to student success

By Alex Renzoni September 7, 2022
I chose an answer that seemed obvious, yet critically important and cannot be emphasized enough: communicate with your students.
Aug. 23 marked the official launch of Canvas for the campus community. The transition involved collaboration with multiple groups across campus, including students and faculty.

College community adjusts to the switch from Sakai to Canvas

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2021
Some members of the campus community are still adjusting to Ithaca College’s new learning management system (LMS), Canvas, following the end of the college’s 10-year contract with Sakai. 
At a Student Town Hall on Nov. 4, members of the advisory committee — a joint effort between Information Technology and the Office of the Provost — Casey Kendall, executive director of applications and infrastructure for Information Technology, and sophomores Austin Ruffino and Deontae Guy spoke about the potential new LMS.

Ithaca College chooses finalists to replace Sakai

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Ithaca College has chosen two finalists — Canvas and Brightspace — for its newest learning management system (LMS) to replace Sakai.
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