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The Spring 2012 ATUS News newsletter about current and upcoming technology issues and opportunities at Western Washington University is now online.

Articles in this issue:

New MyWestern Announcement Channel Canvas Learning Management System Information Defining Terms…

Recent developments throughout the state in the adoption of the learning management system Canvas suggest that the technology also may be beneficial to Western Washington University.

After a thorough review of LMS systems, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges recently…

Digital media guru Matthew Dunn, co-founder of Say It Visually!, spoke during the “Digital Media: The Future is N.O.W.” event on April 11 on the Western Washington University campus.

Dunn’s company, Say It Visually!, explains complex topics with compelling visual stories. Launched in 2008…

A student film contest, the annual Tech Tonic Technology Expo, and a presentation from digital media guru Matthew Dunn, co-founder of Say It Visually, highlight Western Washington University’s forthcoming event, “Digital Media: The Future is N.O.W.” on April 11 on the Western…

A new announcements feature is now available on the myWestern portal.

This new feature no longer simply has a long list of announcements displayed in the portal. Instead, it lists an associated topic for each announcement that is displayed, such emergency, technology info or…

The Learning Technology Group at Western Washington University will discuss a new tool for facilitating peer evaluations at its regular meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Viking Union Room 567.

Justina Brown will demonstrate the free, web-based peer evaluation tool.…

UPDATE: The deadline for entry in the first-ever N.O.W. (New, Original, Western) Films student film contest has been extended to noon Thursday, March 29. Shooting for the 101-hour contest will begin an hour later, at 1 p.m.

The contest is designed to allow students to show off their…

Western Washington University is piloting new software this spring that allows anonymous polling of students using their cell phones. Western's Academic Technology and User Services is purchasing a limited number of accounts of PollEverywhere for use.

The software gathers instant…

Jason Morris, an associate professor of industrial design at Western Washington University, will deliver the keynote speech at the Northwest MET conference for managers of educational technology in Bellingham April 22 to 24.

In his "Creativity, Education and Augmented Reality"…

A student film contest, the annual Tech Tonic Technology Expo, and a presentation from digital media guru Matthew Dunn, co-founder of Say It Visually, highlight Western Washington University’s forthcoming event, “Digital Media: The Future is N.O.W.” on April 11 on the Western campus.

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