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Educational Technologies Advisory Council 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Zoom (Please see Outlook Invite for Details)

Members: Riyad Aboutaha, Joseph Alfieri, Kal Alston, Amber Bartosh, Martha Diede, Amy Falkner, Carol Faulkner, Eileen Julian,  Eileen Lantier,  Ralph Lorenz, Alexander McKelvie, Michael Morrison, Kathleen O'Connor, Mike O'Mara, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, and Ryan Williams  

Guests:  Peggy Takach

Co-chairs: Lois P Agnew and Jenny Gluck

Minutes: Christian Jones


  1. Welcome, introductions & announcements  

  2. Transitioning back to residential instruction for Fall 2021 (Schools/colleges)

    1. Are you ready for Fall?

    2. Contingency Plans? 
  3. Surveillance testing scenarios - the remainder of Spring and Summer 

    1. Academic Calendar 

  4. Technology updates/questions/governance

    1. Teaching and Learning Tools 

      1. Blackboard Ultra Navigation: July 17-18

      2. Class for Zoom (ClassEDU) pilot
    2. Integrations & plug-ins (Blackboard, Kaltura, Zoom, others)
      1. Who advises on/recommends what we add to/include in our educational technologies?
  5. Additional / Future Discussion Items

    1. Plans for summer coursework
    2. Plans for the Summer Institute for Technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning
    3. Bring Your Own Device program - Amy Falkner

    4. To proctor or not to proctor? (That is the question.)

    5. ITS strategic plans

Next Meeting:  Thursday, May 20, 2021

*While the above will generally represent a standing agenda for the summer meetings, please contact Christian Jones ( if there are additional topics that you would like to have added to the discussion. Thank you!

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