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  • Immersive Showcase Classroom | Learning spaces
    email iueitsup iue edu Walk up Hayes Hall Room 169 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 375 7555 Email email techwork iupuc edu Walk up IT Office Room 1511 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 455 9315 Email email kohelp iu edu Walk up Library KA main entrance Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 219 981 4357 Email email iunhelp iun edu Walk up Hawthorn Hall 108 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 574 520 5555 Email email ihelpdesk iusb edu Walk up Wiekamp Hall DW 1245 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 941 2447 Email email helpdesk ius edu Walk up Support Center Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments Learning spaces Immersive Showcase Classroom UITS Home Learning spaces Immersive Showcase Classroom An active learning space that encourages students to use mobile devices in conjunction with team based learning activities to solve challenging problems and engage in hands on collaboration Location University Hall AD1000 IUPUI Request this classroom In the news IUPUI launches high tech Immersive Showcase Classroom A new technology rich Immersive Showcase Classroom unveiled at IUPUI is helping faculty create an innovative educational experience for students Learn more A new alternative IUPUI s Immersive Showcase Classroom is in a class all its own This alternative to the traditional learning space supports many types of collaborative instruction including team based and problem based learning Key features Interactive touch video wall This 2x4 video wall uses Mersive Solstice software to foster collaboration decision making and content sharing via any mobile device Benefits Students can instantly connect to share and

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/learning-spaces/immersive (2016-04-30)
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  • Collaborative classroom requests | Learning spaces
    Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 317 274 4357 Email email ithelp iu edu Walk up Informatics Communications Technology Complex ICTC 129 Walk up Campus Center Information Desk Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 973 8375 Email email iueitsup iue edu Walk up Hayes Hall Room 169 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 375 7555 Email email techwork iupuc edu Walk up IT Office Room 1511 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 455 9315 Email email kohelp iu edu Walk up Library KA main entrance Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 219 981 4357 Email email iunhelp iun edu Walk up Hawthorn Hall 108 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 574 520 5555 Email email ihelpdesk iusb edu Walk up Wiekamp Hall DW 1245 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 941 2447 Email email helpdesk ius edu Walk up Support Center Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments Learning spaces Collaborative classroom requests UITS Home Learning spaces Collaborative classroom requests Please submit the form to request placement in one of IUPUI s Collaborative Learning Classrooms LE 104 ES 1117 and AD1000 These innovative spaces meet collaborative instructional goals through advanced technologies such as video wall displays and a de centered layout Placement criteria The IUPUI Office of the Registrar will coordinate placement to Collaborative Learning Classrooms giving priority to courses that meet combinations of the following criteria Clear plans for implementing active learning approaches Agreement to attend training sessions provided by UITS Center for Teaching and Learning combination of technical orientation and active learning pedagogy

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/learning-spaces/request (2016-04-30)
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  • Plain language | IT Communications
    edu Walk up IT Office Room 1511 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 455 9315 Email email kohelp iu edu Walk up Library KA main entrance Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 219 981 4357 Email email iunhelp iun edu Walk up Hawthorn Hall 108 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 574 520 5555 Email email ihelpdesk iusb edu Walk up Wiekamp Hall DW 1245 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 941 2447 Email email helpdesk ius edu Walk up Support Center Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments IT Communications About Visual style Editorial style About Visual style Editorial style Plain language UITS Home IT Communications Editorial style Plain language Plain language is more than short words and sentences Why use plain language When a message fails to make its point readers fail to act That is why ITCO uses plain language as its primary communications style It is everyday language that helps readers Find information quickly Understand what they ve read Act on that understanding Tips Avoid jargon and big words e g polysyllabic Use accessible phrases instead of filler e g and more Make content scan able and easy to navigate Write short declarative sentences in active voice and with simple words Use tables and lists Remove unnecessary details and multiple defined terms Real world examples Example 1 Original Free Box accounts available to the public are not related to the enterprise IU Box service Anyone can have a free personal Box account if you choose to create one use a non IU email address and password of your choice

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/itco/plain-language (2016-04-30)
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  • Style basics | IT Communications
    Style basics Review best practices for messages in general including rules about punctuation editorializing and abbreviations Bits vs bytes Mistaking a bit for a byte can turn a powerful supercomputer into a dial up modem Always consult with source author before editing units of measure Bit b For transmission and data storage speeds Byte B For storage capacity Gigabit Ethernet GbE Supports one Gbps data transfer rates Include space between number and abbreviation Mind your acronyms e g 100 Gigabits per second Gbps network Prefix Abbreviation Memory Bandwidth Storage Storage speed Kilo K KB Kbps KB Kbit s Mega M MB Mbps MB Mbit s Giga G GB Gbps GB Gbit s Tera T TB Tbps TB Tbit s Peta P PB Pbps PB Pbit s Exa E EB Ebps EB Ebit s Zetta Z ZB Zbps ZB Zbit s Yotta Y YB Ybps YB Ybit s Capitalization Like IU style IT uses sentence case We might make exceptions when this style impacts readability in print or web design The following words are only capitalized in the following circumstances Internet When referencing the Internet Headings Style choice for print or web design Headlines AP style news releases lynda com lynda Opening a sentence The state of Indiana Referring to state government Web and variants Titles such as IU Webmaster Dashes and hyphens Dashes separate hyphens join En dash Separates certain IU campuses as well as dates times and unjoined words Em dash Sets off parenthetical phrases that need to make an impact Chicago closes spaces between em dashes AP style requires spaces Hyphen Pairs compound adjectives preceding nouns and pre noun modifiers Exceptions 3D email eNews eTexts high performance computing online Date time construction Use standard order and abbreviations for dates but compress times to minimize white space July 1 add the year if date is more than one year prior after 8 9am 11 30am 2 45pm noon 3pm From 8 to 9am 8am to 2pm Editorializing Need to use an adjective Make sure it doesn t convey an opinion Avoid making assumptions e g It will make you comfortable with the software Event messaging sent via email When promoting an event via email make sure it gets directly to the point starting with the subject line Most email programs only show four or five words of text due to space The body of the message should follow the same to the point format Email subject Next Thursday Peebles Memorial Lecture Please join us for the second Christopher Peebles Memorial Lecture President Michael McRobbie will introduce guest speaker Dr Paul Messina director of science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Date Thursday April 25 Time 4pm Location Presidents Hall Franklin Hall IU Bloomington Live stream go iu edu 7fx Archive go iu edu 7fy Finkbeiner test The Finkbeiner test is a gender bias checklist for articles about women in science An article must not mention The fact that she s a woman Her husband s job Her child care

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/itco/style-basics (2016-04-30)
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  • Voice & tone | IT Communications
    edu Phone call 765 455 9315 Email email kohelp iu edu Walk up Library KA main entrance Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 219 981 4357 Email email iunhelp iun edu Walk up Hawthorn Hall 108 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 574 520 5555 Email email ihelpdesk iusb edu Walk up Wiekamp Hall DW 1245 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 941 2447 Email email helpdesk ius edu Walk up Support Center Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments IT Communications About Visual style Editorial style About Visual style Editorial style Voice tone UITS Home IT Communications Editorial style Voice tone Use conversational style keep your audience in mind and write in active voice to effectively get your message across Conversational style Conversational style is a fancy way of saying write like you talk So why would a university communications office want to do that It s pretty simple Conversational language can trick the brain into thinking it s directly involved which makes it more effective for getting a message across and getting that message to stick That s all well and good but we don t all have the same conversational style A professor s will differ from an engineer s and an engineer s from yours or mine The style you use in an email to Brad won t be the same as what you use in a postcard to students or an ad for parents So how do we drill that down into a general voice 10 tips Communication is storytelling Write like you re talking to a friend and then tweak the language for your audience Listen to yourself talk Talk to your mind s ear as you write Address readers directly Speaking one on one so to speak will draw them in Try to mimic conversations don t replicate them Professionalism still counts Don t be too informal there s a fine line between accessible and too casual Eliminate formalities When faced with a choice between proper grammar and sounding conversational consider your audience and then make a decision Just be sure that when you break grammatical rules you re doing it for good reasons Read your work out loud after you re done Remember Conversational style isn t appropriate for every situation Audience Lead with the hook avoid technical jargon and marketing language and aim for Clear and accessible Not too wordy or overly descriptive Human Not overly formal administrative or techie focused Confident knowledgeable but not self congratulatory or triumphal Exciting and innovative Creative and fresh Students have short attention spans and tend to skim Use strong visuals and language that is Fun and engaging Motivating and empowering Expert but not stiff Faculty are busy and inundated with printed pieces Use strong visuals and language that is Efficient

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/itco/voice (2016-04-30)
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  • Writing for the web | IT Communications
    up Wells Library Learning Commons Walk up Indiana Memorial Union M089 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 317 274 4357 Email email ithelp iu edu Walk up Informatics Communications Technology Complex ICTC 129 Walk up Campus Center Information Desk Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 973 8375 Email email iueitsup iue edu Walk up Hayes Hall Room 169 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 375 7555 Email email techwork iupuc edu Walk up IT Office Room 1511 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 765 455 9315 Email email kohelp iu edu Walk up Library KA main entrance Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 219 981 4357 Email email iunhelp iun edu Walk up Hawthorn Hall 108 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 574 520 5555 Email email ihelpdesk iusb edu Walk up Wiekamp Hall DW 1245 Knowledge Base visit kb iu edu Phone call 812 941 2447 Email email helpdesk ius edu Walk up Support Center Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments IT Communications About Visual style Editorial style About Visual style Editorial style Writing for the web UITS Home IT Communications Editorial style Writing for the web Writing for the web is harder than it seems because web copy is a completely different animal from print Tips for writing web copy Websites are scanned or glanced at not read You have to be clear specific and bold Other tips include Put the most important information first Write for scanners and mobile users Simple phrases beat clever ones Use familiar words avoid jargon Make it easy for readers

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/itco/web-writing (2016-04-30)
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  • Structure & terminology | IT Communications
    Front Desk US 212A Chat with the Support Center Search query Search all of UITS iu edu for services departments or workshops Explore UITS Email Software hardware Training Help support Computers printing UITS departments IT Communications About Visual style Editorial style About Visual style Editorial style Structure terminology UITS Home IT Communications Editorial style Structure terminology Consistent references to IU and UITS related divisions including campuses units and media Structure Campuses always list in this order Tip Use an en dash when spelling out IUPUI IPFW and IUPUC Indiana University IU Indiana University Bloomington IU Bloomington Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI Indiana University East IU East Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne IPFW rarely used in IT materials Indiana University Kokomo IU Kokomo Indiana University Northwest IU Northwest Indiana University South Bend IU South Bend Indiana University Southeast IU Southeast Indiana University Purdue University Columbus IUPUC Note Always write IU Bloomington instead of IUB Annual feedback shows that many Bloomington based students don t know what IUB is or that IU Bloomington is one of eight campuses in the IU system To them IU Bloomington is the only IU Office of the Vice President for Information Technology OVPIT units University Information Technology Services UITS Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University PTI Information Technology Communications Office ITCO Public Safety and Institutional Assurance PSIA UITS divisions Client Services and Support Dennis Cromwell AVP Learning Technologies Stacy Morrone AVP Clinical Affairs IT Services Vincent Sheehan CIO Networks David Jent AVP Enterprise Software Rob Lowden AVP Research Technologies Craig Stewart Associate Dean Terminology UITS media outlets IT IU IT IU website IT News UITS news website The Monitor UITS eNewsletter The Snitch UITS eNews podcast Talk Nerdy to Me Monthly technology podcast Tech Bytes Monthly video series on emerging technologies target faculty Social

    Original URL path: https://uits.iu.edu/itco/structure (2016-04-30)
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