NewsBytes Fall 2021

Fall 2021 NewsBytes (pdf version)

"Return to Classroom" Refresher Session

BAS N127 ClassroomAfter more than a year of remote and online learning due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, MTSU is returning to in-person learning. Do you know that there is new video recording technology in the classroom? And more importantly, do you know how to use this new technology in your classes? We want to invite you to the “Return to classroom” refresher session to learn how to use the new equipment and leverage these technologies for multiple class delivery styles (face-to-face, remote, online).  The return to class refresher will be held in on August 18, 2021, in BAS S324 at 10:30 a.m.

New Technology in BAS Master Classrooms

BAS Recording EquipmentDuring the pandemic, MTSU upgraded all the BAS master classrooms with new audio/video instructional technology. This technology automatically records all classes scheduled to take place in a classroom. The BAS classrooms have also been equipped with a new docking station that allows you to connect your laptop to the audio-video equipment and record your classes. 

AI-Powered Tracking Camera for your classes

OBSBot Tracking CameraInteresting in offering some HyFlex classes? You can now use a motion tracking video camera in your class recordings. The camera uses motion gestures to start/ stop recording and zoom in/out. The camera is available to all faculty members teaching in a BAS classroom.

Welcome Our New Graduate Assistants

GAS Giler SistersWe are very excited to have new members in our team. The Jones College of Business welcomes our new graduate assistants: Denisse and Daniela Giler! If you are wondering, yes, they are sisters. You may recognize them from when they are in the lab. If you need any help, feel free to call or stop by, one of the assistants will be ready to help you.

Time to Drop Dropbox and Switch to OneDrive

If you are a Dropbox for Business user, the time has come to switch to OneDrive! Unfortunately, MTSU has decided NOT to renew the Dropbox for Business license. We highly recommend moving your Dropbox data to OneDrive sometime before early 2022. OneDrive is part of Office 365 and provides 5TB (terabytes) of storage per user. To transfer your data from Dropbox for Business to OneDrive, you must manually copy your data to your local pc and then to OneDrive. This process can be very time consuming, depending on the amount of data you have. If you are not comfortable attempting this on your own, please get in touch with the JCB Technology Support group (615-898-4537) to request assistance.

OBS+ Digital Ligthboard

OBS+ Digital LigthboardThe Jones College of Business is proud to announce our new Digital Lightboard. This new lightboard works exclusively with our One Button Studio+ and allows you to write directly on the live video output, just like an analog lightboard. Say goodbye to cumbersome analog lightboards that take forever to clean, no markers, no glass, no cleaning mess. If you are interested in using the digital lightboard, please contact us at 615-898-2359.


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