Total ReCal will help students to keep track
A new Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded research project has been launched to merge calendars around the University.
Total ReCal, led by the staff from the Centre for Educational Research and Development, the Library, and ICT, will improve the student experience by collating data from systems across the support departments.
Joss Winn, Technology Officer, said: “All student calendars will comprise data from timetabling, Blackboard and the Libraryʼs Horizon system. One of the big motivations behind the project is that students have no easy way of finding out hand-in deadlines for assignments, being informed if the deadlines change, and seeing the deadlines marked on a calendar alongside academic timetables. This service will provide the solution.”
The combined data can also be used in a host of applications such as Google Calendars and Facebook. The software will be offered to the JISC community for use by other institutions when the project has been completed.
For further information visit http://totalrecal.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk
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Understanding Google Apps
Straightforward online collaborative tools for researchers
90 mins (+ optional 30 min ‘surgery’)
This training workshop will introduce you to some of Google’s collaborative applications that may be useful in your research and teaching. Many of them replicate familiar applications that you already use on your PC, such as word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations and calendars. All of Google’s applications are used through a web browser and can therefore be accessed from any computer.
In addition, the applications have a number of collaborative features which makes working with others quite easy.
Signing Up: Prior to attending this session, please can you ensure that you have signed up for a Google account. This is simple to do. Click here and complete the form. In the workshop, we will assume that you have a Google account but have little experience with the following collaborative applications:
- Google documents (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings)
- Google calendar
- Google groups
Full details in this Google document!