Skype for Business Basics

If you’ve ever had trouble creating or joining a Skype for Business meeting, or if your meeting attendees have ever had trouble joining, this 20-minute walk-through by Rourick David of the CON IT department is a must-view Flash Friday recording.  Learn how to create a Skype for Business meeting in Outlook and send invitations to your participants, no matter whether you are using Mac or Windows, or the Outlook  application on your computer or browser-based Outlook web app.  View the process of joining a meeting to better understand the meeting participant’s experience, especially the “lobby” people sometimes find themselves stuck in.  Find out how you can decide whether Skype for Business or Zoom is the better option for your meeting.

View the Flash Friday recording.

Check out NLN TEQ Blog

The National League for Nursing (NLN) TEQ Blog is a resource for nurse educators and faculty who want to stay up to date with innovations in simulation, e-learning, telehealth, and informatics.  It is managed by the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology.  Their latest post, Ace.P Unfolding Case – Thomas Sykes, presents a pediatric case study focused on a community approach and provides free resources for download. Another post discusses findings from a national survey on tech growth in nursing education.  Check out the wealth of resources for nurse faculty on this site at nlnteq.org.

Upcoming Qualtrics Changes

If you use Qualtrics for research or administrative purposes, you may be affected by upcoming changes to the system.  You can learn more about the changes and take further steps based on the information below:

 

Kaizen: A Gamification Platform for Academic and Patient Education

When: Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: OSU CCTS, 240 Prior Hall
Join CON faculty member Carolynn Thomas Jones and her colleagues from University of Alabama at Birmingham to learn about Kaizen, a gamification platform for teaching and learning.  Kaizen has been used in academic programs in public health and nursing, including our own MACPR courses where students learn about clinical research quality management.  If you’ve been considering integrating an element of gamification in your course, find out if this platform might be just what you need.

UAB KAIZEN

A Gamification Platform for Academic Education, Training & Patient Education 

November 13, 2018; OSU CCTS, 240 Prior Hall

AGENDA

10:00      Welcome, Introductions (Carolynn Jones, Becky Jackson)

10:15      James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor,

UAB Division of Infectious Diseases

  • What is KAIZEN? The Story, The Applications, Future Plans

11:00      David Redden, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics

UAB School of Public Health

  • R2T Kaizen; Academic applications (Biostatistics)

11:45      Penny Jester, MPH, RN, Instructor OSU CON/MACPR; Clinical Research Educator/Consultant

Carolynn Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN, Associate Professor, OSU College of Nursing/MACPR

  • Kaizen at UAB College of Nursing- Academic Courses and Patient Education
  • Kaizen at OSU: Quality Kaizen – MACPR Quality Course: NUR7482
  • In the Works: GCP Kaizen

12:15      Q&A Discussions, Demonstrations

1:00       Adjourn

Additional information on Kaizen

An invitation from MACPR faculty member, Carolynn Thomas Jones:

On Tuesday, November 13 (10-1pm ET), members of the CCTS at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are going to join faculty from the CON MACPR program to present the use of gamification for academic learning, training, and patient education. The game platform was developed by James Willig, MD at UAB for the purpose of educating interns and residents in the UAB internal medicine program via a gamification platform he has named Kaizen. It was a huge success with intensive engagement and a marked increase in board scores. Since that time, this gamification platform has been used for multiple academic programs in public health and nursing academic education, to train rigor, responsibility and transparency to translational scientists. It has also been used in nursing for patient education. Carolynn Jones and Penny Jester have used it in one of the MACPR Courses addressing clinical research quality management and are currently working on a Kaizen game for GCP training under a UAB CCTS supplement award. If you are interested in learning about this platform and toying with the idea of gamification in your courses or nursing applications, please RSVP by email to Terri Ryan at theresa.ryan@osumc.edu. We will be meeting at the OSU CCTS- Room 240 Prior.

Health Sciences Library Seeking Focus Group Participants

The following information comes to us from Kerry DhakalAssistant Professor and Research and Education Librarian at the Health Sciences Library:

As significant transformations to campus health sciences spaces get underway, the Health Sciences Library is taking a look at its own spaces and services, looking for ways to best meet our customers’ needs in this changing landscape. To that end, we are reaching out to the populations that we serve, inviting students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences, to participate in informal focus group sessions throughout the month of November. Sessions are planned as follows.
  • Nov. 27, 5-6 pm: Students
  • Nov. 28, noon to 1 pm: Basic science faculty
  • Nov. 28, 5 -6 pm: Clinical faculty and staff

We’d like to learn more about your workflows, barriers to your success, and how library spaces play or could play a role in overcoming those barriers. Help us improve library spaces and services by registering for one of our three group sessions. All sessions will be held in Prior Hall room 200. Refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited to 10 participants per session and RSVP is required. Register at https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qFUD0rLpazxFPfIf you’d like to provide comments on the topic of library space but are not able to participate in a focus group, please use the registration form and follow the prompts for not being able to attend. Any questions may be directed to Stephanie Schulte, Stephanie.schulte@osumc.edu, Head, Research and Education Services, Health Sciences Library.

Would you like to comment on librarian assistance? Use our quick surveyhttp://go.osu.edu/HSL_LibrarianImpact.

Presenter View in PowerPoint

Presenter View in PowerPoint is a handy way to view notes on one monitor while slides are displayed on the other.

However, depending on your monitor setup, these views may not appear on the intended screens.

If this happens, simply click on Display Settings on the side showing Presenter View and choose “Swap Presenter View and Slide Show”. Then your slides will show up on the other monitor.

Swap Presenter View and Slide Show

If you don’t need Presenter View at all, you can disable it before starting your presentation. Go to the Slide Show tab and uncheck “Use Presenter View”.

Uncheck Use Presenter View

“Your Password is ______.

Brace yourself for the latest in email scams: “Your password is ____”
Scammers are getting exceptionally clever lately and have started sending out very scary and convincing emails. These emails usually put a user’s actual password in the subject line to make it more credible, claim that they’ve hacked the recipient’s computer, and threaten to release very personal information to friends and family via social media if the scammer isn’t paid a large amount of money. While this is a very convincing trick, it’s still only a trick.

Here’s how they do it:

When websites get hacked, attackers often make off with a database of usernames, email addresses, and “hashed” (encrypted) passwords. While the passwords aren’t immediately useful, the hashes are usually posted to the internet where they can be reverse engineered and decrypted. If you were one of the affected users, anyone in the world can get a copy of your email and the password you used for that site.

Here’s a couple tips you can use to protect yourself:

  • Check https://haveibeenpwned.com. Enter your email address(es) into the field to see if any of your addresses have ever been affected by a breach. If so, you should assume that the password you used for that site is compromised and you should change it on any and all sites that share that password.
  • Use unique passwords for each website. If you use a password manager likechttps://www.lastpass.com/ or https://1password.com/, you can generate unique, secure passwords for every service you use and never have to remember them. If a site you use ever gets breached, attackers will only have your password for that site, instead of every site you use.
  • Change your passwords often, especially if you are informed that a service you use has been breached.

More phishing: Avoid taking the bait!

Please be especially vigilant for phishing emails. We’ve noticed an increased number of suspicious messages coming to faculty and students that are particularly clever.

Features of the current campaign have included:

  • Messages sent as a “reply to” a message already in the infected user’s inbox, which makes it harder to detect.
  • The body of the message does not contain a greeting, a signature or an explanation for why the user would be sending you a link rather than including the information in the message.  Messages may appear similar to this screenshot below.
  • Messages include a link that directs you to an unrecognized, possibly malicious site (usually addresses that end in something other than “osu.edu,” as depicted in the screenshot below).

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is working on this issue. In the meantime, please do click any links in suspicious emails and forward all suspicious emails to report-phish@osu.edu.

8-31-18 Proctorio Flash Friday Presentation

Proctorio has been available in Carmen for a few months now. This tool allows for online proctoring of exams with settings that can be adjusted for a variety of scenarios (for example, an open book exam or a group exam). John Pryba and Alice Teall gave a Flash Friday presentation about the tool, including how to enable it in a course, set up a quiz to use it, and how to view reports.

Watch the recording of the presentation and learn more about Proctorio on the ODEE website.