6th Annual Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off

You Cooking Competition Winners

Office of Information Technology 6th Annual Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off in Support of the UCO Faculty/Staff Campaign

Once again, famous recipes were brought out of hiding and a competitive tension was in the air as the Office of Information Technology held a favorite event to support the UCO Faculty/Staff Campaign. This year’s event had a participation rate of over 66%. All money raised was specified for the Jan Douglas Scholarship fund.

Not only is the cook-off . . .  read more

ESPORTS AT UCO

eSports @ UCO

Esports has arrived at the University of Central Oklahoma. Esports or Electronic Sports is a form of competition using video games and connecting people from around the world through gaming. According to ESPN in their magazine’s June 22 Esports issue, “Esports is massive…and growing.” It is widely watched and played in Asia and Korea but . . .  read more

Top Hat is the Official UCO Supported Clicker/Polling System

Students on devices in the classroom.

Leverage your student’s devices to drive discussion, identify common misconceptions and get real-time feedback.

UCO recently announced Top Hat as the official UCO-supported classroom clicker/polling solution. A panel of faculty advisers, working with the Technology Resource Center (TRC), recommended Top Hat after an extensive evaluation of current solutions. The Top Hat toolset, available through the TRC, is a fantastic addition to the resources available . . .  read more

Cyber Security Month Is Here

Cyber Security, Digital Handshake.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and UCO’s Office of Information Technology wants you to stay cyber aware.  That is why we are hosting multiple events throughout the month to shed a brighter light on what we all can do to implement stronger security practices and raise community awareness.  Staying safer and more secure online . . .  read more

Closed Captioning for Campus

The Office of Information Technology, in collaboration with the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE), has adopted an official closed captioning solution for UCO. Closed captioning provides subtitles for video, which provides numerous benefits and expand the reach to our audiences.

Benefits of closed captioning include:

Accessibility

Captions provide equal access and opportunity to . . .  read more

Collaborating for STEM

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Research Center, set to open its doors this fall is a 57,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building that will house brand new research labs, classrooms and faculty office space. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to work side by side in the research and teaching . . .  read more

Want to Make Your Meeting Zoom?

Zoom

Now you can. In a collaborative effort with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and OneNet, UCO now offers Zoom – a web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings and collaboration into a single intuitive platform.

Why Zoom?

As a cost-savings strategy, UCO IT has reduced overall web conferencing costs by . . .  read more

Above and Beyond Award for UCO’s NCUR Technology Team

Council on Information Technology: Oklahoma Higher Ed Summit

The Oklahoma Higher Ed IT Summit, presented by The Council on Information Technology (CoIT), took place May 21-22 in Oklahoma City. The conference brings together information technology professionals from around the state of Oklahoma to accomplish its strategic direction.

This year’s conference focused on four main themes: campus experience, leadership . . .  read more

UCO Tech Store Focuses on You

Central Tech Store

There have been major changes with the UCO Tech Store in the past year.  The Central Tech Store began as a small retail spot in the Nigh University Center – a come-and-go destination where faculty, staff and students could quickly make a purchase and continue on their way.

Now, with a new, much larger space in the Nigh University Center, the Central . . .  read more