Wednesday, July 22, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM EDT

Join the training session via the following Zoom meeting link (which won’t be active until closer to the call time): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87070476220

Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

NEW!

  • With Akindi Online, assessment sheets can be shared and completed electronically - no printing or scanning required!
  • Set time limits for online assessments: students will need to complete the assessment within the allotted time, set by instructor.
  • Customize online assessment for select students: to accommodate students that require different assessment time limits or deadlines, instructors can customize time limit, activation date, and deadline for those students

For more information, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/akindi/#new

Friday, June 19, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

PMO and Jira

Jonathan and Pam will provide a brief overview of PMO’s adoption usage of Jira and Big Picture as a project management platform, as well as plans for supporting the ongoing adoption of the tool and PM practices at UW.  Topics will include project intake and portfolio reporting, and standard options available for managing projects with the toolset.

Speakers Bio
Jonathan (JW) has been with the PMO since 2013, and at Waterloo since 2003. He’s worked in a number of ancillary, academic and academic support departments during that time. As a PM he’s used some form of agile tools and approaches on all of the projects he’s worked on with the PMO and continues to develop people focused methods to managing projects especially in the use of PM tools and software.

Pam manages the Project Management Office (PMO) within IST and is also a graduate of the University. She enjoys collaborating with others on campus on PPM best practices and tools. She is a published author of a young adult fiction novel and enjoys spending time with her family, horses, and dogs.

Join us online

Friday, June 5, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

Working Remotely Efficiently and Securely

Andrew and Jason will provide an overview of recommended applications and practices to work remotely in an efficient and secure manner. Topics include Microsoft Office 365, especially OneDrive and MS Teams, as well as securing your home network and computer, secure meetings, and working with secure data.

Speaker Bios

Andrew McAlorum is the Director of Client Services in IST, which includes the Service Desks, Customer Relations and Support, and Project Management Office. He has held previous positions in higher ed IT at University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and York University.

Jason Testart is the Director of Information Security Services in IST, where he oversees WatIAM, the Security Operation Centre, and cyber security risk assessments. This is his 12th year in IST, 18th year (continuously) at UW, and 3rd month with a 5 year-old Golden Doodle as an office mate.
 

Join us online

Friday, May 29, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

MS Teams Overview

Meetings is one of the key ways to collaborate in MS Teams. In this session, Yufei will go through different features that are available such as how to schedule, run and control a MS Teams meeting. There will be additional discussion around the types of meetings, and good meeting etiquette for a better online meeting experience. The chat feature can be used for the attendees to ask Yufei questions.

Speaker Bio

Yufei Du works in IST Client Services as a Client Support Specialist. He is going into his second year working for IST. He believes that if he does his job well, people will never know about it. When Yufei is at home, he likes to spend time with his cat Minty.

Join us online

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Join the training session via the following Zoom meeting link (which won’t be active until closer to the call time) https://zoom.us/j/93662860839

Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

NEW!

  • With Akindi Online, assessment sheets can be shared and completed electronically - no printing or scanning required!
  • Set time limits for online assessments: students will need to complete the assessment within the allotted time, set by instructor.
  • Customize online assessment for select students: to accommodate students that require different assessment time limits or deadlines, instructors can customize time limit, activation date, and deadline for those students

For more information, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/akindi/#new

Friday, May 22, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

WebEx overview

In this session, Koorus will provide an overview of WebEx focusing on meetings and webinars. The chat component will be enabled during this presentation to allow for questions to the presenter.
 

Speaker Bio:

Koorus is in Instructional Technologies and Media Services (ITMS) of IST. The primary focus of his position is live online collaboration and teaching systems. Over the years, Koorus has implemented various platforms for live online classrooms, meeting rooms for administration, and research. Koorus also supports graduate studies applications such as PhD defense, webinars, and live graduate field work.

Join us onlinehttps://uwaterloo.webex.com/uwaterloo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9a66d66d2ecd147bdbc1aebca52c195e


Please note:

1. If a password is requested when joining the meeting please enter ISTseminar

2. When you enter the webinar session, if asked to connect your computer audio choose ‘yes’.
 

This seminar will not be recorded.  

Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Akindi 101: Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

Join the Zoom meeting and learn from your home or office: zoom.us/j/177812917 (link will not be active until closer to the date/time)

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

Passwords are dead. Long live strong authentication!

The continued use of the static password in maintaining the integrity of our digital lives is turning out to be an abysmal failure. Passwords are forgotten, phished, improperly stored and disclosed, guessed, cracked, re-played and re-used. In this talk, Jason will describe the methodologies used to understand the magnitude of the problem at Waterloo (leveraging a public database of over 500 million compromised passwords) and the measures we can all take to improve the situation.

Speaker Bio:

Jason Testart is Director of Information Security Services at the University of Waterloo. This is his 12th year in IST after serving five years with the Computer Science Computing Facility. Jason is a UW Math Grad and continues to be happily married after 18.5 years.  When not in the office, Jason spends his time volunteering; and living through all of the challenges of raising two teenagers.

This seminar will not be webcast or recorded.  

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Akindi 101: Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

Register for this session: https://uwaterloo.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=4070

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Yoga for the Workplace

Yoga for many of us involves mats and a change of clothing; and a location other than where we are now. Margaret Hull, a teacher of Yoga at Queen Street Yoga, will show us that Yoga can be anytime and anywhere. Taking the time to stretch, move and pause can help releases stress, and enhance our focus. Seated and standing, we will explore awareness and presence in the body, the power of the breath, and some basic poses, with some time for a short Q and A.
 

Speaker Bio

As a UW science and music grad, Marg is thrilled to return to her alma mater to share another of her loves: yoga. Marg is passionate about helping others to optimum well-being, and holds a Masters in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care.  
 

In her years as a singer, vocal coach, classroom teacher, mom, grandma, and counselor, she has found that yoga practice informs and enhances every aspect of life. She trained as a teacher in 2010, and continues to learn. Marg is part of the staff at Queen Street Yoga in Kitchener, where she offers Sunrise Practice, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, and Intro to Yoga.

Seated and standing, we will explore awareness and presence in the body, the power of the breath, and some basic poses, with some time for a short Q and A.
 

This seminar will not be webcast or recorded.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Akindi 101: Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

Join online: https://zoom.us/j/451141786

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Speaker(s): Vu Huynh

Vu's seminar is a brief introduction to Docker-based technologies and a guide on how to port legacy applications into Docker-based infrastructure and the benefits of using Docker. Docker is a software tool that allows application and their dependencies to be bundled into a virtual container that can run on any Linux server. A Windows version of Docker is also available. Using Docker provides flexibility and portability by enabling the application to be run in various locations, whether on-premises, in a cloud service.

Speaker Bio:

Vu has been a providing IT support in Management Sciences since 2006. While working at uWaterloo he completed His M-Eng(2012) degree in both Software Engineering & Management Engineering. Vu has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Waterloo, and among other coop placements was a Science Computing coop in 1998. After graduating with his CS degree, Vu worked for the Cooperators headquarters in Guelph. Vu has completed his CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associated) certifications. Outside of work Vu spends time doing R&D on software (and software-related topics) such as Operating System, firmware etc. and of course writing his own software. Away from IT Vu spends his free time enjoying movies, music, camping, going on extended road-trips.

Friday, February 7, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Speaker(s): Terry Labach

Terry revisit his presentation from WatITis 2019: Salespeople are promising miracles for companies adopting cloud computing.  And people are buying in, rushing to move their internal IT functions to various cloud services.  However, it isn't all smiles and sunshine under the cloud.  There is risk in adopting this computing model, especially on the information security front. Terry will discuss some of the security and privacy issues that this entails and will outline the risks that have to be considered.  Look before you leap onto a cloud!

Speaker Bio:

Terry works as a Computer Security analyst for the IST Information Security Services (ISS) team at the University of Waterloo, where he focuses on web application security and computer user security awareness. When Terry is not computing, he can be found doing something related to football and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Or working on the best local music festival: the Kitchener Blues Festival, for which he volunteers as their IT officer and a stage manager.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Akindi 101: Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

Join online: https://zoom.us/j/269104467

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Speaker(s): Joe Radman and Paula Amantea

Hear highlights from the VueConf Toronto held November 2019. Topics include Vue.js, which is part of the technology stack used in Portal, end-to-end testing tools and other best practices we have incorporated in Portal development.

This seminar will not be recorded/webcasted.

Speaker bios:

Joe began at the University of Waterloo in the CEE department (formerly CECA, formerly CECS) maintaining systems in support of coop. He later joined the Portal Team on two consecutive secondments before joining the team full time. Joe continues to develop the UW Portal website and mobile app.

Paula is the newest member of the Portal team, joining the University of Waterloo a little more than one year ago. Originally from Brazil, Paula and her husband moved to Canada in 2015. Paula has been working in web development for over 10 years, with experience in several different sectors in both countries.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Akindi 101: Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets, and send grades directly to your LEARN gradebook.

Register to attend in-person: https://uwaterloo.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3740

Can't attend in-person? Join online: https://zoom.us/j/477124689 

Note: This will be the last in-person training session offered. All others will be via live webinar.

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