Leadership Letters

Serving University Aspirations

Jeff Hollingsworth, Vice President and CIO

The Division of Information Technology offers a wide range of services, including phones, email, network access, Wi-Fi, classroom and instructional technology, programming and support for administrative computing systems like Testudo and Payroll and Human Resources, and more. We provide tech support, ways to get computers and software, and resources to help learn to use them. We even offer consulting services related to technology use, business processes, project planning, software development, server operations, data security, and more.

While keeping all of these services running gives us lots to do on a daily basis, the actual purpose of these resources, and everything DIT staff members do, is to help University of Maryland students, faculty, administrators, staff, and researchers achieve their goals -- the ones they have now and the future ones that will come about. Contributing to the learning, teaching, research, innovation, planning, and day-to-day activities that happen at the university is an honor and we are proud to do it.

To help us continue improving how we partner with and support the university community, we are engaging in a new strategic planning process. To develop a strategic plan that is truly helpful, we need input from university community members of all sorts -- about DIT, what you need from us, and how you think those needs will be changing in the future. During the next months, we are going to hold listening sessions with different stakeholders and engage closely with UMD community members to learn what is working for them and what can we do to expand...

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-- From UMD faculty, students, and staff

Investing in Knowledge (and How We Manage It): Lessons Learned from ServiceNow's 2018 Conference

By: Leighanne Ellis, DIT Knowledge Management Team Lead

Benjamin Franklin said that "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest." I rather agree with him. I may be a bit biased though: My work is in Knowledge Management, and I am the team lead. To say that I am invested in learning and...

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-- IT service news and tips


Six Ways Video and Audio Can Improve Learning--ATI Media Studio Resources Can Help

Are you seeking new ways to engage your students? Adding audio and video elements to the traditional classroom (and to the online one) can improve learning and make things more interesting. The Academic Technology and Innovation (ATI) Media Studio,...

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IT Insiders

LTD Lunch & Learn Webinar: The New Gradebook in ELMS
Coming in Winter term 2020, the New Gradebook will be available in ELMS. In this webinar, you will get a sneak peek at the ELMS New Gradebook. It helps instructors easily view and enter grades and makes grading more flexible, efficient, and intuitive. Join us for 30 minutes at noon Tuesday, December 10 online in Webex to learn more.

December Last Chance Sale at Terrapin Tech
Graduation is coming (and so is Winter Break)! Visit Terrapin Tech December 9-20 to get any needed warranty repair work or tech support before you leave campus. There will also be discounts on Apple and Dell products--your last chance before graduation and break to take advantage of your UMD educational discount! If you make a purchase or get tech support during the event, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a set of BeatsX wireless earphones. Get details.

Classroom Support Modified Hours
Classroom Support will operate with modified hours leading up to Winter Break, including being closed on Reading Day and December 15. Learn more.