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Tech Briefings

Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community

Next Tech Briefing - Nov 14
Apple Presents


Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in
Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date / Time Topic Presenter(s)
Nov 14
3 - 4:30 PM

Apple Presents

Join us for this Briefing as Apple representative Dane Riley gives an an update of Apple products. He will also discuss any new Apple announcements.

Dane Riley, Apple
Dec 5
3 - 4:30 PM
The Enhancement to Two-Step Authentication

Jo-Ann Cuevas, IT Services

Nan McKenna, Computing Services

Dec 12
3 - 4:30 PM

Canvas Learning Management System: GSE’s Holistic Approach to Migration

Moving to a new technology or system is among the toughest programs to plan and execute for any organization. In 2013, the Graduate School of Education began exploring new learning management systems for GSE courses and ultimately selected and migrated to an open source version of the learning platform, Canvas.
This Tech Briefing will describe GSE’s approaches for working with Canvas software—including integrating Stanford’s PeopleSoft—as well as share about our decision-making process, pilot testing phase, communication and rollout strategies. We will address successes, lessons learned, and what’s ahead.

- Pamela Levine
- Shawn Kim
- Paul Michael David
- Wilson Wang
- Chi-Hou Vong

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Last modified October 23, 2014