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Academic buildings to receive technology upgrades

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Every year, FGCU is the recipient of a large technology upgrade, benefiting students and faculty alike.

This year was no different, as FGCU received up to $800,000 in upgrades in technology throughout its academic buildings.

“Each year we provide money for these upgrades,” said Provost Ronald Toll. “This is our commitment to students and faculty.”

Over 200 computers that are out of date have been replaced in many of the academic buildings, the Library and the Cohen Center. Teaching podium systems in both Reed and Sugden Hall have also been replaced.

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The money, which is given to Academic and Event Technology Services in varying amounts every year, has also gone to adding Smart Projection services in Merwin Hall 212, 228 and 231 by the spring 2017 semester.

New recording capabilities for classrooms have been added to many locations as well, utilizing systems designed in-house by Academic and Event Technologies.

In addition to all of this, equipment has been acquired that can be checked out by faculty and staff, which includes laptops and webcams.

Also coming this spring, students can look forward to a campus-wide enrollment of Kaltura, a technological addition to an already large toolset which can be utilized to record, upload and share high-definition, curriculum-based videos right in the Canvas infrastructure.

These tools can be used to track engagement by students and are beneficial for remote learning, supplemental instruction and more.

For any more information about FGCU’s technology upgrades, or if you have any further questions, you can stop by the AETS office located in Ben Hill Griffin room 117.

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