BU supports a long list of technology platforms, each of which was chosen intentionally to serve a particular purpose and meet a particular need. EdTech is often tasked with evaluating platforms to determine if they still meet our university’s needs, and evaluating whether the adoption of a new platform could significantly benefit our students and
As you may know, Qualtrics switched from their “classic” platform to their new Insight platform in early June. The upgrade included a major change to the look and feel of how you design and manage surveys. Qualtrics has developed several great resources to help you learn about the changes: Welcome to the New Qualtrics page: shorter videos about the
NVivo has released new versions of its Windows and Mac software, with features likely to be of interest to the BU community. NVivo for Windows now allows you to import Qualtrics surveys as datasets and auto-code them, allowing a deep integration between BU’s data-collection and data-analysis tools. The NVivo help system has instructions to import
IS&T ETTO is exploring the possibility of a user group for faculty and staff working with NVivo, and perhaps other data-analysis software such as Qualtrics, to meet and share ideas and experiences. We’re trying to gauge interest in this possibility. If you think you might be interested, please take our survey and let us know what
Boston University has something new to offer those who use a survey tool to conduct research or course evaluations, offer tests and quizzes, get student feedback, and analyze data. A group of IT Partners from SED, CAS, ENG, SMG, and BUMC, together with IS&T, have purchased a site license for Qualtrics, a highly advanced yet easy
Many new tutorials on educational technology tools are now being offered through the training calendar within TechWeb. In July and August there are sessions available on Blackboard Learn, WordPress, Qualtrics survey design, NVivo, Digication ePortfolio and BUworks (SAP). Sign up for hands-on sessions to learn how to use any of these tools.