September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

CTL's New Online Assessment Tool: Lecture Gauge

Have you ever given a lecture and not been sure what your students took away from it? There is an easy way to find out, that will help you tailor the pace and difficulty level of your lectures, as well as revisit complex topics.

You can use the Lecture Gauge, a web-based tool that allows students to quickly convey their experience of the lecture (e.g., too difficult, just right, not challenging enough) and note anything they had particular trouble with. As students respond, you can see their aggregate responses in real time, on a secure web page to which you have sole access. Getting this feedback immediately means being able to adjust your plans in time for your next lecture.

If you are interested in using the Lecture Gauge, or learning more about it, go to or contact CTL's Academic Technology Specialist Jeremy Sabol (725-4164, ).