Innovation, Easier: Technology Pilot Program Launched

Sometimes you want to use some paid software, hardware, or process to support your teaching that isn’t part of NCPA’s standard technology package. When this happens, you can now apply to start a technology pilot program. A successful application will give you and other pilot participants access to funds needed to purchase and evaluate these services. After the pilot period, you’ll present an evaluation to the community, and a decision will be made about adopting the pilot tool on a permanent basis!

We hope this enables more rapid innovation at NCPA and makes the institutions more responsive to teacher and student needs. Ready to apply?

 

eLC now just one bookable resource

After looking at usage patterns for the eLC, we’ve discovered that in the vast majority of cases people booked both eLC-East and eLC-West for their events. In cases where each side was booked by a different event simultaneously, the users found that noise from each event interfered with the other. Therefore, to improve the user experience in the eLC, as of today we have combined eLC-East and eLC-West into one booking. From now on, please book the “eLC” resource instead of looking for “eLC-East” and “eLC-West”:

Your previous bookings have been preserved, and if you had only booked one side of the eLC, you now have the whole room reserved.

Furthermore, to reduce conflicts and optimize scheduling, an office assistant will manually review and approve all booking requests, similar to how the library and main hall conference rooms work.