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 Technology Competency Plan

Recommended Competencies for Faculty


Category Primary Competencies Intermediate Competencies Advanced Competencies
  • Do group development using collaborative software.
  • Create and share multimedia.
  • Follow or subscribe to online resources such as RSS feeds to keep current.

Teaching and Learning

  • Create and present using presentation software.
  • Use the classroom technology suite.
  • Use and teach software applications relevant to courses.
  • Create and maintain a faculty Web site, including basic course information.
  • Teach students to record their accomplishments for later review and retrieval in in programs such as ePortfolio.
  • Understand plagiarism and comply with acceptable use and copyright laws.
  • Use educational technology tools you choose to support your courses.
  • Use digital images from a variety of sources.
  • Locate and use web-based materials as course resources.
  • Use a course web site or course management system such as Moodle to deliver course information, including syllabi and related course information.
  • Keep an electronic journal or portfolio such as ePortfolio as part of reflective practice.
  • Use Library electronic reserve to provide materials to students.
  • Create online surveys, quizzes or exams with programs such as Moodle.
  • Create a blog as a means of providing students with information and for inviting questions and comments.
  • Create or use a WIKI for class work.
  • Use Class Capture to provide an online version of lectures and other recorded sessions for students.
  • Teach a class or class component online.
  • Develop skills in design, development, and delivery for hybrid or online courses.
  • Use software applications relevant to research projects.
  • Understand how to use resources available from Sponsored Projects Administration, especially EGMS, to submit and manage grants.
  • Use software applications relevant to your role.
  • Use UM Reports to access information such as lists of majors or budget data.
  • Create a secure password and protect it.
  • Be skeptical about dubious email messages and attachments, which may be scams.
  • Whenever possible, store private data on central data storage and avoid storing on your desktop or laptop or removable storage.
  • Any user who stores private data on a desktop or laptop or removeable storage must use encryption to protect the data.
  • Complete UMN online security training Public Jobs: Private Data
  • If needed for specific applications, use a separate and more secure password.
  • When accessing the UMD wireless network use the secure wireless option.
  • When accessing University applications on a network outside of the UMN system, use VPN to secure your transmissions.
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