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Generative AI Integration Is Coming to Chapman’s Grammarly Experience

May 29, 2024 by | IS&T

Dear campus community, Grammarly Generative AI capabilities are now integrated into Chapman University’s Grammarly Premium platform. Our commitment to providing the best tools for our campus community drives this integration. The addition of GrammarlyGO and Generative AI to Grammarly is more than just an upgrade—it’s a transformation of how we approach writing and communication. It

Sunshine and Software: Unleashing AI Productivity Tools

May 24, 2024 by | IS&T Announcements

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Summer Software Showcase For Staff. This year’s showcase offers an opportunity for Chapman University staff to discover innovative applications and gain insights into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in productivity applications. Why AI? AI is reshaping the way we approach challenges and opportunities in academia. Our

IS&T’s Summer 2024 Technology Workshops

May 17, 2024 by | IS&T

IS&T is pleased to announce our Summer 2024 Technology Workshops, an excellent opportunity for everyone to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies. In these workshops, we will focus on productivity tools and their usability and share best practices. Why Attend?  Guidance from Experts: Learn from the IS&T training team with hands-on experience. Interactive Sessions: Participate

Managing AI Bots (Meeting Assistants) in Virtual Meetings

May 8, 2024 by | IS&T

While in a Zoom meeting, you see something like this: What is this?  Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has received reports of and questions about external AI Meeting Assistants such as otter.ai, fireflies.ai, and read.ai transcribing and summarizing the contents of Zoom meetings. In most cases, meeting assistants like these are used to support accessibility or

Announcing the Integration of Zoom AI Companion

May 1, 2024 by | IS&T Announcements

We are excited to announce the implementation of two innovative GenAI-powered features within Zoom starting May 6, 2024, namely, Meeting Summary and Smart Recording, in our institution’s communication infrastructure. These integrations exemplify our commitment to embracing technological advancements to foster enhanced collaboration and efficiency. The Role of Meeting Summary in Enhancing Information Retention The Meeting

Upcoming Upgrade to Zoom Version 6.0 on Managed Devices

April 29, 2024 by | IS&T

Chapman University IS&T team will soon be upgrading Zoom Client to version 6.0 on all managed devices. This upgrade is part of our commitment to equip you with the latest tools and technology to enhance your collaboration and communication capabilities. Key Upgrade Highlights:  Expect improved stability and performance, ensuring smoother and more reliable meetings.  Discover

Zoom Client Upgrade 6.0.0

April 9, 2024 by | IS&T

Zoom’s forthcoming release of version 6.0.0 indicates a significant update for users, focusing on enhancements in both visual and functional aspects of the Zoom client. We anticipate this version to be released on 4/15/24. Here’s a more detailed look at what this update could entail: Visual Refresh The appearance of the Zoom desktop app has

Embrace the Fast Update Option on Zoom!

March 25, 2024 by | IS&T

Zoom constantly evolves with new features and security enhancements. To make the most of this evolving technology and ensure your digital interactions are both secure and efficient, turning on automatic updates and selecting the “Fast Update” is a strategy everyone should adopt. Here is why: Stay Secure The primary reason to keep your Zoom application

Welcoming the New Microsoft Teams Experience

March 15, 2024 by | IS&T

Dear Chapman Community, On Friday, March 22, we will be switching to the new Microsoft Teams! This upgrade is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best tools and technology to support our learners, educators, and staff. The new Microsoft Teams brings innovative features designed to make our digital interactions more efficient, engaging, and

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