Power Onward: Technology Connection

Sponsored by Information Services

The goal of the Technology Connection is to engage the campus community through various technology events to foster collaboration, idea exchange, and learning for all.

What to expect

The Power Onward Technology Connection will span the Fall and Spring semesters each year.

  • Every month, a different event (or more) will be offered for the campus community.
  • Session formats  include: workshops, information sessions, technology demonstrations, and roundtable discussions.
  • Earn a certificate for presenting and swag for attending.

FAQ and Previous Events

If you are brainstorming or planning an event for PNW instructors or staff that relates to technology, let’s talk!

Please complete the survey below to associate your session with the Technology Connection and meet with the team to discuss the details.

Associate your event!

The more sessions you attend, the more prizes you will earn.

  • Level 1 Prize: attendance at one session
  • Level 2 Prizes: attendance at two-three sessions
  • Level 3 Prizes: attendance at four or more sessions.

Prizes will be distributed at the end of the yearly events in May. Look for an email from OIT with details!

Leganto is an e-resource tool integrated into Brightspace using the University Library’s resources. This session highlighted how to easily link books, e-books, articles, videos, & web sources as required or suggested course readings, so that students can instantly view them 24/7 from any location.

Leganto Flyer

Leganto Video Recording

This session reviewed how to copy content from another course, set course availability, verify content matches your syllabus, send emails and post announcements. It also highlighted the New Quiz Experience as well!

Brightspace Refresher Video Recording

This event was offered by Turnitin and showcased how to create a Turnitin assignment, view and analyze the instructor side of the similarity report, how to submit an assignment and view the report as a student, and an overview of the AI detection tool.

Turnitin Resources

Turnitin Session Recording

The OIT and CFE offered this session and highlighted how to seamlessly integrate AI into your professional and personal life, revolutionizing the way you approach tasks and unlocking new opportunities for growth and success. 

AI Resources

October AI Session Recording

iClicker Cloud is the PNW-supported classroom response tool. Utilize iClicker for quizzes, attendance tracking, and explore additional analytics. Watch the recording or check out additional resources below.

iClicker Website

iClicker Session Recording

Discover the basics of this web-based collaboration platform from Microsoft that incorporates document management, sharing, editing and workflow as well as functions for wikis, blogs, personalization and more.

Teams and Sharepoint Recording


The Enterprise Applications (EA) team, of Information Services, explored how they support each student’s journey from the application process through graduation. EA works behind-the-scenes to support multiple departments, functions, faculty, staff, and students. Some applications covered included Slate, Banner, Brightspace, DegreeWorks, StarRez, eXplorance, AIM, MyPNW portal and others.

Student Lifecycle Session Recording


This session highlighted the remarkable features of LabStats, a cutting-edge solution for efficient lab management including real-time data on computer availability, usage patterns, and software utilization, to optimize resources and streamline operations. The video recording also showcased how to monitor lab usage, track software licenses, and proactively address technical issues.

LabStats Recording

Session Format Types

Info sessions

  • Provide direct details about a specific topic or tool.

Roundtable Discussions

  • Informal conversation guided by broad questions to engage participants in discussion around a specific topic.

Tech Demos

  • Explanation of a technology tool alongside a demonstration of how it works.


  • Practical training sessions showcasing how to do something.


Upcoming Sessions

Questions, thoughts, ideas?

email us!

Committee Members

Date/TimeEvent TitleFormatEvent DetailsPresenterLocationResources
March 6 11am-12pmEnhancing Collaboration with Microsoft Teams and SharepointTech DemoExplore the seamless integration and powerful capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint and Teams to enhance workplace collaboration with
improved document management, content organization, real-time communication, video conferencing, and project collaboration.
This demo will walk through how to setup team sites, manage permissions, and track task progress. Learn how SharePoint and Teams enhance productivity by creating a unified digital workspace, allowing teams to work together efficiently, whether they are co-located or distributed across different locations. Presented by CDA (Central Desktop Administration).
Jorge RiveraSULB 262