Digital Services

What Can an Instructional Designer Do for Me?

More than one-third of all students take at least one online course each year. But their experience varies, ranging from courses that are dry, boring, unengaging, and ineffective, to courses that are highly interactive, effective, and represent a better experience for the student than an actual classroom.

Agile in Real Life

November, 2019 Agile software development has been around for years and everyone wants in. How do you successfully manage your project in an agile fashion while still giving the business teams what they need with respect to budget, deliverables, and timeline when all of these items are at odds and go against the core Agile philosophies? Here is a real-life perspective of Agile project management from two Scrum Master, PMP, and Agile Practitioner Certified project managers.

Building a Data Lake: Step by Step

October, 2019 During the last few years, I’ve spent most of my time helping customers assemble a variety of data sources into a data lake. Whether or not you like the idea of a data lake or a data warehouse, or a lake house, as one university administrator fondly joked, the following checklist can be useful.

Unicon Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 as a Champion

Unicon has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019. Unicon joins a global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy and provide a safer, more secure, and more trusted Internet.

midPoint Deployments Using Overlays

May, 2019 There are multiple strategies to build, customize and deploy Evolveum's midPoint. The midPoint GUI web application can be downloaded independently and put inside a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat

Customizing uPortal (Part 4)

April, 2019 Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.

LTI Advantage: 5 Things You Need to Know

April, 2019 LTI Advantage provides a way to add extended capabilities to the core LTI tools and platforms. As you consider adopting LTI Advantage, here are 5 things you need to know.

Customizing uPortal (Part 3)

April, 2019 Strategy pattern is a pattern that encapsulates more than one implementation of some feature and makes these implementations interchangeable. How is this done in practice? Let us continue with another real example from uPortal.