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How Sewanee University enabled BYOD to support students through the pandemic

Date published
Nov 12 2020
Time of the event
2:00PM - 3:00PM (ET)
Location of the Event
Online Webinar
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Sewanee The University of the South


November 12 2020, 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST), 1hr webinar


How Sewanee the University of the South pivots priorities to support students during pandemic.


Vicki Sells, CIO of Sewanee the University of the South


Learn how Sewanee the University of the South utilizes new software delivery methods, enables BYOD, and pivots priorities to support students through the global pandemic.  

Vicki Sells, CIO of Sewanee, will showcase how their IT team implemented AppsAnywhere, amongst other tech innovations, to provide equity of access to software titles to their students and staff in response to COVID-19. Vicki will also cover the various changes that were made in the past 6 months, such as social distancing and mask mandates to ensure the safety of their students and faculty as they returned to campus. This will include how AppsAnywhere and software access help to support ongoing pandemic related safety measures and to mitigate any possible disruption to service.

Vicki will also cover:

  • Their implementation of 'hyflex classrooms'.
  • Assuring student safety on campus (e.g. in PC labs).
  • Supporting a high volume of Mac and non-Windows users.
  • How they implemented AppsAnywhere and focused on student success.

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About the speaker

Vicki Sells, Sewanee CIO

Vicki Sells, Associate Provost for Information Technology and CIO, assists the provost in providing leadership, vision, and direction to the merged computing and library division. She is responsible for the combined budgets for ITS departments and for ensuring that departments provide necessary information and computing services to the University. Sells received her bachelor’s degree from Antioch College, and a master’s and doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Tennessee, and joined Sewanee in 1998.

About Sewanee

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Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, the University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience.

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