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iPASS Supported Initiatives

 

 


 DegreeWorks

 

DegreeWorks allows students and their advisors to plan future coursework and run degree audits, easily identifying courses that have been completed and what courses are still needed in order to fulfill degree requirements. In addition to face to face appointments with their advisors, students can access DegreeWorks through  ASAP, myUTSA, or by meeting with their academic advisor. Don't delay, check out DegreeWorks today!

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With DegreeWorks You Can:

  • Create a personalized semester by semester course plan 
  • Monitor your progress toward graduation
  • Create a "What-If" plan that details what happens if you change your major or degree plan
  • Look ahead to how your progress will be affected by the courses you plan to take in future semesters
  • Run GPA calculations based on current grades and future grades

Want to know more degree details? UTSA degree plans provide a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year, which will also help keep you on track!

For DegreeWorks Tutorials, please visit the UTSA Advising page.

UTSA Guide App

 

UTSA Guide organizes essential information such as checklists, or “journeys,” so that students can see at a glance the steps they need to take to stay on track for academic success. Guide sends push notifications to students’ smartphone so that they can stay on top of important deadlines — when to register for classes, when tuition payments are due, and more. Rather than having to remember when to do something, Guide gently reminds students without them having to do anything other than download the app and sign in.

 

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The app also includes details of important campus events, resources and contact information related to academic support, student activities, financial services and other areas as well as an accessible screen to view student holds and class schedules. 

Additionally, the app features a major exploration tool for students who want to explore different programs and career options.

 

For more information and to download, please visit the UTSA Guide page.

 

Academic Advising Website

 

At the University of Texas at San Antonio academic advising is an essential part of teaching and research. Advisors engage students in their planning, teach them how to navigate relevant academic resources, and encourage them to take responsibility for decisions about their academic progress. Academic advising is a partnership between students and academic advisors.

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UTSA Academic Advisors offer academic advising and guidance to empower students to realize their full potential. For this reason, each student has an assigned professional academic advisor so the student can establish a strong mentoring relationship with her or his advisor, whom he or she may consult on all academic and curricular issues.

When visiting the page you can view important dates, registration schedules and resources for your time at UTSA.

Please visit the Advising website at: http://www.utsa.edu/advising/

UTSA Mobile App

 

The UTSA Mobile app lets you set reminders for UTSA events, check account balances, view class schedule and assignments, email faculty from the directory, or use the campus map to make sure you're at the right place.

 

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You can also view sports information, read the top news stories, view campus dining, check into the library, find available computers in the computer labs and more.

To learn more, please visit the UTSA Mobile App page at: www.utsa.edu/mobileapp.

 

Virtual Reality

 

UTSA is expanding its utilization and research on virtual reality (VR) through a new partnership with industry leaders Labster, a global VR content provider, Google and Lenovo.

Led by the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT), later this fall, the university will provide VR simulations to allow its students to conduct university-level science laboratory work without ever visiting a traditional science laboratory. The biology laboratory is intended to provide exposure to emerging technology, and will help to engage students via defined learning goals, interactive experiments with simulated data and 360 animations. 

In addition to integration with certain courses via Blackboard, the program also will be available to all UTSA students through the OIT Digital Experience Lab (DEx Lab), which is slated to open in late fall 2018.

In the future, UTSA plans to incorporate content designed specifically by UTSA to support student success.

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A list od grant supported initiatives for iPASS

A list of knowledge building initiatives

 

a list of next steps for iPASS continued support

 

 

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