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Elements Faculty Activity System: Overview & Updates

Ended Jan 26, 2023
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Term: Spring 2023

Date: January 26th, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm

Location: Online Only

Instructor: Ginny Pannabecker

Presented By: University Libraries (LIB) Office of the Provost (PROV)



Virginia Tech Elements, a faculty activity repository, is used for a variety of purposes, including data for department, college, or broader institutional analytics and reports, the Virginia Tech Experts public profiles system, and as the primary data source for electronic faculty activity reports (eFARs) by some areas. In this hands-on session, Ginny Pannabecker (University Libraries) will provide a brief introduction to Elements and the new interface features and functions afforded by the latest upgrade. Topics will include an overview of system functionality, how to optimize automatic updates of scholarly works, how to import scholarly works, and how to manually add and edit all types of activity information. We'll also cover: how to deposit scholarly works into VTechWorks to provide open access to your works, how to generate reports through the University Data Commons (UDC), and how to manage information in the Virginia Tech Experts profile system that draws faculty activity data from Elements. The session will  include time for discussion and opportunities to address questions or issues.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Ginny Pannabecker at at least 10 business days prior to the event. (If it's less than 10 business days prior to the event, please still feel free to reach out and I will do my best to offer whatever accommodations I can within a shorter time frame, or we can discuss alternative workshop offerings on days further in the future.)