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New at Educational Technology Day in 2016 are the “Lightning Round Presentations.” In this 50 minute session there are 8 - 9 speakers who each share their technology projects in only 5 minutes.  We are inviting faculty and/or students to participate on March 24 in the block from 1:10 - 2:00 pm.  Topics can be related to educational technology or technology applications in your disciplines. 

Please email Marilyn Dispensa ( if you are interested in participating.

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Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in the classroom? Are you a staff member involved in a campus wide initiative using technology to enhance the workplace? Are you a student organization developing or applying technology? If so, you are invited to participate in the Ed Tech Day College Showcase.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) encourages all guardians of Ithaca College Apple computers to be aware that there are known issues with older versions of Microsoft Office ( <14.5.6) and the latest Mac OS El Capitan (Version 10.11). If you have upgraded your Apple computer to the latest Mac OS El Capitan, please make sure you have upgraded your Microsoft Office to the latest version (14.5.9).

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The Friends 110 computer lab is open until 8:00pm on Friday, December 18th. Friends 110 will not be open 24 hours during the break. Williams 210 closes for the semester at 5:00pm on Friday, December 18th.

For details regarding the computer lab hours please visit our website.

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The Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) managed computer labs will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving break.

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As of today, all students, staff, and faculty of Ithaca College have unlimited access to, an online video training resource.  Through our lyndaCampus agreement, our campus has access to over 4,000 video courses, covering a wide range of topics from Accounting to Web Development.  With courses for all skill levels, practice environments, exercise files, and on-the-go learning from your laptop, tablet, and mobile device, lynda provides something for everyone.  This is a huge advancement in our ability to provide self-paced, just-in-time learning to our community and to enrich teaching and learning here at Ithaca College.

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Spring 2016 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by 5pm on Sunday, November 22nd.

To complete a questionnaire, go to the Technology Renewal website, and click on “View Assets / Complete Questionnaire.” You will need to log in with your Netpass username and password. 

If an asset is due to be replaced, you will see a red "Questionnaire Due" link that will take you to the on-line questionnaire. More information, including replacement computer configurations, is also available on the website. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk, 104 Job Hall, at or 274-1000.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS/formerly ITS) requests your participation in the second annual Higher Education Techqual+ Project for Ithaca College. This online survey is designed to get campus perspectives and expectations on a range IT service outcomes including internet connectivity, online services, and support. This survey will be conducted every year.

A random selection of 25% of faculty, staff and students will be receiving an e-mail from me on Thursday, November 5  with a subject line "Invitation to take 2015 TechQual+ Survey for Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff". The survey will be open through November 20th, 2015.

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The Sakai Virtual Conference is on Wednesday, November 4th, 9:00 -5:00 pm. These sessions will be held completely online and will emphasize pedagogy and best practices.  Presenters are from institutions that use Sakai such as Oxford University, Rutgers University, Brock University, University of Notre Dame, NYU, Pepperdine and others. 

DIIS (formerly ITS) will  cover the modest registration costs for faculty interested in participating in all or part of this online conference.  Requests for registration are due by Tuesday, November 3 at NOON.  Please email Marilyn Dispensa if you are interested in getting a registration key.

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Microsoft Outlook offers several features that can help minimize unwanted email. Here are some links that describe these features and the options associated with them.

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Saturday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we’re getting ahead of argh-selves and celebratin’ on Friday.

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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync.

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Apple has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. Note that this information only applies to personally owned MacBook Prop laptops, as none of the affected models are currently part of the college's technology renewal program.

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