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Throughout this summer, ITS will continue to work on implementing the print management solution in the student labs. This effort supports the sustainability goals of the college. Lab and Library users will begin to see changes starting next week!

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ITS will soon be upgrading the college’s academic network SPSS license to version 22, and will send out renewal messages to all SPSS users by late May - early June.

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If you are considering using a student response system for your fall 2014 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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Special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams during finals week.

Final exams will be processed Tuesday through Friday, May 6th – 9th and Monday, May 12th with a twenty-four hour turnaround time. Special procedures are in place after hours between 5pm-8pm Tuesday–Friday and again 5pm-8pm Monday. Regular optical scanning processing will resume on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Please see last week’s Intercom article detailing the Optical Scanning finals week procedures. If you have questions about the optical scanning process, please visit our website or contact the ITS Help Desk at 274-1000, between 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.

Mary Jo Watts of ITS has many years of teaching and research experience and is currently co-authoring a biographical book project SCUM: The Life and Times of Valerie Solanas.  She will demonstrate the key technologies and workflows she has been using to record  and catalog interviews as week as manage hundreds of digital assets acquired over a period of 8 years.    She will highlight technologies that not only help in managing work but transformed the way she approached research. [Register]

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location: Gannett 316, Center for Faculty Excellence.

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Microsoft has released a patch to address the IE security flaw that was announced a few days ago. Once the patch has been installed, it is safe to resume use of Internet Explorer.

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On April 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended that all users temporarily discontinue the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) due to a critical security flaw.

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Information Technology Services would like to remind Instructors that all Optical Scanning exams that are processed will be moved into the Instructors Sakai Drop Box and all Course Evaluations processed will also be moved to the Administrative Assistant's Drop Box.

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VHS technology is fading away. Digital Media Services is available to help with converting copyright-cleared VHS titles to DVD and has compiled information concerning the demise of this technology. We know, for many of you, information contained on VHS is an important part of your curriculum and we don't want you to be caught by surprise.

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Some Firefox users have reported (and ITS has confirmed) that word wrap in OWA is not working correctly when typing a message (the typed text does not wrap to a new line). Microsoft acknowledges the problem and is investigating. The workaround is to use a different Web browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer (Windows), or Chrome or Safari (Mac).

In the Outlook Web App (myhome.ithaca.edu), you can quickly search your calendar for events using the "search calendar" box in the top, left-hand corner of the OWA window.

Note: If you do not see the search box, you will first need to expand the navigation pane by clicking the chevrons ">>" in the top, left-hand corner of the OWA window.

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Optical Scanning procedures and schedules are in place for Final Exam week Tuesday, May 6th through Friday, May 9th and Monday, May 12th.

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Summer sessions start as early as May 13 so it isn't too early to start planning and setting up your courses. These 90 minute sessions will offer some tips for successful online courses and using Sakai effectively. Participants will have ample time to plan and/or build their courses.  Come to one or all. Sessions are in Job Hall 102 (CET - Center for Educational Technology)

Online Teaching Working Sessions

  • Wednesday, May 7, 3:00 - 4:30 pm (Register)
  • Thursday, May 9, 9:30 - 11:00 am (Register)
  • Thursday, May 15, 10:00 -11:30 am (Register)
     

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Microsoft has corrected the bug that was preventing the OWA search function from working while using Safari or Firefox. Several people who reported the problem to the ITS Helpdesk have confirmed that the search function is now working as expected.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
274-1000

This will be the final week of TLC workshops for this semester.  Please drop in for additional training during our summer hours.  The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Some Mac users have reported to the ITS Helpdesk that the search function in OWA is not working. Microsoft acknowledges that there is a bug in the software, but has not announced a date as to when it will be fixed. The problem only occurs while using OWA in Safari or Firefox. A workaround is to use the Chrome browser, in which the search function works as expected.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
274-1000
 

Due to popular demand, Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence will continue the iPad Pilot and loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads to faculty members for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015.

  • Applications due for summer onMay 13, 2014 at 5PM
  • iPads distributed week of May 20, 2014.
  • iPads returned to ITS Aug 15, 2014

Visit the iPad Pilot web site for more information and apply to join the program. 

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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When a meeting organizer invites you to a recurring meeting (e.g., every Tuesday at 3:00 PM), be sure your initial response to the invitation accurately reflects your intention.

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ITS has been working to address the Heartbleed open SSL vulnerability as reported on the popular press and has already patched our major systems that may have been vulnerable. ITS continues to research and analyze this issue and its impact on the systems and services that the campus community uses.

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