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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/27/2014
The ITS Technology Learning Center (TLC) in 101 Friends Hall is open 9:00 - 5:00, Monday through Friday for all of your computer training needs. We offer a variety of services to help you get the training you need, when you need it. We are always happy to assist you in any way we can!
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Contributed by Beth Rugg on 01/27/2014
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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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/26/2014
Categorize Calendar Events
Meetings and appointments on your calendar can be categorized and color-coded. Simply right-click (control-click on a Mac) an event on your calendar and hover your mouse cursor over "categorize" in the popup menu. You will then be presented with a list of categories that you can designate for the event. These categories can be edited and customized.
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Information Technology Services (ITS) would like to invite the campus community to follow us on Twitter and "like" our Facebook page. We hope that these channels will allow us to share information about our services, highlight current topics in technology and higher education, and interact with the IC community in a less formal way.
We welcome your shares and comments.
Please see below for getting help with specific technology questions and problems through our official channels.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/23/2014
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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, and Web Profile Manager from Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31.
Please note that Taskstream workshops this week will be held in the Friends 110 computer lab.
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Information Technology Services would like to remind all Instructors and Administrative Staff to review the Optical Scanning procedures to ensure tests and evaluations are processed and returned in a timely manner and with minimal interruption.
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Contributed by Beth Rugg on 01/21/2014
Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/21/2014
The Technology Learning Center will be providing information sessions for students and faculty on Taskstream, focused specifically on the ICC Directed Response Folio (ICC DRF). Click here for more information about Taskstream.
These sessions will be held Monday, January 27 through Thursday, January 30 in the Friends Hall 110 computer lab.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/19/2014
Scheduling Assistant in Outlook Web App
When creating meetings on your calendar in the Outlook Web Application, you have access to a "Scheduling Assistant." Like the feature found in the Windows and Macintosh Outlook applications, the scheduling assistant in OWA allows you to add multiple people to a meeting and helps you quickly find an available time for everyone involved.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/12/2014
Add Holidays to Your Calendar
Your Outlook calendar can be configured to automatically display holidays. To do so:
Outlook 2010 (Windows)
For more information, see Microsoft's help article.
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As part of a larger effort to improve the security of our digital information, ITS has developed a Quick Guide to using AES Crypt. AES Crypt is a free program that allows you to encrypt and password protect files (e.g., Word documents, Excel Spreadsheet, etc.) to prevent unauthorized access and to maintain the integrity of the data.
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The fixIT Shop, located in Friends 110, will be open limited hours during winter break. Bring in your personal computer for diagnostic and repair services between 12pm – 5pm, January, 6 – 10, and January, 13 – 17. Please visit our website for more details on hours, services and rates at www.ithaca.edu/its/help/fixit/. The fixIT Shop will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Contributed by Tony Tabone on 12/22/2013
Printing Your Calendar
Your Outlook calendar can be viewed electronically on your computer, smartphone, and tablet, but sometimes you just need a hard copy. You can print your calendar in the Outlook for Windows and Macintosh applications and the Outlook Web App.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 12/15/2013
Reply With A Meeting Invitation
When it comes to e-mail messages, most people are familiar with the basic options to reply, reply all, and forward the message. But did you know you can reply to an e-mail message with a meeting invitation in Outlook 2010 for Windows and Outlook 2011 for Mac?
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Please remember special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams.
Final exams will be processed Monday through Friday, December 16th -20th with a twenty-four hour turnaround time. Special procedures are in place after hours between 5pm-8pm Monday –Friday. Regular optical scanning processing will resume on Thursday, January 2nd, 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.
Contributed by Marilyn Dispensa on 12/10/2013
Date & Time: Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
If you can't make it, these sessions will be held again in January. Alternatively, contact Marilyn Dispensa for a one-on-one consultation.
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Beat the end of the semester rush! Bring in your personal computer for diagnostic and repair services before finals week for expedited service. The fixIT Shop, located in Friends 110, will be open regular hours until Friday, December 20, 2013 for computer pick-up. The last day to drop off computers for general repair service will be on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00pm.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 12/08/2013
Avoid Copying Meetings
When creating meetings on your calendar, avoid copying existing meetings, as this may yield unexpected results. If you would like to create future instances of an existing meeting, use the recurrence function to convert your single meeting to a series of recurring meetings.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 12/05/2013
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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Access, Excel, Outlook, Windows Best Practices, Macintosh Best Practices, InDesign, and Photoshop from Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13.
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