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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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, and Access from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21.

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As a reminder, ITS full time staff will be participating in an all day retreat on Wednesday March 12, 2014. The Helpdesk will be open normal business hours but second tier support will not be available.

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The fixIT Shop will be open with limited hours during Spring Break. Please visit our website for more details on hours, services, and rates at www.ithaca.edu/its/help/fixit/.

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The TLC (101 Friends Hall) will not be providing computer training workshops during the week of Spring Break (3/10 - 2/14).

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David Gondek, Biology, will show and share how he uses student response systems to engage students in his biology classes. In addition to sharing his instructional strategies, he has first hand experience with both the Poll Everywhere and the Turning Technologies systems.

Date: Thursday, March 6
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Place: Gannett 316 (Center for Faculty Excellence)

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You can adjust the working hours and days of your calendar so that others know when your work day starts and ends.  Once set, in the day or week view your calendar will appear white during working hours and all other hours will be shaded.  To adjust your working time:

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Full time ITS staff are participating in two upcoming events that will affect our availability and support. On Wednesday March 5th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm, we will be meeting with visiting Chief Information Officers who are part of an external review process and on Wednesday March 12th we will be attending an all day retreat.

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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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, Powerpoint, WPM, and Access from Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7.

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Arturo Sinclair (Television and Radio) uses Socrative, a mobile, real-time student response system, on his classes. He will share his experiences with what works for him and his students. Participants should bring a laptop or mobile device and be ready to discuss.
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Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: Center for Faculty Excellence (Gannett 316)

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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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, Windows 7, and Mac OS X from Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28.

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In an effort to minimize disruption, the ITS Fix-it Friday (FIF) system maintenance window has been changed from Friday, 4-8 pm, to Friday, 5-9 pm.

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In a previous calendar tip, I explained how you can create a recurring meeting.  When doing so, it is recommended that you set an end date to your meeting series.  But what should you do if the recurrence is no longer necessary?

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Faculty and staff, bring your personal computer or devices to the fixIT Shop for any diagnostic and repair needs!

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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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Access, Excel, WPM, Outlook, Photoshop, and PowerPoint from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21.

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Are there lab computers or eClassroom computers in your area scheduled for replacement this summer under the Technology Renewal 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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint from Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14.

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Since mid-January ITS has been recommending that users not upgrade to the latest version of Java 7 (update 51) because of the problems it would cause with Parnassus (core applications), HomerAdmin, and other systems.

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Adjusting the sharing permissions of your calendar can be tricky.  Make sure you understand the various permission level options by reading our list of permissions and their definitions here: http://www.ithaca.edu/its/traindoc/calendar/permission/

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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 training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, PowerPioint, Photoshop, and Web Profile Manager from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7.

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Juniper Network Connect for Macs (commonly used for remote access to the Mentor file server) is not compatible with OS X Mavericks, the latest Mac operating system. Instead, Mac users (OS 10.6 and above) should use Junos Pulse to connect to Mentor from off campus. Junos Pulse offers improvements over Network connect such as an easier connection process and simpler interface. Feedback from our testers has been excellent! Instructions for installing and configuring Junos Pulse can be found in this guide:

Junos Pulse Remote Access for Mac (.pdf)

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