Intercom

intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password

roundup

E-mail
Roundup

Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Elia Kacapyr, Professor of Economics, will discuss how he has increased engagement in the classroom by adding more time for in-class discussion and problem solving. He will describe his process for recording short videos using Camtasia to deliver the content normally covered in lectures and share how he restructured or “flipped” his course.
(Register Here)

Read more . . . (138 words)

 If you are teaching next semester and are considering a new technology for your courses, ITS is offering two information sessions which will be held in the Technology Learning Center in Friends 101.

Monday, December 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • Turnitin: Turnitin is more than just originality checking software.  It is integrated with Sakai and allows you to do paperless grading on your computer or an iPad. There is also a peer-review feature. <Register>

Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Turning Technologies: ITS supports this student response system. Come get an overview on how it works and how you can use it to engage or assess your students. <Register>

Read more . . . (70 words)

Turn Off Default Event Reminders

Your Outlook calendar can remind you of upcoming meetings and appointments at a set interval before the event.  The default setting for new appointments and meetings is a fifteen minute reminder before the actual event time.  If you would like to disable the default reminder for new events on your calendar, you can turn this function off in Outlook's calendar settings.  

Read more . . . (206 words)

Do you have an idea for using multiple iPads to facilitate a collaborative project in the field, research, classroom, clinical setting or other group project?

Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence will loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads to faculty members.

Read more . . . (83 words)

ITS will be offering two workshops focused on helping administrative assistants use Sakai to manage course evaluation results. The optical scanning results of course evaluations are now delivered electronically through Sakai and this workshop aims to explain this process and best practices for using the system. These sessions will be held in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) in 101 Friends Hall.  To register for a session, please click one of the following options:

► Monday, December 2 @ 11:00 AM 

► Tuesday, December 3 @ 3:00 PM

Read more . . . (71 words)

Process All Meeting Requests

Microsoft recommends processing meeting requests by accepting, tentatively accepting, or declining the invitation. Simply deleting the meeting request from your Inbox can have undesirable results and does not provide information to the meeting organizer about your status regarding the meeting.  

Read more . . . (106 words)

Please note that the TLC will be closed for Fall Break (11/25 - 11/29).

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, Web Profile Manager, Macintosh Best Practices, and Photoshop from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6.

 

Read more . . . (257 words)

The fixIT Shop, located in Friends 110, will be open limited hours during Thanksgiving break. The fixIT Shop offers affordable diagnostic and repair services for personal computers. For more details on services and rates please visit www.ithaca.edu/its/help/fixit/.

Read more . . . (42 words)

ITS has released the final report based on results of the 2013 Faculty Survey on Instructional Technology. The purpose of the survey is to assess the current use, needs, perceptions and future aspirations of instructional technologies in order to help ITS and others on campus best align services and support.

Below is a sample of what you'll find in the report:

Read more . . . (82 words)

Creating a New Meeting Using Scheduling Assistant

When creating a new meeting, Outlook provides a "Scheduling Assistant" that makes finding the right meeting time easy.

In a new meeting window, click on the button labeled "Scheduling Assistant." As you add attendees to your meeting, the scheduling assistant will display your attendees' respective calendars, showing you their free/busy time. Using this calendar view allows you to quickly find a meeting time that fits into everyone's schedule.

Read more . . . (106 words)

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, Web Profile Manager, Macintosh Best Practices, and Photoshop from Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22.

Read more . . . (259 words)

Marking Appointments and Meetings as "Private"

Many people share their Outlook calendar with others, giving them access to the details of their daily events.  However, sometimes you may not want to share the details of an event with others.  You can restrict the visibility of an event's details by making it "private."  

To do so when creating a new appointment or meeting, click the "private" button in the ribbon at the top of your new appointment/meeting window.  If the event already exists on your calendar, simply double-click the event to open it and click the "private" button in the ribbon at the top of your appointment/meeting window.  Now, those with access to view your calendar will simply see your event listed as "private" and will be unable to view any details, such as subject or location.

Read more . . . (106 words)

Spring 2014 Technology Renewal questionnaires have been sent to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by November 15, 2013.

Read more . . . (91 words)

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, Web Profile Manager, and Photoshop from Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15.  

Read more . . . (253 words)

Reposted with permission from the NYS Division of Consumer Protection.

CONSUMER ALERT:

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting the public to be aware of text messages received via cell phones from entities masquerading as financial institutions, utility companies or cell phone service providers.

Read more . . . (262 words)

Spring 14 Technology Renewal questionnaire notices have been sent to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by November 15, 2013.

Read more . . . (88 words)

Mobile Phone and Tablet Configuration

When configuring your @ithaca.edu account on a mobile device, such as a phone or a tablet, the device should automatically detect the account settings.  If your device does not detect the server address, enter outlook.office365.com into the server field.  

For more information on configuring a mobile device to access your @ithaca.edu e-mail and calendar account, please review this quick guide.

Read more . . . (106 words)

Apogee consultants will be back on campus continuing the comprehensive wireless network site survey November 4 - 15, 2013. This survey will provide us with the information we need to improve wireless performance to meet current and future needs.

Read more . . . (116 words)

Monday, November 4, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Judith Pena-Shaff, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and research resources that reside in the public domain and can be used and even modified (for free) by others. Most of these resources have been developed or made available through grant initiatives and they offer an alternative affordable option for students and faculty.
(Register Here)

Read more . . . (129 words)

ITS is currently planning for critical software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the Spring 2014.

Read more . . . (77 words)

computing updates

recent stories

News and Notices

Lectures and Presentations

Arts and Performances

Learning Opportunities

News for Faculty

News for Students

Student Organizations

HR News

Comings and Goings

Technology

Kudos

Archive