Posts Tagged ‘startofsemester’

Home

Fall 2013 – Starting the Year with Information Technology at DePauw

August 16th, 2013 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

Greetings, Campus Colleagues.

Welcome back as we begin the new academic year!

I wanted to take a moment to provide some quick tips from the Information Services team, offer updates about IT projects that are underway, and summarize highlights of some other more-detailed emails that you will also receive over the next few days.

If you have any questions about these (or any other IT-related projects), please don’t hesitate to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

Have a great start of semester!

–Carol.

Topics in the following include:

  1. Keeping in touch with Information Services and IT at DePauw
  2. Helping students get logged in to Moodle, P: or I: drives, printers, etc.
  3. The new “DePauw Account” – Synchronizing your e-Services and network/Moodle/printing account passwords
  4. Student Laptops – An update about the new, more flexible (un) Laptop Program
  5. The Moodle 2.3 Upgrade
  6. Moodle Course and Library Course Reserves (Ares) enrollments during the Drop-Add period
  7. Upgraded computers in technology classrooms now require you to log in
  8. Windows 8 and Office 365 – What’s the timeline for campus?
  9. Atomic Learning – Online technology tutorials

(more…)

Spring 2011 – A Mid-Year Update about IT at DePauw

February 12th, 2011 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

The following provides information about the IT projects planned for this spring and offers some quick updates to help you wrap up from the fall’s slate of activities.

Before you get to those topics, though, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year of upgrades, updates and transitions in IT at DePauw. Over the past 12 months, we adopted a new email system, replaced the entire fleet of printer/copiers (80+ of them), upgraded the campus network system, added off-campus VPN access to network resources, implemented a new print/copy accounting system, and issued enhanced ID cards to the DePauw community. Whew!

Now that everything is nearly complete, we are excited for what these upgrades will provide for supporting communication and collaboration, enabling better remote access, encouraging sustainability, and improving security in many aspects of our campus IT activities.

Thank you for your patience and perseverance in helping make these projects successful!

If you have any questions about these (or any other IT-related projects), please don’t hesitate to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

– Carol.

Topics in the following include:

  1. Campus desktop/laptop inventory project
  2. Upcoming system maintenance and planned e-Services outage – March 19-22
  3. Google Apps – New services coming
  4. Helping students get logged in to Moodle, the DePauw network, printers, etc.
  5. The new campus Network (P, I and U)

(more…)

Fall 2010 – Starting the Year with Information Technology at DePauw

August 18th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

Welcome back as we begin the new academic year! I wanted to take a moment to provide some quick tips and updates about key IT projects that are underway or will be coming up soon.

If you have any questions about these (or any other IT-related projects), please don’t hesitate to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

Cheers,

–Carol.

Topics in the following include:

  1. Keeping in touch with IT at DePauw
  2. Helping students get logged in to Moodle, Novell, printers, etc.
  3. Upcoming replacement of our campus printer/copiers – Focus on Sustainability
  4. New ID Cards for all faculty, staff and students
  5. Don’t lose your old email — Copy your GroupWise mail to Google Apps before October 1!
  6. Google Apps at DePauw – Communication, calendars, and collaboration
  7. (more…)

Spring 2010 – “What’s New” in Information Technology at DePauw

February 10th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

Now that we have all settled into the swing of the new spring semester, I wanted to take a moment to provides updates about some key IT projects that are underway or will be coming up soon. If you have any questions about these (or any other IT-related projects), please feel free to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

–Carol.

Updates in the following include:

  1. Faster campus Internet connection
  2. More secure passwords in e-Services accounts
  3. Transition from GroupWise/Tigermail email and calendar to Google Apps for Education
  4. Upcoming replacement of our campus printer/copiers
  5. Manage your ID OneCard online
  6. Adobe Dreamweaver and Fireworks installations will be key-served

(more…)

Here’s “What’s New” in Information Technology this fall!

September 20th, 2007 by asmock

Contributed by David Diedriech

1) Simpler logins: When accessing your network drives through your browser, you now simply enter your username in the username box at http://NetStorage.depauw.edu. No more student.depauw or faculty.depauw!

2) University Calendar to GroupWise Integration using iCal: Click the Add Calendar Event Icon next to an item on the University Calendar, enter your e-mail address, and click the Send button. The Event is automatically sent to your GroupWise calendar.

3) Moodle: Moodle is DePauw’s new learning management system. Moodle is like BlackBoard but is developed from a more learning-centric perspective than Blackboard. It enables faculty members to easily set up interactive, online course communities and materials for classes. During the 2007-2008 academic year, both Moodle and Blackboard will be available for faculty members to use for their courses. Beginning Fall 2008, Moodle will be the sole CMS (course management system) for campus. FITS will offer training and support throughout the year to help you learn how to use Moodle and migrate old courses to it.

4) Expanded wireless coverage: We now have wireless coverage in the West Neighborhood Duplexes as well as expanded coverage in North Quad, specifically Mason Hall. And expanded coverage is coming soon to South Quad!

5) Microsoft Office 2007: Microsoft Office 2007 is installed on first-year students’ Dell program laptops and will be available to others on campus later this semester – watch for details.

6) whitelist@depauw.edu: In the continuing fight against Internet e-mail spam, we have begun a new strategy to facilitate electronic communication. Register legitimate e-mail addresses by sending them to the newly created e-mail account, whitelist@depauw.edu.

7) Consolidation of email usernames/passwords: We are moving toward using e-mail usernames and passwords for more services. To date, we have added ILLiad, the Interlibrary Loan request software, to the list.

8 ) Data Center Web Page: You may have seen news about companies like Google, and the rising cost of heat and air bills in their data centers. We are happy to report that the University has reduced the size of its data center over the past year. In case you want to know more, the DePauw Data Center has a Web Site at

<http://www.depauw.edu/IT/network/data_center/>

9) I-Light update: DePauw has been on I-Light, the Indiana Fiber Network, for six months. I-Light provides increased bandwidth to Higher Education institutions in Indiana, as well as institutions connected to Internet2.