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A free class in Website Basic Training for UWindsor faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 19, is the first of the fall semester, advises instructor Rob Aitkens.

Web development team lead in Information Technology Services, he will teach the basics of the Drupal content management system: University and legislative guidelines for posting content, as well as how to create pages and events, upload graphics, and use menus and blocks.

The training is required for all employees responsible for maintaining UWindsor websites and is valuable for those with little previous experience with the system, for those upgrading their sites from version 6 to 7, or as a refresher. It will run 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the University Computer Centre classroom. Registration is required through this online form.

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The Audio-Visual Counter is now centrally located at the IT Service Desk on the lower level of the University Computer Centre. This move allows staff of Information Technology Services to address all campus computing and AV needs from one site.

Members of the Classroom Technology Support Team looks forward to continuing to serve audio-visual needs from their new location. Visit them to pick up and drop off audio-visual equipment.

Audio-visual equipment can still be booked by submitting an online service request. It is recommended that equipment be booked five working days in advance.

Available equipment for rooms without integrated media systems includes:

  • video and data projectors
  • overhead projectors
  • document cameras
  • small public-address units
  • extension cords
  • projection screens
  • equipment stands
  • laptop computers for classroom use
  • microphones

Faculty, staff, and students may book audio-visual equipment for classroom use without charge. Equipment may be booked for non-academic use within the University at a reduced rental rate.

—Ericka Greenham

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Information Technology Services is upgrading more than 70 computers in general-purpose classrooms across campus for the start of Fall 2019 classes.

Windows 10 and the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 are being installed on all machines. Going forward, updates will be completed automatically ensuring these classroom computers match university computer standards.

“With these upgrades, general-purpose classroom computers will be faster than before,” says Stephen Karamatos, manager of technology and innovation for IT Services. “They will also provide access to your OneDrive files from within Office applications such as PowerPoint. So, you don’t need to remember to bring a USB with your presentation on it anymore.”

Faculty, staff, and students will be able to sign in to these computers with their uwinid@uwindsor.ca email address and UWin Account password. Off-campus users may log in as guests to use the system without a password. Instructions for logging in and out will be located by each computer.

For more information about general-purpose classroom computers, including storage, a list of the installed software, and what to expect when you log in, read this article.

These upgrades are part of the Y2K20 Project being undertaken by Information Technology Services and departmental IT staff. The process of upgrading other (non-general purpose) classroom computers on campus is also underway. Classrooms in education and law were upgraded during the summer. Work will continue into Winter 2020 on the remaining classroom computers.

More than 70 computers in general-purpose classrooms across campus are being upgraded for the start of Fall 2019 classes.

Windows 10 and the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 are being installed on all machines. Going forward, updates will be completed automatically ensuring these classroom computers match university computer standards.

“With these upgrades, general-purpose classroom computers will be faster than before,” says Stephen Karamatos, Manager, Technology and Innovation, Information Technology Services. “They will also provide access to your OneDrive files from within Office applications such as PowerPoint. So, you don’t need to remember to bring a USB with your presentation on it anymore.”

Faculty, staff and students will be able to sign in to these computers with their uwinid@uwindsor.ca email address and UWin Account password. Off campus users will be able to log in as a guest and use the system without a password. Instructions for logging in to general-purpose classroom computers and, just as importantly, logging out of them will be placed by each computer. 

For more information about general-purpose classroom computers, including storage, a list of the installed software, and what to expect when you log in, please read this article.

These upgrades are part of the Y2K20 Project being undertaken by Information Technology Services and departmental IT staff. The process of upgrading other (non-general purpose) classroom computers on campus is also underway. Classrooms in Education and Law were upgraded during the summer. Work will continue into Winter 2020 on the remaining classroom computers. 

 

On Monday, August 5 2019, Lynda.com upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning, which acquired Lynda.com, has the same great content but  provides an even more personalized experience. And, it’s still free to all faculty, staff and students.

Now that the upgrade is complete, you will no longer be able to access Lynda.com — instead you will be redirected to LinkedIn Learning. Don’t worry, all your learning activity and history from Lynda.com was seamlessly transferred to LinkedIn Learning.

For more information on LinkedIn Learning, and instructions for logging in, please see https://uwindsor.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=84259