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A free class Wednesday, March 27, will help staff and faculty responsible for maintaining UWindsor websites learn the basics of the Drupal content management system.

Website Basic Training will focus on teaching site editors how to create pages and events, upload graphics and use menus and blocks, says instructor Rob Aitkens, web development team lead in Information Technology Services.

He will also cover University and legislative guidelines for posting content.

The class 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 9:30 a.m. to noon in the University Computer Centre’s lower-level classroom. Registration is required through this online form.

Blackboard will be performing maintenance which will affect users of the Virtual Classroom ( both Classic and Ultra) on February 15 2019 from 4am-8am

They anticipate the maintenance to be complete by 8am, however if you notice any issues with the Virtual Classroom, please submit a service request so we can investigate.

Blackboard itself will be operational through this maintenance window ( outside of the regular 5-6am downtime)

The LMS Team

IT Services will be performing wireless network maintenance in the Welcome Centre from 6:00-8:00am Thursday February 14. During this time, the wireless network in the Welcome Centre will be unavailable for 15-30 minutes while the system software is updated. All wireless network services will be offline, including the data network, Xerox printing and SpectraLink phones.

If there are still issues using wireless after 8:00am, please contact the IT ServiceDesk at ext. 4440.

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A free class Tuesday, Feb. 26, will help staff and faculty responsible for maintaining UWindsor websites learn the basics of the Drupal content management system.

Website Basic Training will focus on teaching site editors how to create pages and events, upload graphics and use menus and blocks, says instructor Rob Aitkens, web development team lead in Information Technology Services.

He will also cover the University and legislative guidelines for posting content.

The class 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’s lower-level classroom.

Registration is required through this online form.

Scantron form

The new Scantron forms — used for computerized test scoring and student evaluation of teaching — are now available from Patty Burnett in the purchasing department, reports Information Technology Services.

Computing consultant Mathew Chandler notes that submissions are acceptable in either the old format or the new, but not a mix of both.

“To mark a test, all forms either have to be the old form or the new form,” he says. “A mixture of old and new forms makes it impossible to mark as one test.”

Direct any questions on replacing the existing forms to Chandler at mchandle@uwindsor.ca.