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Ask.UWindsor.ca is an online repository of knowledge base articles for applicants and current students that can be accessed at any time. It offers hundreds of articles ranging from registration information, how to access UWinsite Student, to applying to graduate. If someone has a question that does not have an answer, they can post the question for a UWindsor staff member to answer.

Using a UWin ID and password to sign in to Ask.UWindsor.ca will soon be available for applicants and students with UWin accounts. Starting April 1, UWinsite Student will match student records with Ask.UWindsor.ca accounts.

For current students, if they have an Ask.UWindsor.ca account and their UWinsite Student record changes due to an activity such as adding a course, or updating a cell phone number, it will prompt the system to check for an email match within Ask.UWindsor.ca. For applicants, when they apply to UWindsor with the same email used to set up an Ask.UWindsor account, the system will identify a match. In both instances, the student or applicant will receive an email informing them to use their UWin ID and password going forward.

“This move to using single sign-in will be more convenient for students. It reduces the confusion between UWinsite Student sign-in credentials and Ask.UWindsor.ca, while also improving security,” says Chris Busch, associate vice-president, enrolment management, Office of Enrolment Management.

Those who do not have an active UWin ID can continue to use the credential they created when registering for the Ask.UWindsor.ca account.

Individuals experiencing issues signing in to Ask.UWindsor.ca after their accounts have been linked can contact the Information Technology Service Desk for help by opening a ticket.

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Create a more engaging experience in Microsoft Teams when using the “Present in Teams” function to display your PowerPoint slideshow. You can use various tools to markup or highlight certain parts of a slide to amplify your information or even play videos from within PowerPoint.

Learn how to better use the “Present in Teams” function by watching this 198-second Tech Talk video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. Each one is a short, practical video tutorial with links to more information. Find more Tech Talks at uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

Sandbox sites for three LMS options

The three vendors vying to be the University of Windsor’s next Learning Management System (LMS) have provided the campus community a “sandbox” — or testing version — of their systems to showcase their products and allow UWindsor faculty, staff, and students to get a hands-on experience of the look, feel, and function of each.

The sandbox sites for the three LMS options will be available until April 3 for users to test, provide their insights, and have their opinions included in the evaluation process.

Visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/lmsreview for instructions to access the sandboxes and links to the feedback form for each system.

In appreciation for taking the time to evaluate these systems, for each feedback form submitted by noon on April 4, individuals will have the opportunity to enter a draw for one of more than 30 prizes, including a grand prize draw for the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5” tablet for those who complete all three vendor evaluation forms.

For more information about the LMS Review and its timeline, visit the LMS Review website or email lmsreview@uwindsor.ca.

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An online class on April 6 will help staff and faculty who maintain UWindsor websites learn the basics of the Drupal content management system.

The training session offers content editors the ability to learn how to create web pages and events, upload graphics, use menus, add content blocks, and follow accessibility requirements, says instructor Rob Aitkens.

The hour and a half long class is required for all employees responsible for maintaining UWindsor websites and serves as a refresher for those who may want to improve their skills.

The remote Drupal 7 Web Accessibility Basic Training starts at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Sign up is required to attend.

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Network improvements by service provider Connecting Windsor-Essex will take the University of Windsor’s internet offline Thursday, March 24, from 12 to 3 a.m.

In addition to the internet access on campus being disrupted, all UWindsor systems will be off-line during the same period, including:

  • UWinsite Student
  • Blackboard
  • MyUWinfo

Users may have to restart or log in again on various platforms when internet service resumes.

If you have difficulties accessing the internet on campus after the outage, contact the IT Service Desk by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 4440. The IT Service Desk opens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.