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Register now for the 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

September 22, 2014

Registration is open for the 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) that will be held Thursday and Friday, November 13th and 14th, on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For program details about the two-day conference, access the 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference site at: http://www.umsl.edu/services/ctl/fttc/

SIUE is a Gold-Level sponsor of the FTTC this year, meaning that there is no charge for SIUE participants to attend the concurrent sessions at the...

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iOS 8 Update on Sept. 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

On September 17, Apple plans to release the iOS 8 update for general availability. When these types of releases have occurred in the past, SIUE has seen very large increases in network bandwidth as users try to update their various devices (e.g. iPhone or iPad). This demand has caused issues with other types of downloads and general network traffic.

To help manage this demand, ITS has worked with Apple Inc. by building in some technical safeguards. However, users can also help. Students can del...

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Using Publisher Content with Blackboard (i.e. WebAssign, Pearson, Wiley etc.)

September 15, 2014

Many academic textbook publishers offer web-based learning materials to accompany their textbooks. The materials, ranging from individual activities and assessments to fully built courses, can be integrated inside of Blackboard or used outside of Blackboard as a standalone service.

Although ITS can assist faculty with the implementation of publisher content in Blackboard, many third-party software vendors ask that institutions do not attempt to provide technical support for their products. As a...

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Fall ITS Technology Training Workshops

September 02, 2014

ITS provides training opportunities each semester for faculty and staff who are interested in gaining new or improving existing technology skills. Among other workshops this fall, ITS will offer sessions on Microsoft Office, University email, Banner (the University’s registration system), Cascade Server (the University’s web content management system), and Blackboard (the University’s learning management system).

Visit the ITS Training page to learn more and to register: http://...

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Tips from the Help Desk - Expired Passwords

September 01, 2014

You don’t necessarily need to make a trip to the Help Desk if your password expires. If you know your last working password, go to the e-ID Creation and Maintenance page and click “I know what my password is and I want to change it.”  Follow the instructions on the page and get a new password within minutes. But if you run into any trouble, the Help Desk staff would be happy to help. Call 618-650-5500 or email help@siue.edu with your questions or concerns.

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