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- Web Server Changes
- A conversion to an upgraded main web server (www.d.umn.edu)
happened on October 31, 2011 at 6 A.M. The system now has more
capacity, improved network connectivity, and redundant network
Google+ is Now Available
- The University of Minnesota has added Google+ to the list
of Google apps that are available to students, faculty, and
staff who already have a U of M Google account.
Use Google Docs instead of waiting for one of those expensive
Active Learning Classrooms...What?!?
- Have you ever wanted to use one of those specialized
Active Learning Classrooms (ALC)? While the ALC environment
offers opportunities, we have found that the same
opportunities are possible within traditional classrooms with
the use of Google Docs.
Using an AD Computer Off Campus
- If your laptop has been added to Active Directory (AD)
services, you will still be able to use it on any network.
However, there are a few items to note to make this process
as smooth as possible when using it off campus.
- The Accessibility and Technology team has identified a
service that can provide captioning for videos. They
currently charge $162 per content hour ($2.70 per minute) for
transcript and caption files and offer over 40 output types,
all listed at:
- Recently, a group of faculty and Lisa Fitzpatrick were
able to secure a very substantial grant that will engender
some fundamental changes in how the VizLab works.
Policy Update: Use of Information Technology
- Two important appendices to this policy provide important
information about how to treat email, voice mail, and text
messages that may be considered public records.
Policy Update: Administering Summative Student
- Because we are getting close to the end of the semester,
it may be a good time to review the UMD Procedures
for Administering Summative Student Evaluations.
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