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University of Minnesota Duluth, Information Technology Systems and Services

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April 2014

ITSS Faculty Fellows Program to Continue Next Academic Year
The success of the Faculty Fellows Program this year has led us to renewing it.
iOS 7.1, Apple Devices, and Apple Programs
Wondering about the current status of iOS 7.1, Apple Devices, and Apple Programs here at UMD? Look no further.
Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 1: Reading
From a built-in text-to-speech synthesizer to an online translator this first article in the Read&Write Gold (R&WG) Tools series presents an array of its reading tools.
Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 2: Writing and Self-Editing
Learn about speech input, spelling-grammar checking, verb checker, word prediction and more in part 2 of the R&WG Tools series.
U of M is Replacing M-Key with Duo
Recently some of you may have received an email from "Identity Management" about a new login key, called "Duo." If you use M-Key, please read this article.
U of M to Retire UThink Blogs
Please be aware of this important announcement regarding the UThink Blogs system.
Policy Update: Guidelines on Purchasing Software
Over the past year, more and more units have been choosing to purchase software to improve their operations. This is a good thing. However, the purchase process for software is more complex than many may know.
ITSS By The Numbers Faculty Technology Team
The ITSS Faculty Technology Team provides support for faculty, enabling them to use technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research as well as encouraging them to model effective and ethical use of technology for their students.
Ten Years Ago in ITSS: AV Services Updated
The switch to an AV classroom podium master key was reported as a smooth transition in April 2004.