June 2001

New Services Available for Faculty Fall 2001
The ITSS training staff has a number of brand new services available for faculty this coming fall semester.

These services are described at Faculty Web Services page and can be requested from the Class Alias web page at

Our three new services, created in response to faculty requests are:
- streaming audio and video
- web drop folders
- the web access logger

Streaming audio or video is a way to provide audio and video content on the Web without allowing users to save the file on their machines.

This technology is convenient for users that want to move to any point in an audio or video file and have it start almost instantaneously. Having this feature available is particularly useful when putting large video files on the web. Live audio and video requires the use of the streaming server.

File types that may be streamed include:

Web drop folders are a way to accept submissions of electronic material in a secure environment. Files can be in virtually any format and any size. This is a handy alternative to having students send in homework and projects as email attachments!

The web logger is a tool that allows instructors to verify what users in a particular class have accessed a particular page in a password-protected directory. This would be useful for instructors of distance education or independent learning courses that need to keep track of who has seen a particular page in their course materials.


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