April 2017 ICT Newsletter

Maxwell School Recording Studio

  • Windows 10 upgrade, research computing, accessibility training
  • Emerging Technology: Facebook Live
  • The Global Collaboratory: Maxwell School Recording Studio
  • ICT Staff Focus: Favorite applications
  • Maxwell School YouTube Page
  • Maxwell School Staff Focus: Gretchen Fitzgerald
  • Tips and Tricks: Smart Lookup
  • ICT Student Focus: Shuning Zhang
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December 2016 ICT Newsletter

  • 25th Issue logo25th Issue of the ICT Newsletter, research computing, accessibility
  • Ektron Update: Proactive Web Page Accessibility Scanning
  • Emerging Technology: Review of past topics
  • The Global Collaboratory: Review of past articles
  • Tips and Tricks: Email one worksheet from an Excel file
  • Student Focus: Where are they now?
  • Faculty Focus / Maxwell Staff Focus: Review of past participants
  • Memories from past newsletters
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August 2016 ICT Newsletter

  • Orange SUccess, computing research, AccessibilitySmartThings Hub
  • Ektron Update: Sizing Photos for the Web
  • Maxwell Staff Focus: Isaac Olson
  • Emerging Technology: Samsung SmartThings
  • The Global Collaboratory: GC update and recent events
  • Tips and Tricks: File Explorer in Windows 10
  • Fun Stuff: Favorite ICT Staff Vacation Pictures
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Orange SUccess

The Orange SUccess (aka Starfish Retention Solutions) initiative is in alignment with Syracuse University’s 2015 Academic Strategic Plan and was conceptualized as part of the conversations during the University-wide Fast Forward Syracuse initiative. It is a web based advising tool intended to improve the way faculty, advisors and undergrads (available to grad students in the future) work across all schools and colleges. This system will allow faculty and advisors to help many more students to be successful at Syracuse University.

Orange SUccess tools will be available across all colleges and schools Fall 2016. It provides an efficient way to quickly offer coordinated support to students ensuring they receive the right type of assistance/intervention to keep them on track. For more information please visit the Orange SUccess web site.

April 2016 ICT Newsletter

  • Windows 10, Office 2016, Global Collaboratory Upgrade, AccessibilityEktron Site or Dashboard
  • Maxwell Student Focus: Jen Brooks
  • ICT Staff Focus: What does the ICT Staff like about Windows 10?
  • Ektron Update: The Ektron Dashboard
  • Emerging Technology: The Internet of Things
  • The Global Collaboratory: Recent Events
  • Tips and Tricks: Outlook and Word changes
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New ITS Accessibility Offerings

ITS adds walk-in consulting and expands workshops for improving the accessibility of documents, web pages, and videos

SU seeks to ensure that all people regardless of individual ability or disability can effectively access University communications and technology. Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce their new Walk-in IT Accessibility Help Desk hours. New this semester, the IT Accessibility Help Desk provides consultation on related topics, including video captioning, remediation of your PDF, PowerPoint, or Word documents to ensure accessibility, and identifying and fixing accessibility issues on your website. This new service is available Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ITS Service Center, in room 1-227 Center for Science and Technology.

Accessibility training workshops available

ITS is accepting registrations for three training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to, and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of information communications and technologies. Creating Accessible Documents focuses on course materials and documents, Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility focuses on websites and online resources, and a new workshop called Video Captioning covers the basics of adding captions to video content.

The workshops will help participants understand accessibility, put it into practice on the job, and support Syracuse University’s efforts to ensure accessibility of documents, systems, and communications across campus.

The workshops will be presented by Sharon Trerise and Kara Patten from ITS’s Academic Services team at the dates, times, and locations shown below. Each session has space for 12 participants.
Seating is limited, so register early! There is high demand for this training, so registration is on a first-submitted, first-enrolled basis.

Learn more and register here for any of the workshops

Windows 10 upgrade

ITS, the campus IT group, has released the Windows 10 desktop operating system software. Windows 10 is very similar to Windows 8 but adds back the Start Menu, which was removed by Microsoft after Windows 7. ICT will begin upgrading the public computers and computer labs in the Maxwell School to Windows 10 between Monday, December 21st and Tuesday December 22nd. ICT will make computers available for students who need them while their area is being upgraded. The registrar classrooms will remain untouched until Learning Environments begins upgrading the classrooms on campus to Windows 10 sometime next year.

While the formal migration to Windows 10 for Maxwell faculty and staff will begin after the spring semester, anyone who wishes to have their computer upgraded earlier can do so by emailing service@maxwell.syr.edu and we will set up a time starting in January. Upgrading to Windows 10 is an easy process and training will be provided.

December 2015 Newsletter

Windows 10 logo

  • Deployment of Windows 10; Office 2016; Green Days and remote desktop users; Accessibility training continues
  • Faculty Focus: Christopher R. DeCorse
  • Emerging Technology: Windows 10
  • Ektron Update: reCaptcha
  • Student Focus: Adam Gendler
  • The Global Collaboratory
  • Reboot Your Computer!
  • Staff Holiday Traditions
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August 2015 Newsletter

  • Hand holding a dronelynda.com, Fast Forward Syracuse, Accessibility
  • Cincopa
  • Maxwell Staff Focus: Christina Leigh Deitz
  • Student Focus: Nikeeta Raveendra Menon
  • Emerging Technology: Drones
  • The Global Collaboratory: Video Conferencing
  • Tips and Tricks: The Excel 2013 Watch Window
  • ICT Family Follow-up
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