Office of Technology Services (OTS) Archive

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    Connect to the IIT Secure Wireless Network

    The Office of Technology Services is updating Main Campus wireless access to take advantage of current encryption methods for the safety and security of our community. This February, OTS will begin retiring the non-encrypted IIT-WiFi wireless network leaving the IIT-Secure network available. The IIT-Secure wireless network can be used in most Main Campus buildings; check the campus wireless map for coverage information.

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    Blackboard 9.1 Is Live

    Over the weekend, OTS made the formal URL switch: the Blackboard icon in the MyIIT portal and https://blackboard.iit.edu nowpoint to our new system, Blackboard 9.1.

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    Blackboard Workshops Coming Soon

    Beginning in December, IIT Online will offer three new faculty workshops in addition to the general orientation session for Blackboard. These are hands-on workshops to introduce and support faculty in building courses.

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    Google+ Important Requirement: Sign Up Using Accurate Birthdate

    As part of your Google Apps for Education at IIT account, you have access to create a Google+ social media page for interacting with other Google+ users on topics of common interest. To create your page, login into Google Apps for Students or Faculty/Staff in myIIT. Once in the Google environment, click the name+ link upper left on the page to get started.

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    Switch Your Google Docs Interface to Google Drive (Updated)

    As part of your Google Apps for Education at IIT, you have access to a Documents list where you can upload documents, create Google docs, forms, spreadsheets and more. Google is changing the interface for Documents to Google Drive this month. If you have already opted-in to use Google Drive, you will not see any change. If you do nothing, when your account is switched to the Google Drive user interface, it will replace your existing Documents List, without losing any of our existing files.

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    Spring Courses Will Be Loaded to Blackboard Next Week

    Only five days and counting! Thanks to the OTS Blackboard team, spring 2013 courses will be loaded into the new version of Blackboard and made available to faculty on Monday, November 5, instead of later in November.

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  • Connect to IIT-Secure Wireless on Main Campus

    Connect to IIT-Secure Wireless on Main Campus

    OTS is in the process of upgrading the wireless infrastructure on Main Campus to a secure network that protects users by encrypting all data sent between their device and wireless access points. In early 2013, OTS will retire the non-encrypted “IIT-WiFi” wireless network.

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    Blackboard 9.1 for Faculty

    Just a reminder - Blackboard 9.1 will be the live university course management system in January 2013. About 80 faculty have already logged in to see Blackboard 9.1 for themselves – have you?

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    Blackboard 9.1 for Faculty

    Blackboard 9.1 will be the live university learning management system in January 2013. Faculty have access to the system now! You can explore 9.1 as an instructor in your own permanent course shell. You can even import content from one course or multiple courses in Blackboard 8 into that permanent space in 9.1.

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  • Register for September 25th Advanced Gmail and Calendar Training

    Register for September 25th Advanced Gmail and Calendar Training

    The Office of Technology Services (OTS) will conduct Advanced Gmail and Calendar training Tuesday, September 25, 10-11 am. The webinar can be viewed from your computer. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the training.

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