Problems in the
classroom (Whom do you contact?)
Technology problems in the classrooms should be routed through the
Technology Support Center. The Technology Support Center can be
contacted by dialing (217)206-6000. The Technology Support Center is
our central point of contact and our first response for technology
issues and problems.
a new Center for Geographic Information System (GIS). The center
will support GIS classes, workshop, and research activities at UIS.
This support includes database, software, training and assistance in
the use of GIS tools. The center (HRB107 and HRB 111) has been
equipped with new computers and the latest spatial data
analysis/image processing software. The students in
ENS404: Fundamentals of GIS
are the first group of users who get the opportunity to experience
the state of the arts GIS technology at UIS campus.
TurningPoint Audience Response System has been used on the UIS
campus for several semesters. This software enables faculty to
electronically poll student responses during a class. Turning
Technologies has recently released a building block that allows
integration with Blackboard. To learn more about this system, please
Audience Response System webpage.
Software WebStore distributes many software packages for free or at
a fraction of their usual costs. Students and faculty can obtain
discounts that are better than what commercial stores have to offer.
Logon to WebStore to start taking advantage of these incredible
savings. If you have general or technical questions about WebStore,
please contact the Technology Support Center at (217)206-6000.
classroom at UIS has the potential to become a computer lab.
Information Technology Services offers laptop carts that can be
reserved for classroom use. Each cart has between 10 and 24 wireless
capable laptops with the same software found in our traditional
computer labs. Please schedule these carts at least a week ahead of
time to insure availability. To schedule a cart for your classroom,
please call us at (217)206-6550.
Digitizing Video for
plan on digitizing video(s) for classroom delivery, the ITS Media
Lab can help you with your project. Please note that you will need
to obtain the necessary copyright clearances [Form
A and Form B] before ITS can digitize and stream a video for
35mm Slide Scanning
addition to several flatbed scanners [for photos and transparencies]
at the ITS Media Lab, we now have a Nikon Slide Scanner. The Nikon
slide scanner allows you to scan a single slide and you can automate
a multiple slide-scanning process.
Microsoft has officially released its new operating system, Windows
Vista. ITS is currently testing various applications for
compatibility with this new operating system. We do not plan to
upgrade campus PCs to Vista until all compatibility issues are known
and we are prepared to provide full technical support.