February 27: Technology Day 2008
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 27, 11:30am -
This event is free and open to the public.
This year's theme is Building iCommunity: Toolsets for Today. Technology Day at UIS is an annual event that showcases innovative
ways that faculty, staff and students are using technology. In
addition to showcasing the uses of technology in education, the
daylong activities will provide opportunities for networking and for
exchanging knowledge and expertise related to technology and
education. Prizes and refreshments will be provided.
We are pleased to have Ann Peterson Bishop, UIUC professor
and community organizer. She will be presenting Building
iCommunity: Technology Meets Civic Engagement.
event schedule includes a variety of 35-minute presentation
sessions as well as poster sessions. For more information, visit the
Office 2007 & Office 2003
Technology Support Center has received calls from users about Office
2007. This latest version of Microsoft Office introduces several new
features that enhance the functionality of the program. Many of the
new features offered by Office 2007 require that documents are saved
in a special format such as '.docx' and '.pptx'. Unfortunately,
older versions of Office are not able to use these new formats. If
you are not ready to upgrade to Office 2007, there is an option to
stop those annoying compatibility errors.
Microsoft has released the Office Compatibility Pack to allow Office
2003 users to open, edit, and save files using the file format new
to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.
ITS recommends that all faculty, students, and staff that are not
using Office 2007
download the Compatibility Pack for FREE.
Audio/Video Capture Service
classroom capture system called Apreso is now available for use
campus-wide. Apreso captures, manages, and publishes class
lectures while integrating with existing teaching technologies.
Classroom capture allows you to record a lecture along with
whatever is displayed on the computer screen, thus providing
your students with a powerful tool for review, to further
supplement material covered in class, or to provide instruction
that is entirely web-based. Students are able to fast-forward,
rewind, or skip to particular segments. The captures can be
viewed via an Internet browser, through iTunes, or downloaded to
an MP3 player. For more information, please visit the
Class Capture webpage.
Enhanced Classroom Prototype
is hard at work equipping the few remaining classrooms on campus
with state of the art equipment designed to enhance the
integration of technology into the curriculum. The classrooms
will be equipped with LCD TVs, wireless keyboards and mice,
DVD/VHS combo players, and cable TV stations. We invite you to
visit our technology enhanced classroom prototype in BRK 369 and
feedback via an online
survey. We have listened to the suggestions we have received
to date and are now creating a second prototype classroom in PAC
Technology Support Center, HSB 110
(877) 847-0443 [Toll free]
Lab, BRK 180
Computer Lab, UHB 2030
Office 2008 for Macs
Microsoft Office 2008 (the Mac version of Office 2007)
is now available via the
WebStore. Workshops detailing the new interface and features will
be scheduled soon.
FREE Video Resources
Atomic Learning is a free, web-based training
resource full of short, step-by-step tutorials covering
over 100 different software applications. Take
advantage of this great resource of anytime, anywhere