is excited to announce the availability of Atomic Desktop, a
free tool that compliments the Atomic Learning video tutorials
which help answer "How do I?" questions on over 100 different
software applications. Simply
download Atomic Desktop, which allows you to quickly search
over 35,000 tutorials directly from your desktop.
you wondering how your colleagues are using Atomic Learning? If
so, below are three of the most popular videos:
Health and Maintenance
Like people or automobiles, computers need check-ups and routine
maintenance in order to keep them up and running. Fortunately, you may not need to take your computer to a costly
doctor or mechanic; there are many things you can do yourself to
ensure that your computer runs as efficiently as possible. We encourage you to review the tips available in the Atomic
Learning series on
PC Maintenance and Security.
Cisco IP Phone Support
UIS offers support for Cisco-based Internet Protocol (IP)
phones. The Cisco 7940 IP Phones, used extensively on campus,
contain advanced features that expedite many tasks such as
checking your voicemail from off-campus, forwarding calls,
setting up conference calls, and much more. For more information
about using your Cisco IP phone,
please read the IP Phone customization document [pdf file].
Email Distribution Lists
distribution list is a list of email addresses. Emails sent to a
distribution list are received by all members of the list.
Distribution lists facilitate group communication by eliminating
the need to enter individual email addresses when sending an
email to a group.
Campus Announcements is one of the UIS distribution lists.
If an employee has an announcement that would be of general
interest to the campus, they can send it to this list.
employees are automatically part of this list, so most employees
are on the list.
However, employees can request to be removed from this
distribution list by
Technology Support Center.
Similarly, they can contact the Technology Support Center if
they are not
currently receiving Campus Announcements but would like to.
Both employees and students can review Campus Announcements at
convenience by accessing the Campus Announcements folder in the
Public Folders in Outlook or via a browser at
http://webmail.uis.edu/public/announcements/campus (you will
be prompted to enter your NetID and password).
Visit our website for
information on other UIS distribution lists.
Users of the UIS Software WebStore will notice the previous URL
now directs to the UIUC Software WebStore at
This has been done to help promote a unified system whereby all
members of the University of Illinois are eligible for the same
great deals on software. Users of the WebStore are able to login
using their 'NetID@uis.edu' and supplying their UIS email
password. Questions regarding access to the new WebStore or
about the merger may be directed to the
UIS Technology Support
ITS is excited and proud to acknowledge faculty who are incorporating multimedia into their courses.
this issue, we are showcasing the innovative work of Dr.
Harshavardhan Bapat, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
"To help my students have a better grasp of the content
in the General Chemistry course, I put together the
Chemistry in a Flash application. The principal idea
behind this program is that anybody looking at these
webpages would be able to learn and practice concepts in
To learn how we can support you in incorporating
multimedia into your curriculum, please contact
Atomic Learning and Blackboard
Please keep in mind that you can easily
embed any video file from Atomic Learning into your
Blackboard course or course website, allowing
students to review or learn new skills that will help
them complete course assignments and projects.
How Do I...
Convert a Word 2007 document to a pdf?
Watch this short video to learn how. Visit our
FAQ page for step-by-step instructions [pdf file] for
installing the pdf add-in to Office 2007.
Technology Support Center, HSB 110
(877) 847-0443 [Toll free]
Lab, BRK 180
Computer Lab, UHB 2030
Summer Lab Hours
The lab in UHB 2030 will be closed for the summer.
The hours for the Media Lab in BRK 180 are:
Mon-Thu: 8:30am - 10pm
Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 2pm - 10pm