ITaP Newsroom 2018


HUBzero powers Social Media Macroscope, making social media data analysis available to anyone

Learning management system review compiling feedback, plans vendor visits in spring

ITaP presents: The 12 Days of Cybersecurity, to keep you safe this holiday season and beyond

Older Blackboard courses to be removed at end of year 

Blackboard outage scheduled for Dec. 21


ITaP, Purdue Women in HPC group hosting NVIDIA GPU developer advocate Nov. 29

ITaP offers events to help faculty start new semester 

Big data research focus of free Purdue, National Science Foundation workshop Dec. 4-5

Biomedical Engineering embraces accessibility, with help from ITaP

ITaP is hosting a review of web-conferencing tools 

Purdue booth at international supercomputing conference to highlight giant leaps enabled by research computing

Know your BoilerKey, features to help prevent, solve lockouts 

Need your students to learn a new technology? ITaP’s Student Software Trainers can help


Have thoughts on Blackboard Learn’s replacement? Review team seeks examples of use cases and user stories  

Purdue’s all-women student supercomputing team ready to take on the competition

Symposium to focus on teaching with Open Educational Resources

BoilerKey required for Purdue website CAS authentication, including benefits open enrollment

Purdue Women in HPC chapter one of the first selected for affiliation with international organization

New online grading tool to be focus of Tech Today   

New all-GPU research supercomputer optimized for AI and machine learning, honors trailblazing Purdue engineering professor

Beware: Uptick in fraudulent emails asking for money or sensitive information 

Professor embraces retirement and online teaching with a little help from ITaP

Cybersecurity speaker offers tips for users 8 to 80

Professors say new tool reduces grading time, improves fidelity  

Review to look at possible replacements for survey-tool Qualtrics 

Faculty meeting to discuss new all-GPU research supercomputer set for Oct. 16

BoilerKey required for Purdue website CAS authentication, including benefits open enrollment, as of Oct. 30

Systemwide review team seeks input as it looks to replace Blackboard Learn


Web.ics career account service to receive upgrade; users need to test their webpages 

NSF awards $4.5 million grant to build platform for geospatial data management

Feedback sought, listening sessions scheduled, as University reviews the needs of a digital learning environment

BoilerKey enforced on WebVPN as of Friday, Sept. 14

Instructional Innovation Program offers faculty grants to explore teaching and learning ideas

ITaP team helps professor create online course, improve traditional course, too

WebEx upgrade to change look and feel of video conferencing tool 

Purdue Women in HPC member wins award at national research computing conference

Disaster recovery test will take numerous business apps off line Sept. 15


Recently retired Conte cluster drove research in nanotechnology, many other fields

In-video quizzing tools help students engage with content

Innovative Learning Team will serve as hub for teaching, learning and online innovation 

A replacement for Blackboard Learn? Comprehensive review of University’s learning management system begins this fall

Pilot study to investigate effects of non-academic apps on PAL connectivity

BoilerCast lecture capture now powered by Kaltura 

Summer classroom tech updates include Windows 10, new lecture capture service

Upgrade allows Software Remote applications to launch and run faster

12 classroom technology tips to help instructors speed up time to teaching

Open house events highlight active learning opportunities on campus

You’re not seeing things, your office phone may look different after summer break


New technology helps answer a big question about big data for educators


Classroom and computer lab updates 

It’s almost here – July 1 deadline nears for BoilerKey

BoilerCast lecture capture now powered by Kaltura

The FBI has a message for you: Reboot your router


Network, wireless upgrade commencing; expect brief outages

Research computing conducts first high-performance computing course for life sciences

Modeling network interactions can illuminate things ranging from how the brain works to irrigation’s impact on groundwater

Six ways to address accessibility as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 

Technology evolution drives Purdue to review learning management systems; faculty, staff, and students invited to participate 

Have an idea for improving your course? Learn how one faculty member got the help he needed.

Scammers, claiming to be Chinese diplomats or authorities, target Chinese and American citizens with vishing


New supercomputer gives Purdue researchers easy access to a large GPU-based system

BoilerKey signups in progress, new hardware tokens arrive

Student teams help solve real-world business problem for Cisco in “data dive” competition

Purdue starts data certification program for key reports and dashboards

Regular maintenance, being memory conscious improve supercomputing success

Finals week workshops can save faculty time creating an online course

Classroom, lab computers being upgraded to Windows 10

Women in High Performance Computing at Purdue forming all-women student supercomputing team, encourages students to apply

Blackboard Learn upgrade scheduled for May 12

Computational tools for big data research focus of Purdue, NSF workshop


Virtual reality tools for research and learning on display at Envision Center open house

Virtual reality simulator is designed to protect construction workers from falls

Don't let yourself be fooled by 'phishing' schemes

Power outage Saturday night affects most Purdue’s IT systems

Purdue, four partners launch collaborative cybersecurity operations center

Replay app makes a game of becoming a wine expert

High school students see glimpse of the future at Dawn or Doom 

Students invited to participate in campus IT Challenge Day with $4,000 in prizes

Envision Center hosts series of “coffee hours” for faculty, staff interested in virtual reality  

Purdue team offers biomedical sciences big data science boot camp using ITaP Research Computing resources

Purdue researchers invited to attend NSF-sponsored Science Gateways Bootcamp

Spring Data Dive competition registration now open to students across campus

Dawn or Doom conference book available, organizing committee taking speaking and collaboration proposals 

Nine ways to get started with teaching online over spring break


New templates for Blackboard Learn designed to help instructors create courses quickly

ITaP and SAP host women in IT panel discussion, networking event for students

Colombian undergraduates gain hands-on experience managing supercomputers through ITaP Research Computing

With upgrade, Software Remote applications should launch and run faster

MOOCs help Purdue program expand reach to middle and high school students

March 6 high-performance computing workshop will focus on GPU programming with OpenACC

College of Education creates competency-based online program, where graduates have to show what they know  

Briefing examines use of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center for academic year 2017-18

ITaP Research Computing to host Symposium for Research Data Technology March 1

Purdue phone replacement project starts rolling


Here are some easy, practical tips for Data Privacy Day

PAL Service Alert update: connection issues resolved

Hardware design flaws Meltdown and Spectre mean users should be overly cautious

Research Computing staff helps students, postdocs get started with high-performance computing

February workshop to cover high-performance computing with Purdue’s community clusters

Big data research with Hadoop and Spark focus of Purdue, National Science Foundation workshop Feb. 7-8

January and February workshop offers hands-on introduction to UNIX computing

Active Learning Community of Practice gives faculty space for sharing ideas

Purdue’s economic impact in Indiana totals more than $2.1 billion

NSF OpenMP high-performance computing workshop at Purdue set for Jan. 9

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