2019 Newsroom Stories

December `19

As the holidays near, don’t forget to register for BoilerKey self-recovery

December 19, 2019

With the holiday season comes holiday deals on new tech. If you’re in the market for a new phone, don’t forget to sign up for BoilerKey self-recovery. With self-recovery, you’ll never be without BoilerKey.

New “report phishing” button in Outlook, Office 365 will make it easier to report security risks

December 13, 2019

To make it easier to report possible security risks, ITaP is adding a report phishing button to both the desktop and web versions of Outlook for Office 365.

Brightspace implementation starts in January

December 10, 2019

Faculty and staff can begin planning to access Brightspace this spring in preparation for the move away from Blackboard Learn.

Learn how to evaluate your online course design at Quality Matters rubric workshop

December 09, 2019

Purdue Innovative Learning is hosting workshops for faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about using the Quality Matters Higher Ed Rubric for course design

November `19

Talk to discuss resources available for launching online courses and programs

November 26, 2019

Faculty and staff are invited to discuss the launch process for online courses and programs with Purdue Online team.

Purdue professor pieces together how massive stars explode using virtual reality

November 20, 2019

Purdue professor pieces together how massive stars explode using virtual reality

Student learning assessed authentically through industry software

November 20, 2019

Cybersecurity escape room promotes safe, secure online practices

November 19, 2019

Teams of staff and students solved the mystery of a hacked Purdue account while learning practical cybersecurity tips.

Remind students to complete course evaluations Nov. 25-Dec. 8

November 18, 2019

How Purdue's spam filtering works

November 15, 2019

Purdue’s email filters check approximately 30 million messages in a given week and filter out most of the junk mail. Here’s a brief primer on how they work, why they occasionally don’t – or work too well – and what you can do about it.

Envision Center VR app teaches construction workers not to fall

November 14, 2019

Envision Center VR app teaches construction workers not to fall

Brightspace implementation draws closer, timelines become more defined

November 14, 2019

Purdue’s West Lafayette, Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses are preparing for the implementation of the Brightspace learning management system, including the chance for some to teach in Brightspace this spring.

Purdue team chosen to compete in international supercomputing competition

November 06, 2019

Purdue team chosen to compete in international supercomputing competition

Listening session seeks feedback about digital proctoring

November 05, 2019

Purdue Online is reviewing digital proctoring tools with the goal of having a centrally supported service for both online and face-to-face classes; a listening session on Nov. 18 gives faculty and staff an opportunity to voice their thoughts.

October `19

Classroom accessibility webinar, peer review tool workshop part of November offerings

October 31, 2019

Innovative Learning invites faculty, staff and graduate students to attend workshops focusing on accessibility and peer-review

Instructional tools, accessibility and video workshops scheduled for October

October 31, 2019

Register to attend Purdue’s Innovative Learning workshops designed to help instructors start the semester strong.

Meet the Innovative Learning Team

October 29, 2019

Weber cluster available for high-performance computing with controlled research

October 22, 2019

Weber cluster available for high-performance computing with controlled research

Don’t get locked out of benefits open enrollment, sign up for BoilerKey self-recovery

October 21, 2019

Those interested in learning web content management with Cascade should fill out this survey

October 18, 2019

Purdue’s chief privacy officer discusses need for a uniform federal privacy standard

October 14, 2019

If every state has its own set of privacy laws, institutions like Purdue will have a hard time complying with them all. For the sake of compliance and simplicity, Purdue’s chief privacy officer, Trent Klingerman, argues for a clear and reasonable federal privacy standard.

Privacy basics from Purdue’s internationally known cybersecurity expert

October 10, 2019

Online privacy keeps evolving, so it's important that we keep learning. Dr. Gene Spafford, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and Purdue faculty member, shares his knowledge and some practical tips for keeping your private information private.

Teaching as a team – Q&A with face-to-face & online instructional teams atPurdue

October 09, 2019

Circuit peer review tool can help students develop “critical thinking skills”

October 09, 2019

Barbara Gibson says the peer review tool Circuit – developed at Purdue – helps increase student engagement and enhances students’ critical thinking skills.

Think twice, don't get phished

October 08, 2019

Purdue is regularly targeted by scam “phishing” emails, like the "cool cash" series offering big money for small jobs. Some of these messages can look quite legitimate, in part because they're sent from compromised Purdue accounts commandeered by scammers.

Resources available to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Brightspace

October 07, 2019

As Purdue prepares to move to D2L Brightspace, the new learning management system replacing Blackboard Learn, faculty and staff will have opportunities to become familiar with the new system that is targeted to be implemented for the fall 2020 semester.

Libraries’ Mobile Maker Team to talk at Oct. 11 Tech Today

October 03, 2019

Learn how faculty can partner with Purdue Libraries to bring 3D printing, GoPro cameras and other Maker tools to their classrooms at the Oct. 11 Tech Today talk.

ITaP’s deputy chief information security officer advises how to manage your personal data for cybersecurity month

October 01, 2019

Whether it’s your Purdue data or data on social media, all identifying data can be used against you in the form of identity theft, phishing or more. ITaP’s deputy CISO gives his advice on how users can best protect their data.

September `19

Invite an educational technologist to your next faculty meeting

September 18, 2019

Innovative Learning’s Teaching and Learning Technologies works with colleges, schools and departments to help faculty learn about and implement teaching innovations available to Purdue.

Implementation planning for D2L Brightspace is underway

September 17, 2019

Plans are in development to help faculty move courses from Blackboard Learn to Brightspace by the start of the fall 2020 semester

Active Learning Community of Practice’s focus this year is on diversity and inclusion

September 16, 2019

Susan Modlin, clinical assistant professor of nursing, says the Active Learning Community of Practice helps faculty “define how they see active learning and how they see it in their classroom.”

Don’t get locked out of benefits open enrollment, sign up for BoilerKey self-recovery

September 13, 2019

Active and Intercultural learning communities to discuss tools for engaging diversity and inclusion

September 12, 2019

Gilbreth supercomputer helping Purdue faculty make leaps in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science

September 09, 2019

Gilbreth supercomputer helping Purdue faculty make leaps in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research – no PhD required

September 03, 2019

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research – no PhD required

August `19

Report VPN, other issues

August 29, 2019

Report VPN, network drive, application, other issues to ITaP.

SharePoint-BoilerAD special login procedures

August 29, 2019

SharePoint users will have trouble using the application while Purdue continues to migrate its computer systems to the new BoilerAD domain. ITaP has instructions to help overcome the issue.

Faculty to host panel discussion about benefits of Gradescope

August 28, 2019

Gradescope, which can help reduce the time instructors spend grading, will be the topic of discussion at the Sept. 6 Tech Today event.

New online courses prepare undergraduates for research roles

August 22, 2019

Four one-credit courses offer students a cross-disciplinary view of research and prepare them for independent research projects and graduate school

Purdue team wins best student paper award at national research computing conference

August 19, 2019

Purdue team wins best student paper award at national research computing conference

Scholar cluster now features GPUs, increased storage

August 14, 2019

Scholar cluster now features GPUs, increased storage

Teaching reading groups begin Sept. 17

August 13, 2019

Teaching reading groups begin Sept. 17

Register now: Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching begins Sept. 10

August 13, 2019

Register now: Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching begins Sept. 10

Showing videos in your class? Be aware of potential technical limitations.

August 13, 2019

Evolving copyright protection software – designed to prevent pirating of materials – also causes problems in the classroom. ITaP has resources that can help get your videos back on track. Here are tips from ITaP to help instructors get classroom technology up and running quickly as the fall semester commences:

Can all students read your PowerPoint? Website? Social media posts? Get help here

August 13, 2019

Purdue Innovative Learning helps faculty and staff provide students with fully accessible classroom materials

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

August 13, 2019

For instructors, getting the most out of class time often requires uploading presentation materials and priming classroom technology before the start of class. When the clock is ticking, a basic understanding of classroom technology at Purdue and a few best practices can help ensure a seamless transition from pre-class setup to teaching. Here are tips from ITaP to help instructors get classroom technology up and running quickly as the fall semester commences:

Instructional tools, accessibility and video workshops scheduled for August and September

August 12, 2019

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

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

August 09, 2019

Cybersecurity Awareness Month event landing page.

Be ready for the new semester by testing your BoilerKey before you need it

August 08, 2019

After a summer away, students, faculty and staff may need to review where and when to use BoilerKey and test their BoilerKey to ensure it’s working properly. BoilerKey gives students and employees access to important Purdue sites, such as Blackboard and myPurdue.

IT help tents popping up

August 05, 2019

ITaP pop-up help tents will assist with a variety of Purdue-related technology issues.

July `19

Brown cluster's life extended

July 30, 2019

ITaP extendeds the life of the Brown community cluster research supercomputer.

Gold Answers Knowledge Base

July 24, 2019

Go to the GoldAnswers Knowledge Base with thousands of Purdue-related technical support articles.

Office 365 disappearing calendar items

July 12, 2019

Office 365 disappearing calendar items under investigation

Purdue signs three-year contract to keep survey tool Qualtrics

July 03, 2019

Purdue signs three-year contract to keep survey tool Qualtrics; Review of survey tools leads University to keep current system

June `19

Purdue’s Box research storage service a key component of Eli Lilly collaboration

June 19, 2019

Purdue’s Box research storage service is a key component of Eli Lilly collaboration

May `19

ITaP Research Computing to host annual Symposium for Research Data Technology May 31

May 23, 2019

ITaP Research Computing to host annual Symposium for Research Data Technology May 31

Envision Center celebrates 15 years of advancing research, education with virtual reality, data visualization

May 13, 2019

Envision Center celebrates 15 years of advancing research, education with virtual reality, data visualization

Five ways to be more accessible for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and every other day

May 10, 2019

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about campus accessibility resources on May 16.

Is IMPACT for you?

May 07, 2019

Open house events to promote Global Accessibility Awareness Day, campus resources

May 02, 2019

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about campus accessibility resources on May 16.

April `19

Blackboard Learn will be down for upgrade evening of May 11

April 25, 2019

Blackboard Learn will be inaccessible beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, until 1 a.m., Sunday, May 12, for an upgrade that will allow instructors to incorporate documents from cloud-based services such as Google Docs.

“Speed dating” event hopes to introduce instructors to the right educational tool

April 18, 2019

“Speed dating” event hopes to introduce instructors to the right educational tool on April 30

Image processing software developed by ITaP staff engineer still used widely 30 years later

April 05, 2019

Image processing software developed by ITaP staff engineer still used widely 30 years later

Email scams and phishing – how to spot them in your Purdue email and what to do

April 05, 2019

Tips for how to spot email scams and phishing attempts

Learning Management System Review team studying evaluations, preparing final report

April 05, 2019

Learning Management System Review team studying evaluations, preparing final report

Purdue moving to new version of SharePoint

April 02, 2019

Purdue SharePoint users and their sites will be moving to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2013 beginning in May.

March `19

Learning management system evaluations due by April 5

March 29, 2019

Learning management system evaluations due by April 5

Innovative Learning Team helps professor build courses her way

March 28, 2019

Innovative Learning Team helps professor build courses her way

ITaP refines PAL filtering

March 28, 2019

Campuswide PAL filtering has been refined, is working.

Make your digital footprint an asset for job searches using these tips

March 27, 2019

Creating accessible classrooms, websites and documents part of April workshop offerings

March 27, 2019

Creating accessible classrooms, websites and documents part of April workshop offerings

ITaP Research Computing sponsoring data science, supercomputing challenges at Purdue Computing Challenge Day

March 19, 2019

ITaP Research Computing sponsoring data science, supercomputing challenges at Purdue Computing Challenge Day

Preventive BoilerKey features can keep you from getting locked out

March 19, 2019

Cascade content management system to be upgraded March 26

March 15, 2019

Cascade content management system to be upgraded March 26

Final learning management system demos set for next week, participants asked for feedback

March 14, 2019

Final learning management system demos set for next week, participants asked for feedback

Purdue intercultural learning center flourishes with the help of HUBzero

March 11, 2019

Purdue intercultural learning center flourishes with the help of HUBzero

Purdue soil scientist digs into data with the help of ITaP Research Computing

March 04, 2019

Purdue soil scientist digs into data with the help of ITaP Research Computing

Faculty and staff email moving to the cloud – what you need to know

March 04, 2019

Faculty and staff email moving to the cloud – what you need to know

Envision Center celebrating 15th anniversary, unveiling new collaborative virtual reality environment at April 17 open house

March 01, 2019

Envision Center celebrating 15th anniversary, unveiling new collaborative virtual reality environment at April 17 open house

PAL filtering expanding campuswide

March 01, 2019

PAL filtering expanding campuswide

Reminder: Learning Management System demonstrations scheduled for coming weeks; participants asked to provide evaluations

March 01, 2019

Reminder: Learning Management System demonstrations scheduled for coming weeks; participants asked to provide evaluations

February `19

Beware: Uptick in fraudulent emails asking to change bank account numbers, sensitive information

February 27, 2019

Beware: Uptick in fraudulent emails asking to change bank account numbers, sensitive information

Students invited to evaluate three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn to

February 27, 2019

Students invited to evaluate three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn to

Students invited to evaluate three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn

February 26, 2019

Students invited to evaluate three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn

Tools to help create accessible documents, engage students and grade faster will be featured during March faculty-focused workshops

February 22, 2019

Tools to help create accessible documents, engage students and grade faster will be featured during March faculty-focused workshops

Learning management system invites three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn to campus

February 22, 2019

Learning management system invites three potential replacements for Blackboard Learn to campus

Provost’s office promotes accessibility with help from Innovative Learning Team

February 20, 2019

Provost’s office promotes accessibility with help from Innovative Learning Team

Purdue Women in HPC to host Northwestern research computing executive talk on building diverse teams

February 19, 2019

Purdue’s Women in HPC group will host Jackie Milhans, manager of research computing services at Northwestern University, from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Rawls Hall, Room 1071. Her presentation “How to Develop Diverse Teams for Increased Innovation and Productivity” will explore diversity and inclusion in recruitment and building effective, innovative and successful teams.

Faculty invited to propose talks for Purdue’s 2019 Dawn or Doom conference

February 19, 2019

Faculty researchers invited to propose talks for Purdue’s 2019 Dawn or Doom emerging technology conference

Creating a digital learning environment is focus of next Tech Today talk

February 15, 2019

Creating a digital learning environment is focus of next Tech Today talk

Polytechnic, ITaP team awarded NSF grant to generate framework for working with regulated data

February 12, 2019

Polytechnic, ITaP team awarded NSF grant to generate framework for working with regulated data

Cascade website content management system to receive upgrade

February 05, 2019

Cascade website content management system to receive upgrade

January `19

ITaP-led team aims to get big data from scientific instruments to computational, storage resources faster, more reliably

January 29, 2019

ITaP-led team aims to get big data from scientific instruments to computational, storage resources faster, more reliably

February workshops offer introduction to learning tools and accessibility resources

January 24, 2019

February workshops offer introduction to learning tools and accessibility resources

Purdue faculty reflect on the state of data privacy both in and outside of academia

January 24, 2019

Purdue faculty reflect on the state of data privacy both in and outside of academia

February technology workshops tailored for academic support staff

January 16, 2019

February technology workshops tailored for academic support staff

Requirements for new learning management system outlined in proposal request

January 14, 2019

Requirements for new learning management system outlined in proposal request

New tool helps bring accountability to student peer-review process

January 11, 2019

New tool helps bring accountability to student peer-review process

Web.ics career account moves to new server Jan. 26

January 10, 2019

Web.ics career account moves to new server Jan. 26