ITaP Newsroom

August

Phishing, account compromise could get your semester off to the wrong start

New locations for walk-in ITaP Tech Support 

How to record course content using Zoom and WebEx

Questions about Brightspace? Start here

Zoom account consolidation to begin Aug. 20

WebEx users should avoid using toll-free, “call me” options 

ITaP to offer workshops about Microsoft Teams

New Turnitin tool does more than check for plagiarism

Deadlines and helpful information as Purdue system moves to Brightspace

July 

ITaP printers going “hands free” to protect Purdue

Answers to frequently asked questions about new Zoom agreement

ITaP-led team awarded NSF grant to create composable campus cloud ecosystem for research

Reminder: Don’t leave laptops, electronics in vehicles  

Purdue enters agreement to reduce cost of licenses for Zoom

Plagiarism checker Turnitin Originality available system wide starting this fall

Instructors: Move course content from Blackboard to Brightspace before August deadline

June

New community cluster Bell arriving this year, space available for purchase now

Deadline to request content transfer from Blackboard to Brightspace August 17

Virtual discussion to highlight accessibility best practices for teaching remotely

 Can video games save the honeybee?

May

ITaP video production service helps the virtual classroom feel like the real thing

New Variate tool gives instructors power to create math-based problem sets without the coding

Cisco restores 1-800 and ‘call me’ calling features for WebEx

Virtual discussion to highlight accessibility best practices for teaching remotely

Apple users who use their Purdue email address in their Apple ID will need to change that

Update: Blackboard student gradebook data now automatically archived

College of Engineering, ITaP Research Computing team studies supercomputer reliability

Sign up for Impact X and get help preparing to teach in Brightspace

April

Finals week workshops help faculty prepare for D2L Brightspace implementation

Instructors invited to virtual discussion about creating student engagement online

Envision Center available to collaborate with faculty on virtual instruction

Circuit peer-review helps assess learning and fosters student engagement – even in a remote teaching environment

Faculty member’s advice for Brightspace: Get started now (it’ll be worth your time)

“Setting expectations” – panel offers tips and guidance for faculty addressing academic integrity

Instructors invited to virtual discussion about teaching this summer

Instructors should save student data from Blackboard, as campus transitions to Brightspace

Scammers gonna scam: What you can do to prevent falling for phishing attacks during COVID-19

Prepare now for Fall 2020 Brightspace implementation

Instructors invited to discussion about academic integrity tools and strategies 

Tips to keep students’ data protected while using WebEx

March 

Brightspace, educational technology workshops offered online

Faculty, staff and students making a VPN connection should use the new webvpn2.purdue.edu

WebEx training offered every weekday through March 27

ITaP tools and tips to help faculty and staff choose the right technology for the job when working online

ITaP help service will remain open for business with some modifications

Among COVID-19 virus concerns – phishing emails

Apple users who use their Purdue email address in their Apple ID will need to change that

Purdue professor studies household financial decisions with the help of ITaP data analysis system

Get help with Brightspace transition at weekly open labs

February 

Brightspace is default system for West Lafayette summer courses; Blackboard users must opt-out

Find answers to whether build new or migrate content in Brightspace

Community clusters moving to Slurm job scheduling system; training available throughout February and March

Need help with the transition to Brightspace? Get started here

Brightspace access open systemwide; time to prepare for summer, fall courses

January

Big data research focus of free Purdue, National Science Foundation workshop Feb. 19-20

How the Circuit app harnesses the power of peer-review to help students learn

Instructors can now move course files from Blackboard to Brightspace

West Lafayette faculty and staff can now access Brightspace and begin building content

ITaP to celebrate Data Privacy Day with panel, cybersecurity escape room

Transition to D2L Brightspace learning management system starts next week

ITaP plans to implement SharePoint login issues fix on January 25

Launch and Learn invites questions about launching online courses and programs

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