ITS Newsletter

  • Truman Tech Break – Remind

    May 12, 2015

    Remind is a fantastic tool that allows for sending group or individual texts to an entire class, set of student workers, department, or other combination of people.  Even better, it does not require ever collecting the participants phone numbers.  This means that you gain all of the advantages of texting without having to cross those … Read More

  • Truman Tech Break – Screencast-O-Matic

    March 26, 2015

    Screencast-o-Matic is a web based service that allows you to create and host screen casts online.  A screen cast captures your computer desktop as a video, and allows you to capture additional audio as voice over.  If you’ve ever watched a video of computer screen with someone giving directions to you at the same time, … Read More

  • Truman Tech Break – Truman’s Virtual Desktop Environment

    March 17, 2015

    Truman State University’s virtual desktop environment is available to give you access to the same software and resources available in our public computer labs and classrooms from your personal computer system even if you live on campus or off campus. The virtual desktop connection will give you a full screen remote connection to the same … Read More

  • Truman Tech Break – Poll Everywhere

    March 2, 2015

    This week’s Truman Tech Break features Poll Everywhere.  Poll Everywhere is an application that lets you engage your audience or class anywhere in real time!  Learn how to create polls that you can use in your next staff meeting or class to keep your participants engaged.  Watch the brief video below to learn more!

  • Truman Tech Break – The 2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference

    February 19, 2015

    In honor of the tradition of University Conference Day and its plethora of development options, our Truman Techbreak today is a full access pass to the 2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference: Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment. By following the link below, you will find a huge listing of the recorded sessions from this week’s conference … Read More

  • Truman Tech Break – Google Docs

    February 10, 2015

    Please join Susan Thomas, Instructional Designer in the Learning Technologies Office, as she explains how to use Google Docs for file sharing and storing of information.  This is the first in our Spring Series of video Tech Breaks intended to help you better understand some of the technology available here at Truman and how you … Read More

  • Truman Emergency Notification System Extended to University Computers

    February 4, 2015

    Truman State University, in order to maintain a safe campus environment, has an emergency notification system.  You can sign up to receive Truman emergency alert text notifications in TruView, under the My Personal Information tab. In addition to emergency alert text messages ITS is implementing an emergency alert notification system for Truman computers called Alertus.  … Read More

  • Use Computer Lab Software From Your Web Browser

    December 1, 2014

    The software that’s available for use in the campus computer labs is now also available for you to use from your computer’s web browser. In your browser go to:, login with your Truman userid and password and you will have access to a virtual desktop where you can use all computer lab software just like … Read More

  • Flipped Classroom Lunch & Learn Postponed to Spring

    November 18, 2014

    Originally scheduled for Wed. Nov. 19th, we are postponing this exciting workshop to the Spring 2015 Semester.  Watch the Truman Today or the ITS Blog for an updated date! Flipped/SCALE-UP Classrooms – This session will include discussion regarding strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work, and discussion to increase student participation and foster … Read More

  • Academic Classroom VCR Support Ends at Winter Break – VCRs will be Removed from Classrooms

    October 29, 2014

    This is a reminder that academic classroom VCR support ends at winter break, approximately eight weeks from now.  Any remaining classroom VCRs will be removed at that time.  If you have not already updated your VCR/VHS based materials to a newer format, you need to do so right away. In our previous communications (March, October … Read More