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  • ***Lynda.com Workshop Will Be Rescheduled***

    September 17, 2014

    Due to the variety of Events scheduled for today, the Learning Technologies Team has decided to postpone the lynda.com workshop.  It will be rescheduled for a later date, to be announced in the near future.  In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding lynda.com, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 660-785-7750 to … Read More

  • Learning Technologies Announces Fall 2014 Lunch-n-Learn Series

    September 12, 2014

    The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce a Fall 2014 Semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics.  These workshops will primarily take place every other Wednesday throughout the Semester at 12:30pm, with an occasional workshop occurring at a different time. Please see the schedule below for … Read More

  • Truman ITS Offers Advice For Protecting Computer Documents

    August 21, 2014

    When you create a computer document it’s important to think about what would happen if your document were to be lost or destroyed; do you have a backup? Hard drives fail, laptops fall, flash drives usually don’t survive being washed in the laundry, and people make mistakes and delete the wrong files. Accidents happen. If … Read More

  • Lynda.com on-line training–now available at Truman

    June 26, 2014

    IT Services is excited to announce full-access to Lynda.com’s extensive training catalog.  We have arranged for two workstations to be available with our special licensing in the PML 204 Multimedia Lab.   Lynda.com provides thousands of hours of interactive training on everything from MS Office products to 3-D animation, video production, eLearning tools, and so much more.   To … Read More

  • Windows XP End-of-Support

    January 29, 2014

    Every Microsoft Windows product has a lifecycle.  The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported.  Windows XP will no longer be supported after  April 8th 2014 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle). What this means is after April 8th Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP.  All systems on the … Read More

  • Faculty Lunch-n-Learn Workshop Series for Spring 2014 Announced

    January 28, 2014

    The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce a Spring Semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics.  The next scheduled workshop held by the Learning Technologies Team will be Innovations in Classroom Technology, on Wednesday, February 5th at 12:30 pm in PML 103.  Feel free to bring … Read More

  • Winter Break 2013 – An ITS Update

    January 17, 2014

    Click the infographic to see a summary of the IT winter break projects completed across campus. Web Project:  Click here for more information. Blackboard:  Click here for updated documentation.    

  • MOREnet Anticipates Needs of Future Technology – Completes Network Equipment Upgrades to be One of Few in the Country.

    Truman State University is a member of MOREnet. With the steady rise of streaming content and interactive web services, increased Internet bandwidth is in high demand. This past week, MOREnet completed a series of network equipment upgrades to increase its current infrastructure to support up to 8.8 terabits per second of network traffic in 100 … Read More

  • ITS Continues Classroom Upgrades

    January 13, 2014

    In an effort to continually improve the learning experience at Truman, Information Technology Services (ITS) recently converted Baldwin Hall 156 into the University’s newest “smart” classroom. Smart classrooms incorporate multiple technologies, which allow instructors to engage their students more fully with the material presented in class. Common features in C-Level (smart) classrooms include: a SMART … Read More

  • Academic Classroom VCR Support Plan

    October 30, 2013

    As classroom technology becomes older it is often replaced by newer technologies providing better services at a lower cost. Video cassette recorders (VCRs) have largely been replaced by digital video discs (DVDs). DVDs are simpler, more durable, with higher video quality and better long term storage characteristics. All Truman classrooms with a console computer system … Read More

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