ITS Newsletter

  • Faculty Workshop Series for Fall 2013 Announced

    September 27, 2013

    Faculty Workshop Series for Fall 2013 Announced The Learning Technologies Team in conjunction with Dana Vazzana, Director of Academic Professional Development are pleased to announce a Fall Semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of topics, ranging from advising, to scholarship, to teaching with technology.  The workshops will be held on the … Read More

  • New Faculty Event: Meet the Learning Technologies Team

    September 25, 2013

    Monday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the University Club: Meet our Instructional Designers Diane Richmond, Director of Learning Technologies, and Susan Thomas, Instructional Designer, team together to support faculty who choose to include technology in their teaching techniques. Faculty make use of technology across a wide spectrum–from creating effective presentations, to using document cameras … Read More

  • Update on Summer 2013 Information Technology Improvements

    August 20, 2013

    The Information Technology Services staff had a very busy and productive summer, with a focus on efforts that truly benefit all faculty, staff and students. Here are some highlights of our summer work …. High Definition Television available now  — On July 1st, we migrated to a new Cable Television provider.  The new provider offers … Read More

  • Training and Tutorials – Is There an App for That?

    August 6, 2013

    The Learning Technologies Team has consolidated a list of the best available tutorials and information guides to facilitate professional development in a wide variety of office productivity and instructional tasks. Topics range from doing a mail merge in MS Word to making a movie montage in iMovie, to sending a quick video email. Check out to … Read More

  • UMKC Professor of Law Speaks with Faculty and Staff at Copyright Workshop

    May 6, 2013

    On Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2013, Truman welcomed Paul D. Callister, professor of law and director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, to present information on the key copyright issues encountered by faculty and staff in higher education. The workshop was sponsored by Pickler Memorial Library and Information … Read More

  • Academic Classroom VCR Support Plan

    March 12, 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

  • Computer Lab Software for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

    March 7, 2013

    Information Technology Services is working on the computer lab software for the 2013-2014 academic year. The computer lab operating system will be Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010. If you have computer software you would like made available in the computer labs please send an email to with the following information: Title of software Version Number of … Read More

  • Spring 2013 Lunch-n-Learn Series Announced

    January 29, 2013

    Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty  Session 1 – GOOGLEAPPS FOR EDUCATION:  Feb. 6th, 2013 from 12:30pm to 1:20pm in PML103 This session will focus on two GoogleApps used here at Truman:  Google Docs and Google Sites.  Learn how wikis like Google Docs can be used in the classroom to facilitate deeper learning.  Spend time creating a … Read More

  • Winter Break 2012 – An ITS Update

    January 16, 2013

    Click the infographic to see a summary of the IT winter break projects completed across campus.

  • Requesting Used Computer Equipment

    January 8, 2013

    As computer equipment becomes older eventually it no longer provides acceptable services.  When old computer systems are replaced ITS evaluates the used computer systems.  If the used computers can perform other Truman services in a productive manner then ITS may reallocate them in a different role. Truman new computer purchases usually take place during the … Read More

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