The spring semester may have a few weeks to go, but we wanted to share a few of the new things coming this summer!
Windows 10 in the
We will schedule our annual summer maintenance of the technology-enhanced
classroom PC's with department contacts in May, however, there is one notable
change you'll find once we've completed each room--the latest Microsoft operating
system, Windows 10. With three major updates to Windows 10 released,
we're comfortable with moving our standard install to the latest operating
system. While there are general "look and feel" changes,
Windows 10 mostly works like Windows 7. Classroom computers will need to
be logged in using the "smart" account as it will be configured to
work with all classroom equipment. Anyone who would like Windows 10
installed on their office computer, please contact the IT Help Desk. There
is no charge for the upgrade.
The vendor that provides ActiveInspire, the software used on the large format
interactive Promethean boards, is moving to a new solution called
ClassFlow. While this is new information to us, we believe all of the
current Promethean boards will support ClassFlow and plan to install it during
the summer maintenance cycle. We are evaluating the rooms that have short
throw projectors + white boards to verify compatibility. Learning
Technologies will be providing training and support on ClassFlow this fall.
The latest version of SPSS, v24, was made available last fall. Download
it from TechSite or you may contact the IT Help
Desk and we will assist you with installing it. The previous version, v18
(or earlier), is no longer supported and will be discontinued on July 1st,
2017. SPSS v24 will be installed in any labs, classrooms and SkyLabs that
are currently using a previous version. For users who need to use
software off-campus, SPSS is available on all general use SkyLab servers.