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IT4U – Kicking off Academic Year

Posted in Did you Know? on August 31, 2011 by

With just under a week until the Fall Term begins, IT4U is rumbling back up to speed. After a relatively quiet summer, IT4U has a full slate of Orientation sessions for the week of August 29-September 2.
Beyond the long weekend and the first week of classes, IT4U has posted seminars and workshops for the months of September, October, November and December.
The summer months brought about some changes to the U of S IT landscape – primarily a new and improved Course Tools. For students who would like an overview or assistance with Course Tools, IT4U is providing weekly seminars (September), online videos (YouTube) and hosted resources (Course Tools website).
We look forward to a busy first term at IT4U. If you are in need of software assistance, please visit our website for more information.
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Check out the NEW U of S Course Tools!

Posted in Did you Know? on August 31, 2011 by

The University of Saskatchewan has implemented a NEW set of Course Tools, powered by BlackBoard, to replace the aging PAWS course tools.
You will still be able to do most of the the tasks you used to in the old course tools, along with added features including the ability to accept electronic assignments, new flexibility to organize your course content, and the ability to access the Course Tools from mobile devices!
Assistance will be provided to instructors as:
-One on one support
-Self-directed materials such as pdfs, online videos (…more)
-Information seminars and training courses (…more)
Students requiring assistance may contact IT4U or the Help Desk.
***Until September 30th, students may enter to win one of four iPod Touch to be given away
by answering the
How Much Do You Know About the New U of S Course Tools?” survey. ***
For more information or to visit the U of S Course Tools website, click here!

What is SharePoint, really?

Posted in Did you Know? on August 16, 2011 by

As you’ve heard, SharePoint is now available on campus! If you’ve been asking about it, you’ve probably received vague and varied responses (if you received any at all)…so here is a general overview that will help get a SharePoint conversation started.
Simply (or very simply) put: SharePoint is a web based, collaboration oriented, productivity tool.
• Windows SharePoint Services, an integrated Microsoft product suite, provides all the necessary tools for document sharing, management and collaboration.
• Information accessibility and portability is achieved through a web platform.
• Content management in conjunction with defined work processes and routing is supported via a workflow component.
SharePoint virtually provides an environment for keeping everyone on the “same page” so that the right information can be accessed by the right people at the right time. If nothing else, just remember these SharePoint theme words: accessibility, portability and collaboration!
Contact ITS Training Services for more information and answers!


Posted in General IT Training on August 2, 2011 by

It’s almost here! Announcing SharePoint 2010, the industry standard for collaborative enterprises – coming to the U of S this fall. Be the first to discover just what SharePoint can do for you! Check out our ITS Training site under “Office Applications” for the SharePoint Introduction and click Notify Me. Offering dates will be posted soon.