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More then Angry Birds – The Flexibly Productive iPad

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2011 by

More Than ‘Angry Birds’, the Flexibly Productive iPad Seminar (Room 241, Arts Building, Thursday, Nov 3 at 1 pm)
Since it’s release, the iPad has revolutionized the concept of mobile computing. This course explores configuration, applications and practices that will optimize your iPad for use at the University of Saskatchewan. Learn how to stay connected, up-to-date and synchronized “in the cloud”.
Come to this session for Technology Week and find out how to make your iPad work for you.
This session will be repeated in the future. Check our website for registration details. iPad Session

Adobe Reader on your iOS Device!

Posted in Did you Know? on October 24, 2011 by

Adobe has released a new Adobe Reader for iOS devices that will let you view, share and print PDF files from your iOS device.
The app has been integrated into the iOS such that it will let other apps access it with “Open in..” feature. The new app lets you search a document, view encrypted files, bookmark a page or copy text from a page to the clipboard. You can also email PDF documents and print via AirPrint.

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Lynda.com access available in Murray

Posted in Did you Know? on October 24, 2011 by

Although we are unable to offer Lynda.com in the same fashion as the past two years, you still have access to the 50,000 video library.
To access the Lynda.com service, please visit our Lynda.com kiosks in the Murray Library. The two kiosks are located on the first floor directly in front of the IT4U office (Room 134). Kiosk access is FREE for all current students, faculty and staff. The kiosk schedule is bookable through the Learning Commons room booking system. The kiosks are available during regular Murray Library hours of operation.
If you have questions, please stop by the IT4U office.

The IT4U survey continues. Students we NEED your feedback…

Posted in Did you Know? on October 18, 2011 by

Over the past three years, IT4U has enjoyed a lot of success. We’ve welcomed entire theaters of undergraduates, eased the minds of parents at orientation, taught countless software seminars, assisted numerous instructors and helped hundreds of “drop-in” students at our Murray office. We’ve certainly had a good run!
Despite our achievements, partnerships and growth, IT4U is looking to evolve. The IT4U concept was developed out of student feedback and we are seeking your advice as we forward the service.
How can you improve IT4U?
Within the next few weeks, IT4U is releasing a NEW IT Student Survey. Stay tuned!
Beyond the survey, IT4U is also arranging multiple focus groups. The groups will have brief meetings a few times each term. The focus groups sessions allow participants to relay their personal technology-related experiences throughout the year.
If you’re interest in the FOCUS GROUP, information related to the focus groups is provided at the end of the IT Student Survey…or send us an email (it4u@usask.ca)
We are also focused on capturing a “snapshot” of your software skills (primarily Microsoft Office). IT4U is providing a second IT Skills Assessment survey. Information is available at the end of the IT Student Survey.
If you have any questions about the IT4U service, the study, focus groups or skills assessment, please drop us an email: it4u@usask.ca
We look forward to hearing from you!!
IT4U
134 Murray
966-1194
it4u.usask.ca

Time to Learn Some HTML

Posted in General IT Training on October 3, 2011 by

HTML, Hyper Text Markup Language, is a simple computer mark-up language that powers many of the pages on the internet. If you are building pages for the web with templates, blogs, BlackBoard Learn, Dreamweaver or any other web application software, find out what goes on behind the scenes. Training Services has a 3 hour workshop designed to provide you with some basic familiarity with the HTML language and to dispel the apprehensiveness people have when approaching “raw” HTML code. It will provide you with some troubleshooting skills and tools you can use when tackling problems in web pages generated with commercial HTML editors.
See our website offering for more information. Best of all, it is FREE for U of S faculty, staff and students!