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Remote Computer Lab Access (Virtual Labs)

DePaul's Information Services sent out this message this week:

"Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of DePaul's Virtual Lab service, which offers convenient remote access to some of the software applications that were previously only available in DePaul's physical computer labs.  You can access the Virtual Lab on- or off-campus from your personal computer running Windows or Mac OS.

To log in, and for more information on how to open, save, print, and access files from within the Virtual Lab environment, please visit http://vlab.depaul.edu.

Initially, Maple 17, Minitab 17, R for Windows 3.1.1, SAS 9.4, and SPSS Statistics 21 are available in the Virtual Lab.  Over time, Information Services will add more software applications to the Virtual Lab.  Due to licensing constraints, we are unable to offer all physical computer lab software in the Virtual Lab.  In particular, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite will be unavailable; however, enrolled students may obtain Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free and can purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for a small fee.  Visit http://software.depaul.edu and choose "Software for Personal Computers" to get started."
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Older Courses to be removed from D2L July 1

To comply with records retention policies, the University will be implementing a process to remove older course material from D2L. Once materials are removed from D2L they will no longer be available for retrieval.

Beginning July 1, 2015, Information Services will begin removing courses from the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 academic years.

Faculty wishing to retain a personal copy of materials found in these courses are able to export them to an archive file which can be stored locally on a flash drive, U: or W: drive or other external storage device. These archived courses can be later imported back into D2L or another Learning Management System.

For directions on how to export a course see the section on Exporting Course Components to a File in the following quickguide. If you need assistance with this process, please contact fits@depaul.edu.

All exports will need to be completed by June 30, 2015.

IMPORTANT: once materials have been removed from the system, we will be unable to retrieve them.

If you have any questions, please contact lmsadmin@depaul.edu
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ASK Networking Breakfast Events

ASK Networking Breakfast: Powerful Presentations


Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Take your public speaking skills to new heights. Learn tips on boosting your confidence and delivering memorable and engaging presentations. Leading the discussion will be alumna Patricia Jones.

Patricia Jones is an executive advisor, speaker, consultant, and thought leader who specializes in business transformation. She has spent over 20+ years working on improving the business, technology, and people aspects of organizations such as Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch, Kemper Insurance & Financial Services, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Exelon, Accenture, Rush University Medical Center, and many others. Her areas of expertise range from large scale change, organizational effectiveness, merger integration and cultural change. She began her career in business, understanding the ins and outs of big organizational goals, and how to achieve these goals through operational means. Her journey then progressed into the linking of technology and business, where she developed an understanding of the importance of technology and its changing role in business. At Accenture, she held multiple leadership positions and was responsible for leading client engagement teams as well as developing the Global Strategy & Human Performance consulting practice. She obtained her undergrad degree from DePaul University’s School for New Learning.

Enjoy free continental breakfast as you learn and network with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students.

Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Registration required at http://bit.ly/DePaulASKEvents

ASK Networking Breakfast: Embracing Change


Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Change is inevitable – how you react to it is what determines your success. Learn tips on how to manage transitions and use change to your advantage.

http://bit.ly/ASKBreakfastJune2015
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OpenBoard - An alternative to Open-Sankoré

I posted earlier that Open-Sankoré does not work with OS X Yosemite. If you run the program in OS X 10.10, Open-Sankoré closes immediately. The only workaround I have discovered is rolling back to OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). The Open-Sankoré website does not provide much insight on when this issue might be fixed. However, it looks like there may be an alternative…

OpenBoard Homepage


Using Google Translate, I can see that SEM-Logistics and Christian Oihenart have released a version of OpenBoard that works on OS X Yosemite (although there is apparently a small bug in the display of the dock).

OpenBoard screenshot

I have installed OpenBoard on a test machine, and so far it works perfectly. OpenBoard will import Open-Sankoré documents, and looks near identical to Open-Sankoré. If you do not want to roll back to an earlier versions of OS X (or cannot), then OpenBoard is for you.

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