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PaperShow No Longer Supported In The U.S.

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My colleague Sanjay Deshmukh discovered that PaperShow, the extremely useful pen-based presentation tool that I have recommended here at DePaul and beyond, will no longer be supported here in the U.S. This means that the dot-paper and other supplies will soon no longer be available to purchase. It may be possible to import from Europe, though.

If this is a device you use, I would recommend stocking up on supplies. Unlike the Livescribe pens, it is not possible to print your own dot-paper.

There are alternatives to PaperShow, but none of them are a true match:

Wacom Cintiq

Windows Surface

Livescribe

iPad

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Remote Proctor Now Update

Both MAC and Microsoft will be ending support for one of their Operating Systems, therefore, Software Secure (Remote Proctor Now) will no longer be supporting them.

  • MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Support ends as of April 8th, 2014 - New current supported versions will include: 10.7.x (Lion), 10.8.x (Mountain Lion), and 10.9.x (Maverick)
  • Windows XP – Support ends as of April 8th, 2014 - New current supported versions will include: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0 & Windows 8.1


This change will take place in 2 phases:

1. Phase I:
Beginning Monday February 17rd, 2014, users running XP and Snow Leopard will be allowed to continue to use our products until Phase II, but they will *not* be able to get help from our support team. They will be instructed to either update their Operating System or use another computer

2. Phase II:
Beginning Tuesday April 8th, 2014, users running XP and Snow Leopard will be prevented from downloading, installing or using products. If they go to our install pages, we’ll detect that they are using XP or Snow Leopard and alert them that their Operating System is no longer supported and they’ll be instructed to either update their Operating System or use another computer. If they somehow get the software by other means, it will not allow them to install it on XP or Snow Leopard and they will get the same message that their Operating System is no longer supported and they’ll be instructed to either update their Operating System or use another computer.
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MBA Primer - Social Media

I will be providing a guest lecture on social media in the upcoming MBA Primer at DePaul. Here is some additional information for those of you who have not heard of the MBA Primer

Do you want to improve your business skills in 2014? Are you thinking about getting your MBA? Enroll in DePaul’s MBA Primer this February!If you’re interested in continuing your education in the field of business, then DePaul’s Management Development Center offers courses to set you on the right track.The MBA Primer Certificate Program will enhance your managerial skills and give you a better understanding of the latest business theories and practices. Taught by industry experts, this 15-week program will give you an overview of the fundamentals taught in a traditional MBA program.Here’s what one of our students has to say: “DePaul University’s MBA Primer Program gave me a fresh perspective on the latest thinking in business. It was truly an investment worth making and has already paid dividends in helping me grow our business.” –National Business Manager, Waste Management Inc.The next program begins on February 4th at DePaul’s Naperville Campus and February 6th at the Loop Campus.Not sure if the MBA Primer Program is right for you? Why not come to our FREE MBA Primer Information Session on January 22nd from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Loop Campus to learn more? Instructors and program staff will be there to answer your questions about the prerequisites and benefits of DePaul’s Primer programs.


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Emailing In The New D2L

D2L Email

FITS has this to say about emailing in the new Desire2Learn:

If you need to send an email to your class, please be sure to use the "Email Classlist" button located at the top of the Classlist page. This has replaced the "Email everyone on this tab" button that we had in the old D2L version. Please see the attached screenshot or these instructions: https://d2l.iddresources.org/pdf/Email%20Quickguide.pdf This is important because if you have your Classlist view set to 20 students per page and you try to check them all and click the "Email" button, the email will only go to the selected students on that page. So, any students beyond 20 will not be included in the email.It's also a good idea to add any important emails to students as News Items in your course: https://d2l.iddresources.org/pdf/News%20Quickguide.pdf

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