- Information Services is recommending that all staff and faculty upgrade (now) from Office 2016 to Office 365. The university is migrating to Exchange Online, and upgrading from Office 2016 will avoid potential email issues. This is particularly important for staff and faculty on personal (non-work) computers.
- Instructions on how to upgrade can be found here.
- Upgrading may impact the functionality of certain Outlook add-ins. Staff and faculty can inform Information Services about compatibility requests here. (Select Infrastructure from the dropdown. Write :send to Exchange Team" in the description)
Windows 10/Office 2016 and macOS High Sierra
Information Services will be updating all Windows lab and classroom computers to Windows 10 and Office 2016, and macOS High Sierra. To prepare for this change, please verify that any software you need is compatible with Windows 10 or macOS High Sierra. You can find a list of software titles and versions that will be available in DePaul’s lab and classroom computers on the IS website.
Classroom Computer Logons
Podium computers in the DePaul classrooms will require users to log in with their CampusConnect user name and password. This change to the current experience is being made to improve the security and usability of the podium computers.
VHS Combo players
VHS Combo players will be removed from most DePaul classrooms. This change is being made because manufacturers no longer make VHS Combo players. It is highly recommended that faculty move to digital media where possible (DVD, YouTube, etc.). A few classrooms on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses will still be equipped with VHS Combo players. For rooms without the combo players, all DVD/digital media will now be played through the podium computer. If VHS media needs to be played regularly, faculty will need to request a room equipped with a combo player from their department class scheduler, who will in turn make arrangements with Academic Space & Scheduling. You can find additional details on this change here, including:
- Alternatives to presenting existing content via VHS
- How to request a VHS combo player
- How to find or schedule classes in locations containing VHS players
- Resources provided by the Library and other relevant information
For the 2018-2019 academic year, computer classrooms and labs will use Windows 10 and Office 2016, and macOS High Sierra.
DePaul's Information Services sent out an email on Windows 10 availability this morning.
"Beginning January 13th, Windows 10 with Office 2016 will be available as a supported choice for new computer orders. For information about ordering a new computer, please contact Procurement Services or visit their website. DePaul's default configuration will continue to be Windows 7 with Office 2013, as used in the classroom and lab environments.
Please note that a self-service Windows 10 upgrade for your current computer is forthcoming, but not yet available.
IS recommends that customers considering Windows 10 verify that the software and peripherals currently in use will be supported on this new platform, or that alternatives are planned for. Initial compatibility testing performed by IS has shown few issues. As community adoption grows and relevant issues are discovered, this information will be shared via the Windows 10 webpage.
Information Services offers a variety of online and training resources to help faculty and staff learn about Windows 10 and Office 2016. Information about training resources and additional details about Windows 10 are available here."
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,Information Services is pleased to announce several new software and service offerings which are now available to the DePaul community: Free MS Office for students, access to the Eduroam wireless network, unlimited access to Lynda.com, and software upgrades to Office 2013 and the Adobe Creative Cloud Software Suite.
Microsoft has made the Microsoft Office productivity software available to students at no cost through their Office365 ProPlus offering. The software suite includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, InfoPath, OneNote, Visio, Project, and Publisher. With Office365 ProPlus, DePaul students can install the most recent versions of Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on mobile devices. This new service offering will give you the option to have one experience across all of your devices and keep all your files in sync. Please visit http://offices.depaul.edu/is/services/Software/Pages/Office-365-ProPlus-for-Students.aspx for instructions on how to take advantage of this service. DePaul is also working with Microsoft on a program to provide a similar free option to all faculty and staff. We will send a follow-up notice in the next few weeks as we finalize the details with Microsoft.
DePaul University has joined Eduroam, a consortium through Internet2 that facilitates access to wireless networks at educational institutions in the US and abroad. DePaul faculty, staff, and students can easily access the wireless network at participating schools across the world using their DePaul credentials. Using your CampusConnect Username with "@depaul.edu" appended to it and your CampusConnect password, you can connect to the "eduroam" wireless network at participating institutions without the need or hassle of a guest id while on the campus. The "eduroam" wireless network now exists across the DePaul campus as well to provide easy wireless access for guests visiting from other member institutions. For more information and instructions on setting up your client please visit http://offices.depaul.edu/is/services/wireless/setup/Pages/default.aspx.
Office 2013 and the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite are now available in most university classrooms and labs. Macintosh computers in the classroom and lab environments will continue to use Office 2011 for Mac, but have received the same Adobe Creative Cloud software versions as the Windows computers. The Office 2013 suite will include the 2013 editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Visio, Project, and Publisher and is now the default version installed on new university computers. You can read about new features and functions by visiting http://go.depaul.edu/office2013. The Adobe Creative Cloud software suite includes: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audition, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and several others. This upgrade brings continued enhancements to this collection of graphic design, video editing, web design and photography tools. For more information regarding the Adobe applications, please visit http://tv.adobe.com. You can read more about available software at http://software.depaul.edu.
Finally, Information Services is pleased to remind you that Lynda Campus is now available for all DePaul faculty, staff, and students. Lynda Campus provides unlimited access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, web design, animation, photography, audio and video production, project management, and a wide range of other topics are covered. With Lynda Campus, you can watch full courses or small segments of courses at your own pace. To get started with Lynda Campus, please visit http://software.depaul.edu/training.
If you have any questions, need help, or would like additional information on these software or service offerings, please feel free to contact the Technology Support Center at (312) 362-8765 or TSC@depaul.edu.
Information Services recently shared information on upcoming technology updates and offerings. I think this is worth repeating here:
Information Services is pleased to remind you that when you come back on campus for the fall quarter, our labs and classrooms will be upgraded with Office 2013 and the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. Macintosh computers in the classroom and lab environments will remain with Office 2011 for Mac, but will receive the same Adobe Creative Cloud software upgrades as the Windows computers.
The Office 2013 suite will include the 2013 editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Visio, Project, and Publisher. This upgrade will bring some new features in Office 2013 which you can read about here http://go.depaul.edu/office2013.
The Adobe Creative Cloud upgrade will bring us the latest edition of popular Adobe software titles. Some of the included titles are: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audition, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom. This upgrade brings continued enhancements to this collection of graphic design, video editing, web design and photography tools. For more information regarding the Adobe applications, please visit http://tv.adobe.com.
We have also updated courseware offerings in the labs and classrooms. To find out which software versions will be available in the labs and classrooms, please visit http://software.depaul.edu.
Additionally, Information Services is pleased to announce that Lynda Campus is now available for all DePaul faculty, staff and students. Lynda Campus provides unlimited access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, web design, animation, photography, audio and video production, project management, and a wide range of other topics are covered. With Lynda campus, you can watch full courses or small segments of courses at your own pace. For more information about Lynda Campus please visit http://software.depaul.edu/training.
If you have any questions, need help, or would like additional information on these upgrades, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.