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Moving forward with 3D Printing

  Posted on: May 19, 2014

3D (or additive) Printing and 3D Scanning is taking the world by storm. The use of inexpensive tabletop 3D printers and scanners is being popularized by the emergent “Maker Culture” which, according to the Innovating Pedagogy 2013 report http://tinyurl.com/kcl4whz, “emphasizes experimentation, innovation and the testing of theory through practical, self-directed tasks. It is characteristic by…

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Mobile Printing

  Posted on: March 5, 2014

Computer Lab Support has enabled mobile printing for students with iPads and iPhones. Once logged into the Eduroam wireless network, students can choose to print via AirPrint to many on-campus student printers.

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Adobe Enterprise License

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  Posted on: March 1, 2014

We have secured the funds to proceed with a 36 month contract with Adobe for product software. Every TRU computer will now have the current version of Adobe Acrobat Pro installed, not just the free Adobe Reader that is currently on each computer. In addition, there will be campus licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop,…

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Expansion of Dell Cluster for the Department of Physical Sciences

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  Posted on: February 15, 2014

The Dell Cluster for existing nodes assembled in early 2008 was in need of upgrading. The department of Physical Sciences along with assistance from IT Services has purchased 4 additional nodes to modernize and expand the Dell cluster that currently exists. This cluster is used in two courses and for the research training of a…

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Smartphone Security Awareness

  Posted on: December 20, 2013

On December 17, 2013 from 11am–2pm, the ITS Information Security Office hosted a SmartPhone Security Awareness event open to all staff and faculty. Over 100 people participated and ten ITS staff members provided individual training sessions at six stations. By visiting each station with their passports individuals received information and a stamp indicating they had…

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Java Update Error

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  Posted on: February 18, 2013

Updating Java to Update 51 or newer, causes issues with the old version of Blackboard 8, which is currently still in use for Open Learning courses. You can edit your exception list to match the example provided on the left. More Information

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