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Top Five Things You Need To Know About TaskStream

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Dear Students using TaskStream,

PLEASE NOTE the following five things you need to know about TaskStream:

  1.  Make sure you have created your TaskStream account
  2.  Make sure you can log in to your TaskStream account
  3.  Make sure you can find your program in TaskStream
  4.  Make sure you can locate your instructor when you submit work in TaskStream
  5.  Become familiar with uploading documents, videos, or other artifacts into TaskStream

A diagram of the TaskStream process is listed in the following PDF file.

TaskStream Process Diagram (PDF)

More information can be found here

How to Back Up Data in Outlook 2013

Although ITaP’s Exchange server is configured to hold permanently deleted items in a dumpster for 30 days after being deleted, it is not possible to do an individual mailbox restore to a previous point in time.  So, even though items deleted within 30 days can be recovered, folder structures and original locations of deleted items cannot be restored.  The Education IT team recommends that users periodically make a complete backup of their Exchange data by exporting to an Outlook Data File (.PST).  The process for doing this on a Windows computer is outlined below.

How to back up data in Outlook 2013 (PDF)

–Education IT

TaskStream Announcements Fall 2015

TaskStream has upgraded some of its features in the last year, including a new login page. You can now login in by going to and then clicking “LOGIN” in the upper right corner, or by going directly to You may want to bookmark this new login page to make access easier.

The complete list of self-enrollment codes can be found here:

Taskstream Self-Enrollment Codes

You can find more information about recent updates on the TaskStream website, or read some of the highlights here:

TaskStream Announcements

Happy computing!

– Education IT (

Purdue Data Depot for Research Workgroup File Storage

Dear College of Education Researchers,

Are you looking for network file storage for your research workgroup? Now that the Purdue Data Depot has been created, Education IT is recommending that all research workgroups consider using the Purdue Data Depot which is designed specifically for research workgroups and research data. Here is the web site:

Purdue Data Depot

And here is a description from the web site:

“The Data Depot is a high-capacity, fast, reliable and secure data storage service designed, configured and operated for the needs of Purdue researchers in any field and shareable with both on-campus and off-campus collaborators.”

“All research groups at Purdue are eligible for a 100 GB Data Depot trial space free of charge.”

We believe the Purdue Data Depot will be a better solution than using traditional file storage systems that research groups have used in the past. You can initiate a request for the free 100 GB of research storage space by sending email to or by going to this web page:

Data Depot Purchase Page

The Research Computing Group can walk you through the process of setting up a shared storage space for your research workgroup. Then, the Education IT team can assist you in gaining access via your office workstation(s) or laptop(s) as needed. If you need more space than the free 100 GB, you can purchase additional increments of 1 TB for $150.00 per year.

Please feel free to contact the Research Computing Group directly. Or, if you prefer, the Education IT team would be happy to contact them on your behalf.

Thank you!

— Education IT

Purdue Rice Super Computer Build

Our very own Matt Lundmark represented the Education IT team at the Purdue Rice super computer build on May 8, 2015.

Here is the new story about the build:,-but-will-be-built-in-a-day.html

(See video trailer below)

Congratulations to the Purdue IT community on their eighth highly successful 1-day super computer build!

— The Education IT team

Need network storage? Sign up for Boiler Backpack!

If you’re looking for secure Purdue-provided network storage that you can use to store documents and share them with others, check out Boiler Backpack!  Purdue is providing users with 100 GB of cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere, even mobile devices.  For more information, see:

You can also use Syncplicity to automatically sync your documents to the Boiler Backpack cloud:

If you need help, contact Education IT at

— Education IT


TRC Fall 2014 Hours

Greetings TRC Patrons,

Please note that, effective Monday, August 25, 2014, the Technology Resources Center will begin our fall semester hours.  They are: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please plan your resource checkout and return needs accordingly.

Thank you and have a great semester!  :-)

—TRC Staff

Purdue University College of Education
Technology Resources Center
BRNG, room 3287
Phone: 49-45677

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