IT Director for the Purdue University College of Education

IT Director for the Purdue University College of Education

Extended TRC Hours For The Fall 2017 Semester

Dear TRC Patrons,

Welcome back to Purdue!  We are very happy to announce that the Technology Resources Center hours this fall will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, effective Monday August 21.  If, for some reason, these hours need to change on a particular day, we will send a note to Edu mailing lists.

Please stop by and say hello to our newest member of the TRC team, Phal Wright, who joins Brenda and Louanne in handling daily TRC operations.  And, of course, please feel free to settle in and make use of the TRC as your Teacher Education Program home on the West Lafayette campus…

As always, if you need to check out materials from the TRC, bring your Purdue ID card with you.  You can search the TRC holdings using our online catalog (see search box down in the right column of the web site).  If you need to return “normal sized” books after hours, please use the drop-box by the doors.  To return “big books” please slide them between the doors.  If faculty members need to place materials on reserve for use only in the TRC, please see a TRC staff member.  And…if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at trc@purdue.edu.

Thank you and happy fall semester!!!  🙂

Regards,
Bob, Brenda, Louanne & Phal

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Business Office Contacts and IT Resources

The College of Education Business office has released information about who on their team supports various services, along with information about IT resources that they support:

Business Office Guide

Who to talk to….

Stacey Beyer: Grant and Account management.

Shelley Burton: Monthly payroll, hiring of graduate students, and travel questions/help.

Carrie Brier: Bi-weekly payroll, hiring of undergrad students, purchasing items, consultant payments, non-travel reimbursements.

Marshay Jolly:  Any other questions.

Terms:

Concur:  Purdue’s online travel approval, booking & expense system.  Access through OneCampus website https://one.purdue.edu/.

Employee Self-Service:  You will be able to change your personal information such as home address/phone, bank details for direct deposit and suppress personal data.  You will also be able to access your monthly salary statements here.  Access through the OnePurdue portal located on the OneCampus website https://one.purdue.edu/.

Ariba: Purdue’s online procurement system.

AIMS: Grant management system that financial projections are created out of by your account manager and sent to you on a frequent basis.

SPS Preaward:  All grant proposals and budgets should be routed through this group.  You will have a specialist assigned to you and they will help you with the submission of any proposals.  If you’d like to submit a proposal email centralpreaward@purdue.edu.

Have any financial, HR or grant related questions PLEASE contact the business office first.  The majority of the time we will be able to either answer your questions or direct you to the correct person that can.

Contact Information:

Stacey Beyer, conrad24@purdue.edu, 4-2338, Room 6122

Shelley Burton, slburton@purdue.edu, 4-2337, Room 6117

Carrie Brier, brierc@purdue.edu, 4-2342, Room 6119

Marshay Jolly, jolly@purdue.edu, 4-2340, Room 6120

Compress and Trim Video With Handbrake

Dear TaskStream Users,

If you have recorded a video with a cell phone or camcorder that is too big to upload to TaskStream, please see the following document for instructions on using Handbrake to easily  trim and compress your video:

   http://edit.education.purdue.edu/ts/Handbrake-Video-Editing.pdf (PDF)

To see a video of how this works, see below:

 

Direct link to the video:

   http://edit.education.purdue.edu/TS/Handbrake-How-To-Video.mp4

If you have any questions or problems with your TaskStream video, please contact us at: edit@purdue.edu.

Thank you!

— Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

MediaSpace videos not playing in IE

If you are trying to access videos on the Purdue MediaSpace streaming video server using Internet Explorer (IE) and the videos are not playing, please see the following PDF document that should help resolve the problem:

http://edit.education.purdue.edu/download2/MediaSpace-With-IE.pdf

If the steps in the above PDF do not work, you may want to try using Firefox.  If the video does not play in Firefox, please be sure that the “Adobe Flash” plugin is enabled in Firefox (see screenshot on page two of the above PDF).

Thank you and happy computing!

— Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

How To Use OneDrive In Office 365

PLEASE NOTE: Purdue has licensed Microsoft OneDrive for the entire campus and all faculty and staff members have been allocated 1 TB of space in OneDrive.  The Education IT team is now encouraging all of our users to transition to OneDrive (which is a component of Office 365).  Here is a video showing how to use OneDrive in Office 365:


Legacy information about Syncplicity:

The following document provides answers to commonly asked questions and tips for avoiding synchronization problems:

http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/SyncplicityFAQ.pdf

— Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

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
https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/storage/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 rcac-help@purdue.edu or by going to this web page:

Data Depot Purchase Page
https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/purchase/depot/
(See “Purchase Now” button at bottom of the Data Depot web page linked above)

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:

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/purdues-eighth-supercomputer-not-quite-minute-rice,-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