IT Director for the Purdue University College of Education

IT Director for the Purdue University College of Education

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

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:

http://www.purdue.edu/boilerbackpack

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

https://purdue.syncplicity.com/Client

If you need help, contact Education IT at edit@purdue.edu

— 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

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Purdue University College of Education
Technology Resources Center
BRNG, room 3287
Phone: 49-45677
Email: trc@purdue.edu
Webpage: www.trc.purdue.edu