The following is an App review from one of our Purdue College of Education faculty members:
“Socrative is a smart student response system (‘clicker’) that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Students ‘BYOD’ (bring their own device) to use as the ‘clicker’. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact in real time with the content: quizzes, short answer, polls, T/F, review games, etc. Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and short answer questions. For pre-planned activities a teacher can view reports online as a Google spreadsheet or as an emailed Excel file. I use Socrative as a formative/comprehension in ECON 21900 and as a review game.”
— Prof. Phillip VanFossen
Want to learn more about how to detect and avoid email phishing scams? Please see this article from ITaP:
— Education IT
An interesting security article from Computerworld:
Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users
This Purdue new article provides some great tips for staying secure while you travel abroad…
There is a public computer in the room that is pre-connected to the Touch Panel on the east wall. Anybody with a Purdue Career Account can log into this computer.
A personal laptop can be connected to the Touch Panel on the west wall. Instructions for how to connect a laptop can be found in the PDF document here:
Once you have the software and drivers installed, you can begin using the Touch Panels with a laptop. Windows 8 laptops do not require installing any software.
For Windows users: once you install the “Pen Software,” you can use the PenSoftware whiteboard application to draw on the screen and then save your whiteboards as a PDF or as an image file to a flash drive or your laptop.
For Mac users: you can install and use the free GIMP software that is included on the flash drive in the room. GIMP is basically a free open-source graphical editing program for both Mac and PC. It will enable you to draw on the screen with the Pen that is provided with the Touch Panel and save your drawings in a variety of file formats to a flash drive or your laptop. GIMP can be downloaded here:
GIMP for Mac – http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html
GIMP for Windows – http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
Please be sure to leave the pens and flash drives in the room when you are finished using them.
If you would like assistance pre-configuring your laptop with software, the Education IT team would be happy to assist: email@example.com
Here is an article from ITaP that provides seven tips to help identify fraudulent email…
Below is a PDF document showing the steps to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. This process is a bit cumbersome, but it does work as of this writing…
— Education IT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Below is a link to some of the most asked questions on how to use the ACAD-MFD printer/copier/scanner.
ACAD-MFD Reference Guide
Mac and PC versions of both Camtasia and Snag-It are available for office and home use by Purdue faculty and staff (all campuses). Graduate and undergrad students are licensed to use them on Purdue-owned computers only.
All licenses must be tracked. For individuals wishing to get the software, please follow this procedure:
- Interested faculty and staff should send e-mail to email@example.com to request the software. A footprints ticket will automatically be generated to the ITaP Licensing group.
- ITaP Licensing will update the ticket with the registration form for the faculty or staff member to fill out (a copy is attached to this email).
- Once the registration is returned to the Distribution Desk (via e-mail, Campus Mail, or walk-in), ITaP Licensing will share the appropriate zip file containing both the software installer and a text file with the license key.
- ITaP Licensing will then resolve the ticket with text notifying the customer to expect the Filelocker e-mail, and that the needed license key is included in the download.
All groups distributing the TechSmith software must be clear that home-use is not available to individuals with any student designation.
ITaP will offer workshops on Camtasia and Snag-It in beginning late summer and fall 2013.
[ — from ITaP summer 2013 ]
If you would like to have SAS 9.3 installed on your Windows computer, please fill out the registration form linked below. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the form to turn it in. You should receive an email stating that you can install the software. Let us know when you get that email and we will install SAS on your Purdue computer for you.
SAS 9 3 REG FORM (PDF)
Looking for College of Education videos? Our YouTube channel can be found here:
“More and more sophisticated phishing attempts have led to an increase in the number of individuals at Purdue falling victim to email scams by more than tenfold in the last two years. Purdue never solicits personal information — such as passwords and account numbers — via email, phone or any other electronic manner.” Read more on this page…