How To Connect A Computer To The BRNG 6104 Sharp Touch Panels

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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:

http://edit.education.purdue.edu/download2/BRNG-6104-Touch-Panels.pdf

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: edit@purdue.edu

–Education IT

Determine your Exchange mailbox size and quota

There are a few different ways to determine how much space you have available on the Exchange server.  The Exchange server includes your email, calendar, tasks, etc.

1. If you’re using a PC / Windows, do the following…

  1. Go to the “File” tab and look for the section in the middle called “Mailbox Cleanup.”  There you will see a graph showing the amount of space you are using on the Exchange server, along with numbers showing the amount of MB’s free and the total amount of MB’s available:
    On a PC Outlook 2010-4
  2. You can also right-click the top-most folder (usually your name or email address) in the Outlook folder list and select “Data File Properties” and then click the “Folder Size” button on the General tab.  Then click the “Server Data” tab to view the size of your Exchange account on the server (not that this can take a minute or two to calculate).

2. If you’re using a Mac, do the following…

  1. In Outlook 2011 for Mac, you will need right-click, or ctrl-click, a folder in the folder list and select “Folder Properties.”  Then click the “Storage” tab to view the size of that folder.  Unfortunately, there is no way within Outlook 2011 to see a storage summary of your entire Exchange account, so you’ll need to cick each folder individually and add the amount of space used by each (i.e. Inbox, Sent Items, Trash, Calendar, Tasks, etc.).Mac Outlook 2011 Inbox Properties Bob Evans

    Mac Outlook 2011 Folder Sizes Bob Evans

3. If you’re using a web browser, do the following…  (Mac users may find this method easier)

  1. Log into the Exchange web portal:  https://owa.purdue.edu
  2. Hover the mouse over your name in the top left and the mailbox size and quota details will appear:
    On a PC in OWA 07-30-2013 9-57-09 AMOn a Mac in OWA    

Hope this helps.  Happy emailing!

— Education IT

Blackboard Learn 9 Resources

The Purdue ITaP Academic Technologies Group has created a web page with Blackboard Learn resources.  if you’re just getting started or if you need help with advanced fetures, please see this page:

Faculty Resources for Blackboard Learn
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/learn_res/faculty.cfm

ITaP Academic Technologies Consulting:

Phone: 49-63257
Email: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu
Request a consultation:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/staff/resform.cfm

The Purdue Instructional Development Center has also posted Blackboard videos on YouTube here:

Blacboard YouTube Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/purdueidc

For example, here is a video showing how you can easily upload a video into the new Purdue Kaltura streaming video system via Blackboard Learn:

Uploading Media through Kaltura
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag0zT9ldn5s

If you need a personal consultation regarding Blackboard, you can contact Blackboard support staff using this contact info:

Email: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu
Phone: 49-63257
Web: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/staff/resform.cfm

Ongoing Blackboard training sessions can be located here:

Blackboard Learn Training
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/courselisting.cfm?ID=78

The main Purdue Blackboard login page can be found here:

Log into Blacboard…
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard

Thank you and happy semester!  🙂

–Education IT

TaskStream Process Diagram

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Dear Faculty and Instructors Using TaskStream,

It is important to understand the process of the TaskStream system. TaskStream operates differently than Blackboard or any other Purdue online academic content management system, such as MyPurdue or OnePurdue.

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

TaskStream Process Diagram (PDF)

Feel free to email edit@purdue.edu if you have any questions or would like to meet for further assistance.  If you don’t have a PDF reader installed on your computer, you can downlad it from here.

Thank you!

–Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

Locating Items Requiring Evaluation in TaskStream

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Dear Faculty and Instructors Using TaskStream,

It is important to complete TaskStream evaluations for each semester. Evaluation data needs to be date stamped for each semester so that it can be reported. The steps to locate your outstanding evaluations are listed in the following PDF file.

Please see the following PDF file about locating items requiring evaluation in TaskStream.

Locating Items Requiring Evaluation in TaskStream (PDF)

Feel free to email edit@purdue.edu if you have any questions or would like to meet for further assistance.  If you don’t have a PDF reader installed in your computer, you can downlad it from here.

Thank you!

June Chen (E-Portfolio Coordinator)