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

http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/taskstream/taskstream-information-for-students/#upload

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

TaskStream Announcements Fall 2016

Welcome back to a new school year! If you will be using TaskStream, here are some announcements that you may find helpful:

If this is your first time using TaskStream as an evaluator, please read this list of suggestions:

 First-time TaskStream Evaluators

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

TaskStream Self-Enrollment Codes

If you or your students need help compressing video files, we recommend using Handbrake. See this post for more information:

Compressing videos

If you have any questions related to TaskStream, please contact Betsy Kersey, the E-Portfolio Coordinator, at edit@purdue.edu. Happy computing!

– Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

How to generate a quick and easy report with TaskStream

Faculty members,

If you need to see detailed information about an assignment, course, or program, TaskStream offers a simple way to generate a report about this information. You can either aggregate the data, or see the breakdown by student. You can choose to see all students, or only those associated with a particular evaluator. You can also specify the date range, although this will only be effective if evaluations were completed punctually.

Here is a PDF document showing how to complete these reports:

Generating a Report in TaskStream

And here is a video with the same information:

If you have any other questions about reporting with TaskStream, please contact edit@purdue.edu.

Betsy Kersey

TaskStream Coordinator

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 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

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)