Camtasia Campus License

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:

  1. Interested faculty and staff should send e-mail to to request the software.  A footprints ticket will automatically be generated to the ITaP Licensing group.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Online Resources

ITaP will offer workshops on Camtasia and Snag-It in beginning late summer and fall 2013.

[ — from ITaP summer 2013 ]

SAS 9.3 Registration Form

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.


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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:
  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!

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Purdue IT testing Windows 8 to identify issues with compatibility and ease of use

Purdue students, faculty, and staff who received computers as gifts over the holidays and were introduced to the newest version of Microsoft Windows may be asking when the University will move to Windows 8. Purdue IT is taking a staged and planned approach to determine if and when student labs and faculty and staff computers will migrate to Windows 8.

For more information on the approach, and tips for using your personal computer with Windows 8 on campus, please visit: