Contact Education IT First!

Dear College of Education,

If you run into a problem with your College of Education owned computer, printer, laptop, iPad, software, or other technology, or if you have problems with your Purdue career account (e.g. logging into systems after a password change), please to contact the Education IT team first before contacing the central IT group. 

Education IT is your first responder for IT assistance and we work closely with the other IT organizations at Purdue.  By sending your request to edit@purdue.edu or calling us at (765) 494-2658, we’ll help ensure that you get the fastest response to your question or problem.

Thank you and happy computing!  🙂

— Your Education IT Team

Blackboard Learn 9 – Migrate by the end of 2012

Purdue is implementing a new version of Blackboard.  The hope is to have most courses up and running in the new system for the fall 2012 semester, and to have all courses migrated for the spring 2013 semester.  This means that all faculty and instructors have some work to do migrating to, and learning, the new system.  For project details, a video, and training information see:

Video Training – Understanding & Building Your Course
http://ondemand.blackboard.com/understand.htm

ITaP Overview Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B_0W1CVdEV4

Project Overview & Training
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/bb9implementation.cfm

Wiki
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/bb9/Home

Thank you.

–Education IT

Tablet Computers – Computers Nonetheless

My three weeks with an iPad

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2012/01/09/my-three-weeks-with-an-ipad

“Over the break, I had the opportunity to experiment with an iPad 2 that my department has purchased. The department is loaning the iPad out to faculty for two weeks at a time to see if there is a compelling educational use for the device with our students — in which case, I’m assuming we will try to buy more. As tech-obsessed as I am, this is the first time I’ve had to spend time with an iPad, and here are my impressions…”

 

Will tablets eventually replace laptops?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-57355970-17/will-tablets-eventually-replace-laptops

“A new study suggests that almost half of all Americans believe tablets will replace laptops. But some of its other findings might surprise you.”

 

Guide to Facebook Security

A free 14-page Facebook security guide, co-authored by Purdue Information Assurance research engineer Keith Watson, offers tips to help users avoid cyber risks posed by the social networking service:

Security Research Engineer’s Guide Urges Facebook Users to be Cautious

Direct PDF download:

Guide to Facebook Security
http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Guide_to_Facebook_Security.pdf

More social media tips from Purdue:

Follow these tips to keep your Facebook account secure…
https://www.itap.purdue.edu/newsroom/detail.cfm?NewsId=2419

Be safe out there!

–Education IT

Interactive Whiteboards

The College of Education has acquired two additional interactive whiteboards to go along with the one that was installed last year (summer 2010) in BRNG 3295.  We now have eInstruction interactive whiteboards permanently installed in BRNG 3288 and BRNG 3295.  In addition to these, we also have a portable SMART Board mobile cart system (currently located in BRNG 3295).  Please see below for more detailed information related to the manufacturers of these systems as well as pictures of our current hardware.

eInstruction

BRNG 3288 eInstruction Interactive Whiteboard
BRNG 3288 eInstruction Interactive Whiteboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRNG 3295 eInstruction Interactive Whiteboard
BRNG 3295 eInstruction Interactive Whiteboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SMART Technologies

Portable SMART Board System
Portable SMART Board System
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 If you are interested in seeing one of these systems in action or scheduling their use, please contact the Education IT team at edit@purdue.edu.
 

 -Education IT

Spider 3.0 How-To

Spider 3.0 is a tool that runs locally on your computer to scan for certain types of restricted data. By default, Spider looks for Social Security and Credit Card numbers. Spider scans the contents of all of the files on your computer to see if there are any numbers which might resemble restricted data. It then creates a log (list) of those files to be manually checked by the user. One of the challenges of using a program such as Spider is that it uses “pattern matching” and typically finds patterns in some files that are not actually restricted data. So you’ll need to carefully go through the list of files that Spider returns to see if actual restricted data exists in them.  Below are instructions for running Spider 3.0 once it is installed on your computer.

Please click below for the reference document (PDF):

⇒ Beware of email scams!!!

Dear College of Eduaction,

Email scammers are targeting Purdue again at the beginning of the semester!  If you receive an email message such as the one below asking you to provide account information or log into questionable web sites, please DO NOT click links or respond.  Simply delete the email.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Education IT team.  Thank you and happy computing!!!  🙂

–Education IT, edit@purdue.edu

—–Original Message—–
From: aaaa @ bbb.com
Sent: 8/15/11 4:25 AM
Subject: Virus Detected

Virus Detected

A virus has been detected in your mail account and in other for
you not to loose your account, you are to click on the link below.
Failure to do this will loose his/her mail account.

http :// purdue-edu2.com/contactus.htm

Sign
Management

— or —

—–Original Message—–
From: Dinh Sy Hien [mailto:a @ b . c]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:45 AM
Subject: URGENCY NEEDED

DEAR NETVIGATOR MAIL USER

WE ARE CURRENTLY UPGRADING ALL OUR NETVIGATOR MAIL ACCOUNTS,IN OTHER TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR NEW ACCOUNTS,YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LOG IN THE LINK BELOW TO UPGRADE YOURS:

http : // _________.com/contact-form-valisibor1-207194.html

SIGN BY
MANAGEMENT

— or —

—–Original Message—–
From: Microsoft Exchange [mailto:owa@purdue.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 4:53 PM
To: ———-
Subject: OWA: Your [mschmitt@purdue.edu] is on Restriction.

Purdue University
==================
We detected irregular action on your e-mail system on August 22, 2011.

As the Primary owner, you must verify your account activity before you
can continue using your account, and upon verification, we will remove any
restrictions placed on your account.

click on the link below:

https://owa.purdue.edu/owa/auth/login.aspx
[http://————-.——–.com/owa.purdue.edu/owa/auth/login.aspx.htm]

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You can also forward your mail from any other e-mail accounts such as
Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. to your Webmail account so that your contacts won’t
have to memorize a new e-mail address and you can access all of your mail
in one place.  You can find forwarding instructions for your other e-mail
accounts in their online documentation.

Webmail service has reserved a system maintenance window of Saturdays from 4:00 a.m.
to 8:00 a.m. that will be used only if Webmail service needs to perform any work that
will take the system off-line. Otherwise, the e-mail system will
be available around the clock.
Thank You,
Microsoft Exchange