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Fall 2014

Please read this issue for important and timely technical updates including a new Office 365 login procedure, Innovative Teaching Showcase nominations and upgrades, a variety of software updates, a new Help Desk service ticket system, Educause faculty IT survey results, ATUS staff kudos and updates. Happy Holidays!

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Employee Login Procedure Change for Office 365 Applications

Author: Rick Nichols

Employee Login Procedure Change for Office 365 Applications

Rick Nichols

Office 365 logoEffective Wednesday, December 17, 2014, two changes to login procedures will take place for Western employees when connecting to Microsoft Office 365 applications like Outlook email, calendaring, and OneDrive. The first is very significant in...

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Call for Nominations for the Innovative Teaching Showcase

Author: Justina Brown

Call for Nominations for the Innovative Teaching Showcase

Justina Brown

Western faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate an instructor whose course work reflects this year's Showcase theme, “Infusing Multicultural Perspectives into the Curriculum”

Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment creates the INNOVATIVE TEACHING SHOWCASE, an online publication featuring best practices of Western's most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase, themed...

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Software Updates

Author: Susan Brown

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Software versions and licensing continues to change. Information is below for news about Thomson Reuters EndNote, Parallels Desktop for Macintosh, a new Outlook 2015 for Macintosh client, the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, and the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me at susan.brown@wwu.edu or 360...

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KACE for Managing Service Requests and Supported Technology

Author: Sean Stockburger

ATUS Implements KACE for Managing Service Requests and Supported Technology

Sean Stockburger

ATUS has implemented a new information technology management solution that will help staff manage service requests, as well as supported computer hardware and software. KACE is a product from Dell that provides a set of tools for computer inventory and asset management, software distribution, patch management, and incident management. Several other departments on campus are already using KACE to deploy new software...

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EDUCAUSE Faculty Survey

Author: John Farquhar

EDUCAUSE Faculty Survey

John Farquhar

ITS would like to thank the faculty for their input through the EDUCAUSE faculty survey distributed during the Winter 2014 quarter. The survey was created and managed by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) which is the research arm for the professional society serving information technologists in higher education. By distributing the survey to 151 institutions, ECAR received over 17,000 responses. At Western, 211 faculty provided their input.

Findings...

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"Innovative Teaching Showcase" Gets a New Face

Author: Justina Brown

“Innovative Teaching Showcase” Gets a New Face

Justina Brown, M.Ed., Center for Instructional Innovation / Teaching, Learning, & Technology

 

For 15 years, the Innovative Teaching Showcase has evolved into a solid set of best practices by WWU faculty. Working on the Showcase is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. Learning about the innovative work of those teaching our students is not only inspiring to me and academic colleagues; a strong international audience connects with the...

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ATUS KUDOS

Author: John Farquhar

Congratulations to ATUS staffers AJ Barse, Justina Brown and Gary Malick for professional accomplishments.

AJ Barse completed his Adobe Education Training certification which includes ways of fostering creativity in the classroom using the new Adobe desktop and mobile products.

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Staff Updates

Author: Sean Stockburger and George Liu

ATUS Staff Updates

We wish a fond farewell to Marsha Painter and happily welcome Darrin Britton, Dave Creel, and Erik Favro.


Bon Voyage Marsha Painter
Sean Stockburger

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