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Software Updates

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ATUS Opens New Digital Media Center

ATUS is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest teaching resource for faculty and students at WWU: The Digital Media Center, or DMC.


Microsoft Windows or Office 2016 Upgrades for Selected Classrooms, Computer Labs, & Student Laptops

General university classrooms in Bond Hall will be upgraded to the Windows 8.1 operating system over the coming break. Resources for transition to the new operating system will be available. 


Tech Tonic 2015

The 9th annual Tech Tonic technology event on Tuesday, April 14, with the theme Shake, Make and Innovate, was part of Western's Active Minds Changing Lives week.


New ATUS Employees

Russell Stetzer & Charlie Walentiny have joined ATUS

Desktop Support Services is very pleased to add Russell Stetzer as a new Desktop Support Technician. Russell graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Management Information Systems, and was also a desktop and lab support specialist there for over 10 years, so he brings a wealth of experience in academ

Canvas Sites for Majors

Our Canvas integration with Banner provides for daily enrollment updates to more than 1,500 active courses. Now, we are providing similar automated updates allowing you to communicate with students in your department’s Major.


Windows 8.1 in General University Computer Labs for Fall 2015

Windows 8.1 will be the standard operating system in general university computer labs beginning Fall 2015 after a successful test period on student workstations in non-teaching general university labs and stand-alone kiosks during the last few months. ATUS will include a brief end-user “quick start” guide in the teaching labs to assist users who are not yet familiar with some of the interface changes of Windows 8.1. We will also have information available on the Help Desk website.