Belmont University students to download Office 365 ProPlus free of charge

Posted by Randall Reynolds on August 4, 2014 in Instructional Technology (Blackboard, Tegrity, etc), User Services Information with Comments closed |

Belmont University, in partnership with Microsoft, is pleased to announce the Microsoft Student Advantage Program.  This program entitles registered Belmont University students to download Office 365 ProPlus free of charge. Please use this link to access this exclusive offer and find out more information. To download the software, select Office 365 ProPlus on the Students’ tab. On the next page click the “Add to Cart” button, and you’ll be directed to MyBelmont. You’ll need to sign into MyBelmont to authenticate your role as a Belmont student to complete your order.

Link for More Informationbelmontu.onthehub.com

Office360 banner

Summer Computer Software Training Schedule

Posted by Randall Reynolds on July 9, 2014 in User Services Information with Comments closed |

User Services is offering an abbreviated computer software training schedule this month.  Classes are free for faculty and staff.  Please use the link below to register and join us a great training experience.  Thanks

http://www.belmont.edu/hr/training/index.html

Millicent Marshall

New Area Code 629 for Nashville beginning next February 28th

Posted by Randall Reynolds on July 8, 2014 in Tips, Tricks, and Fixes with Comments closed |

There is a new area code, 629,  in Tennessee starting next February 28th.   To accommodate 10 digit dialing will be required at the same time.  Only new telephone and cellphone customers will get the new area code.  So, if you have a number nothing will change for you except for dialing starting next year.

Users on campus will not be impacted but you will need to start using 10 digits next year.  10 digit dialing will be supported beginning at the end of the month as an option.   All stationary and websites should always include the area code.

 

For more information go to web site at att.com/areacode

 

 

Nashville on the list for Google Fiber

Posted by Randall Reynolds on July 8, 2014 in Tips, Tricks, and Fixes, Uncategorized with Comments closed |

Check out this article.  How about Internet for your home at 100 times current speeds?

The current state of residential Internet is really slow for what’s needed now and in the future.  So, its nice to see Nashville as a potential for this new exciting offer from Google for faster bandwidth.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/google-fiber/?iid=EL

 

 

National Do Not Call Registry– for residential and mobile numbers only

Posted by Randall Reynolds on April 24, 2014 in Tips, Tricks, and Fixes with Comments closed |

Are you receiving more and more telemarketing calls at home or on your mobile phone?    There is an option to limit telemarketing calls by registering your home phone or mobile phone on the National Do Not Call Registry.   Telemarketers are required to review the list every 31 days and delete your number from their list.   The National Do Not Call Registry was created by the FTC to reduce nuisance calls.      If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.  There are exceptions on who can still call you and that
information  is on the national registry website.

To register go to this website and follow the instructions.

https://www.donotcall.gov/

** please note

Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission, and you should not respond to these calls.

 

Easy links to Classfinder and Teledirectory

Posted by Randall Reynolds on March 31, 2014 in Tips, Tricks, and Fixes with Comments closed |

To: Belmont

Below are several links to important websites used  on campus.  Also, if you would like more information on the ITS website please let me know that as well.

thanks

Randall

ps. did you know you can create shortcuts to these on your desktop.  its easy!

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Classfinder

http://classfinder.belmont.edu/

 

Final Exam Schedules

http://www.belmont.edu/registrar/exam-schedules.html

 

Campus Teledirectory (telephones)

http://teledirectory.belmont.edu

 

Campus Academic Calendar

www.belmont.edu/acalendar

 

Campus Events Calendar

https://mycampusapps.belmont.edu/calendar/

 

ITS Support sites

http://www.belmont.edu/its

 

ITS Newsletter

http://blogs.belmont.edu/its/

 

 

Blackboard not working in Internet Explorer 11

Posted by Randall Reynolds on February 17, 2014 in Instructional Technology (Blackboard, Tegrity, etc) with Comments closed |

 

A security update released by Microsoft last week has rendered Internet Explorer 11 incompatible with Blackboard. Blackboard is aware of the issue, and is working on a fix; however, they have not yet provided a timeline on when it will be available. We will provide updates once more information becomes available. This issue only affects Internet Explorer 11. Previous versions of Internet Explorer will still work with Blackboard, as will Firefox or Chrome. Users should access Blackboard via one of these alternatives until this issue is resolved.  Please contact blackboard@belmont.edu  with any questions.

Tegrity Usage Update

Posted by Randall Reynolds on January 10, 2014 in Instructional Technology (Blackboard, Tegrity, etc) with Comments closed |

Tegrity is the campus service that faculty use to record classroom activity.  Tegrity works within Blackboard and enables a faculty member to record their desktop.  Students can view the class recording from anywhere.    This is the second full year the campus has used Tegrity for classroom recording.   The data below is based on data gathered by the Tegrity system as faculty and students use the service.   Usage of Tegrity has grown substantially by students over the first two years.  From the data we can conclude that students are using Tegrity in higher numbers and viewing for longer periods of time based on the viewing habits from calendar years 2012 to 2013.

Student Viewing over calendar years 2012 and 2013

2012 – Students viewed content for a total of 13,010 hours (542 days) over 26,397 visits

2013 – Students viewed content for a total of 21,195 hours (883 days) over 46,335 visits

Viewings in Fall 2012 – students viewed content for 5982 hours over 13,225 visits

Viewings in Fall 2013 – students viewed content for 6908 hours over 16,891 visits

 

Faculty Recording Usage

2012 –  faculty created 1062  class recordings for a total of 807 hours

2013 – faculty created 748  class recordings for a total of 914 hours

IE11 has been causing some problems for the following on-campus products

Posted by Randall Reynolds on December 9, 2013 in Administrative Computing (Banner), Tips, Tricks, and Fixes, Uncategorized with Comments closed |

IE11 has been causing some problems for the following on-campus products:

Evisions Argos

BannerWeb

ImagingWeb

We consistently recommend that Evisions users work in Chrome or Firefox.  The current IE11 issue with Evisions is not resolved, but should not be a problem since Chrome/Firefox is recommended.

 

For BannerWeb and Imaging, IE 11 must have a setting added for “Compatibility View”.  In 11, this is found by going to “Tools” and “Compatibility View Settings”.  Add “Belmont.edu” to the list and save and all other known issues should be resolved.

Please let me know if you hear of/run in to any other problems.

Thanks,

Kevin

 

Kevin McClung  |  Systems and Database Administrator

Campus Shortcuts toTeledirectory, Academic Calendar and Classfinder

Posted by Randall Reynolds on November 1, 2013 in Tips, Tricks, and Fixes with Comments closed |

 

We  encourage everyone to use MyBelmont to connect to important campus resources.   There are also a few web links good to know that are used daily that reside  outside the mybelmont portal that does not require you to login everytime you want to lookup a campus phone number.  These links are available to the entire Belmont community and guests.

So, please bookmark or place a shortcut on your desktop to access these important links.

If you have any questions please contact Randall Reynolds at 460-5471 or by campus email.

 Campus Teledirectory

http://teledirectory.belmont.edu


Classfinder

http://classfinder.belmont.edu

Campus Academic Calendar

www.belmont.edu/acalendar

Campus Events Calendar

https://mycampusapps.belmont.edu/calendar/

ITS Support sites

http://www.belmont.edu/its

ITS Newsletter

http://blogs.belmont.edu/its/

 

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