Turnitin (a plagiarism detection tool) is conducting a beta test of a new, enhanced version of their Web-based plagiarism prevention resource, and instructors of Penn State courses are invited to participate. Some of the enhancements being evaluated include a redesigned interface, expanded student paper databases, improved Originality Reports, and expanded content databases.
FYI - There will be several "ANGEL Town Hall" meetings scheduled to discuss the upgrade to version 7.2. Please find dates and register at ITS Training - http://its.psu.edu/training/index.html
From ITS TRAINING
It was officially announced that ANGEL will upgrade to version 7.2 on the weekend of July 19. New features will include enhancements to the ANGEL mail tool, the chat tool reports and HTML editor (with expanded options for foreign language and mathematical equations)
A complete list of upgrades is available at http://tlt.its.psu.edu/news/index.html#angel72features. You can monitor the forum at the ANGEL Community Hub at http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/angel/ for updates in training, documentation and other events.
The WebMail software is scheduled to be upgraded May 13 from 5-7 AM and so will not be in service.
According to ITS Support Staff "WebMail users will now be able to enjoy many new user-specific options, such as a tabbed interface and the ability to download mailboxes -- allowing them to flexibly choose between a feature-rich client or "bare bones" client. For information and the complete list of updates, visit the WebMail splash screen and click "Latest Updates to WebMail" link."
Read http://live.psu.edu/story/30728/nw4 for full details
FROM THE PENN STATE NEWSWIRE
This month, the ITS Help Desk located in 215 Computer Building at University
Park will move to a new location at 204 Wagner Building. The move is
scheduled to take place from May 15 to 16, with the new facility reopening
fully staffed on Monday, May 19 in Wagner. The Help Desk is one of the two
main consultation services ITS provides at the University Park campus,
offering phone, walk-in and electronic consultation to students, faculty and
staff on computer-related questions. The second Help Desk, located at 6
Links for the TWT portfolios for Spring 2008 have been posted on the "Completed Portfolios" page. Congratulations to all the candidates.
If you are interested in completing a portfolio this summer, the deadline to submit portfolios to your TWT Coordinator will be July 1.
Graduate students are invited to sign up for free technology workshops during Summer-Fest 2008, a weeklong training session conveniently offered during the break in the academic schedule, May 12-16. Popular topics include Using Clickers in the Classroom, EndNote, e-Portfolio, Videoconferencing for Instruction, Excel, SPSS, Office 2007, Penn State Thesis Template, Photoshop, Using Adobe Connect in the Classroom, and many more. Please visit the online catalog for a complete list of training sessions, and log in to register for training at http://its.psu.edu/training/ .
The John A. Dutton e-Education Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is seeking part-time graphics assistance. Beginning immediately, this creative individual would be responsible for creating, revising, and updating visual materials and graphic components for online courses in the College of EMS. Competence with Adobe Photoshop is required. Experience with related visual tools from the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
Education Technology Services has an opening for a half-time graduate assistant for the 2008-2009 academic year, beginning with the Fall 2008 semester. This graduate assistant will need to be able to work 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, in our offices at 210 Rider Building (formerly Rider II). Telecommuting is not an option for this position.