Online training with lynda.com

ITS wants to provide the Colby community the highest quality self-directed technical training available.  The critically acclaimed online training library offered at lynda.com contains more than 1,500 titles ranging from software such as Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro and Adobe Photoshop to programming languages like HTML and C++ to operating systems like Windows 7 and Mac OS X to broader...

Using Colby Apps: New Compose E-mail Window

Google recently announced that they are making changes to the “compose email window” in their webmail interface. Beginning November 20th, this will be an “opt-in” change meaning you can choose to switch to the new look now, and switch back to the old look if you don’t like it, but the new “compose email window”...

Using Colby Apps: Search your e-mail

When most people think of searching the web, they think of Google.  Google has revolutionized the way we find web pages by using a very complicated (and secretive) set of algorithms to take the words we give it and find what usually turns out to be a very helpful list of web pages. Colby Apps e-mail’s...

Fall 2012 Moodle course sites

Fall 2012 Moodle course sites are now available at http://moodle.colby.edu for faculty who wish to begin building them out. You may find links to past course sites on your Moodle course overview page in the “Course sites for other terms” block. Call Ellen Freeman at ext. 4234 or email Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu for help setting up your...

Academic ITS supported web services and aggregate use for the 2011-2012 academic year

Academic ITS support three main web platforms for faculty and students. They are the Moodle course management system, the Confluence enterprise wiki, and the WordPress web publishing platform. Each platform has its own strengths and specializations and there are significant overlaps between them in some areas. Following is a description of each service and some aggregate usage...

New Google Apps services accessible using Colby Apps accounts

Three new services on our Google Apps for Education domain can now be used with Colby Apps (you@colby.edu) accounts: YouTube Maps Moderator Important: If your Colby account is closed due to graduation, transferring, getting a different job, retiring, etc., the data you put in these services will no longer be available to you. Plan to download...

Fall semester technology needs

If you plan to include a technology component or project in a course this fall that will require coordination with the Academic ITS group, please contact me as soon as possible so we may make plans to meet your needs. This includes projects that will require technical training assistance, utilize the resources of the Language...

Streaming media service changes

The legacy Quicktime streaming media service on the server named “Tourmaline” has been turned off. Academic ITS worked over the past year to identify and work with owners of media streamed by this service to migrate it to the replacement service (Adobe Flash Media Server) or convert it for non-streaming delivery when appropriate. Because of...

Fall 2011 Moodle course sites

Fall 2011 Moodle course sites are now available at http://moodle.colby.edu for faculty who wish to begin building them out. You may find links to past course sites on your Moodle course overview page in the “Course sites for other terms” block. Call Ellen Freeman at ext. 4234 or email Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu for help setting up your Moodle course...