Issue 45, Winter 2010
MS Office 2010 will be available soon after its release scheduled for the first half of 2010. Windows 7 is currently licensed and is being tested by technical staff throughout the university. A collection of client access licenses (CALs) also provides access to server-based software including SharePoint.
by Susan Brown, ATUS Software Services Manager and Rick Nichols, Help Desk Manager
Western has recently negotiated a centrally-funded Microsoft Campus Agreement that will enhance our already high quality teaching and learning environment by allowing installation of the latest Microsoft Office and Microsoft operating system software.
Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac may now be installed on all university-owned computers.
The University recently purchased a site license for Elluminate, a web conferencing tool. Elluminate allows you to conduct live meetings via the web,
Western students are now using a new email system that provides Outlook Web Access hosted through a Microsoft Exchange Lab service. This new system, provided exclusively
Our Blackboard Services team has begun preparations for a major upgrade of the Blackboard application. Blackboard 9 will introduce to our users a friendlier, more interactive
Copyright protection begins as soon as an "original" work is "fixed" in a tangible medium of expression. An original work can be an article written for a journal, a poem, a photograph, or even an email message.
At the beginning of each new academic quarter faculty members who create Blackboard courses have used an online tool developed by ATUS to request these courses.
When Western announced that classes would begin at noon after the early morning power outage November 16, 2009, ATUS Classroom and Lab support staff passed time congenially
This is Issue 45, Winter 2010
Academic Technology News is a production of Academic Technology & User Services, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9094.
Nancy Grayum / Rochelle Parry
Rick Nichols, Nancy Grayum, Frank Roberts, Rob Galbraith, Harron, Marie Raney, John Farquhar, Fred Robson, Susan Brown, Monica Aebly, Kevin Dixey
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