Your subscription to Lynda.com at SUNY Oswego is available to you over the summer at www.oswego.edu/lynda. Just login using your Laker NetID. There are some great videos on preparing your resume, job searching, social media, software use and much, much more.
As a further incentive to check out Lynda, we are offering you three opportunities to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
June: $50. Amazon gift card to the student who receives the most certificates of completion for the month of June
July: $50. Amazon gift card to the student with the most hours watched for the month of July
August: $50. Amazon Gift card. Submit a creative work to show off how you use Lynda, or what you use Lynda for. (could include, but is not limited to: Writing, Poster design, video, etc…) Submit your work by Aug. 31st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, use File/Save As. Click the drop-down for ‘Save as type:’ and select PDF (*.pdf).
From a browser, email or other software, use CutePDF Writer to ‘print’ the page you are viewing to a PDF file. CutePDF is on all campus computers and for non-campus computers, can be downloaded and installed from http://www.cutepdf.com/
CTS continually updates and upgrades the operating system and software on campus computers to ensure both security and functionality. Much of this work is automatically delivered to college-owned faculty/staff computers each Wednesday morning – otherwise known as “Patch Wednesdays”.
If your computer is not turned on and connected to the network when the updates are delivered, don’t worry. Your computer will be updated the next time it connects to the campus network. Laptops will receive the updates once they are back on campus and connected to the network.
The 2013-14 Technology Initiative Project (TIP) awards were ratified at the Friday, December 6 Campus Technology Advisory Board meeting. A total of $65,000 was available to be awarded and the selection committee received ten (10) requests totaling $155,000.
TIP grants are an annual funding provided by the Campus to fund academic initiatives that relate to instruction, student usage, improving student usage, and/or improving student learning through the use of technology. Priority is given to new and innovative or trial initiatives, which can possibly later expand on campus, although equipment replacement and expansion of existing equipment requests will also be considered.
Projects that were funded this year include:
School of Communication, Media and the Arts, School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Penfield Library (Kelly Roe, Tom Ingram, Jacob Dodd, Mark Springston and Emily Thompson) – In the first ever joint request from all four primary academic schools and the library, a campus-wide Lynda.com subscription will be purchased for all faculty, staff and students of the University for the next 18 months. With LyndaCampus, students, faculty and staff have full access to thousands of videos and tutorial files anywhere, anytime, both on their computer and via their mobile device. Lynda.com’s vast online library has thousands of video-based courses taught by industry professionals ranging from Business skills and Adobe products to Developer languages and tools, 3D animation, office productivity software and more. The videos are broken down into short segments for easy navigation and allows the user to log in and out as necessary without losing any data. Faculty who have piloted Lynda.com say it is a great way to assist in “Flipping the classroom”. It is suggested faculty may assign tutorials from LyndaCampus for a project or course work. In completion of the course, the student will be issued a certificate as proof of completion.
Art & Graphic Design (Cara Thompson & Rebecca Mushtare)– this request was made to assist Graphic design keep pace in the design field and the technology within it. Department faculty are actively learning new mobile technologies (web, apps, eBooks) and integrating these new literacies into all graphic design courses. This grant provides a class set of iPad minis which allows students in the program to master the new techniques. Additionally, professional quality photography add-ons will enable the students to use iPads to take photos, record audio and video and write code, greatly increasing the types of projects students can work on. There are 240 graduate and undergraduate majors in the program and approximately 350 students take graphic design classes per semester.
Psychology (Matt Dykas & Chrsitina Leclerc)- Psychology requested money to begin developing a state-of-the-art research laboratory for Psychology majors. Psychology estimates 600 students will be impacted by the funding over the course of their career. In particular a Noldus Observational XT data collection system, which will allow students to record and measure discrete human behaviors as they occur in real time.
CTS would like to give one last final reminder regarding lynda.com replacing the Skillport e-learning system. The last day of the Skillport contract is 1/21. CTS will be taking down the Skillport login pages, available from the CTS Training site, by 1/24.