Using LockDown Browser is easier than ever!

What’s up, Warhawks? We’re already halfway done with the first month of the Fall 2017 semester!

Returning students have probably used LockDown Browser at least once during their college career, but for those of you who haven’t: LockDown Browser is a web browser, like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but it only allows you to access Desire2Learn (D2L).

lockdownThe purpose of LockDown Browser is to block the ability to open new tabs or windows in order to discourage cheating while taking a quiz on D2L. Instructors can mark their quizzes in D2L to require LockDown Browser in order to open them.

Prior to this semester, students had launch LockDown Browser from their computer’s desktop, log into D2L, and then manually navigate to their course in order to open the quiz. This process has been simplified!

Now, all you have to do in order to take your quiz in LockDown Browser is:

  1. Open the quiz in your preferred web browser
  2. Download LockDown Browser using the “Download and install the latest version of LockDown Browser” link.
  3. Click the blue “Launch LockDown Browser” button.
  4. Take the quiz

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The button launches LockDown Browser, logs you in, and automatically navigates to the quiz for you!

For more information on getting started with LockDown Browser, please visit LockDown Browser: Getting Started (Students).

Andersen Media Lab

Have you heard about the Andersen Media Lab and the great features it has to offer? The Media Lab is located in the lower level of the Andersen library building in room L1008. It offers a large collection of both Mac and PC computers and free black and white printing. You can even send your print job straight from your smart phone or laptop. For more information on how to do that, click here: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/printing-students

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Here are some of the many useful features you can find there:

Collaboratory Stations: These rooms are great places for group work! They have conference tables, SMART Boards, and projectors.

Color Printing: You can use purple points for color printing, poster printing, and lamination.

A/V Checkouts: Check out from the large collection of equipment including projectors, screens, cameras, microphones, and much more. You can even use the sound booth for audio projects.

Quiet Room: Because sometimes it can be hard to find a good, quiet spot to get your work done.

For more information on the General Access Labs, visit their site at: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/ga-labs#tab_ServiceRequest

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Media Lab.

FREE Antivirus and Office 365 for UW-Whitewater Students!

Welcome all new or returning UW-Whitewater Students!

Our University offers many various tools, deals and offers to assist Students with their work through 4U! The 4U Program provides deals on Dell & Lenovo Hardware, Discounted Software (Windows 10, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.), and more! Included in the program is FREE Symantec Antivirus for your Personal Computer, as well as FREE Microsoft Office 365 for up to 5 DEVICES (PC, Mac, IOS, & Android)!

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To Download Office 365, go to:

http://www.uww.edu/icit/4u/proplus

1. Click “Download Office 365 here“.

2. Log in with your NetID and Password.

3. Follow the on-screen installation.

(The link above provides Information, Guides and FAQ’s as well!)

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To Download Symantec Antivirus, go to:

https://www.uww.edu/icit/4u/free-antivirus
1. Under “Download Symantec Antivirus“, Click either Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 bit, or Mac OS X, depending on your Computer.

2. Follow the on-screen installation.

(IF you already have Antivirus Software installed (including free trials), you will NEED to uninstall that software before installing the UW-Whitewater Symantec Software.)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the UW-W Helpdesk.

 

Stay Organized and Keep your important Documents in one place with Google Drive

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Welcome back to a new semester here at UW-Whitewater. As a student, you have access to a number of great resources to help you be a successful student here at UWW. One such resource is unlimited cloud storage with Google Drive. All you have to go is log-in using your NetID and password, and you will have access to all of the tools Google has to offer. Google Drive can be accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone, so you have access to your files wherever you are. Curious about what kind of tools are at your disposal? Here is a list of just a few applications that are at your finger tips:

Google Docs is a great way to collaborate with team members when working on notes, or papers.

Google Slides lets your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations and more.

Google Sheets lets you choose from a wide variety of budgets, schedules, and other pre-made spreadsheets.

Google Forms lets you run a survey or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.

For more information on other Google tools and applications please visit http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/google#tab_TrainingDocumentation

 

 

Group Project Rooms for Students

Need a room for a group project? Collaboratory meeting rooms are available for 3-6 students to work on group projects in Andersen General Access Lab, L1008.

Rooms are equipped with:

  • A desktop computer with the same software as a lab computer
  • A projector connected to the desktop computer
  • A SMART Board for projection and collaborative note-taking

Reserve one of the Collaboratory meeting rooms (L1008D, L1008E, L1008F, L1008G, L1008H ) from the comfort of your home through http://www.uww.edu/reserve. See lab attendant upon arrival.

If you have any questions regarding this, please call 262.472.1234.

Group Project Rooms for Students

Need a room for a group project? Collaboratory meeting rooms are available for 3-6 students to work on group projects in Andersen General Access Lab, L1008.

Rooms are equipped with:

  • A desktop computer with the same software as a lab computer
  • A projector connected to the desktop computer
  • A SMART Board for projection and collaborative note-taking

Reserve one of the Collaboratory meeting rooms (L1008D, L1008E, L1008F, L1008G, L1008H ) from the comfort of your home through http://www.uww.edu/reserve. See lab attendant upon arrival.

If you have any questions regarding this, please call 262.472.1234.

VBrick Rev Service Update (11/25)

On Friday, November 25, ICIT will be deploying the VBrick Rev 7.12 update to our environment between 7am and 2pm.  During this time, the Rev system (http://streaming.uww.edu) will not be available. With no classes scheduled, Friday was chosen as the optimal window to minimize disruption to the campus

In this latest update, the following fixes and enhancements will be included:

  • (New) Bulk Video Editing and Deleting.  Users can now bulk edit video access settings, video status, video categories, video tags and video settings.  Users can also bulk delete videos.
  • (New) Ability to set content Publish Date.  Inactive videos can now have a “Publish Date” configured.  The video will be automatically set to “Active” on the selected date.
  • (New) Ability to set content Expiration Date.  Active videos can now have a “Expiration Date” configure.  The video can either be set to inactive or deleted upon expiration.
  • (New) Ability to replace a video file.  This allows the file to be updated without needing to replace links or update embed code.  This can be done by any user that has “Edit” access to the video.
  • (New) Playlists can now be shared with users.  Previously, playlists were only visible by the user who created them.
  • (New) Responsive Embed Code.  There is a new “Responsive” option when generating the video embed code.  Using this option is recommended and will allow the video to automatically scale for the best possible user experience.
  • (New) Variable Speed Playback.  Users can now play videos at 1.0x, 1.25x, 1.5x and 2.0x speeds.  This feature is only supported in the HTML5 player and may not currently work in all browsers.
  • (Update) Redesigned Usage Reports.  Video reports on the video play form have been redesigned.
  • (Fixed) Audio/Video sync issue has been corrected on some videos when using Chrome or Firefox on PC or Mac.
  • (Fixed) An issue impacting multicast video playback using the Edge browser on Windows 10 has been corrected.
  • (Fixed) Corrected an issues where embedded videos were not playing in Safari & Internet Explorer 9/10 browser when set to All Users or Private access.

If you have any questions or concerns about this update, please contact the Learning Technology Center.