In this issue:
Start Your Semester Right with UW IT!
Get a productive start to this spring semester with Information Technology’s help and services: http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech.
Your feedback is important. Please let us know what you think of our services and how we can serve you better. Email us at UWITcare@uwyo.edu.
IT Help Desk – More Options to Connect with UWIT, Including Online Chat
Contact the UW IT Help Desk for all of your IT needs. Now there are even more ways to connect with the IT Help Desk. Use the new online chat option at http://support.uwyo.edu/, submit requests through the IT Help Request form at https://www.uwyo.edu/itsecure2/gethelp/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 766-4357, option 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The IT Help Desk provides immediate support and can quickly assist you with solving most common technology problems.
Training on Fridays for Students
Information Technology will be presenting informal computer training on many odd-dated Fridays during the semester. These short workshops are a great way to enhance computer skills to help you succeed in your studies and other endeavors. E-mail email@example.com to register for one of these free workshops:
OneDrive and Office Web Apps on Office 365
In addition to the recent email storage increase to 50 GB, Office 365 comes with 1 TB of OneDrive online, cloud storage. Log into Outlook Web Access (https://uwmail.uwyo.edu/), and click the square in the upper left hand corner, and click the OneDrive square to get started. OneDrive can be used to save documents and other files so they can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.
With OneDrive, Microsoft Office Web Apps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are also available. These allow you to open, edit, and share documents in your UW OneDrive.
OneDrive is great for working on files with others, including allowing multiple-user updates and changes in real time.
UW Wireless? Use UWyo (not UWguest)
The university has different wireless service levels. You should use UWyo (rather than UWguest). The UWyo connection can easily be set to connect automatically when you are in wireless range (see screenshots below). UWyo advantages:
See http://www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?id=1769 for more wireless information.
UWStudent Mobile Printing Service
Want to print from your own laptop, iPhone, Android, or other mobile device? If so, try the new UWStudent Mobile printing service. This service allows you to print to select lab printers across campus through a web browser, Android App or an iOS App. Mobile printing will allow printing of Word documents, PDFs, and JPGs without ever having to log into a lab computer. Instructions on using mobile printing can be found at:http://microlab.uwyo.edu/mobileprint/
Free and Cheap Student Software
Microsoft Office suites, Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac, are available for free for all UW students. Office can be installed from your Office 365 account using these instructions. Students can also use the Office Web App programs in Office 365 by logging into email from WyoWeb, which includes scaled-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Additional Student Software
IT also offers students reduced pricing on other personal software including statistical, design and video, business tools, writing aids, and more. Visit our UW Student Software page for more information. Also, remember to check out the software that is available in the student computer labs.
Student Computing Labs
Whether you just need to check email quickly, create an animation with Adobe Flash, analyze a data set with SPSS, or print something the UW Student Computing Labs are ready for your use. With over 55 open access computer lab locations across campus and dozens of software programs installed, the labs are an excellent resource for all students. For specific locations, hours, and software installed on the lab computers, visit the Academic Support Unit website.
You can also access computer lab resources remotely from off campus. The remote lab system has many of the same software programs installed as the standard lab computers. The remote lab system is available at http://microlab.uwyo.edu/uwsremote.
The Central Student Technology Committee has funded numerous devices that students can check out to develop multimedia presentations, including GoPro Hero 4 cameras, Canon XA10 Pro Camcorder, Presentation camcorders, a Nikon D330 DSLR camera, tripods and other devices. These items can be checked out from the Lab Assistant in the ITC. Additional information and a listing of all devices available can be found at: http://microlab.uwyo.edu/multimedia.asp.
Student Storage(H: driver Upgrade)
Over the winter break, Information Technology migrated Student Storage (H: Drive) to a new storage solution. This upgrade has resulted in an increase in Student Storage space from 1 GB to 2 GBs. Additional information on this upgrade can be found at: H: Drive Upgrade - FAQ.
Need Help with a Personal Computer?
The IT Service Center is here to help with faculty and staff personal computers and mobile devices. If you need a virus removed from your computer, diagnostics ran, help installing software, or help with a smartphone or mobile device to connect to the UWyo wireless network, the IT Service Center can help.
The Service Center is located in the Information Technology Center, Room 160, which is right by the computer lab. The Service Center is open 9:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday during the academic year and 10:00 to 4:00 during breaks. The Service Center does ask that you stay with your computer or mobile device while it is being worked on. This allows our Service Center staff to show you and explain what they are doing with your computer.
Need to Find Us?
The Information Technology Center is located on Sorority Row next to the Fine Arts Center.