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IT News

Nursing faculty and students use Passport badges to mark learning, achievement

To help students connect what they learn clinically and what’s happening in the health care industry, as well as illustrate the students’ achievements for potential employers, two professors and three students from Purdue’s School of Nursing partnered with ITaP to create and implement a set of badges in ITaP’s Passport app.

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Summer changes to lab and classroom computers to affect users’ personal settings

Individuals who use ITaP lab and classroom Windows computers may notice some personalized settings have been restored to default settings by a planned reset of user profiles this summer.

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Do you use social media in instruction? Please take this brief survey

Instructors on the West Lafayette campus are encouraged to participate in a short survey on social media use in support of teaching and learning.

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Faculty and staff can save money on personal computer purchases through ITaP Shopping

Whether they’re looking to purchase the latest tablet or 2-in-1 laptop, faculty and staff can save money through ITaP Shopping on computers, accessories and other electronics for personal use, as well as on software.

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Drug Discovery Alliance offers early stage development grants for new drugs

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Molecular Therapeutics Program is seeking applications for grants that will provide funds and essential consultation to support the early stage development of new drugs. More information is available on the Indiana CTSI hub. The application deadline is July 1.

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Events

Blackboard upgrade to bring requested enhancements later this month

Improvements to Purdue’s Blackboard environment and changes to simplify the course management experience for instructors and students are coming as part of a scheduled upgrade to Blackboard Learn starting May 17.

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Two-day training session will cover InfoPath, a SharePoint compatible forms-building tool

InfoPath 200, a forms-building tool compatible with SharePoint, will be the focus of a two-day training session May 29-30 in Freehafer Hall, Room 248. The two-day workshop will teach participants how to create various types of forms that can be emailed, used to collect data to store in SharePoint, or used to collect data to store in an SQL database.

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Tech Tidbits
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer prompts individuals to use alternative Web browsers Read more
Upgrade from Windows XP, Office 2003 to dodge cyber hazards Read more
Recent IU data breach serves as reminder to help keep Purdue’s sensitive material secure Read more

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