Working Smarter, not Harder with Skype for Business

Skype for Business is Marshall’s unified communications solution that integrates all of your business communication needs, combining the best abilities of desk phones, Microsoft Outlook e-mail, instant messaging, group and personal video conferencing both on and off-campus. Skype for Business provides a more feature-rich, flexible and cost-effective solution to connect the university to its faculty, staff, and students.

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Skype for Business isn’t just for video calls anymore

Although Skype for Business is still a great solution for video conferencing, it can be used for so much more. You probably noticed your voicemails have been accessible through Outlook for the last year; this feature is part of the unified communications initiative Marshall University implemented with Skype for Business. Additional features include:

  • Voice Calls
  • Video Conferencing
  • Access across multiple devices
  • Screen sharing
  • Instant Messaging

skypescreenshotOnline Training is Available for Skype for Business

On-demand Skype for Business training is available at www.marshall.edu/sfb. Simply click on the “Get Help & Training” tab. To schedule training sessions for individuals or small groups contact IT_Training@marshall.edu.

Userguides are also available for quick reference:

 

If you are experiencing technical issues or having problems, please contact our IT Service Desk at servicedesk@marshall.edu or 304-696-3200.

The Department of Information Technology wants your voice to be heard! You are encouraged to share your compliments, questions, concerns and suggestions using the BeHerd website.

 

Marshall University Launches New MUMobile Application

Marshall University has released a new version of the MUMobile application. The new app can be used to access the latest news and information from Marshall University and delivers it to your hands through your mobile device.

Click here to view the Press Release

New IT Guides Available for Students, Faculty & Staff

The Division of Information Technology has created online IT guides for students as well as faculty and staff. The new guides are currently available through the “current students” and “faculty /staff” tabs from the homepage of the website. View the We Are Marshall Newsletter for more info.

The new guides are currently available on IT’s Publications page or through the “current students” and “faculty /staff” tabs from the homepage of the website or through the links below.

Clio and Digital Mapping

PCMag, a leading international publication related to technology, has featured Marshall University and Clio www.theclio.com in their latest series on technology and higher education.  “It’s great to see Marshall in some rather elite company,” said Clio founder and Marshall History professor David Trowbridge. The article lists the following universities as tech innovators: Boston CollegeGeorge Mason UniversityMarshall UniversityStanford UniversityUCLAUniversity of North TexasUniversity of Richmond, and the University of Virginia. “Each of these institutions have invested significant funds into their digital humanities programs, and have become leaders in the field. We should be deeply honored to be included in the list,” said Trowbridge.

The first article of the series lists Clio among the most promising and exciting projects in the field of digital humanities. Author William Fenton used Clio to discover historical and cultural sites near his home in New York City. Given Clio’s growth over the past year, users of this free website and mobile application can not only discover historical sites in major cities like New York and San Francisco, but within small towns and even rural areas throughout the United States.

The final article concluded that the technology being created by Marshall and other research universities demonstrate that universities rather than tech-start-ups remain the center of innovation in the United States. While tech-start-ups are producing useful products and software Fenton concluded that “the most sophisticated digital projects are supported by the same institutional machinery—faculty tenure, Digital Humanities centers and institutes, and government grants and fellowships—that tech upstarts tend to dismiss. Until those upstarts can support the research upon which education relies, we ought to regard claims of educational disruption as premature at best.”

Clio is an educational website and mobile application that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. Built by scholars for public benefit, each entry includes a concise summary and useful information about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark, or other site of cultural or historical significance. In addition, “time capsule” entries allow users to learn about historical events that occurred around them. Each entry offers turn-by-turn directions as well as links to relevant books, articles, videos, primary sources, and credible websites. Ambitious in scope, Clio allows scholars and their students to publish humanities scholarship using an innovative digital format that will instantly reach a broad audience in ways that cannot be replicated by traditional forms of publishing.

For more information on Clio, visit www.theclio.com or watch this video.  Download the Clio app from the Apple App Store or the Android app on Google play.
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Articles:
5 Digital Mapping Projects that Visualize History
What Digital Mapping Projects Reveal about Higher Education

Windows 10 Training

Via LyndaCampus – On Demand Training

Prepare for the planned University wide Windows 10 deployment beginning in November 2015 with on-demand training through Marshall University’s campus subscription with Lynda.com.  Learn all of the essential features of Windows 10 at your own pace.  You’ll be able to learn how to: customize Windows 10 to your liking, start working with files and applications, use Cortana to search and navigate, and browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser.  Utilize this training and many others from our LyndaCampus subscription at lynda.marshall.edu .

 

Questions regarding LyndaCampus can be directed to Crystal Stewart, crystal.stewart@marshall.edu, 304-696-2970.

 

 

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Eduroam Now Available

Marshall University’s Division of Information Technology has partnered with eduroam, a secure, worldwide roaming Internet access service developed for the international research and education communities.  MU faculty, staff and students visiting other participating institutions around the world can use their MU email address and password to gain instant wireless Internet access.  Conversely, visitors from eduroam partners and Internet2 member institutions can connect to MU’s wireless network using their home institution credentials. For example, when visiting WVU your MU email address and password provides access to the WVU Wi-Fi network.

Eduroam is based on secure encryption and authentication standards, using the wireless networks of participating institutions. It offers a more secure alternative to public Wi-Fi hot spots. Eduroam visitors to MU, for example, will access the Internet through MU’s secure wireless network. The eduroam service allows for colleagues to transparently use their home participating institution’s credentials without losing valuable time in creating MU guest accounts. The “eduroam” wireless network appears as a new option in selecting a Wi-Fi network.  MU faculty, staff and students will continue to use the existing “MU Wi-Fi” network name while on campus. For a quick and engaging overview, watch the “What is eduroam?” video or visit the eduroam-U.S. website.

LibCal

Marshall University offers online scheduling for students of Drinko Library Collaboration, Team, and Study rooms now using LibCal.  LibCal is an easy to use calendaring and event management platform for libraries.  Used by 1,600+ libraries worldwide, LibCal makes it a breeze to manage online scheduling.  Use LibCal by visiting marshall.libcal.com.

Questions regarding LibCal can be directed to Johnny Bradley, bradley39@marshall.edu, 304-696-6434.

SFB Training

Update 10/8/15:
For all upcoming Skype for Business training sessions please refer to our dedicated Skype for Business page by clicking here

Skype for Business is Marshall’s new, unified communications solution that integrates all of our communication needs. Combining the best abilities of our desk phones, Microsoft Outlook, instant messaging and group and personal video conferencing with others whether collaborating on– or off-campus. To get a better understanding, please feel free to drop in to any of our upcoming Skype for Business Training Sessions in the upcoming weeks.

 

Date Time Location
Tuesday – 9/8/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM Drinko Library 138
Tuesday – 9/8/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM Drinko Library 138
Wednesday – 9/9/15 10:00AM – 11:00AM Drinko Library 138
Wednesday – 9/9/15 11:00AM – 12:00PM Drinko Library 138
Thursday – 9/10/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM Drinko Library 138
Friday – 9/11/15 10:00AM – 11:00AM Drinko Library 138
Friday – 9/11/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM HR Training Room, Old Main 323
Friday – 9/11/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM HR Training Room, Old Main 323
Monday – 9/14/15 11:00AM – 12:00PM Drinko Library 138
Monday – 9/14/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM Drinko Library 138
Monday – 9/14/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM HR Training Room, Old Main 323
Tuesday – 9/15/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM Drinko Library 138
Wednesday – 9/16/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM Drinko Library 138
Thursday – 9/17/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM Drinko Library 138
Thursday – 9/17/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM Drinko Library 138
Friday – 9/18/15 1:00PM – 2:00PM HR Training Room, Old Main 323
Friday – 9/18/15 2:00PM – 3:00PM HR Training Room, Old Main 323

For all upcoming Skype for Business training sessions please refer to our dedicated Skype for Business page by clicking here.

Netflix and the ADA

How a Landmark Case Changed the Legal Landscape of Closed Captioning

Wednesday, September 16 | 2:00 P.M. | Drinko 349 & MUSC GC 134

This webinar will be presented by Arlene B. Mayerson, who led the legal team in the case that secured a historic settlement that ensures 100% closed captions in Netflix’s streaming video content. Ms. Mayerson will discuss the application of the ADA, as well as how the ruling impacts online education and other industries using streaming video.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Crystal Stewart, crystal.stewart@marshall.edu, 304-696-2970.

Blackboard Learn Workshops

These workshops will be presented virtually using Blackboard Collaborate by Tammy Jolley, Customer Success Advocate, Blackboard Inc.

To Attend these Workshop:
Please email: tammy.jolley@blackboard.com to reserve a seat. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot. Once registered you will receive the specific meeting log-in information.

Questions regarding these workshops can be directed to Paula Kaplan, kaplanp@marshall.edu, 304-746-1948.

 

Where Did They Go? Using the Bb Learn Retention Center for Early Alerts
Friday, September 11 | 12:00 P.M. | Blackboard Collaborate (see info below)

Bb Learn Gradebook Features & Tips
Friday, September 18 | 1:00 P.M. | Blackboard Collaborate (see info below)

Bb Learn Tool Overview (excellent for beginning users)
Friday, October 2 | 9:00 A.M. | Blackboard Collaborate (see info below)