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Interface

Interface is an ongoing series of features about information technology at Dartmouth, the people of ITS, and how we work with the college's many information systems. Learn what it's like to be a freshman barred from having a cell phone on a first-year trip. Peek inside the framework of Dartmouth's many, many sites. See how our past experiences inform what we do here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:39pm
fall facts

With fall comes cool, crisp mornings, leaves tumbling to the ground, and a big influx of students and faculty returning to Hanover, or, in the case of the Class of 2020, arriving in town for the first time. Here are some ways ITS “sees” the beginning of the school year.

 

How many Canvas courses published in fall versus summer?

482 in fall, versus 106 in summer

GreenPrint jobs in fall versus summer?

621,067 in fall, versus 40,661 in summer

How many wireless devices are on campus on an average fall...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:29pm
microsoft logo
  1. At Dartmouth, you get Microsoft Office free.

  2. You can install it on up to five computers and on up to five mobile devices and on up to five tablets!

  3. You can access the entire Office suite on the web if you don’t have any of your personal installs with you.

  4. With Dartmouth’s Office environment, you get up to five terabytes of personal storage. Yes, you...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:12pm
student shopping

Tucked into the basement of McNutt Hall, Dartmouth’s Computer Store is a full service campus location for handling the personal technology needs of the Dartmouth community.

The store offers students, faculty, and staff educational discounts on hardware and software. Beyond computers, it sells cables, laptop bags, printers, and more, while its three sales employees and five service personnel offer a commitment to customer service. Says Computer Store Manager Theresa Woodward, “We try to go out of our way so students,...

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:30am
EMS calendar

Today, Information Technology Services (ITS) plays its part in rolling out the Dartmouth Event Management System (EMS). The new service, which is replacing the R25 scheduling system, allows students, faculty, and staff to manage meetings, complex events, and academic courses.

EMS will help Dartmouth maximize the use of existing space by providing members of the community with an easy-to-use interface for reviewing and requesting access to rooms across campus.

“With EMS, Dartmouth users will have an easy and fast online tool to search and request rooms,” says Jim Alberghini,...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:49pm
job search

By Elena Alicea ’16

A large portion of Dartmouth’s graduating class will go on to work in entry-level jobs in finance, consulting, or computer science in New York, Boston, or San Francisco. These cities are huge hubs for recent graduates and those paths are a good way to start a career, learn a lot very quickly, and earn a decent salary. But many seniors face the question: How do I find other post-graduation opportunities if I want to break free from those three cities and industries?

Where to Look: DartBoard Alternatives

There are a couple of employment...

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
desktop

1. Keep your computer’s desktop clear of files and clutter. Computers start faster and operate better when your desktop is clear. Store your documents in OneDrive, where you can access files from any device connected to the Internet.

2. Before you buy a new computer or upgrade to a new operating system, ask IT. We’ll help make sure you’re getting the best hardware for your needs, and that all software and services you rely on will...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:35pm
Ellen Childhood

By Elizabeth Kelsey

At a recent Council on Computing meeting, Professor of Music Steve Swayne talked about the OperaX course he taught as one of Dartmouth’s edX courses, and how the experience changed the way he teaches his traditional Dartmouth opera course. Professor of Mathematics Scott Pauls described how he worked with Instructional Designer Adrienne Gauthier to transform an introductory Math course, a “...

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:16am
Academic Tech Consultant installs CrashPlan

A Tale of Two Professors

A few years ago, a new Dartmouth faculty member stored her entire dissertation on a USB flash drive. She did not save the file in any other manner. The disk became damaged; the data, lost. In order to retrieve her information, the professor took the memory stick to a company that charged $3,000, even though it only found part of the dissertation.

Watch Academic Technology Consultant Barbara Mellert explain why it pays to have CrashPlan.

Compare the above incident to one that happened more...

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 2:36pm
fish

You may not realize it, but you are a phishing target at school, at work, and at home. Ultimately, you are the most effective way to detect and stop phishing scams. When viewing email messages, texts, or social media posts, look for the following indicators to prevent passwords, personal data, or private information from being stolen.

Beware sketchy messages. Phishy messages may include a formal salutation, overly-friendly tone, grammatical errors, urgent requests, or gimmicks.

Avoid opening links and attachments. Even if you know the sender...

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:16pm
The Haven

On April “Food” Day 2016, ITS Employees donated 256 pounds of groceries to The Haven, a non-profit, private organization that serves people struggling with poverty by providing food, shelter, education, clothing and support.

In March, Vice President for Information Technology Ellen Waite-Franzen told ITS staff:

“We do a food drive for the Haven food pantry at our Holiday party in December and we have a wonderful turnout. As you also probably know, food pantries get more attention during the holidays than during the rest of the year...

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