Web & Communication Services
As you may have already heard, the PSU ITS Photo Archive project is now up and running.
John Harwood, Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology, and his team did a fantastic job with the photo project, making a treasure of photographic memories available that had either been previously seen by only a few people or had been stored away, collecting dust. In addition, the images are all interactive; anyone can log into a Flickr account (via Yahoo!) and "tag" people (helping to identify them for others) or add a comment to an image.
Thanks to contributions from Paula Royer and Kathy Plavko, along with the Web & Communication Services (W&CS) team's existing collection, we have begun to accumulate a number of photos chronicling events from AIS's rich history. That said, we could always use more photographs.
If you have pictures (digital files, prints, negatives, slides) that you think would be appropriate additions for the collection, then please contact Multimedia Specialist Peter Yezukevich. Peter is heading the project, which will either become part of the existing ITS Archive or a new feature of our own Web site. The project is still in the early stages, so all we really can say for now is send us your pics!
If you haven't had a chance to check out the ITS photostream, we recommend it highly. A trip down memory lane can sometimes prove helpful when navigating the road ahead!
AIS Training Resources
Administrative Computing Courses
Administrative computing courses are offered at no charge.
In an effort to make training more accessible, funding has been secured to provide free training for the administrative tools that you use every day. If you haven’t already, then come and check us out!
Courses in Administrative Computing at Penn State are joint offerings of Administrative Information Services (AIS) and Information Technology Services (ITS) Training Services.
To register for Administrative Computing courses or to obtain additional information, go to the registration page of ITS Training Services or call (814) 863-9522.
|iTwo Answers: Advanced||November 1-2|
|Penn State Financial: IBIS Financial on the Mainframe (CCOM)||November 7-8|
|iTwo Dashboard: Basics (via Meeting@PennState (powered by Adobe Connect)||November 9|
|Official Data Training||November 16|
|Data Warehouse: Introduction to Queries Using MS Access 2010||November 17-18|
|iTwo Answers: Basics||November 21-22|
|Data Warehouse: Advanced Queries Using MS Access 2010||November 29-30|
|iTwo Dashboard: Basics||November 30|
|Enterprise Information Systems||December 1-2|
|Data Warehouse: Introduction to Reports using MS Access 2010||December 5-6|
|Penn State Financial: IBIS Financial on the Mainframe (CCOM)||December 5-6|
|Student Data Training||December 6|
|iTwo Answers: Advanced||December 7-8|
|Penn State Financial: The Financial Information Tool (FIT)||December 12-13|
|iTwo Dashboard: Basics (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)||December 14|
Lynda.com has been available to Penn State faculty, staff, and students for the past couple of years, providing video tutorials on hundreds of topics. The videos are available 24 hours per day, creating a flexible, self-paced learning environment for many topics, including Microsoft Office applications, Dreamweaver, Flash, SQL, and operating systems.
ITS Training has recently announced that the lynda.com service has been upgraded to lyndaCampus, and here are a few of the new features now available to faculty, staff, and students who sign in at lynda.com at Penn State:
- Individual Profiles--Track your use of lynda.com.
- Bookmarks--Pick up where you left off.
- Certificates of Completion--Complete a course and receive a certificate that you can print, e-mail to others, or embed in a Web page.
- Your Training History--Includes your recent activity, course history, and movie history.
Lynda.com tutorials, especially with the new tracking information, are a great resource for either learning skills necessary to better perform your job or as a professional development activity--perfect for our SRDPs (Staff Review and Development Plan).
Online Tutorial for PAWS Available
Learn about the Penn State Administrative Web Suite (PAWS) through an online tutorial located on the ITS Training Services PAWS page.
Did You Know?
AIS Events and Notes
AIS has a history of informal gatherings, with the intention of getting staff together to take a short break from work and have a little fun and food. AIS held a couple of such events in October--an ice cream social and Halloween munch-out. And I have pictures to prove it!
Ice cream brings a smile to everyone's face, especially on a Friday afternoon. A special thank you goes out to Paula Royer for providing the ice cream and toppings, of which there were many.
Speaking of treats, what would Halloween be without some?
Not pictured are all of the scary people who ate the treats--scary because of costumes, of course, not scary for any other reason.
Thanks to everyone who brought in treats to share but especially to Paula, who provided many of the treats.
ITS Award Nominations
Congratulations to Kelly Hartzfeld (pictured above getting ice cream) and Deb Brooks for having been nominated for ITS Awards in the recent ITS All-Staff meeting. Kelly was nominated for "Coach of the Year," and Deb was nominated for "Keeping it Positive."