Windows 10 and Office 2016 Now on Classroom Instructor Stations

As of Fall 2017, classroom instructor stations will be upgraded to the Windows 10 operating system. This includes distance classrooms and CLC classrooms.

In addition, these machines are also being upgraded to Office 2016. Documents created in Office 2013 should open just fine in Office 2016.

If you would like Windows 10 or Office 2016 on your office computer, please submit a Help ticket through the IT Help Desk (573-341-HELP or help.mst.edu).

EdTech recommends scheduling a walkthrough of classrooms. Please contact Malcolm Hays (mhays@mst.edu, 573-341-6779) for an appointment. Walkthroughs will be available from August 7 – 18.

CLC Software Request Process for SPRING 2017 Now Open!

EdTech is opening up the Computing Learning Center (CLC) software request process for instructors who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus.

The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site.

  1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/.
  2. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016.

Software must be requested for each semester in which it will be used!

Software currently available in each of the CLCs on campus can be found on EdTech’s CLC index page.

  1. DO submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech.
  2. DO submit requests for software that is already installed. This helps IT and EdTech determine how each application is currently being used and which licenses need to be renewed.
  3. DO submit requests for software for which the license has not been acquired. We need to know which software is requested to obtain the proper licenses!

We appreciate your cooperation!

Questions, comments, or concerns about the CLC Request process can be sent to edtech@mst.edu.

CLC Software Request Process for SPRING 2016 Now Open!

EdTech is opening up the Computing Learning Center (CLC) software request process for instructors who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus.

The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site.

  1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/.
  1. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2015.

Software must be requested for each semester in which it will be used!

Software currently available in each of the CLCs on campus can be found on EdTech’s CLC index page.

IMPORTANT:

  1. DO submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech.
  2. DO submit requests for software that is already installed. This helps IT and EdTech determine how each application is currently being used and which licenses need to be renewed.
  3. DO submit requests for software for which the license has not been acquired. We need to know which software is requested to obtain the proper licenses!

 We appreciate your cooperation!

Questions, comments, or concerns about the CLC Request process can be sent to edtech@mst.edu.

Planned VDI outage on Friday the 13th, from 8:00AM-9:00AM

There will be a short period of unavailability for the VDI system while upgrading and rebooting the VDI servers.
This maintenance will occur from 8:00AM-9:00AM on Friday, March 13th. Normal operation is scheduled to resume after the maintenance period.

Reminder: CLCs and Classrooms are upgrading to Windows 7

Windows7-small.png EdTech and IT will be upgrading all of the computers in the classrooms and several of the Computer Learning Centers (CLCs) to the Windows 7 operating
system.

Classroom upgrades will be completed by June 6, 2011. Several of the CLCs have been upgraded. Throughout
the summer, several others will be converted. ALL CLCs are expected to be
upgraded to Windows 7 by Summer 2012.

CLCs which have already been upgraded are as follows:

Library

V.H. McNutt Hall 130

V.H. McNutt Hall B12

Toomey Hall 251

Toomey Hall 345

Pace Lab (Toomey Hall)

Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall

CLCs scheduled to be upgraded over the summer include:

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 115

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 122

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 313

Computer Science 206

Computer Science 212/213

Quadrangle Residence Hall

Residential College

A basic video introduction on Windows 7 is available at:

http://tinyurl.com/IntroWindows7

Windows 7 has many more features than XP or Vista, and most
of the features that exist in all versions of Windows have been improved for
Windows 7. This change is for the betterment of the students as well as the
faculty and staff of Missouri S&T.

Visit edtechconnect.mst.edu
for news and updates regarding Windows 7 on campus.

Contact the Help Desk at (573) 341-HELP or http://help.mst.edu
for assistance in using Windows 7 or to request a copy of Windows 7 for a
campus-owned machine.

Math Software Updates to Computer Labs & Classrooms over Winter Break

Over the Winter Break, IT will be upgrading computer labs and classrooms on campus with Mathcad 14, MATLAB 2008b (classroom), and Maple 12, which are newer versions of mathematical simulation software than is currently installed. This change is being made based on faculty requests to upgrade the outdated versions.

The software updates will take place as part of the IT re-imaging process of computer labs and classrooms, in conjunction with a number of other software updates that will take place at the same time.

Instructors who will be using any of these software packages for their classes can obtain a copy of the updated version of the software for their campus-owned desktops or laptops by contacting the Help Desk at 341-HELP or by submitting an online Help Request at https://help.mst.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is not possible (or desirable) to update all of the computer labs simultaneously with the new software. For the next few weeks, older versions of the software will be available on campus as well as the newer versions of the software. In some rare instances, both versions of software may even be available in the same computer lab, though not on the same machine (e.g. the Library CLC, which simply can’t be closed entirely for maintenance).

A file created on a machine with the new version may have difficulty being opened on a machine that is still running the older version of software. Newer versions of software should not have any difficulty opening files created in the older versions.