September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

Become Computer Savvy - ITSS Makes it Easy

If you've been around the University and computers for a while, you're probably familiar with ITSS Technology Training Services, which has been providing classroom training on software applications and technology information sessions to the Stanford community for over ten years. However, you might not be familiar with some of their latest offerings that make getting the training you need even more convenient.

A Thousand Courses for the Price of One
To help meet the Stanford community's ever increasing appetite for online computer-related training, ITSS has introduced TechPort. In collaboration with SkillSoft, a leader in online technology training, ITSS is offering access to over 1,000 quality, self-paced, online courses at all skill levels.

TechPort is available 24/7 from any Windows-based computer and requires a SUNet ID. You can try out a sample course unit and browse through the list of course titles before registering. In addition, you get a full year of access (to August 31, 2005) for only $150. You can use STAP, department, or personal funds.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to access so much computer training at so little cost. To get more information, or to use TechPort, go to:

You Pick the Time and Topic, ITSS Will Provide the Instructor

ITSS also offers a popular Training By Appointment (TBA) service in which you can get a one-on-one, customized training session tailored to your specific training needs. This individualized training allows you to pick training on many computer applications and learn using your own documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, web pages, etc. The sessions can be taught in our special TBA lab or at your location for no additional charge.

TBAs costs only $295 for a 90-minute session and you can use your STAP, department, Hospital Tuition Assistance, or personal funds. For more details, see and click on the Training by Appointment link.

But Wait, There's More

ITSS also offers a wide variety of classroom training courses too numerous to list. These courses cover computing here at Stanford; the Internet, the Web, email, and HTML; and software applications for word processing, desktop publishing and presentations, database management, spreadsheets, and Web design. Some classes are offered at no charge; software application courses and most hands-on classes require a fee. STAP funds can be used for classes with fees.

So visit:

Click on the Course Information link or browse through any of their other technology training services. There is something for everyone and no more excuses about not getting the computer training you need.