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

Change in Training Registration Coming This Winter

During Winter Quarter, ITSS will implement STARS (Stanford Training and Registration system), a new web-based learning management tool to help staff, faculty and visitors find and register for the training that they need (e.g., for career development, environmental health and safety information, desktop applications). STARS offers features not present within the current Training Registration system, which it will replace. (Current Training Registration for Stanford training classes is available at http://mainframe-retirement/spires.html) .

STARS is a centralized University-wide tracking tool that provides management of compliance and training administration. Previously, tracking and reporting was handled by disparate systems across campus. STARS offers additional functionality such as allowing for the expansion of the user population to include temporary workers, students, and visiting faculty and researchers. Other features include links to web-based content, the ability to test learners, and more.

It is important to note that STARS will NOT change the Stanford University academic course registration system or CourseWork, Stanford's course management system. (See also "CourseWork: Fall 2004 and Beyond" in this issue.)

For more information about STARS, visit the Project's web site at: