Moving to a new technology or system is among the toughest programs to plan and execute for any organization. In 2013, the Graduate School of Education began exploring new learning management systems for GSE courses and ultimately selected and migrated to an open source version of the learning platform, Canvas.
This Tech Briefing will describe GSE’s approaches for working with Canvas software – including integrating Stanford’s PeopleSoft – as well as share about our decision-making process, pilot testing phase, communication and rollout strategies. We will address successes, lessons learned, and what’s ahead.
On December 13, 2014, University IT will implement new two-step authentication, powered by Duo.
With the current two-step authentication service, we can choose a single authentication method. With Duo, we can set up multiple devices with multiple authentication methods. Your current method (SMS, Google Authenticator, or Printed List) will continue to work at rollover.
We encourage you to come to this session to learn how to take advantage of the Duo application for your smart device to receive a “push notification” or code, how to add a backup device, and what to do if you forget your device and have no backup devices set up.
Effective September 1, 2014 BlueJeans audio/video conferencing service will be added to the Converged Communications package and available to all active faculty, staff, and students at no additional cost.
Please join us for this fun and informative Tech Briefing where you will learn:
- how to access your BlueJeans account
- schedule and participate in a meeting
- share your screen and documents
- use the recording functionality
In addition to providing simple to use, high quality video conferencing, BlueJeans is also a replacement for WebEx, Premiere Global, and other audio conferencing services.
University Communications has recently created the Cardinal WordPress theme, which enables eligible Stanford departments and administrative units to present their WordPress sites with a look and feel consistent with Stanford’s home page. This tech briefing introduces the new theme and covers the best practices for deploying it on your WordPress site.
The Cardinal theme’s look and feel
Installing the Cardinal WordPress theme
Customizing your site’s navigation
Customizing sidebar / footer contents
Configuring your home page
Displaying featured images
Displaying author information
Getting help with the theme
If your department or administrative unit has a WordPress site, or if you’re considering creating one, please come learn what the new Cardinal theme can do for your site.
JB Christy is a Senior Web Developer in University Communications. She has been a software engineer for more than 30 years and has been developing commercial web sites since 2007. Since coming to Stanford in 2013, JB has helped launch Stanford’s new home page (December 2013) and has worked on several special projects for Stanford News and Stanford Arts. JB has been working with WordPress since 2011 and is the developer of Stanford’s new Cardinal WordPress theme.
This Tech Briefing focused on Salesforce — a cloud computing company best known for its customer relationship management product — now being used at the Graduate School of Business, and other departments around campus.
This presentation provided a brief introduction to Assistive Technology, covering these topics:
a definition of terms
goals of rehabilitation
perceptions of disability
the needs of people experiencing disabilities
numerous examples of computer-based assistive technology devices and research projects
Presenter information: David L. Jaffe teaches a Winter Quarter course, “Perspectives in Assistive Technology”, that explores the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults.
a grad student looking for somewhere to publish supplementary data for a journal article?
a faculty member looking for an easy way to make high-quality research data accessible to others?
an institute’s data manager looking for a robust and reliable means to preserve irreplaceable data?
a research grant administrator looking for a way to meet data sharing requirements for a grant proposal?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) may be the answer for you!
In this session, you will learn more about Stanford Libraries’ robust and secure preservation system, and how you can use it to preserve and share research data, creative outputs, and other types of scholarly works.
You’ll also find out about choosing materials for deposit, preparing data and metadata, how the online deposit tool works, and how to get started using the SDR now.