Conferencing with Zoom at Stanford: Introduction and Demo (Tech Briefing)

June 1st, 2017

Material from the session:

 Slides (PDF) / Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Zoom is the new recommended web, video, and audio conference platform for the Stanford community.

Topics covered in this session:

  • Service accessibility
  • Major features
  • Support processes
  • Associated service pages

This product demo addressed how to join, host, schedule meetings, share content, and control desktops.

MaIS Integration – Where do you get that Registry data? The Web-Services that help you get that!

January 19th, 2017

Presentation (PDF)

Video of session coming soon.

Ever wonder how someone else got the person’s affiliation data you’ve been looking for? How about SUNet ID accounts information?

This session gives an overview of what “Registry” data is and explains how you can use the Registry data to better integrate with UIT services on Accounts, Person, Authority, Course, Workgroup, etc. The focus of this session is to introduce the web-services MaIS (Middleware and Integration Services) provides to help you manage Registry data in an automated way.

Join us for an overview of the following web services, plus a demo and Q&A:

  • AccountWS
  • Course XML
  • Person XML
  • StudentWS
  • Privilege XML
  • WorkgroupAPI

Getting Started with Slack (Tech Briefing)

September 20th, 2016

Slack is a collaborative tool used by a number of groups at Stanford, allowing for group and individual discussions and file sharing. In this 90-minute session we will: – cover the best uses of the platform – talk about what it takes to start using Slack in your workgroup, and – explore a host of features of the program so you’ll be primed to do your best work in one of the fastest growing chat platforms today

GitLab at Stanford (Tech Briefing)

August 12th, 2016

This session introduces the pilot GitLab service at Stanford. Managed by University IT, the Git revision management service allows you to assemble your own project team, track issues, and share project code with fine-grained access control.

Topics include:

  • What is GitLab, and how it is implemented at Stanford
  • How to get started: signup and create your GitLab project
  • Simple workflows with GitLab
  • Security – groups and project visibilities, data security
  • Integration (advanced topic) – Slack/GitLab CI

This is a basic GitLab introduction session, not a Git tutorial training.

Smartsheet – An Introduction (Tech Briefing)

April 22nd, 2016

Smartsheet is an online tool designed to help you better manage your work.

Smartsheet can be used to manage projects of all sizes and complexities with its powerful PM feature; however the straightforward spreadsheet look and feel keeps it flexible enough to manage a variety of processes and workflows.

(Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first five minutes of this presentation were cut off.)

Canvas Winter Update (Tech Briefing)

March 11th, 2016

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) Canvas team will give a Canvas update on the transition from CourseWork to Canvas as well as:

  • provide a brief overview of the new usage rights feature
  • show a preview of upcoming Canvas features for Spring 2016 and share information
  • tips and resources to help you and your faculty get up to speed quickly with Canvas




Introduction to Stanford’s new Jabber Instant Messaging Service

February 26th, 2016

Learn about the new Jabber Service that launched on March 1st!

In this Tech Briefing, you will learn about the history of Stanford’s IM Services and the functionality available in the new Jabber Service, including:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Presence
  • Softphone
  • Group Chat
  • Slack Integration, and more!

A live demo of the application for desktop and mobile devices will be presented, followed by a Q&A.

Introduction to Stanford Box

January 15th, 2016

Is your group making the move to Stanford Box? In this session you will learn how this service provides document and folder management and collaboration. Stanford Box features a simple-to-use interface, document version control, individual permissions on folders, editing through Microsoft Office, and 25GB of cloud storage for individuals or groups.

Topics include:

  • How to get started in Box as an individual or a workgroup
  • How to upload, manage, and share documents and folders
  • How to deal with collaborators
  • How to use Box Sync
  • All-around tips and tricks