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Purdue to retire myMail in 2016, will transition student email to Office 365
With Purdue’s myMail email service nearing the end of its lifecycle, the University will begin transitioning student email to Office 365 beginning Oct. 12, 2015. This change coincides with Purdue’s upgrade to Exchange 2013, which will provide five times more email storage than what’s available in Exchange 2010. Faculty and staff who use myMail will have new email accounts created on Exchange 2013, although everyone will continue to have the option to forward their Purdue mail to a third-party email service. 

Upgrade to Exchange Server 2013 will provide more email storage space, touch-friendly interface 
Purdue will soon begin upgrading faculty and staff email accounts to Exchange 2013, which will provide a new default of 5 gigabytes of email storage space (with additional space available for purchase), as opposed to the default 1 gigabyte available now.

Animation professor employs Passport digital badges to help top students stand out in job market
Ray Hassan, who teaches 3-D animation, wanted a way to distinguish students just meeting course requirements from those in dogged pursuit of skill mastery and a career in the animation industry. Using Purdue’s Passport application, developed by ITaP, Hassan created digital badges to help top students showcase their value to potential employers. Faculty and staff who want to know more about Passport may contact studiohelp@purdue.edu.  

‘Data dairy’ assignment in statistics class gets students thinking about how their data is collected, used
Statistics instructor Ellen Gundlach wanted students to understand the value of their personal data, so she developed a “data diary” assignment in which they document how their personal information is collected over a 24-hour period. Gundlach reached out to staff from ITaP and Purdue Libraries to brainstorm ideas, and she encourages other instructors to contact ITaP Teaching & Learning technologists if they have thoughts about how technology might improve a course. 

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