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- SERVICE ALERT: Individuals experiencing trouble with PAL 3.0 should report issues to ITaP
A bug in some of Purdue’s Wi-Fi hardware is causing intermittent lost wireless access for some individuals across campus. IT administrators are requesting that those who experience problems connecting to PAL 3.0 report the issue, along with their building, floor and room number, so that the wireless access point may be reset until the hardware can be upgraded.
- 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.
- Purdue’s ‘murky middle’ students more likely to complete degree with targeted intervention
Dubbed as “the murky middle” in a recent Inside Higher Education article, students who complete their first year with a grade average between 2.0 and 3.0 are the focus of the latest OIRAE briefing from the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness. The report, available here, examines factors such as course performance, transfer credits and attrition, which play a role in whether students leave Purdue with a degree.
- Professor uses Hotseat to facilitate student discussion on diversity and social justice issues
In her diversity and social justice course, Professor Pamala Morris uses Hotseat, Purdue’s backchannel discussion and polling platform, to help facilitate classroom discussions about sensitive and sometimes contentious issues. ITaP can help faculty get started with Hotseat and other Purdue-developed tools to enhance their students’ learning experiences.
- Incorporating Mixable into high-enrollment classes saves CGT prof ‘boatloads’ of time
After introducing Purdue’s social media-driven collaboration tool, Mixable, into his large-lecture classes, Professor Craig Miller says the bombardment of emails he used to receive from students ceased overnight. Instructors interested in learning more about Mixable or other tools in the suite may contact email@example.com.