Summer classroom tech updates include Windows 10, new lecture capture service
Classroom and computer labs were updated over the summer with the latest version of Windows and some new technology.
Updates faculty, staff and students need to be aware of include:
- Windows 10 is now the default operating system in central classrooms and in ITaP Windows computer labs. If a user experiences login delays using Windows 10, they are probably over their home directory storage quota allocation and should delete personal files to free up storage space. To see your home directory storage information, visit www.purdue.edu/apps/account/Account. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cyberlink PowerDVD was installed on all instructor computers, as Windows 10 does not have native DVD playback software.
- Classroom computers were upgraded. As part of those upgrades, new computers have a secure HP keyboard. Previously, Apple keyboards were used due to security concerns, but Apple no longer manufactures a wired keyboard.
- BoilerCast lecture capture is now powered by Kaltura instead of Echo360, allowing all lecture content to be stored in Kaltura’s MediaSpace and accessible on a course’s Blackboard page. Lecture capture requests and operation have not changed. Previously recorded lecture captures are available via Blackboard Learn or in MediaSpace.
For other questions or concerns contact email@example.com.
Writer: Dave Stephens, technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue, 765-496-7998, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: August 6, 2018
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