My Hours This Week and Next: Please note that I will be on vacation November 22 – December 5. If there is anything I can help you with during the next two weeks, please let me know!Nov 9-12:Drop-in Hours: Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80)Appointment Only Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Nov 15-19:Drop-in Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80)Appointment Only Hours: Monday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.—————Mac Tip of the Week: Using the Mac for Online Registration and Entering Grades in Hawk’s Edge.Have you gotten errors while using Safari for online registration or entering grades in Hawk’s Edge? Many thanks to Christian Aviles-Scott, Adjunct Mathematics Professor, for providing this very helpful and timely tip:”I’ve learned that Blackbaud, the system behind Hawk’s Edge, does NOT support Safari. So, if students try to preregister using the default browser on one of the campus Macs, they will get unexpected results and error messages. I’ve experienced it first hand trying to help a student find the right math class.”Two workarounds are:1) Use Internet Explorer in Windows (The iMacs and MacBooks in HEDCO, as well as faculty MacBooks, have both Windows and the Mac OS installed on them).2) Use Firefox on the Mac OS. If you do not have Firefox on your Mac, it can be downloaded from the Mozilla website: www.mozilla.com/firefox/.For more information on system requirements, visit: http://www.blackbaud.com/files/sysreqs/eereqs.pdf
Special Projects: More iPad Fun! Last week, I conducted iPad demos for 2 faculty members and helped 2 other faculty members get up and running on their own iPads! Here’s some of the things I helped with:
- How to setup the iPad to sync with your HNU email, contacts and calendar.
- How to use the iPad to quickly check and respond to email.
- How to setup the iPad to write in other languages (including accents!)
- How to use the iPad to create graphs and charts.
- How to use the iPad as a writing device.