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Introducing Adobe Lightroom

May 8, 2017

Adobe Lightroom is one of the Creative Cloud applications available for free to all UT Dallas faculty members and employees. This artistic app assists you in editing and developing photos. Creators upload photo albums and see the before and after effects of their enhancements.

In the Lightroom app, there are 7 different sections for you to access:

  • Library: Upload your selfies or trip photos
  • Develop: Editing tools, black & white effect, lighting, and clarity
  • Map: Tag photos to their specific locations
  • Book: Make a “photo album” with all your newly edited photos
  • Slideshow: Compile photos into a timed slideshow
  • Print: Print out photos to put on walls or to decorate a boring office space
  • Web: Create web galleries to put on personal websites or social media accounts

Upload your selfies and get creative by adding more light to heighten your most beautiful features and highlight your best memories!

To request access to Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Creative Cloud, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

UTD Tech Store Repair Services

April 17, 2017

Where do you turn for fast and reliable computer, cell phone or tablet repair service? You can turn to the experts at the UTD Tech Store. Their convenient on-campus location offers repair services to students, faculty & staff for their personally owned equipment.

On-demand Mobile Device Repair is available via FIXT. If you request a repair for your cell phone or tablet via the website below, you will receive an immediate no obligation estimate on the repair cost and a FIXT technician can arrive at your location within 2 hours if you decide to complete the online request form.

Request a FIXT repair at: www.fixt.co/repairs/ut-dallas

UT System Learning Zone

April 12, 2017

As part of UT System’s ongoing commitment to your continuing development, we are introducing an online learning initiative called UT System Learning Zone. Powered by Skillsoft®, the UT System Learning Zone is a developmental tool you can utilize in your own time and at your own pace. Our goal is to support your professional development through innovative online learning that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With our new online learning program, you can look forward to accessing a diverse library of content. These courses cover a variety of subject matter in order to meet the various training needs of all UT System employees—from business skills development and information technology topics to software application instruction and wellness. These courses, books, videos and learning aids, can be used as reference tools to help answer your day-to-day, on the job questions or as part of your personal development goals.

Access the UT System Learning Zone by going to the URL below and selecting UT Dallas as your institution.

https://utsystem.skillport.com/

Scheduled Maintenance: Several UTD Online Applications Affected

March 17, 2017

Many online applications commonly used by students, faculty and staff members will be unavailable from 5am to 5pm on Saturday, March 18 due to core network equipment being upgraded. A more detailed explanation of this outage has been sent to distributed IT support across campus.

Full service is expected to be restored by 5pm, March 18.

The following is a partial list of applications that will NOT be affected by this outage:

  • Galaxy Portal
  • SciQuest (eProcurement)
  • Orion (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions)
  • PeopleSoft Finance (FMS)
  • PeopleSoft HR/Payroll (HCM)
  • Business Intelligence Reports (PeopleSoft OBIEE/EPM Data Warehouse)
  • eLearning (Blackboard)

If you experience any issues with the applications after this maintenance work, please contact the Help Desk at 972-883-2911 or contact your department’s IT support.

eduroam: Global WiFi Roaming for Academia

February 27, 2017

eduroam stands for education roaming. It offers users from participating academic institutions secure Internet access at any other eduroam participating location. The eduroam architecture that makes this possible is based on a number of technologies and agreements, which together provide the eduroam user experience: “open your laptop and be online”. eduroam is expected to be available to UTD students, faculty, and staff in February 2017. Members of participating institutions will be able to authenticate and use our wireless internet via the new “eduroam” network name (SSID) and we will be able to authenticate on networks at participating institutions using our NetID and password.

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