Instructional Technology at the University of Puget Sound

Lost email

June 5, 2007 by · No Comments · News

The UPS email server appears to have lost all incoming email to anyone at from last night June 4th to this morning June 5th.  Outside email appears to be working again at around 9:00 am PDT.

If you sent us something, assume it was lost. Your mail server mail retry to send since the outage seems to have been less than 24 hours, and good mail servers will usually retry undeliverable email again for up to 24 hours.

No Email From You

May 21, 2007 by · No Comments · News

The Puget Sound MS Exchange email system has apparently been partly down since last Friday May 18th, and we have not been able to receive any incoming mail since then. It is being currently being worked on by the Network Team.

If you need to contact staff right away, please call. Or of course, comment on this blog.

[Addition: Email is working again and the backlog should be cleared by the afternoon.]

Wikis for Teachers

May 8, 2007 by · No Comments · Resources

There is a wiki service called Wikispaces which seems to be a wonderful place for educators and teachers.
The company actively supports and encourages education sites, allowing K-12 classes to have all the features of its Plus subscription plan for free including the all-important Private visibility mode needed for classes that teachers want to keep private to the class, or that contains copyright material covered by fair use that should not be public on the net.

Wikispace even has its own wiki to let teachers help each other use wikis and the site more effectively, including a wonderful list of educational example wikis.

If you need a wiki for class, give it a try and let me know what you think.

- Randy

Tech Center Hours during Finals

May 8, 2007 by · No Comments · News

The OIS Help Desk and Tech Center will be open extended hours during reading period and finals:

We are now on Facebook

May 1, 2007 by · No Comments · News

Instructional Technology now has a Facebook group in the Puget Sound network, called ingeniously, Instructional Technology. The staff and work study student staff of IT are there, so now you know who to contact.

This is an open group, so please feel free to join and use the discussions or wall to leave us feedback.

DVD Player Stolen

April 24, 2007 by · No Comments · News

The region free DVD player that was in the carrel on the mezzanine of the Library, room 202, has been stolen, apparently last weekend (4/21-22).

It is a Pioneer model DV-275-S with UPS ID Number: DVD.022 (this number is located on the bottom of the player). We have reported it to Security.

This is very uncool.

This was one of ONLY TWO such players on campus. They were purchased specifically so students can watch non-Region 1 DVDs for foreign language classes. Hey, there’s a world out there you know.

We’d like it back.

If you find it, please let us know.