Here are the basics to get started using technology at Drew. Sign into your Drew Email Account Your Drew email account is your vital link to everything that is happening on campus. Your instructors as well as administrative offices such as Financial Aid and the Registrar will communicate with you using your drew.edu email address, so it is important that you check Drew email daily. Access your Drew email by clicking the Gmail icon from TreeHouse or by navigating to mail.drew.edu. You may also connect your smartphone or tablet to your Drew email account by following our instructions. Find Information on Drew’s Online Campus Portal, “TreeHouse” TreeHouse (treehouse.drew.edu) is your one-stop shop for most of your needs while at Drew, including registration, billing, and financial aid information. You will find links to all university services here. Online Class Materials Moodle (moodle.drew.edu) is Drew’s Course Management System. This is where many professors post electronic class materials. Ask your professor if they use Moodle as part of your course. Google Apps Drew is a Google Apps for Education school. As a student at a Google school, you have free access to a Drew Gmail account (mail.drew.edu), Drive account (drive.drew.edu), Google Docs, Google […]
Easy Access to the Things You Need University Technology is bringing an “App Store” experience to Drew, as well as additional improvements to the personal computing environment. The new CloudPC Access to university business and academic software from nearly any device anywhere in the world. Personalize your home page with the apps you use the most. Significant improvements in usability, particularly on Macs, over the current vWorkspace offering. Better computing experience for Windows Drew’s own “App Store”, Software Center, providing easy access to the software you need Frequent updates to operating system and applications, including Java plugin updates. Better computing experience for Macs Drew’s own “App Store”, Self Service, providing easy access to the software you need Seamless access to network drives Easy installation of network printers Frequent updates to operating system and applications, including Java plugin updates. MyFiles Access to network drives through web browser on and off-campus. Easy upload and download of entire folders. Integration with Google Drive: seamlessly move files between your Drew network drives and Google. Come by the Helpdesk for assistance using these new offerings: Set up and how to use the new Cloud PC. How to use MyFiles How to make tickets Sign up […]
University Technology and the Candiotti Fund Committee are proud to announce the recipients of grants made possible by the Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education. 2016-2017 Stacy Fischer, Director of the Center for Global Education, was awarded a grant from the Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education for the 2016-2017 academic year. The funding provides wireless headphone systems for students in the New York Semester on Communications and Media (Spring 2017) as they visit organizations such as WNYC, the New York Times, Google, the Daily Beast, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students cannot always hear the speakers during these visits due to the need to speak in low voices so as not to disturb others as well as ambient noise. The systems will allow students to hear the valuable information provided by these speakers. Stacy presented this project at CommonsCon 2017, which was held on February 16, 2017 in the Academic Commons. 2016-2016 Gerald Liu, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship Arts in the Theological School, will be working on a project “to develop a studio liturgical arts course for Master of Divinity students that explores how to make modern iconography and modern sacred music using […]
Participate in Drew Unplugs! All members of the Drew Community are encouraged to turn off their technology and unplug for 24 hours. Drew Unplugs will take place from Sundown on Friday, February 27 through Sundown on Saturday, February 28. Get your “I unplug to … ” picture taken at the Commons Concourse February 23 through 27 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Or, take your own picture using these templates: We Unplug to… I unplug to… What to do while you are unplugged: Enjoy Campus Recreation! drew.edu/CampusRec/fitness Learn about stress management mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/basics/stress-basics/hlv-20049495 Relaxation techniques mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/basics/relaxation-techniques/hlv-20049495 Mindfulness exercises pocketmindfulness.com/6-mindfulness-exercises-you-can-try-today/ Chair exercises! youtube.com/watch?v=j2DDcXPabtY
University Technology welcomes you to Drew for the Fall 2014 semester. Below, we have collected some information and links that are particularly useful for those new to the campus. Microsoft Office and F-Secure You can install the Microsoft Office suite and the F-Secure Anti-Virus program once you arrive on campus. Please read the Microsoft Campus Agreement for more information about these software installations. Recommended Laptop Registration If you purchased a Drew-recommended laptop, please fill out the laptop registration form. Questions and Support Online Many of the answers to your questions can be found at any time, day or night, on our website, http://www.drew.edu/ut, or in our online documentation, Technology Help and Information. You can also report a problem or ask a question at any time by filling out a support request at help.drew.edu. Follow University Technology on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drewunivtech or Twitter (@drewunivtech) for announcements about upcoming workshops! Call or Visit If your preference is to call or visit in person with questions about Drew-supported software, Gmail, campus wireless issues, and some computer hardware, our Service Center or Helpdesk would be happy to assist. They can be reached at 973-408-4357, or found in the basement of Brothers College*, at the times listed below. Monday-Thursday 9 am – 10 pm Friday 9 am -5 […]
As Drew phases out Adobe products for general use, we are exploring options to replace the functions previously offered by these products. For those of you who require image editing, conversion and creation, University Technology is pleased to announce that we are now supporting GIMP. GIMP is a feature-rich open source program that can do everything most people need to create and edit images for web sites, documents, posters and flyers. It is available free on the web from the GIMP website. It’s easy to use GIMP easy to resize, edit and add text to images, or create images using paint and other features. Among the features you’ll find: Painting tools (brush, pencil, airbrush, clone, blend) Advanced Manipulation tools (layers, including editable text layers, selection tools include straight and rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, and fuzzy) Compatibility with with multiple file formats allows for conversion between maybe formats (bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, etc.) To learn more take a look at their list of Features and Capabilities Try it out: GIMP’s online tutorials can get you started quickly. If you need help, please create a University Technology Support Request, or call the University Technology Service […]
Because this past academic year began with the untimely passing of Alan Candiotti, our long-time and beloved leader, all of us in University Technology dedicate our work this year to his memory. We continue to rely on the guidance we received from Alan for so many years, and we hope that the group he mentored and led is living up to his high standards. University Technology has been very busy in the 2013-14 school year implementing a number of large projects to improve teaching and learning, provide enhancement to administrative processes, and provide needed updates to technology infrastructure. Here are just a few of the highlights: Teaching and Learning This has been a busy year for the instructional technology staff as we participated in a number of activities to enhance instruction, including: Launched Moodle 2.4 and educated faculty on new features. Worked with faculty on incorporating Google Apps for Education, especially Drive and Groups as a way to enhance communication and collaborative work for courses. The Faculty Lab expanded support for third-party tools for courses, such as Tumblr, Wikispaces, and others. The Faculty Lab and Video Services provided support to create and edit videos to “Flip” a Social Psychology class […]
Interested in learning new ways to use technology in the classroom? Wondering what kinds of technology your colleagues are using in their teaching? Come to the University Technology Faculty Showcase on April 11th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, in the Ehinger Center 1867 Lounge. Drew Faculty will be presenting how they use technology in their teaching and best practices for social media presence. The presenters will be demonstrating their technology use in a poster-style setup so that you can talk with them about their work. At 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, George Steiner will demonstrate his ClassChat App, and then Marc Tomljanovich and his students will do a presentation about the iPad Wall Street Program at Drew. 2014 Presenters Marc Tomljanovich – iPad Wall Street Program Scott Bonn – Professional Web Presence Caroline Maier and Larry Kramer – Wikispaces Scott Morgan – Flipping Your Class Liz Gallo – Follett’s Booknow+ Sarah Abramowitz/Kathleen Madden – Camtasia Dorothy Meaney – Poll Everywhere George Steiner – ClassChat And more… Sign up to win this years’ door prize- a Kindle Fire HDX 7″, WIFI! Enjoy free refreshments!