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Monitor newsletter Oct 21, 2020

UITS news for October 21, 2020

Graduating this semester? Make sure you read this

All the tech info you need to know before you go. 

It’s the end of an era, you’re beginning a new chapter, another door has opened…but what do you do with all the techy stuff you got while at IU? No worries—here’s what you need to know about your accounts, data, and software.

You can take your IU email address with you too, courtesy of a web-based email client from Google and the IU Alumni Association (IUAA).

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the UITS Support Center before you head off to conquer the world.

Find out how to save the tech you need

UITS Support Center summer hours

Tech help is still only a click away.

Staying on campus for the summer? If you’re having technical issues, the hard-working folks at the UITS Support Center on your campus are available to help.

While the hours may be slightly different, consultants will be available to assist you in person or around the clock via chat, email, and phone. 

Check out hours and services for your campus

Get your CrimsonCard before you leave for the summer

Deadline to upgrade is June 30. 

There’s still time to upgrade to the new CrimsonCard before you leave campus! As of June 30, all IU legacy cards will be deactivated, and all functions—including access and payment services—will no longer work.

Affected cards include:

  • CampusAccess
  • IUPUC ID card
  • Jagtag
  • WolfCard
  • UCard
  • CougarCard
  • RedHawkCard
  • IU South Bend Card

Upgrading is simple: bring your current campus ID or a valid, government-issued photo ID to any campus CrimsonCard office. They’ll take your picture and you’ll receive your new CrimsonCard at no cost.

Questions? Contact or 317-274-0400.

What can CrimsonCard do for you?

Meet the Technology Tool Finder

Discover the tools to take your students further.

With all of the teaching and learning technologies available to you and your students at IU, how do you choose the right one? The Technology Tool Finder is here to help! 

  • Discover the tools available to you. Unsure of what’s out there? With the Tool Finder, you can search or browse all the IU-supported tech as well as Canvas apps.
  • Be inspired by the possibilities. Use the Tool Finder to discover new ways to enhance content and interact with students.

You’ll feel confident knowing all the tools available are IU-supported technologies.

Preview the tool and find additional resources to help you get started

Luddy Hall unveils massive work of ‘sentient art’

Sculpture will serve as learning tool for students to interact with art and coding.

Canadian artist and architect Philip Beesley’s enormous sculpture, “Amatria,” is the centerpiece of the fourth floor atrium of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. As a work of “sentient art,” the sculpture senses people passing by, and even reacts and interacts with them.

Assembling the massive piece was a team effort. IU students played a part in building, wiring, and coding the many systems controlling how the piece interacts with the environment.

Students will continue to learn from “Amatria” in the future, with opportunities to write code using data from wireless-enabled devices to program the sculpture’s movements.

Learn more and see the sculpture in motion

Students: Get your Game On! this fall

Save the date for the annual gaming and tech event.

It’s never too early to plan ahead—Game On! is coming to all eight IU campuses in August and early September. Hosted by UITS, the event lets gamers take part in video game battles and even experiment with a VR headset, all while learning how tech at IU can save you time and money.

And if that weren’t enough, there will be free stuff to take home too!

Find out when Game On! is coming to your campus

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