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UITS news for September 4, 2019

Five reasons not to buy software

Download or stream all the software you need, with no fee.

Whether you’re a wide-eyed freshman new to campus, or a seasoned junior hitting your stride with your major, you’re going to need software. Lucky for you, IU offers two services that meet all your software needs:

  • IUware—download software directly to your hard drive
  • IUanyWare—stream software from a web browser or mobile app

So, why shouldn’t you buy software?

  1. IUware and IUanyWare are available at no additional fee
  2. IUware can put all of the software you need directly on your device
  3. You can use IUanyWare… practically anywhere. (See what we did there?)
  4. Both services aim to provide software to all students
  5. Both services are always up to date

Whether you want your software on your device or streaming is more your style, you can’t go wrong!

Learn more about IUware and IUanyWare

The Scholars Book Fair—coming this fall to IUPUI and IU Bloomington

IU instructors can find ideas for affordable content from UITS Learning Technologies and the campus libraries.

Remember the excitement of the school book fair? Circling your favorites in the flyer, counting out your change for shopping, coming home with books and cool erasers… those were the days.

Now faculty and staff can relive the fun at the Scholars Book Fair, coming to IUPUI and IU Bloomington this fall, and the regional campuses in spring 2020. Come learn about all kinds of affordable content, from digital learning tools to eTexts to library resources, and check out demos of Virtual Reality and 3D printing. You’ll even have the chance to earn Scholar Dollars to trade in for prizes or sweet treats!

  • IUPUI: Friday, September 13, Hine Hall 102 and the Idea Garden
  • IU Bloomington: Friday, September 27, Wells Library, Room W138

The book fair runs from 11am-2pm—drop in any time to check it out!

RSVP to attend the book fair

Faculty: order your eTexts for spring 2020 courses

When an instructor uses IU eTexts in a class, students benefit from having affordable materials available to them on the first day of classes, accessible from multiple devices.

IU eTexts includes digital learning tools and electronic textbooks from more than 30 publishers, available through the Unizin Engage e-reading platform and accessible in Canvas courses.

Ready to order?

  • Go to and search for Textbook Orders
  • Click the “Order tool” button
  • Select your class, choose your eText or digital learning tool for each course section, and check out

Learn more about IU eTexts

How to make your workplace work for your life

Participate in the virtual workshop from any IU campus.

“Work-life balance” is a buzzy term, but what does it really mean and how can you achieve it?

Find out in “Navigating work + life: Creating a positive work culture,” hosted by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in Technology, the IU IT Leadership Community, and IU Women in Technology.

The virtual session, led by Angela Reese and Samantha Shaefer from Healthy IU, will discuss creating workplace culture that values individual and family well-being, and offer strategies for advocacy, team communication, and self-care.  

When: Thursday, September 12, 2-3pm ET

  • IU Bloomington: CIB Wrubel Commons
  • IUPUI: ICTC IT-203
  • IUN: Hawthorn Hall 338
  • IUSB: NS0049H
  • IUK: Havens Room
  • IUPUC: LC 2205
  • IUE: Hayes Hall 275
  • IUS: Knobview 014-E
  • Remote available via Zoom (Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, in-person attendance is encouraged.)
RSVP to attend the event

Love a deal? Use your CrimsonCard!

Daily deals available on several campuses through May 2020.

Did you know that you can get discounts from local and online retailers when you use your CrimsonCard? Just present or pay with your card to get savings on everything from food to entertainment to phone service.

The following campuses offer the Deal of the Day promotion, featuring daily discounts from local vendors through May 2020:

Don’t miss another day of deals!

Make a deposit or sign up for payroll deduction

Explore reality in the Supercomputing for Everyone Series (S4ES)

Weekly workshops at IU Bloomington will cover advanced media topics.

Are you enthralled by 3D? Intrigued by the IQ-Wall? Think augmented reality is awesome? Make plans to attend the Augmented, Virtual, and Extended Reality Seminar Series, where you’ll hear from experts from the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab, the Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities & Creative Activities, and guest lecturers.

When: Thursdays from 4-5pm, ET
Where: Wells Library, Room E157H or remote via live stream

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