News and Tips

Redesigned A&S Website

If you have a problem viewing the new College of Arts and Sciences website your browser software may be attempting to load out-of-date “cached” information. To resolve this, please follow the specific resolution steps listed below. Internet Explorer Clear your

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A&S Accessibility Website Now Live!

Faculty and staff members with questions about accessibility on their websites or in their classrooms can find answers at The site offers links to great resources on and off campus, but its primary concern is practicality: What can A&S

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Welcome to the end of Windows XP

Starting this month, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. What’s that mean for you? Ruth Pionke, eTech’s director and the College’s senior information officer, explains As of April 2014, Microsoft discontinued all support for Windows XP. We realize that there

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Freeing up memory on your iOS device

David Pogue on Yahoo Tech has written a helpful post on quick and easy ways to free up memory on the iPhone. These tips also work for the iPad. Some of his tips are pretty obvious–delete movies from your device–but

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Getting a email or calendar account

If you need an email or Exchange calendar account for your department (or other A&S entity), complete this form: Department Email/Calendar Request. Questions about the form? Call (348-4832) or email us.

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Thinking back to when you didn’t know

There’s been a lot of talk lately, a fair bit of it at last week’s Faculty Institute with Maryellen Weimer, regarding how to help students learn how to learn. A good way to begin to strategize on this front is

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Getting access to the A&S Share Drives from home

One of the questions we answer most frequently at eTech has to do with College employees getting access to share drives from home. If you’re using your iPad, you’ll need to run the VPN first (that’s handled through the AnyConnect

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Welcome to Our New Website

We’ve rebuilt our web presence from the ground up, focusing our efforts on three goals: Provide timely, useful information about A&S hardware, software, and technology resources. Create straightforward processes for initiating new projects and requesting services, rooms, software, and equipment.

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Maryellen Weimer and writing good multiple-choice questions

I’m looking forward to the UA Faculty Institute today and tomorrow because Faculty Focus’s Maryellen Weimer is running the program. Her posts on the Faculty Focus blog are always pleasantly pragmatic. Today’s post (March 5, 2014) is an excellent example.

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VPN will be required to use remote desktop

Beginning April 1, 2014, all University of Alabama employees who wish to remote in to their on-campus computer must run a VPN (virtual private network) in order to connect. Visit the Tech tab in to download the Cisco VPN

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