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This guide was written for OS X Mavericks (10.9), but the steps outlined here are similar enough on other versions of OS X. It is recommended to upgrade to 10.9 or 10.10 if your Mac supports it. This can be done via the Mac App Store.

1. Prestage object for the Mac in AD.

2. Login to the Mac as an administrator.

Closing a GoogleApps@UIC session is a two step process. You must do both.

Before downloading or using the Personal Capture Software you must request access by filling out the lecture capture request form. Click on the link below to request access.

System Requirements

This Echo360 support page contains the most up to date system requirements for both Mac and Windows.

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Important note: If your program or software is not parallel or distributive, specifying more than one node and/or more than one processor does absolutely nothing other than waste resources that could be used by some other client. 

The SafeAssignment service is run and hosted by the Blackboard company, and not by the UIC Blackboard learning management system (LMS).  While the UIC Blackboard LMS provides a seamless interface to students and instructors for submitting documents for plagiarism analysis, the actual SafeAssign plagiarism analysis is run off-campus, by Blackboard Inc. servers. 

Service: Backups

Restoring Files

This page explains how to restore files with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Windows. ADSM TSM Network Backup for Windows: Installation explains how to install the TSM backup client and set up the backup client to make regular backups.

If you're having trouble with being able to access your restored files or folders on your new PC, even on an administrator account, you may need to take ownership of the file.

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Yes.  The easiest way to add a narrated presentation to Blackboard is by using Echo 360 Lecture Capture. Echo 360 is available for free to UIC employees; it is easy to use and provides simple narration and editing capabilities.

Thunderbird 3 and Eudora OSE (Penelope Eudora)

The ACCC supports Mozilla's Firefox browser and asks that everyone use it whenever they can instead of Internet Explorer, so it only seems reasonable that we include instructions on how to set up the Thunderbird email client to use Thunderbird is the email client that goes with Firefox. It's easy to use and quite reasonable. A lot like Firefox, in that way. If you're in search of a new email program, check Thunderbird out. It's nice. (And it does RSS.)

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LIMDEP is an econometrics package designed principally to estimate models with limited and qualitative dependent variables. It provides a wide variety of procedures for this purpose, and can report basic descriptive statistics, run standard linear models, and estimate nonlinear models and systems of equations. It also provides tools for writing and optimizing user-defined functions. Written by William Greene, author of Econometric Analysis, it is also the first package to incorporate recent developments in econometrics as standard routines.

If you want to import your Google Calendar into Outlook, you don’t have to re-enter all of your appointments. Instead, export your Google Calendar to a file, and then import them into Outlook on your desktop. It’s not a one-click button but there’s a wizard that’ll walk you through the steps.


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Service: Encryption

Installing is easy, but it can go wrong, and fixing installation problems is not necessarily easy.

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The ScaLAPACK (Scalable LAPACK) is a linear algebra library for parallel computers. Routines are available to solve the linear system A*x=b, or to find the matrix eigensystem, for a variety of matrix types.

Example command

pgf77 source_file.f -Mscalapack

The -Mscalapack optiuon causes the following libraries, all of which are installed in /usr/common/pgi/linux86/5.2/lib, to be linked in to your executable:

Service: Encryption

PGP Desktop Encryption has integrated email functions, but the UIC license doesn't include them. However, the PGP Viewer is part of the UIC PGP Desktop Encryption installation. PGP Viewer decrypts, verifies, and displays encrypted or signed files. So if you save an encrypted or signed email message to a file, you can decrypt or verify the saved file with PGP Viewer.

Service: Backups

After you create the scheduler, you should check to make sure it will automatically start when you reboot your computer. Because the scheduler runs as a service, you have to start the Services Administrative Tool to do this.

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UIC students, faculty, and staff can sign up for free ESRI GIS Software Courses Online. Because of UIC's campus-wide site license with ESRI, one of the principal producers of geographic information systems (GIS) software, as of August 15, 2001 UIC students, faculty, and staff can sign up for a number of software courses at ESRI's Virtual Campus FREE. Virtual Campus courses require that you have access to the internet and specific ESRI software, available in certain UIC labs, to complete course exercises.

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If there is an existing RT instance in use by your department or campus unit, contact your unit's REACH member about creating a queue for your needs. However, if you need a new instance, send a request to with the following: 

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Service: Security

A firewall is a network protection tool that guards against and reports intrusions on your computer from the outside, or unauthorized communications from the inside which runs whenever your computer is on.

ACCC offers UIC faculty, staff, and students Zone Labs Integrity Desktop personal firewall for Windows. Zone Labs Integrity Desktop is Zone Lab's popular and effective Zone Alarm firewall software with additional privacy and protection features.

Any file you wish to upload should have a three or four letter file extension (such as .txt or .html) which designates its type and is a commonly used extension name recognized by web browsers. Be sure to give your files sensible names - use only alphanumeric characters and don't use spaces. For example: If you wish to upload a Microsoft Word document, it must be named similarly to myfile.doc, .doc being the file extension for Word. (see the table below for commonly used file extensions.)

Check your balance and printing history for the current semester in the following ways:

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Our Online Disk Space Policy outlines the quotas, or limits, placed of space usage in various accounts. If you receive a warning notice about disk space usage on Mailserv or Tigger, start by visiting the Quota tool to view the amount of space used by your email folders. This will help you pinpoint the largest folders in your account. Next, open one of the large folders in Webmail and sort by message size.


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