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Beginning with the Academic Year 2015-2016, the faculty computer replacement program (commonly referred to as FaCT) has been restructured.

Using Discussion Board in Blackboard is one of the easiest ways to begin fostering on-line collaboration. This tool will help 'engage' students and foster a community within your individual class. Discussion Board can be a very valuable component to a face-to-face course, especially on a commuter campus like UIC. These Discussion Forums provide a venue for 'asynchronous communication'. They provide a public forum and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; they make 'anywhere/anytime' learning a possibility.

ACCC allows members of the UIC community to purchase sophisticated statistical applications at a significant discount. In exchange for offering deep discounts to staff and students of the UIC Community, the statistical software manufacturers require that ACCC provides some first-tier support for these applications. We can sell you SPSS (-IBM), SAS, Stata, and SYSTAT. We sell these products to the UIC community via the WebStore:

Service: Listserv

​To unsubscribe from a UIC listserv, send a specially formatted message or use the web interface (requires setting up a listserv password). Please note that there are special listservs (urgent and official notifications, massmail) for which subscription is managed centrally for all UIC students, staff and faculty.

Log in to a Blackboard Learn site, select Tools (or Student Tools) from the Blackboard Learn course menu (on the left) and scroll down to select Blackboard IM.  This will prompt you to download the Blackboard instant messenger software -- a quick and simple installation.  Once Blackboard Instant Messenger is installed, simply login using your Blackboard IM username and password and you can be available anytime and anywhere!

No, printing from lab computers is restricted to current UIC students, staff, and faculty, with a valid UIC NetID and password.
Service: Exchange

Problem

Outlook shows the message “we didn’t find anything to show here.” when looking in a folder that shows unread items.

Cause

The views in outlook can become unresponsive causing it to not display the emails.

Solution

Reset the view in outlook

Service: Computer Labs

The Instructional Technology Lab has both flatbed and slide scanners available for faculty and students. Scanners are also located in the following computer labs:

Webhost site administrators and webmaster liaisons can add and remove users to their sites using the hosted website management tool.

Visit https://www.uic.edu/apps/iam/hostedwebsite to add or remove a user from your webhost.uic.edu site. You must be a site administrator or a webmaster liaison for the campus unit that the site is associated with to do this.

Tags: database

MySQL databases (version 5 or later) can be accessed via the web with phpMyAdmin. Log in using the following values:

Blackboard Instant Messenger works just like any instant messaging tool.  Individuals can only see the content that the two or more people are exchanging; no one else can see or hear Blackboard IM chat conversation.  That is, Blackboard Instant Messenger lets you easily set up a group chat by inviting others (select Invite Group Chat from the Actions pull-down menu) and you can save archives of the text-chat to review later or to share it with the rest of the class. 

Service: Exchange

Todays post will detail how to import an ICS file into Outlook. The Notes client will allow you to export into an ICS File. This post will show the procedure for importing this into Outlook 2010.

To download a file using Mozilla Firefox, right click on the link, and select Save Link As. To download a file using Internet Explorer, right click on the link, and select Save Target As.

Tags: Office365
Service: Office 365

System requirements for Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus

This article includes system requirements for:

  • Office 2013, which includes the desktop programs for Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word

You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. Important: Where the instructions and the screenshots differ, use the settings given in the instructions.

Feature Office 365 Google Apps
Online document collaboration and file sharing Yes Yes
Productivity anywhere Yes Yes*
Mobile/tablet apps Microsoft Office Mobile for Android, iOS, and Windows devices Drive, Docs, and Sheets apps for iOS and Android

ACCC conducts short hands-on workshops and webcasts on a variety of different topics. All workshops are free of charge to UIC faculty, staff, and students. All workshops function on a first come first serve basis, there is no sign up or RSVP needed. To view the current workshops please view the workshops schedule.

Use the following settings to connect to webhost.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.

The Quiz Manager allows you to create multiple choice and short answer quiz questions. A quiz can consist of any number of questions and can be presented to Participants during the session. The results are tabulated for your review and can be published for the session attendees to review.

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