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September 2015 Archives

Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica Training Tutorials – Webinar [9/30/15] »

Date:  September 30 | Time: 6pm-8pm | Location: webinar | Register Join a free online training session to learn different ways to interact with Mathematica—enter queries through free-form input and the Wolfram Language, create notebooks, perform symbolic and numeric calculations, generate 2D and 3D graphics, create interactive Manipulates, . . .

SAS Overview [9/29/15] »

Date: September 29, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Learning Objectives: Navigate the SAS Windows interface Create a SAS DATA step Name SAS tables and variables Create SAS tables (data sets) Read raw data using List Input Use basic SAS procedures Use help within SAS More information: Prerequisites, reg . . .

HTML5 Introduction (and a little CSS) [10/1/15] »

Date: October 1, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, and reports. This is a second level class that will help you acquire skills necessary to create queries, forms, and reports in an Access database. More information: Prerequisites, registration, . . .

REDCap Introduction [9/30/15] »

Date: September 30, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and managing data for operational support purposes. More information . . .

Blackboard: Mastering the Grade Center [9/24/15] »

Date: September 24, 2015 | Time: 3pm-5pm | Location: webinar | Register Column Organization Columns and Manual Grade Entry Display Options and Settings Grading Periods and Schemas Download Grade Center to Excel Calculated Columns for Average, Total, and Weighted Grades Grading Exceptions Smart Views to Customize Display Color . . .

Google Drive for VCU! [9/28/15] »

Date: September 28, 2015 | Time: 1pm-3pm | Location: Student Commons Forum Rm. | Register Google Drive; bringing your workflow into this century! Google Drive is secure Google-hosted VCU storage space for your work related files including documents, spreadsheets, images, and other VCU files you work with. Google Drive provides the added benefit . . .

[RESOLVED] Computer Center Telephone Disruption (9/17/15) »

[RESOLVED] The VCU Computer Center telephones are operational again. _______________________________________ The VCU Computer Center is experiencing a disruption in telephone service. Staff are working to resolve. You can contact the center at 828-1248. . . .

[UPDATE – 9/16/15 – 4:45 p.m.] Email Delivery Issues (9/15/15) »

[UPDATE - 9/16/15 - 4:45 p.m.] Additional Spam filter resources have been deployed and at this time backlogs for email delivery should be clear. Staff will be monitoring email delivery to ensure message delivery is maintained in a timely fashion. If you are still experiencing any delivery issues, please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227,  . . .

SPSS Level 2 [9/17/15] »

Date: September 17, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Learning Objectives: Produce summary statistics for categorical and scale variables (Chap. 4) Create and edit charts (Chap. 5) Customize SPSS output using the SPSS Output Viewer and SPSS Pivot Table Editor (Chap. 6) Export SPSS output to MS Office appli . . .

Google Hangouts at VCU [multiple dates in September] »

Date: multiple dates!  | Time: multiple times! | Location: TAB 202 | Register Get ready for Bike Week with Hangouts! If the class is full, and you want an additional class added, please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/f7Qib Technology Services is offering a workshop designed for people who are interested in learning and sharing ab . . .

[UPDATE – 9:25 a.m.] Email Spam Filter Update (9/15/15) »

The spam filter change was made as scheduled this morning. Email is queued for delivery and the vendor is working to add 2 additional virtual appliances to assist with processing the queue. The additional appliances should be in place this morning. Email is flowing now so customers will continue to see messages arriving but we are adding the additional . . .

VCU Technology Services Adjusted Schedule During UCI Bike Race Week (Sept. 19-27, 2015) »

With the international UCI event visiting Richmond, VCU Technology Services will have adjusted hours and services from September 19 through September 27, 2015. However, most methods for contacting and submitting requests for service will be available as normal. The areas below offer updates concerning their bike race week operations: VCU helpIT . . .

Blackboard: Mastering the Grade Center [9/14/15] »

Date: September 14, 2015 | Time: 9am-11am | Location: webinar | Register Column Organization Columns and Manual Grade Entry Display Options and Settings Grading Periods and Schemas Download Grade Center to Excel Calculated Columns for Average, Total, and Weighted Grades Grading Exceptions Smart Views to Customize Display Color . . .

Access 2013 Intermediate [9/15/15] »

Date: September 15, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, and reports. This is a second level class that will help you acquire skills necessary to create queries, forms, and reports in an Access database. More information: Prerequisites, regis . . .

[UPDATE 3] Email Delivery Errors (9/11/15) »

[UPDATE 3] Early this morning, work to complete the move of our email Spam filtering to a cloud, off campus service, resulted in outbound email messages not being delivered. After consulting with our vendors, a configuration issue was found and corrected.  However we have rolled back the changes for now so that Spam filtering will continue to be proce . . .

SPSS Level 1 [9/10/15] »

Date: September 10, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Learning Objectives: Navigate the SPSS Windows interface (Chap. 1) Open and save SPSS data files (Chap. 1) Run simple analyses and create simple charts (Chap. 1) Import data in Excel format and in text format into SPSS (Chap. 2) Add and edit cases usi . . .

Welcome to Blogging with WordPress (part 1) [9/9/15] »

Date: September 9, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register A blog defines the way sites maintain their rolling newsfeed, which is consistent upon frequently updated information primarily focusing on a single topic. You will activate your FREE VCU WordPress account in class (if you have not done so already) and be introduced to the . . .

Voicemail Service Disruption (9/4/15) »

Voicemail service for VCU telephones is currently unavailable. Telecommunications Services staff are working to resolve. No ETA for service restoration at this time. If no earlier update is posted, we will post an update at 10 a.m. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

[UPDATE 6:15 p.m.] Network Connectivity Issue Along Broad Street (9/3/15) »

[UPDATE 5:15 p.m.] We are seeing some locations come back online at this time. However, resource usage on the network device is high so we are not out of the woods yet. Network staff remains onsite. We will provide another update at 6:15 p.m. _______________________________________________________ [UPDATE 4:12 p.m.] Staff still onsite working to rep . . .

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