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October 2015 Archives

Network Connectivity Issue (10/29/15) »

This morning, Network Services removed DNS address 128.172.1.11 from service. The impact of this is been seen with customers who have a static IP set for DNS on their machine. Customers are encouraged to contact their local desktop support to change their DNS setting to "auto" or the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) for assistance.   . . .

Internet Latency Issues Reported (10/26/15) »

Network Services is reporting that there was an issue with one of our two Internet providers earlier this afternoon that presented as slow loading pages and services for off campus connections. As a result we have shut down the troublesome connection and staff are working to determine the cause of the latency. Once the issue is resolved, . . .

Introductory R [10/30/15] »

Date: October 30, 2015 | Time: 10am-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Topics covered in this course include a walkthrough the basics of R commands, reading data into R, combine data, data structures including vectors, matrices and data frames, R logic, basic descrip . . .

REDCap Introduction [10/26/15] »

Date: October 26, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | 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 inform . . .

SPSS Level 1 [10/28/15] »

Date: October 28, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: TAB 108 | 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 using the Dat . . .

Adobe Acrobat X Introduction [10/29/15] »

Date: October 29, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Adobe Acrobat provides tools to create an electronic document while maintaining the original design and look of the original document. This course will provide you with the necessary skills for creating and working with Portable Document Format (PDF) files. More informati . . .

UPDATE: ODS/VCU Reporting Center Maintenance Scheduled For Monday (10/19/15) »

UPDATE October 20, 2015: The ODS and Reporting Center are now up.  We had to do a full load of the ODS yesterday, beginning just before Noon and ending this morning.  At Noon on Monday, the mview refresh data would have been from Sunday night at 11PM.  This means the data in the ODS  is now as of Sunday night at 11PM.  There was no time . . .

Excel 2013 Intermediate [10/22/15] »

Date: October 22, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data. This class will cover advanced concepts of Excel with emphasis on functions. More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details...  |  TS learnIT Homepage . . .

Access 2013: Query Design [10/15/15] »

Date: October 15, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Have you ever wanted to understand Access Queries? How they are created? How to design them? How they work? Both Select Queries and Action Queries will be covered. More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details...  |  TS learnIT Homepage . . .

[UPDATE] Internet Connectivity Issues (10/12/15) »

[UPDATE] Network Services reports that full Internet connectivity has been restored to the 10 Gb level. There seems to have been an issue with a strand, or multiple strands, of fiber but that still needs to be investigated to be confirmed. Back up strands of fiber were available for the staff to use to restore service. Normal traffic should be flowing . . .

Google Drive issues (10/9/15 updated) »

Google is investigating reported issues with Google Drive.  Google Drive is available for some users, but there may be some continued interruption in Google Drive service until the issue is fully resolved by Google. . . .

Bb: Improve Student Outcomes Using Online Video Tutorials [10/13/15] »

Date: October 13, 2015 | Time: 12pm-1pm ET | Location: webinar | Register Learn the value of effectively using video in higher education classrooms. Faculty at Ferris State University continue to look for ways to help students be successful in an era of insufficient time and information overload. We have discovered several ways to use Atom . . .

Google Sheets [10/15/15] »

Date: October 15, 2015 | Time: 1pm-2:30pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Google Sheets Workflow Technology Services is offering a workshop designed for people who are interested in learning and sharing ways to be more productive using Google Sheets! More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details...  |  TS learnIT H . . .

SAS File Management [10/13/15] »

Date: October 13, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Learning Objectives: Read raw data using List Input and Column Input Read existing SAS tables Drop and keep variables Create Permanent Libraries and Work Libraries Understand the difference between Permanent Libraries and Work Libraries Sort SAS tables Appe . . .

SAS Data Management [10/6/15] »

Date: October 6, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Learning Objectives: Understand Data step operation Create and redefine variables Use SAS functions Use IF-THEN-ELSE statements Use DO groups Group observations Subset data Use SAS dates More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course deta . . .

Chrome Browser Advanced Tips & Tricks [10/8/15] »

Date: October 8, 2015 | Time: 1pm-2:30pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Streamlining your Chrome Browser Workflow Technology Services is offering a workshop designed for people who are interested in learning and sharing ways to be more productive using the Chrome browser! More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course detail . . .

Excel 2013 Introduction [10/8/15] »

Date: October 8, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions. Mor . . .

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