Benchmarks - January, 2015

Campus Computing News

Classroom Support Services

Classroom Support Services' Spring 2015 Classrooms Update

By Ashley Olsberg, Classroom Support Services (CSS) Manager 

Welcome to a new semester! We look forward to working with you this semester.

As a result of extensive work with Faculty, Staff and Students last semester regarding how to improve the classroom experience, the CSS team worked to develop a plan based on your feedback and put these plans into action during the down time between semesters.

Information Technology Resources at UNT - Finding Your Way Around

Following a path

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Various versions of this article are published each semester. -- Ed.

Welcome, or welcome back, to UNT! If you're new, or if you've just been away for a while, it is our hope that this article will serve as a handy starting point to get you acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the resources that are available to you here at the University.

EDUCAUSE Opportunities in 2015


By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Lots of EDUCAUSE opportunities await you in 2015. Connect with your peers at EDUCAUSE Connect in San Diego this month or in San Antonio in April; attend the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting in February; plan to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting in October in Indiana. Always, of course, EDUCAUSE Live! webinars remain free and available for viewing at a time of your choosing.

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By the Numbers

Down the Corridor of Years


Benchmarks Online publications from 2009 note:

  • The CITC outsources student e-mail to Microsoft's Live@edu service under the name "EagleConnect" including the SkyDrive service for online file storage.
  • CITC implements Microsoft SharePoint for online collaboration.  
  • CITC implements project and porfolio management.
  • The EagleMail student e-mail system is shut down.
  • ACUS installs a new high performance computing (HPC) cluster named "Talon", with 222 compute nodes containing 1792 processor cores, 7168  GB of RAM, and 200 TB of high performance disk storage.
  • To accommodate the new HPC system, the CITC machine room installs a dedicated cooling system for the HPC system and a newly-expanded uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and a diesel-powered generator to provide electricity in the event of a loss of City of Denton power.  
  • UNT joins Apple's iTunes U.
  • ACUS/Adaptive General Access Computing Lab moves to ISB (Sycamore) 104 providing direct access from outside the building.

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