Benchmarks - November, 2014

Campus Computing News

Netbook from Mobile Testing Center

Meet the newest addition to CTDS, the Mobile Testing Center! 

By Amber Evetts, CTDS Student Technician

Have you ever tried to get a reservation at the Sage Hall Testing center only to find that it was all booked up? Did you think you would have to resort to plain ole’ pen and paper tests? Well think again! CTDS is introducing the newest member of the Testing Center clan, the Mobile Testing Center!

Data Management Announces Extended Hours for Finals Week

Open Late

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Data Management Services, a division of Academic Computing and User Services (ACUS), provides automated exam grading with analysis, research data entry, scannable survey design and course and faculty evaluation services. They will have extended hours for final exam week, December 8-12, 2014. 

Start Planning Your Sage Hall Testing Reservations for Spring

Testing Center Logo

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Director - Academic Computing Technical Services

gentle reminder from the staff of the Sage Hall Computer-Based Testing Center and its other associated online testing facilities. The Sage Hall Computer-Based Testing Center is beginning to fill up for the spring semester especially during mid-terms and finals weeks. Faculty who want a prime spot for their exams should be starting to reserve the Center for spring 2015 as soon as possible.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Open/Closed signs

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Thanksgiving and all the good things normally associated with it is almost here. 

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By the Numbers

Down the Corridor of Years


Benchmarks Online publications from 2007 note:

  • The ACS research Unix system, was decommissioned.
  • A Linux research system with a 4-core Opteron processor replaced some of the functionality of Sol.
  • UNT helped the City of Denton celebrate their Sesquicentennial.
  • UNT purchased a license for Horizon Wimba’s Live Classroom, a web conferencing tool that enabled users to meet online in a “virtual classroom” using voice video, text chat, whiteboard, polling and application sharing. 
  • UNT moved from Groupwise to Microsoft Exchange and Outlook for campus-wide e-mail service.
  • KnowledgeNet server retired.
  • Microcomputer Maintenance Services and Classroom Support Services joined the CITC.
  • ACUTA, The Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, recognized Benchmarks Online as a particularly effective online newsletter, communicating technical information in a timely, accessible manner.
  • UNT standardized on Dell for Windows desktop computers.
  • A fire gutted the former location of the Tomato Pizza restaurant, resulting in fiber cable being burned at two locations severing the connection between the main campus and the Research Park.
  • CITC reorganized.
  • UNT adopted IronPort for SPAM e-mail quarantine.

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