Benchmarks - August, 2014

Campus Computing News

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Introducing GoToTraining and GoToMeeting at UNT

By Jane Himmel, Associate Director, CLEAR 

This fall the UNT community has access to two new tools for conducting live, web-based meetings and training sessions. Citrix’s GoToMeeting and GoToTraining were introduced at UNT in July and fully replace Blackboard Collaborate and Wimba beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.

Upcoming CLEAR Events

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By Amber Bryant, Senior Marketing Specialist, CLEAR

Mark your calendars! CLEAR has some great events coming up, right around the corner.

Information Technology Resources at UNT - Finding Your Way Around

Diving Eagle Connecting

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

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


By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

You still have time to register for the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference, coming up in September. There is also a virtual Annual Conference, and EDUCAUSE Live! webinars remain free and available for viewing at a time of your choosing.

End of Summer Hours

Setting Sun

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Summer school is over and fall classes are set to start at the end of the month. Many computer labs use this time to close and take care of various computer upgrades and other maintenance issues before the fall semester starts. The University is officially closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

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By the Numbers

Down the Corridor of Years


Benchmarks Online publications from 2004 note:

  • UNT eCampus takes off.
  • The Macintosh Turned 20.
  • Employee Self-Service became available through MyUNT Portal.
  • FQDN retired.
  • Video Relay Phone for the Deaf added to the ACS/Adaptive Lab.
  • Richard Harris, Associate Vice President for Computing and Chief Technology Officer, was named the IT Executive of the Year for the Dallas-Ft. Worth area by the Society for Information Management on December 13, 2004. According to the Society's press release, "this is one of the most prestigious awards for an IT Executive in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area. It recognizes those individuals who have: (1) used IT to significantly improve the competitive advantage of their organizations; (2) demonstrated how they have used IT to significantly improve their organizations efficiency and effectiveness; and, finally, (3) demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills within the IT professional community."
  • Dr. Maurice C. Leatherbury was named the Associate Vice President for Computing and Chief Technology Officer. He replaced Richard Harris, who retired after 42 years of University service.

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