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Lynda.com accessible through MyFIT!

Lynda.com accessible through MyFIT!

Lynda.com for FIT! After a very successful trial with Lynda.com, the IT department has negotiated a new contract with Lynda.com to continue it’s tutorial service from BOTH on and off campus for FIT faculty, staff, and students. You can now access Lynda.com through the MyFIT portal at http://myfit.fitnyc.edu On thei right hand-side of the window […]

May 24, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Lynda.com Service & Update

Lynda.com Service & Update

Service Issue: Lynda.com is experiencing some technical problems today, and are working on the issue.  Service should be restored shortly. Update: We are so pleased that many of you are finding Lynda.com to be a valuable resource.  As you know, we have been testing the site on a trial basis for the past few months. […]

May 20, 2010 | By | Reply More
The Scoop on Faculty & Staff Software Requests

The Scoop on Faculty & Staff Software Requests

One of the most frequent questions that I get at this time of year from faculty is about how to obtain a copy of a piece of software for either their office or home computer to aid in their teaching.  SO… I thought to outline the process below. Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac: […]

April 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Matching Colors in Apple Keynote

Matching Colors in Apple Keynote

Here is a function within Apple’s presentation software, Keynote, that allows you match any color up on your screen. Lets say you have a title on a slide and it would look great if it cold just be that exact color blue in the image you are using. well, that’s possible  and here’s how you […]

March 16, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Where did “technology” come from?

Where did “technology” come from?

I just saw this post from TED.com, an incredible nonprofit blog that shares innovative ideas from three areas: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  If you haven’t checked this blog out it.. it’s worth a few minutes to delve into it. In this particular video, Kevin Kelly, the publisher of Whole Earth Review, and Executive Editor at WIRED, gives a talk […]

March 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Trouble accessing Email

Trouble accessing Email

ASK IT form questions & comments: Student: Vanessa Lino I have been having trouble accessing my email since Sunday. Is this a global issue or is there something wrong on my end? Answer: Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your question.  I checked with Customer Service and it sounds like there is something going on with your […]

March 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Webfiles Tip on Sharing Files & Folders

Webfiles Tip on Sharing Files & Folders

Thanks to Lenore Davis and Lorraine Laskiewicz, we now have some new information about how best practices on sharing folders/files through FIT’s document management system, WebFiles. If you have created a folder within WebFiles and shared that folder with one or more person you can add additional files or subfolders.  The best way to do […]

March 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
Lynda.com accessible from campus!

Lynda.com accessible from campus!

We have been getting increbile feedback on the trial account with Lynda.com.  Thanks, and please continue to let us know your thoughts. Just a reminder that the service is only available on campus right now, so if you are off-campus you will receive a “Permission Error” message. Here is the link again in case you […]

March 7, 2010 | By | 24 Replies More
Lynda.com Up and Running!

Lynda.com Up and Running!

Due to an overwhelming response to the new offering to try Lynda.com an error message “Your organization’s licenses are currently all in use. Please try back again later.” was received by many trying the service. The number of concurrent sessions availabe has been increased so everyone should be able to access the site now.  We […]

March 5, 2010 | By | 21 Replies More
Lynda.com Page Error

Lynda.com Page Error

Good morning.  We are aware of the permission error received when clicking on the new training site for Lynda.com.  This should be cleared very shortly.  Thank you for your patience.  Another post will go up as soon as we are back on track.

March 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More