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The Never-Ending URL Address

The Never-Ending URL Address

What if you could change this: http://insidefit.fitnyc.edu/sections/departments/IT_for_FIT/forms/Request_Form110209.pdf To this: http://tiny.cc/MSOfficeForm Would you?  There are services that will convert long and confusing url addresses to a short quick link where you can pick the keywords to use within the shortcut. Where could this be helpful? Handouts, presentations, newsletters, blogs, email, or even just to conveniently remember […]

December 1, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
FIT Customer Service: Top 5 Questions Asked

FIT Customer Service: Top 5 Questions Asked

Top Five Questions (and Answers) asked at IT’s Customer Service Help Desk: #5. How do I access my email, class schedule, angel, my class audit, etc? A: Go to: http://myfit.fitnyc.edu #4. How do I set my security questions? A: Go to: http://passkey.fitnyc.edu Type in your username and password in the dialog box that appears; if […]

November 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google has recently released a beta version of an image experiment called “Image Swirl.” According to Google, “The service “organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface.” The search capability is pretty limited right now, but the idea behind it is quite interesting.  It […]

November 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Academic Skills Tutoring Center Partnership with Academic Computing Center

Academic Skills Tutoring Center Partnership with Academic Computing Center

Tutoring– an important component of an undergraduate education– has always been the means by which an institution provides students with the opportunity to seek help on a one-on-one basis or in a small group. The academic setting in which the tutor and the student(s) meet can often play a defining role in how this relationship […]

November 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Windows 7 Institutional Policy

Windows 7 Institutional Policy

Microsoft released two of three new products On October 22, 2009, the new operating system Windows 7, as a replacement for Vista, and the browser upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.  Soon to follow will be Office 2010 early next year.  All three of these products represent Microsoft’s move to improve functionality, performance and usability. Although […]

November 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Web Event 10/28 on Green Classrooms

Free Web Event 10/28 on Green Classrooms

Quoted from the NMC 2009 Symposium for the Future calendar: Wednesday, October 28 The following special session will take place using Adobe Connect and is open to anyone who is interested.  Conference registration is not required to attend this session! 8:00 – 8:45 am Pacific Time (that’s 11:00-11:45 EST) Sustainability Initiatives on Campus – Green […]

October 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
2 Ways to Access Your Email in MyFIT

2 Ways to Access Your Email in MyFIT

The MyFIT portal possesses a quick and easy method to access common services.  Take a look at the icons across the upper right hand side of the screen, directly under the city skyline.  Depending on your role at FIT you will see some or all of the icons.  Instantly retrieve your email by simply clicking […]

October 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
A Digital Facelift for B-915: The Technology Development Team’s Training Lab

A Digital Facelift for B-915: The Technology Development Team’s Training Lab

For the dozens of training requests the Technology Development Team (TDT) receives per month, upgrading their training lab (B-915) last spring to all iMacs was essential to be able to offer training on programs such as: MS Entourage, iMovie, Keynote, and more. The TDT isn’t abandoning its Windows XP operating system or exclusively adopting the […]

October 22, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More