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UITS Monitor for December 3, 2015

Winter break support hours, Dell's holiday deals, IT Training spring schedule, end-of-semester resources, and more

UITS winter break support hours

Even during winter break, the folks working in UITS support still have your back. They’ll be on hand for most of the three-week break, poised and ready to answer your technology questions.

The UITS Support Center’s phone, email, and chat options will be up and running every day except for Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1). During closings, phone calls will route to the UITS Contact Center for an answering service.

The UITS Contact Center will remain open 24/7 for the break.  

See the UITS Support Center winter break hours>>

The semester is ending—get your software and printing needs in order

Graduating? Congratulations! Will you need to use Adobe software after graduation? If so, be sure to buy it now. When you leave IU, your Adobe license is no longer valid, but you can purchase it before you go at a significant discount. The Adobe Education Store offers many Adobe products to students for less than general education pricing.

Learn more >>

Sticking around? IU Bloomington and IUPUI students: Check your printing allotment. If you need print credit for lost or damaged output, request it before the end of the semester to avoid erroneous bursar billing.

Learn more (IU Bloomington) >>

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Check out Dell’s holiday deals on popular PCs and electronics

Got your holiday shopping list ready? IU students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of exclusive deals during Dell’s Cyber Week, December 1-15, including:

  • Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 for $318.49, marked down from $399.99
  • Free drone with select $499.99+ PCs, such as the new Inspiron 24 3000 Series (Intel)

And as an added bonus, all shipping is free!

Learn more >> 

New year, new look for Canvas

On December 28, IU’s learning management system Canvas will update to a new user interface, with a cleaner, more modern design and improved navigation. The new look will also maximize screen space, which is especially helpful on mobile devices. Note: the new user interface will not result in any functional changes to Canvas tools.

Get a sneak peek at the makeover during UITS IT Training webinars throughout December.  

View descriptions and register for any Canvas webinar >>     

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training.


Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383

UITS IT Training’s spring schedule is now online

The new year is a perfect time to build your tech skills. Check out the UITS IT Training’s spring schedule—now online—to consider your options. You’ll find online sessions as well as classroom sessions that take place in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Plus, you will find an ever-growing list of new webinars.

Read descriptions and register for workshops and webinars >>

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training.


Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383

Student Technology Center resources help wrap up the semester

Your final paper is due, your exams are drawing near, you haven't even started your final group project yet -- and your laptop just croaked (of course). What to do?

Student Technology Centers (STCs) to the rescue! You need it, they've got it, from Macs and PCs to print stations and infostations. Depending on which campus you're on, some of them even have color plotters and large-screen collaborative tables with shared laptop capability.

Get more information about all the STCs at IU and what they offer >>

Find an open seat before you visit >>