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UITS Monitor: The IU eTexts adoption portal is now open

Faculty: The IU eTexts adoption portal is now open

Select eTexts for your summer, fall, and winter semesters

Help your students save up to 75% off the retail price of traditional textbooks by adopting an eText through Indiana University’s eTexts program.

There are more than 88K titles from over 25 publishers. All students will have access to their eTexts before the first day of class through Canvas. 

To order an eText, visit: go.iu.edu/1ttm

Learn more at: etexts.iu.edu

Friends don’t let friends do the one-step

Safeguard your personal data and join the Two-Step party

You may have heard a thing or two about doing the Two-Step lately with a handy little app called Duo. 

Over 110K users (IU faculty, staff, and students) have already signed up for Two-Step Login with Duo, adding a second layer of security to their personal information and financial data. Combined, these users racked up 533K successful logins in the first week following February 2. Of IU’s 114K students, half have already done the Two-Step Login at least once before. 

Don’t be late to the dance. Get your Two-Step on, too.

For more info, visit: twostep.iu.edu

Not just a pretty (inter)face

Learn about the new User Experience Office at the next Cabinet Series event

Join Brian Hawkins, acting user experience officer at IU’s Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO, at the next Cabinet Series presentation, entitled “Not Just a Pretty Interface.” 

The presentation will be held at IU Bloomington’s Cyberinfrastructure Building (Wrubel Lobby) on Monday, February 27, 2–3pm, and will focus on what user experience (UX) is exactly, and what goals the new User Experience Office will have.

Live streaming will be available, or join through video bridge 231665.

You’ve collected your data. Now what?

This new data sharing and handling tool will help you use it, and protect it

Understand how to share, handle, and store your data securely with the just-launched Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool. It allows you to query data guidance and best practices by providing just three or four pieces of information, and clicking a button. Easy! 

For more information about DSH >>

Worried about keeping your data safe from criminals? This article helps explain the concept of Ransomware, and how to avoid costly consequences of inadequate data protection.

The future of tech is bright

Learn how to nurture young tech talent from Indiana entrepreneur

Hear about the state of tech in Indiana and how you can help cultivate its young tech talent at this next IT Leadership Community Speaker Series talk with Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. Langellier will also share some handy tools that he adapted from Salesforce (a cloud computing company) in order to increase team productivity.

The talk will take place Wednesday, March 8, 10am, and can be joined from all IU campuses.

Learn more and register >>

Learn skills to manage your data deluge

IT Training workshops on SAS, SPSS will help you handle your statistical data

Join IT Training to learn about SAS (Statistical Analysis System), a powerful application used for data management and analysis.

SAS: The Basics
Thursday, February 23, 5:30–8:30pm
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall, IU Bloomington 

One week later, you can learn all about SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), a powerful statistics application. This workshop will be an intro to SPSS for attendees to learn how to perform common basic statistical analyses.

SPSS: The Basics
Thursday, March 2, 5:30–8:30pm
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall, IU Bloomington 

Questions? Email ittraining@iu.edu, or call (812) 855-7383 (IU Bloomington) or (317) 274-7383 (IUPUI).