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Information Technology > TechBrief > 02-06-2012 for Students

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Welcome to TechBrief, a regular e-newsletter to keep you informed of the latest happenings in Information Technology at Union.

In this issue, you'll learn about...


Portal centralizes new, existing services

Portal.uu.edu - It's not just one more place to go. It's the one place for collaboration, communication and connection. Log into one site now and get secure, private access to

  • your classes and assignments - Blackboard and Moodle login links now - no-login access to Moodle classes/assignments coming this fall
  • your grades, financial aid, bills, registration - no-login access to WebAdvisor services
  • your calendar, e-mail - no-login access to your @my.uu.edu resources
  • Union announcements, events, news
  • ennouncements - new format - view by campus, category, classification or date - submit new items online
  • student/employee pictures, contact information
  • links to Union resources, UU Alerts, social media.

More will be added to the portal in the future. Learn more about the portal at www.uu.edu/portal, such as how to log in. After you are logged into portal.uu.edu, you can also use the red Help menu or go here for assistance.

Moodlerooms Joule becoming tool for online course support


Will completely replace Blackboard by Fall 2012

Union is moving all online course resources from Blackboard to Moodlerooms joule 2. Moodlerooms is used by many universities and will provide many improvements over the current Blackboard system.

This semester you may begin to have courses in both Moodlerooms and Blackboard. This will only be for a short time as we transition away from Blackboard. By Fall 2012 all courses with online components will be in Moodlerooms. We look forward to providing you with this new system to aid in your education experience.

Learn more about Moodlerooms joule 2


Academic software downloads at UU.OnTheHub.com

Software you need, at great prices

Union University uses e-Academy to provide a convenient and secure way to purchase and download academically-discounted software for personal use.

Whether you're a student or an employee, you can select from a variety of software titles including Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac), Windows 7, SPSS, Parallels and more. Most prices are under $100, with some as low as $20!

Download software immediately to your home computer from uu.onthehub.com or choose to order a DVD copy. Best of all, you'll have access to some of the best academic software titles around at prices you won't find elsewhere.

For complete details and a link to helpful frequently asked questions, visit our Software Purchasing information page.

Participation in online evaluation of courses pays off

Students receive $50 each for participation

During Fall 2011 the University tested an online system that may be used in the future to evaluate courses. Five students were randomly chosen from those that took part in the study. Each of the five students received a $50 gift card.

Congratulations to Juliana Robbins, Shelby Priddy, Taneka Reynolds, Cayce Redding and Tiffany Jetton!

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