Everything You Need to Know About Computing Resources
at the University of North Texas
By Claudia Lynch,
Benchmarks Online Editor
The time has come, once again, to review
the computing resources that are available to the UNT campus community.
Many resources are available regardless of status - students, faculty or
staff. Others are available only to a subset of those people, usually
either students or faculty and staff. With that in mind,
the articles and links below will lead you to all sorts of useful
What Every UNT Student Should Know About Computing Services - This
article covers a wide variety of computing services and resources
available to students: E-mail, myunt, General Access
Computer Labs, UNT Student Storage, ResNet, Eaglenet Wireless Network,
free anti-virus software, CITC Helpdesk, various training opportunities,
and Research and Statistical Support services.
Detailed Map of General Access Computer Lab System Now Available -
to assist students in finding all of the general computing resources
available to them on the Denton Campus and at the Research Park.
Inexpensive Software Available to Students - "the University
Bookstore has a variety of software available for students at greatly
discounted educational prices."
Faculty, Staff and Students
Accessibility - The ACS General Access
Lab, in ISB 110, has as the mission "to provide general services to
the UNT community with an emphasis on the special features that Academic
Computing Services has to offer including helpdesk support and research
assistance. Additionally the ACS lab is the designated adaptive lab on
campus providing state-of-the-art adaptive equipment for those who need
it. For more information about adaptive services on the UNT campus visit
the Office of Disability Accommodation."
Recent developments with adaptive software at UNT are chronicled in this
issue of Benchmarks Online (see the article index on the left of
CITC Helpdesk - Need Help?
This is the place to come for assistance. The website includes the handy
Guide to UNT Computing Resources.
Eaglenet, the wireless network
- this website includes a "Quick Start Guide," Eaglenet
configuration requirements, Wireless Network FAQ's, the Network
Connections Policy and many other useful bits of information.
Peer-to-Peer Software and You - the unauthorized or illegal use of
peer-to-peer (P2P) software on state computer systems is prohibited,
that includes ResNet.
Who Are You? Computer User Identification at UNT -
This article answers questions about the number of ways to make
ourselves known to the computers on campus, depending on the setting.
Gartner Core Research Services Now Available to the UNT Community -
"Gartner Core Research contains a large base of knowledge regarding IT
technologies, markets, and industries. It supplies easy access to data
and analysis about the latest news, trends, products, and insights
within the field of information technology. The Research for Higher
Education section is designed to meet the specific needs of students,
faculty and staff as well as technology professionals within the
University. It offers unparalleled depth and breadth of research
developed by analysts who have extensive backgrounds and it strives for
objectivity and independence."
Why Strong Passwords? - discusses the rationale behind the strong
password requirements here at UNT.
- tips and resources to help you and the UNT community (pdf).
- Copyright and file sharing: UNT policy and federal laws (pdf).
Research and Statistical Support
- "The mission of the Research and Statistical Support (RSS) group at
the University of North Texas (UNT) is to facilitate access to current
research tools and statistical methodologies and to promote these
methods to the research, instructional, and administrative communities
at UNT; to encourage a collaborative research environment for
researchers through the development and use of innovative computing
technologies; to provide training and consultation in the appropriate
use of statistical methodologies and computer software; and to
facilitate access to data collection and data management technologies. "
Computer-based training (CBT):
Welcome to Computer-Based Training
at UNT for Students, Faculty, and Staff
SkillSoft Site Re-organized With New Course Offerings
SkillPort and Thomson NETg Offer Easy-to-use Browser Compatibility
Testing for Online Learning
Using the Adobe Education Website - Revised November 2005
Every semester Academic Computing
Services (ACS) offers a series of
short courses for
the university community. Many of them are research-related.
Other training resources
Faculty and Staff
Microsoft Products Available to UNT Employees at Low Cost - "For a
number of years, UNT has had an agreement with Microsoft that allows us
to distribute various Microsoft products to employees of the University
. . .This agreement does not cover students unless those students are
also UNT employees, nor does it cover UNT Health Science Center
What is UNT's policy with
regard to GroupWise mail? - detailed discussion of the expectations
and options for faculty and staff with regard to GroupWise mail.
Electronic Records: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know: Part I -
this article begins the process of answering the question "Why is
'records management' important?"
Data Security and Identity Theft at UNT - all of us have to be
increasingly vigilant about protecting our computing resources, this
article details ways to accomplish that.
Faculty Evaluation Processing Tips - "some helpful tips on preparing
your departmentís evaluations for processing by Data Management."
Information Systems Update - "theEnterprise is a quarterly news
update aimed at sharing information on current trends, project updates
and upcoming training opportunities available to staff." Click
the latest issue.
The Center for
Distributed Learning (CDL) - "a service to assist faculty with the
development and delivery of distributed learning at UNT. The Center
combines technology resources with expert consultation and personnel,
in an effort to provide faculty with a "one-stop" guide to
Turnitin to Prevent Plagiarism - "Instructors at the
University of North Texas have access to Turnitinís plagiarism
prevention system to deter plagiarism and promote academic integrity."
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