Monthly Archives: December 2014

Video interviewers

There have been some interesting videoconferences going on this term. The Sussex Centre for Language Studies recently held a telecollaboration project with the University of Aix-Marseilles in France. A group of French for Professional Purposes students linked up with their partner students

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Printing frenzy

Now the dust has cleared a bit, we can take stock on the last week of term. Despite the introduction of E-submissions on some courses this term, we still had one of our biggest ever days for printing last Thursday with

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Technology and the lecture room

I found time yesterday to catch up on the seminars recorded in Mobile Technologies Week. Simon Lancaster of UEA demonstrated very powerfully how electronic clickers and simple multiple choice questions can be used to really engage an audience and enhance the learning

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Sussex Mobile usage

The Sussex Mobile phone app continues to rise in popularity. The figures show sustained usage through the term and substantially more active users than the same period last year. This is probably down to the improved email functionality – whereas

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Network connections

This graph charts the number of connections per hour from personal devices over the course of last week. It confirms what many know from experience; the networks reach their busiest moments on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes with around 35,000 connections an hour.

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World service

I was checking the stats for our frequently asked questions the other day and saw that our most popular question, by some margin, is how can I insert a word document into another word document or join two Word documents together? That’s not necessarily

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Google, Microsoft and attachments in OWA

A recent change in Google Chrome effectively disabled the Attach File button in Outlook Web App (OWA). When Google updated to version 37, they removed a function called ShowModalDialog. This allowed websites, when viewed in Chrome, to launch a special

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Students give verdict on IT at Sussex

Hard to believe the annual IT survey is now in its seventh year. Every December we ask new undergraduates for their first impressions of the IT at Sussex. The results are really useful in helping us focus on the services

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What are people looking for?

We keep a record of search terms that people use on the ITS website so we can make sure we’re providing the right information on our pages. The top few results are nearly always software packages with SPSS generally at

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