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In the Spotlight: OrgLINK

If you represent a student organization and are looking for a way to promote your organization on campus, OrgLINK is a great way to do just that, plus manage your roster, have live discussions, gather feedback, share documents, and even hold online elections and surveys.  It replaces the student organizational websites of the past.
For individual students, OrgLINK promotes community involvement, helping students navigate through the more than 230 student organizations on campus and will even recommend organizations that might be a good fit to the student’s interest.
OrgLINK is open to any SHSU student, faculty or staff member.  To access the site, simply logon using your SHSU username and password.  To learn more about OrgLINK, go to their website, or download their brochure.  To register your organization, check out the OrgLINK Registration Guide.


Lab & Classroom Services

The fall semester has officially started! With that in mind, we would like to remind you of the classroom amenities that are available to faculty and staff through IT@Sam. We treat classroom issues as top priority. Check out all the services we offer.

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Technology Training

IT@Sam will be offering a number of training sessions in various programs throughout the year. With each newsletter, we will list the trainings offered for the month. You can sign up for the trainings on the Human Resources website.

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Check out this month's IT@Sam Newsletter for more news & updates.

Service Desk Blog

New Software for Fall 2013

IT@Sam Client Services has received requests from various faculty members to upgrade several software packages before Fall – 2013. These upgrades may have an impact on academic instruction since textbooks and curriculum are planned far in advance. Please review the planned changes to campus software versions below. Please share this information with the faculty in your department and let us know if there are any concerns with the proposed upgrade software versions or dates of installation. The software titles listed below are not all encompassing of the software being upgraded before Fall 2013, as there may be additional software that only impacts your department and those will be handled individually with the faculty requesting the upgrade.

Adobe Creative Suite CS 6
Upgrade for all classrooms and labs scheduled between Spring – 2013 and Summer I – 2013 for both Windows and Macintosh.

SAS 9.3
Upgrade of existing SAS 9.2 to 9.3 for Windows computers on campus. An expanded license agreement has been completed which will allow for SAS to be installed in all labs and classrooms on campus with optional installs available for faculty computers via the SHSU Program Installation Menu. Upgrade is scheduled between Summer II – 2013 and Fall – 2013.

Microsoft Office 2013
Upgrade for all campus Windows computers scheduled between Summer II – 2013 and Fall – 2013.

Autodesk 2013 (AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Electrical, and Mechanical)
Upgrade for all campus Windows computers scheduled between Summer II – 2013 and Fall – 2013.

Software Request Reminder

For those who require special software for any upcoming semesters:

To ensure adequate time for installation and testing of new network software, the requests must be received and the software delivered to IT@Sam by the specified cutoff dates. However, the sooner, the better! A significant level of testing is needed to assure the application will not impact other programs—and that your students can access it as you intended. After it is installed you will be notified and asked to test the software. Therefore, please leave sufficient time for installation and your testing phase.

  • Spring: October 1
  • Fall : May 1
  • Summer March 1

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail the Service Desk or call (4-HELP).

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