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Microsoft Office 365 Available Now

FolderNew this term to The New School, Information Technology is releasing Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 is a suite of web-based applications and services, as well as a portal to download and install the Microsoft Office applications on PCs, Macs, and tablets.

With Office 365, you can easily share work using Microsoft's online version of the Office suite, along with online storage using OneDrive. Other online tools include OneNote for note taking and other applications to help create and enable collaborative working environments.

Additional information about the availability, use, and setup of Office 365 is available on the Office 365 section of our website.

Introducing Apps Anywhere

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New this term to The New School, Information Technology introduces Apps Anywhere. Apps Anywhere (The New School’s app virtualization solution) enables software applications that formerly needed to run on a dedicated computer in a dedicated location to now run on any type of computing device from anywhere with a network connection.

With The New School's Apps Anywhere, applications formerly running only in labs, specific classrooms, or available only in other specific locations are now available on computers running different operating systems, along with various tablets and phones from anywhere the device is on a network. Apps Anywhere will initially include a number of statistical applications and will expand to include a variety of software as the project progresses.

See the applications available to you along with instructions on the Apps Anywhere page.

A Message from the CIO

ANAND PADMANABHAN

Anand Padmanabhan
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer 

Information Technology is committed to providing and maintaining a technology environment and framework that supports and enhances the teaching, learning, and administrative needs of the University community. Read on [through our blog] for some highlights of the improvements and enhancements we have made for the new fall term. Welcome back!

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New Academic Calendar View

There is a new academic calendar available as both in MyNewSchool and as a Google calendar which you can add to your New School Google Apps calendar list. Unlike the previous Academic Calendar channel in MyNewSchool, this calendar is completely dynamic, provides a variety of views and includes both calendars for the NYC campus as well as the Paris campus.

Select between NYC and Paris campus Academic Calendars by selecting the menu arrow in the upper right corner of the calendar. If you would like to add the Calendar to your New School Google Apps Calendar, click the Google icon at the bottom of the calendar window.

The MyNewSchool Dashboard

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When you first logged in to MyNewSchool this term, what you first noticed was the addition of a new Student and Faculty Dashboard. This dashboard displays content specific to you and your courses at The New School. This dashboard provides you with a host of features presented in tablular format at the top of the ‘Me’ page, immediately visible upon login. Below is a brief outline of the information you can expect to find.

Course Titles
The dashboard displays all of the courses in which you are enrolled for the Fall 2015 term. If you have any additional courses still active from a previous term, they will not be displayed on the dashboard, but can be accessed in Canvas itself.

Course Links
You will note that all course titles provide a hyperlink. This hyperlink will take you to the course catalog page corresponding to your class. The course catalog page provides additional course information, including teh course description for your reference.

Time and Location
The ‘Time’ and ‘Location’ columns provide information about the official schedule for your class. As you know, many classes and instructors may make specific arrangements to meet outside the officially scheduled time of location of your course, often to take advantage of the many resources the city and The New School have to offer. It is important to note that one-off scheduling arrangement made by your instructor will NOT be captured in the dashboard.

Canvas Links
You may have noticed a few Canvas links appearing in the dashboard. There are three different types of links you will find, each details below:

  • ✪ Canvas - this link will take you directly into the page in Canvas associated with your class
  • ! Assignments - This link will appear conditionally, based on whether or not you have incomplete assignment posted in canvas. When all created assignments are complete, the link will dissappear. Note that different instructors may use the canvas tools differently. Check with you instructor to be sure you are monitoring/submitting assignment appropriately.
  • ! Notification - Some instructors use the Notification tool in Canvas to communicate with their students. In the event that a new Notification is published by your instructor, the ! Notification link will appear on your dashboard. When all notification have been opened/read, the link will disappear from the dashboard.

Textbooks
Many instructors reliably report course text book requirements. The textbook link directs you a page where reported textbook requirements for your course are displayed. If the list of required textbooks is not available for your class, refer to your instructor for guidance.

Instructor
Providing further context, each course listed provides the name of your instructor in the final column of the My Courses table.

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Additionally, the dashboard provides you with a snapshot of your current balance, your most recent credit issued, and your most recent output. Note: Print points are an allocation that does not translate into actual currency, but helps support more orderly printing and reduces waste. No refunds or credit are issued for unused print points.

We hope that you find the dashboard to be a useful information resources and access panel. We plan to continue to build out new features as we move forward, so please look out for updates in the future.

IT Distributed Service Desks

InformationInformation Technology will have distributed Service Desks at three locations during the first week of classes Monday, August 31, 2015 - Friday, September 4, 2015.

Please stop by at any of these times...

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

...at any of these locations

  • 66 West 12th Street (Lobby)
  • 63 5th Ave (Lobby)
  • 55 West 13th Street (2nd floor)

Please come by one of our Service Desks with any questions on technology resources and services. We’re here to help you through your first week of class! The distributed Service Desk will be located at the lobby areas of 66 West 12th Street, 63 5th Ave, and 55 West 13th Street (2nd floor).

Software and Hardware Upgrades for Fall 2015

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Every summer, we go through extensive software and hardware upgrades in preparation for the Fall term. We are excited to inform you of the following major upgrades!

  • Solid-state drives were installed on Mac stations at the Arnold Hall 8th floor computer lab. You will experience a shorter startup time, and a much faster overall performance on these computers.
  • Software was updated to their most recent versions, such as Adobe Creative Cloud 2015. Additionally, we updated our Mac operating system to Yosemite 10.10 for a seamless transition between your personal computer and lab stations.
  • We have a new user interface for our computers which is based on the university’s new branding and image.
  • We installed a new, state of the art, Trident 88, 16 channel eight-buss analog console in Audio 03 located on the 8th floor of Arnold Hall. As an additional upgrade to Audio 03, we installed 2 new preamps: Grace M201 and Manley TNT. This new setup is used in professional studios and we are looking forward to everyone using the upgraded facility.
  • The C24 mixing console (formerly installed in Audio 03) is now located in Audio 02, providing a more robust audio mixing environment. This will provide more usage efficiency to accommodate the expanding community.

Setting Up Your Mobile Device

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Welcome again to the Fall 2015 term. Continuing with our series of news stories about getting set up for the new academic year, we bring you these tips to help you set up your mobile device, encouraging you to take advantage of various offerings available to you. You may want to take a moment to setup some tools on your mobile device so they will be set for you once you begin your classes.

Your ‘newschool’ Wireless Network Connection
The entire Innovation Center is equipped for wireless access available to you personal laptop. Connecting to the wireless network is simple and requires you to authenticate only once per device and it will automatically join the network every time you come in range, without you having to do anything. Please see our  instructions to connect your devices to the ‘newschool’ network.

Install ‘The New School’ Mobile App
The New School mobile app is available for download on Apple and Android devices from iTunes and the Google Play Apps Market Place.

Install Google Apps and configure them for your New School Google Apps
Google offers a variety of mobile apps for Android and Apple devices, such as Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Sheets. All of these apps can be configured to work with you New School Google Apps account.

POP/IMAP Mail Client Setup
When configuring a mobile device or a mail client, we recommended configuring your device for IMAP. Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your New School Email and your mobile device. Full setup instructions are available on our website.

Install the Canvas App
Canvas Mobile Apps are available for Apple devices in the iTunes App Store and at Google Play for Android devices. The mobile app allows you to monitor your course activity on the go.

Office 365 Mobile Setup
Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of web-based applications and services, as well as an application you can download and install on mobile devices. Set up Office 365 on your mobile device.

If you have any question or require assistance with your setup, please contact IT Central at itcentral@newschool.edu, or submit a support ticket online at itservicedesk.newschool.edu.

Remaining Orientation Events

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With just a few days left before the start of classes there are still a few orientation events. Drop by to get a full overview of all of the technology resources available to you both on and off campus as a student.

New Student Orientation 
Up until Friday, August 28 academic orientations will be taking place. IT Central representatives will be located at University Center, 63 5th Ave, lower level, UL106 on Thursday and Friday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Stop by if you have any questions about our technology resources.

Classroom AV/Software Setup Overview
Come and meet your relationship managers, and get a hands on overview on classroom AV, and software components to get a head start to the semester! We will be in the following rooms:

  • Thursday: 6 East 16th Street, room 905, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 East 16th Street, room 607. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Learning Spaces Workshops
Are you interested in getting an in depth overview of the technology resources available to you? There are so many technology resources the New School has to offer. Please join us at one of our orientation sessions! These workshops will take place at University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level, room UL107 Thursday, August 27, 2014 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.. Each session is 30-45 min long and it focuses on a hands on approach for a successful and smooth sailing use of the technology resources we have to offer.

IT Distributed Service Desks
Information Technology will have distributed Service Desks at three locations during the first week of classes Monday, August 31, 2015 - Friday, September 4, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. . Please come by one of our Service Desks with any questions on technology resources and services. We’re here to help you through your first week of class! The distributed Service Desk will be located at the lobby areas of 66 West 12th Street, 63 5th Ave, and 55 West 13th Street (2nd floor).

We look forward to seeing you on campus at one of these orientation events.

Setting Up Your Laptop

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As you start the term, you may want to take a moment and setup your laptop in order to take advantage of some of the great features and tools available to you on your personal laptop. Below is an itemized list of features with links to instructional content to help guide your installation

WiFi Your ‘newschool’ Wireless Network Connection

The entire Innovation Center is equipped for wireless access available to you personal laptop. Connecting to the wireless network is simple and requires you to authenticate only once per device and it will automatically join the network every time you come in range, without you having to do anything. Please see the linked instructions to connect your devices to the ‘newschool’ network.

Cloud Your Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

The New School provides all students (enrolled in the current term) with subscriptions for the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions allow you to install Adobe Creative Cloud software on your personal computer. In order to access your subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud and download the software on your personal computer, login to MyNewSchool and select the ‘Services’ tab. In the Adobe channel you will find the links needed. For additional information, FAQ, and download instructions, see the Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions section of the IT website.

Printer Wireless Printing in Campus Learning Spaces

The Innovation Center features two printers for general use: one B&W, the other color. These printers are available from all workstations in the Innovation Center and the drivers can also be installed on your personal laptop for wireless printing. Please see our instructions to install the printer drivers.

Image File Wireless Scanning in the Innovation Center

The technology learning space also features 3 wireless scanners which can be operated directly from your laptop (with a driver installation now available for download). Please see our wireless scanning instructions.

Video Camera Air Media Display Capability in Innovation Center Huddle Spaces

Through Air Media technology there are several large screen monitors and one projection screen where you can present your desktop screen to others directly from your laptop. Please see the instructions available onsite.

Shield Free AntiVirus

The New School offers the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection as a free download. We recommend that you install anti-virus software on all your personally-owned computers, including Macs. To get the software, log in to MyNewSchool and go to the "Services" tab. Look in the Information Technology channel under "Deals". To participate, you will be asked to agree to a License Agreement, enter your secure NetID username and password, and download and install the software. This version of Symantec Anti-Virus is meant for personally-owned computers only. It is not intended for use on New School owned computers, which use Symantec Endpoint Protection instead.

If you have any question or require assistance with your setup, please contant IT Central at itcentral@newschool.edu, or submit a support ticket online at itservicedesk.newschool.edu.

Course Catalog Updates

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As the new academic year begins, Information Technology has released a set of newly developed tools for use on the course catalog. Following is a list of the key enhancements.

The Search Bar
The easiest way to look for classes is via the search bar. You can search by course name, department, instructor, subject, or by 'topic.

Advanced Search and Sort Capabilities
If you need to filter your results or just browse using more parameters, click the 'More Search Options' button to show a bunch of advanced search options including day, time, status, and more.

Dynamic Course Listings
The course listing changes live depending on what you search or select. Click on the course to expand into more info or click "Course Page" to view the full information for each course.

We hope you find these new features helpful in you course searches. If you would like to provide any feedback, we invite you to submit your comments through the New Course Catalog Feedback form. When you visit the course catalog you will be prompted to take a guided tour of these new features.

Changes in MyNewSchool

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As you may have already seen, we have made some significant improvements to MyNewSchool this summer. Below are some quick highlights of these new features and some information detailing how the MyNewSchool portal is designed to best serve you and your specific needs:

THE MYNEWSCHOOL DASHBOARD
When you login to MyNewSchool you will find a new student and faculty dashboard. This dashboard displays content specific to you and your courses at The New School. In additional to time and location details, the dashboard provides you with direct links to your courses in Canvas (our Learning Management System), including dynamic display of links to new assignment and notifications. Further, the dashboard provides a link to the textbooks required for your courses (where available). Additionally, you will be able to see your print credit balance, along with recent transactions right there in your dashboard view. Learn more about this feature.

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE ‘ME’ PAGE
You may also notice that the 'Me' page is now fully customizable, meaning that you have total control of the content you would like to display. With this feature, you can add, remove and reorganize content however you see fit.

NOW MORE CONTENT AVAILABLE
In order to make customization worthwhile, we have developed a set of custom portlets (available through the ‘Add Content’ menu) so that you have a variety of options to choose from when deciding how the MyNewSchool portal can best serve you. Whether it is ‘Student Accounts’, ‘Financial Aid’, ‘Student Grades’ or other content that is most important to you, you now have a variety of new options available to you to place wherever you like on the 'Me' page.

NEW APPS SLIDER
The three bar icon in the upper-right corner of the page, opens a panel on the right side of your web broswer, providing direct links to a variety of technology services and tools at The New School, including a few additional services newly enabled for single sign-on.

CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE
From the time we launched the new MyNewSchool, we have heard feedback indicating that you would like the ability to customize the profile image. You can now make use of a custom feature which allows you to post any image you like as your personal MyNewSchool profile picture. To change your image, just click the profile picture and follow the prompts.

When you next login to MyNewSchool, look out for our automated tour feature which will give you a guided tour of these new features right there in the MyNewSchool portal itself. If you have any question, please contact IT Central at itcentral@newschool.edu, or submit a support ticket online at itservicedesk.newschool.edu.

EQC Upgrades for Fall 2015

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The Equipment Center on the 9th floor of Arnold hall is dedicated to maintaining a well rounded, and state of the art video, audio, and photographic inventory for use by students and faculty to complete course work. Below are the upgrades we have made to our inventory in preparation for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 terms.

General Access

  • More Canon 70D Kits have been added to our inventory, replacing old 60D kits. This will allow for higher quality DSLR kits for the entire student population. Better video quality and better still image quality = higher quality finished projects.
  • More Tripods have also been added to our inventory. These new small tripods are slightly lighter than our current inventory of tripods, your back will probably be thanking you for checking one of these out.
  • More Wireless Microphone Kits have been added to our inventory. Our Wireless Microphone kits have been super popular over the last few years with students from several departments using them for all sorts of projects. Wireless mics are great for interviews, mic’ing actors, basically anytime you want to avoid wires.
  • More Zoom H4n Kits will be on the shelf this fall. The Zoom H4n is one of the most popular recording devices in the EQC from last year. Hopefully this semester more Zoom recorders will be available for walk-ins with our expanded inventory of these dual input, battery powered audio recorders.
  • More Studio Microphones have been added to the inventory as well, a pair of AKG C 414 XL II Reference Recording Microphones which are great for lead vocals, solos, and miking applications. We have also added a pair of Neumann KM 184 microphones which are great for recording percussion, cymbals or brass instruments.


Advanced Access

  • Expanded inventory of our Canon 6D Kits; the EQC has added more 6D kits to handle the demand from last year. More kits will mean more available high-end tools for completing projects. The new 6D population replaced some of our older, and more fragile Canon 5D Mark II Kits. Only 5 of these will be available for checkouts this semester, but we will have 25 of the more reliable Canon 6D Kits available for checkout.
  • The Panasonic HMC-150 kits were retired this summer….. ( please take a moment of silence to remember this beloved piece of gear) They have been replaced with the new Sony PXW-70X. The Sony PXW-70X is a more professional version of our current general access Sony NX-70U Kit. The Sony NX-70X has better HD video quality, is more compact, and lighter than the Panasonic camera it is replacing.
  • Also, say goodbye to the Edirol 4 channel recorders and say hello to the much more portable Zoom H6. With 20 hrs of battery life, four XLR/TRS combo inputs complete with onboard microphone preamps, and weighing less than 1 pound the ZOOM H6 is more portable and powerful than our much older Edirol Kits.
  • DSLR Shoulder Mounts got an upgrade! The EQC scrapped the old shoulder mounts from previous years and got new aluminum shoulder mounts. These new shoulder mounts are more durable, easier to use, and are far more stable than our old model. Videos shot on DSLR and even on the Sony Video Cameras will be much smoother when using these new devices.

For additional information, see the Equipment Center section of our website. If you are new to the reservation system, you may refer to the Equipment Center Reservation Guide (PDF), which will show you how to get started reserving equipment.

New 'My Announcements' in MyNewSchool

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Starting today, a new channel is available to students in MyNewSchool called 'My Announcements.' The 'My Announcements' channel is a content feed where you'll receive messages about all that’s new and important in your specific field of study and for your experience at The New School.

In 'My Announcements', you’ll find important information and updates posted, as well as great events, informative workshops, special offers, opportunities, and more. As much of the messaging will pertain to academic program information, this channel will be a fixed feature in the Academics tab in MyNewSchool. Check in regularly for updates and postings.

Additional Formats for Published Google Sheets

In New School Google Sheets, when you want to share a spreadsheet with a large audience, you can publish the file as a web page. Once your spreadsheet is published, New School Google Apps provides you with a URL that can be sent to whomever you like, or can even be embedded into a website.

_gOOGLEsHEETSfORMATSGoogle has recently released some new options with this feature which will allow you to publish your New School Google spreadsheets in five additional formats. You can now publish your speadsheets as comma-separated values (.csv), tab-separated values (.tsv), a PDF document (.pdf), a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet (.xlsx), or an OpenDocument spreadsheet (.ods). The document URL provided, when opened in a web browser, will simply download the spreadsheet in the format you selected.

You may try this new feature out in New School Google Sheets on the web today.

Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week Events

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Welcome to The New School! Drop by one of our Welcome Weekend/Orientation Week events to get a full overview of all of the technology resources available to you both on and off campus as a student.

WELCOME WEEKEND
Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23
Navigating a new school, and finding out about all the resources can sometimes be overwhelming. We’re here to help! We will be available to answer technology questions, such as on-campus computing spaces, and provide support during Welcome Weekend. IT Service Desk representatives will be located at University Center, 63 5th Ave, lower level, UL106 on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28
Divisional academic orientations will be taking place during Orientation Week. IT Service Desk representatives will be located at University Center, 63 5th Ave, lower level, UL106 on Thursday and Friday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Stop by our IT Service Desk in-between your orienation sessions if you have any questions about our technology resources.

CLASSROOM AV/SOFTWARE SETUP OVERVIEW
Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Come and meet your relationship managers, and get a hands on overview on classroom AV, and software components to get a head start to the semester! We will be in the following rooms during the hours noted above- Monday: 66 West 12th Street, room 501, Tuesday: 2 West 13th Street, room 711, Wednesday: 63 5th Ave, lower level, room 107, Thursday: 6 East 16th Street, room 905, Friday: 6 East 16th Street, room 607.

LEARNING SPACES WORKSHOPS
Monday, August 24, 2015 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2014 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in getting an in depth overview of the technology resources available to you? There are so many technology resources the New School has to offer. Please join us at one of our orientation sessions! These workshops will take place at University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level, room UL107. Each session is 30-45 min long and it focuses on a hands on approach for a successful and smooth sailing use of the technology resources we have to offer.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTED SERVICE DESKS
Monday, August 31, 2015 - Friday, September 4, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Information Technology will have distributed Service Desks at three locations during the first week of classes. Please come by one of our Service Desks with any questions on technology resources and services. We’re here to help you through your first week of class! The distributed Service Desk will be located at the lobby areas of 66 West 12th Street, 63 5th Ave, and 55 West 13th Street (2nd floor).

We look forward to seeing you on campus at one of these orientation events.


New Google Sheets Analysis Features

When you work with New School Google spreadsheets, you often need to create visualization in a way that expresses you data in a meaningful way. New School Google Sheets has recently released some new features that will allow you more flexibility and new more ways to present and analyze data.

Google has recently released some new features for analyzing spreadsheet data. Now you can:

  • Preview the results of a formula you are working on, including indicators for formula errors, instantly as your type them out.
  • Filter your rows and columns by specific conditions, such as “less than,” “greater than,” “text contains,” “date after,” and other options.
  • Add calculated fields to your pivot tables so you can utilize formulas with your pivot table data.
  • Use the function GETPIVOTDATA to grab data from a pivot table.

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Try this updated Google Sheets feature today

Scheduled Downtime for Lab Printer Service Upgrades

_maintenanceWrenchPlease be advised that lab printing services will be suspended as we upgrade our facilities for the upcoming academic term.

  • Learning Spaces (Technology Labs) printers will be unavailable beginning August 16, 2015 while we install new hardware and implement upgrades to the printing system.
  • Learning Spaces (Technology Labs) printing services are scheduled to resume on August 21, 2015.

For additional information about our printers services, please visit the Technology Labs section of our website.

'Heads Up!' Tool in Google Sheets

There is a new collaboration feature available in New School Google Sheets which can help you protect your spreadsheets against accidental edits. Currently, you can restrict who has the ability to edit your entire worksheet (or a range of cells) using the protected sheets and ranges feature. To limit unintended changes (e.g. typos) made by people with edit permission, Google recently added a feature which provides you with the ability to issue automated warnings to people when they attempt to edit certain cells. This may allow you to expand your collaboration efforts in New School Google Sheets, issuing a simpler set of permissions, so that others can work on your document while you can remain confident in its integrity.
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When you add a protected sheet or range, you are presented with an option in the 'Range editing permissions' window to 'Show a warning when editing this range'. When you make this selection, any attempt to edit the protected sheet or range (by persons with edit permission) the above warning will be issued.
Try this updated Google Sheets feature today.

Apple at The New School

__AppleThinking about upgrading your personal computing hardware for the upcoming term? Be sure to take advantage of deals offered to New School Students, Faculty, and Staff, such as those offered by Apple.

To take advantage of this opportunity, visit Apple at The New School and get extra discounts on Mac devices, including recommended models for most academic programs.

Also take a moment to check out other hardware and software deals offered to the New School community for a variety of technology hardware and software. See our Deals page for deals on other hardware and software.

Print Credit Expires August 15th

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Print points may be used through August 15th. After that, any remaining print points will expire. Print points are an allocation that does not translate into actual currency, but helps support more orderly printing and reduces waste. No refunds or credit are issued for unused print points.

You may review your print point credit balance or review the record of your printing transactions online. Login using your NetID username and password.

New ‘Share’ Indicators in Google Apps

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New ‘Share’ Indicators in Google Apps If you regularly collaborate with others using New School Google apps, you may be familiar with the different share settings, such as 'view only' of 'comment only.' New School Google Apps now provides a new indicator to inform you of teh access granted to you for specific documents. Moving forward you may will see a new blue button in the toolbar. Those with ‘Comment only’ access to a spreadsheet, slide, or drawing will see a similar green button (in documents, the ‘Suggesting’ mode indication will remain in the right side of the toolbar). Clicking on the button allows one to easily request edit access from the file owner. For additional information and screenshots, see the Google Apps update page for this release.

Google Docs Access Change on Mobile Web Browsers

_tabletIf you use New School Google Docs, Sheets, you may notice that Google has disabled access to these apps from mobile web browsers. When you attempt open your New School Google Docs on a mobile web browser to edit your file, you will now be redirected to the appropriate mobile app installed on your device or prompted to install the app in order to access and edit your file. You will no longer be able to edit these files with a mobile web browser. For additional information and screenshots see the Google Apps Update page for this release.

Customize Your New School Google Apps Launcher

_AppsLauncherYou can now customize the App Launcher in New School Google Apps by dragging app icons around the App Launcher menu. You are now free to configure the App Launcher on your own—making it easier to get to the apps you use most.

When you open the App Launcher you may see a message at the top of the menu, explaining this feature. You can remove the message by clicking the “x” in the upper right-hand corner.

For additional information and screenshots, see the Google Apps update page for this release.

Updates to Qualtrics Survey Software

_infoToday Information Technology is releasing some updates to The New School’s Qualtrics Survey Software (available through MyNewSchool). This tool now features a new authintiocation method which allows for single sign-on. With single sign-on you no longer need to enter your NetID username and password to access your Qualtrics account, provided you have already logged in to another single sign-on application (such as MyNewSchool). If you are unfamiliar with single sign-on, take a moment to review this article we posted back in January. With these updates we are now offering some enhanced capability: all New School Qualtrics accounts will now be able to create an unlimited number surveys, collecting an unlimited number of responses.