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Extended Hours in Technology Learning Spaces

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To accommodate demands as we approach finals Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th St.) 3rd & 8th floor labs will be open for an additional 2 hours every night for the rest of November (excepting Thanksgiving closures).

Please note that Equipment Center in room i921 on the Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th St.) 9th floor will continue to operate according to its regular hours. Any in-house equipment check-out during the day MUST be returned 30 minutes prior to the Equipment Center closing time.

Please see our full lab hours calendar for expanded details of lab hours scheduling.

All IT Learning Space Labs will close early on Wednesday 11/26 and be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday 11/27, Friday 11/28, Saturday 11/29 and Sunday 11/30.

A NEW MyNewSchool

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Information Technology has been working on a NEW MyNewSchool. We are making a preview available to you now, so you can explore it and understand the reorganization of content within the portal. Rather than self-identifying by your affiliation with The New School (faculty, student, employee, etc.), the new portal has been designed to display content that is relevant to YOU—your academic experience, the services you need to access, and insight into the New School community.

This new version of MyNewSchool is a work in progress. Some features are not fully functional. The portal will continue to evolve during the preview period with changes and additions to content, design, and functionally. Be sure to check back often to see these evolving changes. We will continue our work on the new portal leading up to the launch in January 2015. Please do NOT USE THE PREVIEW SYSTEM FOR REAL TRANSACTIONS such as student registration, faculty grading, personal information updates, etc.

The launch of the new portal will be in January 2015, prior to the start of the term. This will mark the first phase of development. We look forward to working with the New School community to determine additional content and functionality needs. The goal of the portal is to support and enhance your experience at The New School. To experience the NEW MyNewSchool, go to mnspreview.newschool.edu and login with your NetID and password. Please leave your comments via the "Feedback" button at the top of the site.

Unlimited Storage on New School Google Apps

Google-Drive-iconGoogle has rolled out unlimited Drive storage to all New School Google Apps users. Store as many Google Drive files and Gmail messages as you need. Individual file sizes up to 5TB will be supported.

IT Service Desk Renamed

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The IT Service Desk has now settled into "IT Central", the newly named space for all IT services and support at 72 Fifth Ave., lower level (walk across the Welcome Center to access the stairs). The name was chosen in our recent open house event from over 1,000 submissions, where the winning name was voted on by the TNS community. Thanks to everyone who submitted a name in our contest, and congratulations to our winner, faculty member Richard Salcer.

Laptops for Checkout

laptopLaptops (dual boot) are now available for checkout at University Center Library at 63 Fifth Avenue. Students can check out laptops for up to four hours. The laptops have the software available in our common open labs and are configured to wirelessly output to printers at the University Center Library and the Print Output Center, room 432 in Arnhold Hall).

If you have any questions, you can ask a Library staff member. You can also text your question to 646-480-6309 or “Ask Us” at answers.library.newschool.edu. Additional information about the laptop loan program can be found on the Library website.

Web-Based Survey Tool Now Available

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Qualtrics, a powerful online survey and analytics software is now available to students, faculty, and staff. This NewSchool-branded application is available at newschool.qualtrics.com. Instructions are provided to guide you through the steps to create your own Qualtrics account.

Banner Upgrades

paint-brushSelf-Service via MyNewSchool has a new look, and some enhancements and additional features have been introduced for users of Banner administrative applications. To check out the new Self-Service look, login to MyNewSchool and select any of the Self-Service links.

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