UConn Law Technology Updates

Don’t Forget: Your Computer Needs to Prepare for Finals Too

By Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director for Information Technology

It’s that time of year again: exam time. In this article, the Information Technology Services Department is providing students with some quick technology reminders to ensure that your computer is just as prepared for finals as you are.

For most classes, students have the option to use their personal computers to take their exams. If you are thinking about taking your exam on your laptop, the first step you need to do is to install or reinstall Exam4 onto your computer. You can do this starting November 10th and must do so even if Exam4 is already on your computer. Simply go to https://www.exam4.com/org/602 and fill in the appropriate information to download and install the program.

After the program is installed, it is strongly suggested that students take a practice exam. This process validates the software and ensures that there are no problems that could cause students delay on exam day. Don’t worry: this whole process should not take more than ten minutes. For step-by-step directions, please visit: http://www.law.uconn.edu/portal/students/information-technology/law-school-exam-information/prepare-your-computer-exam. If you have any concerns about the technical requirements of Exam4, they can be viewed at Exam4’s website at: http://www.exam4.com/userguide.

If you have successfully completed all of these steps then you have done all you need to do to prepare your computer for finals. If you plan on using a school computer, make sure to reserve it in advance. Lastly, remember, you can find your exam schedule at any time by visiting: http://www.law.uconn.edu/academics/fall-2014-exam-schedule.pdf. Good luck with finals!

Tech Talk: Four Easy Steps to Successfully Scheduling Your Event

By: Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director for Information Technology

Confused about how to get your group’s event posted on the webse? Worried about setting up that guest speaker’s PowerPoint or Keynote presentation? Don’t worry, your Information Technology Services department is here to help you plan and make your event a success! Follow these 4 easy steps and you are on your way.

  • Read the Event Planning Guide and Secure a Room Reservation

The first step shouldn’t be the most difficult –read the Event Planning Guide online (http://www.law.uconn.edu/portal/students/student-life/events/event-planning) and secure your room reservation by filling out this form: https://law.mhsoftware.com/EditItem.html. Confirm your room reservation early!

  • Get Your Event Posted on the Website

Now let’s tell the world about your event! After securing your room reservation, simply fill in the information requested at http://law.uconn.edu/request-listing-law-school-events-calendar and we will give your event its very own listing on the Law School’s event calendar.

  • Set Up an RSVP

Need to know how many people to buy pizza for? Want to find out your guest list while simultaneously advertising your event? Set up an RSVP by filling out this form: https://www.law.uconn.edu/user/login?destination=/rsvp-request-form.

We can even have the results emailed directly to your student organization’s UConn email address. How cool is that?

  • Set Up an Appointment to Discuss Your Audiovisual Technology Needs

You are almost done! Are you bringing in a distinguished speaker or a panel? Or maybe you are showing a presentation in the Davis Courtroom? Want to record your event? The IT department can help!

Tell us what you want at http://law.uconn.edu/calendar/events/request-reservation-technology-event-class-or-meeting. We ask that you give us two weeks notice so that we can ensure equipment and staffing for your event. Don’t know what you need yet? Don’t worry! Contact the help desk and we can set up an appointment so that one of our staff can recommend technology for your event.

And just like that, you have set up all you need to prepare for and advertise your organization’s upcoming event! Still have questions? Just ask the Help Desk and we will be happy to answer them.

The Help Desk is open 7 days a week, and can be reached at (860) 570-5158 or by emailing law.helpdesk@uconn.edu.

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