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Simmons TechNews

Each month, TechNews previews new technology and gives the entire Simmons community insight into the projects we’re working on to provide you with the best possible service and support.

Recent TechNews Articles

Get Tech Tutorials on the Go at Lynda.com

It’s crunch time. The semester is almost over. Papers are due. Projects are piling up. Finals are just around the corner. The last thing you need is to figure out how to use new technology. Luckily, all students have access to thousands of video tutorials on lynda.com. The videos are created by experts and cover a […]

New Course Evaluation System Rolls Out

In an effort to centralize and simplify course evaluations, Simmons Technology has partnered with the Provost’s office and the five schools to select and implement a new system. The new system is rolling out across campus in stages, and brings with it a platform that integrates with Moodle and provides an easy-to-use interface for both […]

Using Google Sites for ePortolios

There’s a lot that you can do with Google Apps for Education. We all use it for email and our calendars, and many people use it for writing papers, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and making websites for projects and student organizations. A less obvious feature that might be very helpful is using Google Sites to […]

Colleges of the Fenway Network Improvements

In addition to the recent Colleges of the Fenway network upgrade, the consortium has also become a member of theBoston Internet Exchange. By joining the Boston Internet Exchange, Simmons is able to increase bandwidth, improve performance and connectivity, and reduce costs. Joining the Boston Internet Exchange also aligns with overall College strategy and goals. As […]

Training

Simmons Technology offers several options for training. Instructions for many of the most popular applications at Simmons are available in our How-to Articles. Below are direct links to a few Simmons sites focused on academic, collaboration and continuous learning.

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