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Edelstone Lab & Computing. At UIC and the College of Medicine. Staff. Office is back by blue lockers Lee Katman, Joe Lee, Richard Chua and Alberto Camarena, plus our GAs Computer help office hours: ~7:30 am - 5 pm We do a lot of running around before 8:30 am Contact info [email protected]

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Edelstone Lab & Computing

At UIC and the College of Medicine


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Staff

  • Office is back by blue lockers

  • Lee Katman, Joe Lee, Richard Chua and Alberto Camarena, plus our GAs

  • Computer help office hours: ~7:30 am - 5 pm

    • We do a lot of running around before 8:30 am

  • Contact info

    • [email protected]

    • http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/student_services/edelstone


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What do we do

  • AV & Lecture Capture in classrooms

  • Edelstone and classroom facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Student computing support

  • Dean’s office computer support

  • Telemedicine

  • Other duties as assigned


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Our Services for Students

  • Assistance with computers, printers, scanner, and software in student lab

  • Help you set up wireless acccess for campus

  • Assistance for personal computer (virus, spyware)

  • Advice on computer hardware or software purchases

  • File recovery when possible


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Back Up Your Data!!

  • Everyone loses data, it’s a question of WHEN not IF

  • Use an external drive, burn to DVD, save to UIC web disk, etc.

  • Don’t let this be you –

    http://www.l-o-2.com/blog/2006/01/crizzash.html

    (http://www.odeo.com/episodes/632933)

    (this guy took sample sounds from a dying hard drive and built a song around it. He didn’t win the contest, but I like the song better than the winner, http://odeo.com/episodes/632955 )


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COM Student Computer Lab

  • 25 PCs and 6 Macs

    • 2.8 to 3.2 GHz,

  • 5 Printers

    • Four fast black & white HP laser printers, one moderately quick one


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COM Student Computer Lab

  • Variety of standard software

    • Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, Photoshop, etc.

  • Scanner

  • Copier by Blue Lockers


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Printing: U-Print system

  • Start a print (File, Print)

    • Do NOT change default printer

  • Go to ANY Print station

  • Login to see list of all documents you requested to be printed

  • Select job to print

  • Have 12 hours before the job is gone

  • Can print from wireless too


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U-Print

  • Charges

    • 8 cents per sheet of paper

      • Print on one or both sides of sheet for 8 cents (duplex)

      • Given free $15 per semester for printing (187 sheets or 375 pages) “quota”

      • If you exceed your quota, add money to I-card using Dragon $.


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U-Print

  • FAQ

    • If you don’t use up your $15 credit, you lose it at the end of the semester. It is NOT from your fees.

    • You get three $15 credit allocations per year: Fall, Spring and Summer. This does not roll over.

    • The $15 starts at the beginning of each semester, 1 week before undergrad start

    • Bad print? Give us cover sheet for refund or we can send it through again without charge


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Saving your files/Downloads

  • USB Flash/jump/thumb drives

  • Webdisks

  • Burn to CD/DVD

  • Files saved on computer will be deleted

  • If you download files, note where they go - save to desktop

  • You cannot install software


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WebDisks

  • http://webdisks.uic.edu

  • Access your files from anywhere on the net

  • Use in conjunction with the Blackboard Content System to grant access to the files - one user or many users - with a few clicks!!

  • Post documents, web pages, datasets, presentations - anything

  • The files are stored on the ACCC's central server and backed up daily. Everyone has an automatic 100 MB of storage space

  • More info athttp://accc.uic.edu/itl/webdisks/


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Other Campus Computing Labs

  • Goldberg building (N.E. corner Taylor & Damen -- 1 block S. and 1 block W.)

  • Student residence halls

    • Charge for wireless access in dorm

  • East side of campus (Main Library, SEL and other locations)

    • Same software as Edelstone Computer lab

    • Same U-Print system with same $15 quota


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Wireless computing at UIC

  • Much of our building has wireless access

  • Many places on campus allow wireless connections

  • Can print to campus printers

  • Requires some configuration/set up

  • For more info:

    • http://accc.uic.edu/network/wireless/

  • See us if you need more help





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Blackboard

  • http://blackboard.uic.edu

  • Each course may be set up differently

  • Some courses post test scores or final grades

  • Read the syllabus—you may be expected to check Blackboard several times a week

  • May need Powerpoint or Acrobat Reader to read presentations

  • Lecture captures should be linked here in Fall

  • We have one for general College of Medicine use


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Software: ACCC(under Software)

  • ACCC E-Sales (under Software)

    • Microsoft Office $55-$75

    • Microsoft Windows Upgrade $60

    • Symantec Anti-virus **Free**

    • SecureW2 (Win wireless access) **Free**

    • Statistical software and more (prices vary)


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Software & Hardware: MicroStation (under Computing) Student Center West - Bookstore


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Software & Hardware: MicroStation

  • http://www.microstation.uic.edu

  • Mostly for Hardware purchases

  • Dell and Macintosh computers

    • Includes reduced priced laptop bundles

    • See an on-line price? Take to MicroStation

  • Some parts and accessories

  • DO NOT BUY Microsoft Software here

  • Across the street in bookstore or at SCE


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How to get started

  • Sign up for Medsummer listserv

  • Install AntiVirus and set up your Wireless

    • http://e-sales.accc.uic.edu

    • http://accc.uic.edu/network/wireless

    • Follow directions to configure for printing too

  • Home Broadband - set up UIC VPN to access library resources from off campus

    • http://accc.uic.edu/software/vpn/

  • AntiSpyware

    • Spybot, AdAware - http://download.com

  • We are available for help


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Once you’ve settled in

  • UIC email account on Mailserv

  • SPAM filters

  • Blackboard

  • Contact course directors

  • Check out study spaces

    • http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/student_services/college_of_medicine_study_rooms


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Physical plant issues

  • Lost and Found

  • Temperatures

  • Food and Drink

  • Edelstone Fridges

  • Doors


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If you have problems

  • READ signs and directions

  • TRY to fix it

  • TELL someone


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Questions?

  • [email protected]

  • 312-996-0362 - my direct line

  • From the College of Medicine home page, click on Current Students, then Edelstone Computer Center or go to

    • http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/student_services/edelstone

  • For this presentation, from the Edelstone Web page, click on Student Orientation Slide Show


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Today is…

  • Chimborazo Day

    • at6310 m, the nearest point on earth to the sun. What's that? Mount Everest is taller, you say? Yes, it is true, Mount Everest has an elevation of 8848 m which technically makes it taller, but the earth's diameter at the equator is greater than at Mount Everest.

  • Casey at the Bat Day

    • First published in the San Francisco Examiner on this day in 1888

  • And June is also

    • International Surf Music Month


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