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  1. Information Technology at UCSF

  2. Computing Resources at UCSF • School of Nursing Computer Lab - N735 • Avg. 30 hrs./week, 2-week schedule on door • Staffed by Nursing students • Interactive Learning Center (ILC) - CL231 • Library Hours • Education Center ILC - S165 • 24-hrs, requires access code nights & weekends MS/MEPN: 1509753 PhD: 1556677 (Exp: 10/2006)

  3. Your SAA User ID and PIN • You should have received a letter from the Office of Admission and Registrar this summer with your SAA User ID and PIN. If not, go to OAR (MU200). • Used for a number of UCSF computing resources: • Online Registration & Study List filing • GALEN (Library) account • WebCT account • Virtual Private Network (VPN) account

  4. Student IT Services • Most services provided by: • Campus Library • Student Academic Affairs (SAA) • Information Technology Services (ITS) • Information can be found at the following URL: http://saawww.ucsf.edu/newstudent

  5. Remote Access Options • UCSF RAS (Remote Access Services) • Free, but only 460 ports • 56K (v.90) Dialup Service • No toll-free access number • Instructions at http://its.ucsf.edu/information/network/ras/ • Private ISP (Internet Service Provider) • Not free • Not part of UCSF Network • Must use the VPN to access UCSF resources • BUT, a much better option!

  6. Private ISPs • PLEASE, not AOL!!! • AT&T, Earthlink, SBC are pretty good • UCSF has a contract with AT&T • 56K Dialup Service • Unlimited usage • Toll Free access in North America • $14.09 per month • Info at: http://its.ucsf.edu/information/network/dialup.jsp • Broadband Connection (DSL/Cable Modem) Preferable

  7. VPN - Virtual Private Network • Provides secure remote connectivity to the UCSF Network • Gives you access to “UC/UCSF Only” resources • Example: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/db • You must already have an ISP • Must install a software client on your computer • Instructions/software available on Student Resource CD and for download at: http://its.ucsf.edu/information/network/index.jsp

  8. WIRELESS Internet Access! • Available at numerous campus locations: http://its.ucsf.edu/information/network/wireless/ • 802.11b standard (shared 10MBPS) • Most newer laptops have wireless built in • If not, costs about $25 - $50 • PCMCIA Cards available at The Source and virtually all other computer stores

  9. Free “Exchange” e-mail account • First.Last@ucsf.edu • Outlook Web Access https://exchange.ucsf.edu • E-Mail Address (Login): SAA UserID (usually) • Password: Initially random – suggest change to PIN • Exchange can send secure e-mail • Put PHI: , ePHI: , or Secure: in Subject Heading

  10. More e-mail Stuff! • You must use it! As of this academic year, all UCSF Schools and administrative units require use and maintenance of your campus-assigned e-mail address • Listservs – Campus and School • Check with individual faculty • General communication • Attachments (papers, presentations, etc.) • “Proper Use” issues • Privacy and Security

  11. FERPA(Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) • Email address release • Primary (UCSF) email address • Secondary (private) email address • We suggest that you allow your primary email address to be released -- This will allow faculty and fellow students to reach you through the UCSF “Global Address List”

  12. HIPAA • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act • Privacy Rule • Went into effect April 14, 2003 • Concerns the use/disclosure of PHI • Security Rule • Went into effect April 21, 2005 • Concerns the use/storage/transmission of e-PHI

  13. World Wide Web Stuff! • WebCT Course Home Pages (http://cit.ucsf.edu) • Registration/Study List Filing (http://saawww.ucsf.edu/admission) • UCSF Today (http://www.ucsf.edu/today) • Handy URLs • http://www.ucsf.edu/nursing • http://www.library.ucsf.edu • http://www.ucsf.edu

  14. CoursEval® - Online Course Evaluations • All course evaluations are online. • Please do them! It is a requirement and a professional obligation! • Evaluation period: • From Week 8 until grade due date (approx. 2 weeks after classes end) • Instructions will arrive through • http://soneval.ucsf.edu/crseval.htm

  15. Activating your GALEN (Library) Account • Go to http://account.library.ucsf.edu/activate • Enter your SAA User ID and PIN • Click “Next” to Login • Choose a “secret!” • Name of your pet, town you grew up in, etc. • Verify your email address • Click “Activate Account” button, then Logout

  16. S/N Computer Workshops • Introduction to Microsoft Word for scientific writing • Basic Presentation Skills using PowerPoint • EndNote (Bibliographic Reference Database) Watch for Dates/Times- They will be posted around the School -

  17. Supported Software Applications • Microsoft Office Suite • Word • PowerPoint • Excel • Access • Internet Explorer, Firefox • SPSS (SAS in Library only) • NQuery (Power Analysis)

  18. Getting Help • S/N Computer Lab - (N735) • Library ILC - (CL231) • ILC - South (S166) • Campus Information Technology Services • VPN, RAS, Network Issues • ITSA Account, e-mail questions • (415) 514-4100 (Option 2)

  19. Laptop Clinics • Tech Support staff from the School of Nursing, ITS and the Library available to help you install the UCSF VPN Client and set up UCSF Wireless access on your working(!) laptop • Dates: • Thursday, September 22, 10am – 2pm • Wednesday, October 5, 3pm – 6pm • Place: SON Computer Lab (N735)

  20. Student Resource CD 2005-2006 Student Resource CD

  21. Buying/Configuring a Computer • Computer Requirement • Purchasing decision support • Dell – Preconfigured • Exact Choice • http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/entercpu.htm

  22. QUESTIONS?

  23. Good Luck on the Information Highway!