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Information Technology at UCSF. 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

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computing resources at ucsf
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: 1544451 PhD: 1599951 (Exp: 10/05)
your saa user id and pin
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 virtually all UCSF computing resources
    • Online Registration & Study List filing
    • ITSA e-mail account
    • GALEN (Library) account
    • WebCT account
    • Virtual Private Network (VPN) account
student it services
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
remote access options
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://www.ucsf.edu/its/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!
private isps
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://www.ucsf.edu/its/remoteconnect/dialup.html
  • Broadband Connection (DSL/Cable Modem) Preferable
vpn virtual private network
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
wireless internet access
WIRELESS Internet Access!
  • Available at numerous campus locations: http://www.ucsf.edu/its/wireless
  • 802.11b standard (shared 10MBPS)
  • Most newer laptops have wireless built in
  • If not, costs about $60 - $120
  • PCMCIA Cards available at The Source and virtually all other computer stores
e mail stuff
E-mail Stuff!
  • Free e-mail account using SAA UserID and PIN
    • SAA UserID@itsa.ucsf.edu
    • WebMail http://wmail.ucsf.edu
      • E-Mail Address (Login): SAA UserID
      • Password: PIN
    • New e-mail system next academic year (2005-6)
more e mail stuff
More e-mail Stuff!
  • You must use it! As of this academic year, all UCSF Schools require use 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
hipaa
HIPAA
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Privacy Rule
    • Went into effect April 14, 2003
    • Concerns the use/disclosure of PHI
  • Security Rule
    • Goes into effect April 21, 2005
    • Concerns the use/storage/transmission of e-PHI
world wide web stuff
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
courseval online course evaluations
CoursEval® - Online Course Evaluations
  • Beginning Fall, 2004 – All course evaluations are online.
  • Please do them!
  • Login:
    • User Name: First Name + Last Name (e.g., Mary Smith)
    • Password: Last 4 digits of SSN
  • http://soneval.ucsf.edu/crseval.htm
activating your galen library account
Activating your GALEN (Library) Account
  • Go to http://account.library.ucsf.edu/
  • Under “Existing Users,” click on Modify Account
  • Login using your SAA User ID and PIN
  • Choose a “secret!”
    • Name of your pet
    • Town you grew up in, etc.
  • Logout
s n computer workshops
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 -

supported software applications
Supported Software Applications
  • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel
    • Access
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla
  • SPSS (SAS in Library only)
  • NQuery (Power Analysis)
getting help
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
laptop clinics
Laptop Clinics
  • Tech Support staff available to help you install the UCSF VPN Client and set up Wireless access on your laptop
  • Dates:
    • Thursday, September 23, 10am – 2pm
    • Wednesday, October 6, 3pm – 6pm
student resource cd
Student Resource CD

2004-2005

Student Resource CD

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