Tech Talk

Tech Talk

eText tryout expands to 16 courses this fall

A small pilot project last spring tested electronic textbooks, or eTexts, in four courses. A new trial this semester has expanded to 16 courses involving about 1,600 students and incorporates research on learning outcomes.

Tech Talk: Get Cornell Box!

A 10 GB Cornell Box account is waiting for all staff, faculty and students. With Cornell Box, you can collaborate with others, and view and access your content on demand. With Cornell Box, you also get desktop sync!

Our deal with online networks

“Unlike other big-ticket corporations,” writes Lori Andrews, professor of law at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of IIT’s Institute for Science, Law, and Technology, “Facebook doesn’t have an inventory of widgets or gadgets, cars or phones.

Hold meetings online with new free WebEx service

Setting up and running meetings from your computer just got a lot easier. A new, free web-conferencing service is available at Cornell: WebEx. 

IT@Cornell: Planning Our Future, Together

All of us can help plan for technologies that will permeate our professional lives over the next five years.


In case you missed IT

The new number for IT support is 255-5500.

Answer a ‘Question of the Week’ to guide the IT Strategic Plan

Suppose someone told you five years ago that soon everyone walking across campus would be talking on a phone. You might have accepted that, but would you have believed that some of the phones would be talking back and giving advice?

Kronos Basic Tip: Check your accrual balances

If you’re just getting started with Kronos, or if you’re trying the simpler Kronos Basic (HTML) version, you may be wondering how to see how much vacation, sick, family health care or personal time you have.

1. Under My Information, click My Reports.

Log on to Books 24x7

Books24x7, an online book resource available to all active faculty, staff and students, offers thousands of complete, unabridged business and technology e-books.


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