Archive for March 2013

Software Information: Irish-language grammar & proofing

Irish-language grammar and proofing software now available from Cruinneog:

Grammatical/Proofing Software

•  Ceart is a powerful software package designed to help correct grammar and spelling in the Irish language

•  A sophisticated tool for teachers, schools, universities, businesses, translators, learners and everyone who writes as Gaeilge

•  Ceart’s grammar engine catches common problems associated with séimhiú’s and urú’s at the beginning of words and many other more complicated rules
Spellchecker

•  GaelSpell is a very popular and powerful spelling checker that works inside Microsoft Word

•  GaelSpell helps find and correct Irish language spelling mistakes as you type

•  Teachers, schools, students, businesses, universities, lecturers, learners and everyone who writes in Irish will find GaelSpell useful.
Both are available for purchase and download at www.cruinneog.com  (discounts available for universities).  Please contact Cruinneog, if you require assistance in purchasing, installing or using this software.

Printing from the TCDconnect service

IS Services, the College Library and Datapac are happy to announce that Windows users connected to the TCDconnect service in residences and student Wi-Fi can now print to the Datapac printers in College computer rooms and Libraries.

The service is currently only available to those using computers running Windows and the steps for configuring your computer to use the service are outlined on our website at http://isservices.tcd.ie/facilities/tcdconnect-printing.php.

Mac, Linux and mobile-device solutions are in development at the moment; updates will be posted here and reflected on our website.

Have a proposal or paper that is too big to send via email? Use FileSender

If you need to send a large file or multiple files, and you’re exceeding the limit allowed for the email attachment size, then you might try FileSender.

HEAnet provide a free, secure service to College staff and students called FileSender.  This service allows you to authenticate as a registered College user and upload a large file or multiple files to an online location. A notification email is sent to the specified recipient and they can then click on a link to download the file.

Further details can be found on our FileSender web page.

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Postgraduate Week 2013 – Network Clinics & Network Access Advisors

Ever wonder who those guys are who are helping you get conneted to the network at the TCDconnect Network Clinics? As well as being part of IS Services, a few of them are postgrads at TCD.  Let us introduce you …

What’s your name?
Ben Doyle

What do you do?
I am a Network Access Adviser for the User Support Group in IS Services. I work   as part of the team that staffs the Network Access Clinics. We give 1-to-1 support, troubleshooting wired and wireless connectivity issues for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
The Chemical Brothers

What do you think is the next big thing in IT?
Well, desktops were predominantly replaced by laptops a few years ago, I think that we will now see laptops replaced by tablets and other mobile devices.

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What’s your name?
Sean Finn

What do you do?
Currently working as a Network Access Adviser – am 58 so untypical NAA I guess – and am an off books Post Grad student – hoping to finish Masters in Technology and Learning. NAAs help students get their laptops, iPhones and iPads connected to the College Network..

What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
Mahler, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin

What do you think is the next big thing in IT?
Next big thing is the cloud and continued evolution of handheld devices.

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Those requiring assistance with the TCDconnect service are asked to attend a network clinic where one of our Network Access Advisor (NAA) will be able to assist.  Find out more about booking a network clinic on our website.

Postgraduate Week 2013 – IT course notes & podcasts

Postgraduate Week is all about building the postgraduate community at TCD.  IS Services is here to help you and provide the tools you’ll need to be successful in that community.

Apart from the courses we’re hosting in support of Postgraduate Week, we hold courses throughout the year.  Can’t make one of our courses? We have podcasts available!

See our training resources page for topics covered in the podcasts, for course notes, and for a complete course schedule.

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College Wi-Fi now available in 2nd floor of Apollo House

IS Services is pleased to announce the availability of College Wi-Fi in 2nd floor of Apollo House.

This new development comes as part of IS Services’ continuous service improvement ethos, and in support of operations within GeneSIS. Please visit our wireless network locations map for a complete list of Wi-Fi coverage on Campus.

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Postgraduate Week 2013 – IS Services Courses

In support of the second annual Postgraduate Week, IS Services are hosting a series of courses geared toward postgraduates.  From planning your thesis to conducting online surveys using Survey Monkey, we’ve got you covered.

We’re running the courses during the week of 8th April.  There is no charge for attendance, but places must be booked in advance and online.  Here’s a schedule of what is on offer:

IS Services postgraduate training courses
Mon, 8th April Photoshop
Tues, 9th April Planning Thesis Production
Wed, 10th April Effective Presentations using Powerpoint
Thurs, 11th April Data management using Access
Fri, 12th April ** Online surveys using Survey Monkey
Mon, 15th April Data processing using Excel
All courses are between 10:00am – 1:00pm (**Please note time change to 10:00am – 11:30am).  For full details regarding these courses, and other courses held throughout the year, please visit the IS Services website (http://isservices.tcd.ie/training/)

 

Check out the Graduate Student Union facebook for activities and workshops during Postgraduate week.

College Wi-Fi now available in House 24

IS Services is pleased to announce the availability of College Wi-Fi in House 24.

This new development comes as part of IS Services’ continuous service improvement ethos, and in response to demand for wireless network connectivity in this area of College. Please visit our wireless network locations map for a complete list of Wi-Fi coverage on Campus.

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HydraCamp 2013 at TCD

Trinity College Dublin as a part of Digital Repository of Ireland will be organising Hydra Camp in the week of April 8th till 12th, 2013. This will be a week long training course, which will be aimed at developers who are interested in the Hydra framework for developing repositories.

  • Dates: April 8-12th, 2013
  • Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Registration Fee: €480 (Spaces are limited), Registrations are currently open.
Further details relating to the Syllabus will be made available shortly. If you have further queries, please contact hydracamp@tchpc.tcd.ie. For more information please see: http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/hydracamp2013

February Helpdesk statistics and top-ten issues

In February the IS Services Helpdesk received over 3,400 queries via phone, email, walk in and web. You can see more details at http://isservices.tcd.ie/help/helpdesk_statistics.php#month

Your Top Ten issues reported to the Helpdesk in January can be seen via the link below: http://isservices.tcd.ie/help/helpdesk-top-ten.php

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