Greetings and welcome!
This fall, in response to the needs from instruction for the availability of Microsoft Office 2013, we have rolled it out to all of our classrooms and computer labs. The rollout of this new Office version will allow students to learn new features, build new skills, and gain new experiences. In addition to the software rollout, we have also refreshed our CAS200/204 classroom to the latest high-performing computer hardware technology.
Next, we will bring faculty offices with Microsoft Office 2013 in order to get them in alignment with the instruction. Likewise, we will “try” to accommodate the Microsoft Office 2013 request from employees who are interested, case by case before we roll it out to the campus. Please send your request to our helpdesk at email@example.com. This way we can record the request in an order into our helpdesk tracking system.
Employees who want Microsoft Office 2013 for home may order it at our e-academy web store at http://sscc.onthehub.com/. Alternatively, you may get it at other educational software stores, such as http://journeyed.com/ or http://thinkedu.com/. We have been working with Adobe to bring back home use program at a discounted price for employees, as well. More updates will be sent out.
Back in the spring 2013, we completed our first batch of the employee computer upgrades—model OptiPlex 745 and OptiPlex 755, which had the lowest SSCC inventory numbers. Our goal is to replace all OptiPlex 745 and OptiPlex 755 models. This fall we will continue our second batch of the employee computer upgrades; again, we will start the same process by identifying the computers, which have the next lower SSCC inventory numbers.
During this summer, we have done research and study on new Wi-Fi technologies and brought in vendors to do demo on some of their products. We study and compare products offered by these vendors, and we hope to get a more robust Wi-Fi solution in order to support the growing needs of mobility and BYOD on campus. So, stay tuned…
We are here to help, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Send your help request to us:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://sscchelp.southseattle.edu
- Phone: (206) 934-5844
- Walk-In, only if you cannot access the contact methods above.
As always, for the first two weeks, a temporary generic account: student/Student is enabled to accommodate students, who need extra time to resolve registration and funding issues, so that they can use computers in classrooms or labs, except the Library Open Lab. There is no printing associated with this account.
Thank you and have a great fall quarter 2013!
SSCC IT Services