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Computing at UF

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  2. 3. <ul><li>UF Student Computing Requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Computing services available to students </li></ul><ul><li>Your GatorLink account </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Access to and on-going use of a computer is required </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your major? Check college recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided? Check general UF recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>UF Software CD ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contents include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Connections Configurations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail Software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virus Protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available at the UF Computing Help Desk for $74.59 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>UF Bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Located within the Reitz Union </li></ul><ul><li>There you can find: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational pricing for software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Studio MX Commercial: $849.00 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Studio MX Educational: $249.00 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer hardware and peripherals </li></ul></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Network Security </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects your computer from an outside attack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Force, Sunbelt Kerio and Zone Alarm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virus protection with auto-update turned on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects your computer from malicious programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating system’s automatic updates turned on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Macintosh and Linux </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Password Security </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords are like underwear. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change them often. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The longer, the better. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t share them with anyone. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be mysterious. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t leave them lying around. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>DHNet – Division of Housing Network </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a high speed connection within residence hall rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Needed </li></ul><ul><li>A computer with an Ethernet network card </li></ul><ul><li>A Category V (5) Ethernet cable </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Preparing your computer ahead of time: </li></ul><ul><li>Remove ALL Peer2Peer software (Kazaa, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Install anti-virus software McAfee Virus Scan (preferred) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>turn auto-update on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows OS set to auto-update </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Connecting to DHNet </li></ul><ul><li>Plug Ethernet cable into wall port AND computer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One wall port per resident </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Navigate browser to </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions on website VERY CAREFULLY </li></ul><ul><li>Restart your Computer and you’re set to go! </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Is there wireless in the dorms? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to funding provided by Student Government, students living in the dorms now have wireless access points (within common areas). </li></ul><ul><li>To set-up your DHNet wireless configurations, please refer to the instructions found at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under the Ethernet Configuration Help link </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Where can students connect their laptops? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In CIRCA Computer labs, UF Libraries, Reitz Union, The Hub </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do students need to get connected? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop with Ethernet network card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Category V (5) cable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GatorLink account </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Where are the hotspots? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor and outdoor areas are active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>net- /wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do students need to get connected? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop with ‘Wi-Fi 802.11b or 802.11g ’ compatible adapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GatorLink account is required for authentication </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>What can you find in the labs? </li></ul><ul><li>PCs with Windows XP, Macintoshes and laptop connections </li></ul><ul><li>B&W and color laser printing, plotters, scanners, digital video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant software from our lab network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 150 software packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the CIRCA labs is free for all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GatorLink username and password are required </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. For additional information visit: Computer Lab Can be found in: CSE 211 Computer Science & Engineering ARCH 118 College of Architecture WEIL 408 College of Engineering NORMAN G514 College of Education
  16. 17. <ul><li>One username and password for campus computing services </li></ul><ul><li>Modified at </li></ul><ul><li>Is often used for official UF correspondence </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a “” e-mail address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>username </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>How do students create their account? </li></ul><ul><li>Online – http:// </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up forgotten password hint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UF Computing Help Desk (HUB 132) with Gator1 card </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activate GatorLink services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>myUFL  Student Self Service  Preview Setup </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Basic Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to myUFL, ISIS, WebMail, other campus sites </li></ul><ul><li>Free E-mail (150 MB of space) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Web Space (20 MB of space) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to computer labs, laptop connections </li></ul><ul><li>Elective charged services: laser/plotter print, Unix, dial-up </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Have you heard of the FERPA Rules? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also known as the Buckley Amendment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This act states that the University is only allowed to disclose account information to the account owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the account owner? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The student only. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parents, siblings, friends, roommates, etc. are not considered account owners. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>How can students get computer training? </li></ul><ul><li>Online IT Training – /training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous software and programming language titles to choose from, and it’s FREE! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now featuring Microsoft Office 2007 & Windows Vista Training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GatorLink account and Windows compatible computer are required. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Application Support Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hub 224 http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Subdivision of the UF Computing Help Desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide workspace and technical support to ALL students for the core desktop applications (MS Office, Adobe Products, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with your Thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>myUFL – and your college’s web site </li></ul><ul><li>GatorLink – </li></ul><ul><li>UF Computing Help Desk – </li></ul><ul><li>Housing DHNet Network – </li></ul><ul><li>UF Software CD – </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Requirement – /computers </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Labs – </li></ul><ul><li>IT Security Information – </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Information Technology – </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Where do students go for help? </li></ul><ul><li>UF Computing Help Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (352) 392 – HELP (4357) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web: http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In person: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HUB 132 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>This presentation can be found at: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Need computing help? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(352) 392-HELP (4357) </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>UF Digital Collections Baldwin Children's Literature Collection, Samuel Proctor Oral History Collections, Florida Photograph Collections, Aerial Photography Collection... </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture and Fine Arts Library Art, Architecture, Building Construction, Interior Design, Urban Planning... </li></ul><ul><li>Education Library Counselor Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Educational Psychology, School of Teaching & Learning, Special Education... </li></ul><ul><li>Judaica Library (Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica) Located in the Northwest corner of the first floor of Library West. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Science Center Library Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Borland Health Sciences Library (Jacksonville) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinary Medicine Reading Room </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Allen H. Neuharth Journalism and Communications Library Journalism, Mass Communications... </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Information Center Law </li></ul><ul><li>Library West Humanities, Business, and Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities & Social Sciences (352) 273-2615 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business (352) 273-2634 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Management Department . (352) 273-2629 </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Marston Science Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Collections and Services Agriculture, Life Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Earth Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Documents State, Federal, International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map & Imagery Library First floor of the Marston Science Library. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mead Library Located at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School </li></ul><ul><li>Music Library 231 Music Building (located immediately south of the Century Tower. </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Smathers Library (East) Adjacent to Library West on the north edge of campus off University Avenue. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin American Collection Fourth floor of Smathers Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special & Area Studies Collections Rare Books, Florida History, Baldwin Collection, Belknap Collection, Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Library Center Digital Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookstore First floor of Smathers Library adjacent to Library West </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  29. 30. A Necessary Evil
  30. 31. <ul><li>Advantage of Visual Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Guidelines (Do’s & Don’ts) </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a Slide Design </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Good Design </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering your Presentation </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  31. 32. <ul><li>Visual aids make presentations: </li></ul><ul><li>Better. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer. </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to comprehend. </li></ul><ul><li>Organized. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  32. 33. <ul><li>Increases retention. </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforces ideas presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy presentation of data. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizes data by using charts. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights the main points. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps the speaker on track. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  33. 34. <ul><li>Simplicity, clarity, and legibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 x 7 Rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than seven lines per slide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than seven words per line. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters need to be seen from distance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents clutter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves readability. </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  34. 35. <ul><li>How many months or years is the software needed? If your software need has a short life span and the software will not be used after the need has end, then looking at a lease agreement is advised. </li></ul><ul><li>Will you require the most current release (version) of the software when it is made available buy the vendor? If your answer is No, then lease perpetual pricing may be best. If your answer is Yes, then you will need to know what the maintenance cost (upgrade cost) of a perpetual licensing agreement will be in the future. Term of use will play a deciding factor. Come on, write all this down. We know you want to. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the life spans of the lease and perpetual licensing agreements? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cost of a lease agreement and its renewal costs? What is the term of the lease agreement? Finished writing yet? It’s busy work, isn’t it. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cost of a perpetual agreement and its upgrade costs? What is the term of the Upgrade period (if any)? Write faster! The slide’s changing soon! </li></ul><ul><li>What is your funding for the software? If you do not have enough funds to cove the initial purchase of a perpetual licensing agreement then a lease agreement may be the only option. </li></ul><ul><li>Yipe! Isn’t this just busy, busy, busy?! Are you still trying to write all this down? </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  35. 36. <ul><li>Consistency : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech and slides must match. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A slide for each main point. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number your slides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a consistent font, design, background. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the black screen (if available). </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  36. 37. <ul><li>Duration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only provide relevant information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Referencing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not call unnecessary attention to visual aid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference a slide only when it is necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referencing becomes repetitive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referencing is annoying to the audience. </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  37. 38. <ul><li>No more than three colors. </li></ul><ul><li>No more than three type of fonts. </li></ul><ul><li>Never use pictures of poor quality </li></ul><ul><li>Dark background with light text is easier on the eyes. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  38. 39. <ul><li>No more than three colors. </li></ul><ul><li>No more than three type of fonts. </li></ul><ul><li>Never use pictures of poor quality </li></ul><ul><li>Dark background with light text is easier on the eyes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>especially in a dark room. </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  39. 40. <ul><li>Don’t go overboard with transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Animations should be used sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use sound unless you need to </li></ul><ul><li>Clip art should enhance, not distract. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  40. 41. <ul><li>Highlight the main points by underlining or boldfacing them. </li></ul><ul><li>Use capital and lowercase letters. </li></ul><ul><li>San Serif fonts are acceptable. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a bulleted list. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  41. 42. <ul><li>The design must be: </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the right chart. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conceptually clear: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts and definitions should be clearly stated. </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  42. 43. <ul><li>The design must be: </li></ul><ul><li>Technically clear: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informative title. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate headings and labels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enough white space to avoid visual clutter. </li></ul></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
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  45. 46. Monday, June 21, 2010 TIPS ON USING VISUAL AIDS Better Lettering Tips on Using Visual Aids
  46. 47. <ul><li>Leave out jargon. </li></ul><ul><li>Number the pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your name. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your contact information. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute them all at once. </li></ul><ul><li>Have enough. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  47. 48. <ul><li>You can learn the material. </li></ul><ul><li>Test the material. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult/improve your weak areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to prepare for questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to prepare visual aids. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to prepare assessment tools. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  48. 49. <ul><li>Allows you to practice your timing. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to test the logical flow. </li></ul><ul><li>You become focused on key points. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice in front of peers for feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Make corrections as needed. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  49. 50. <ul><li>Examine the capability of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice speaking to determine volume. </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with your environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projection ability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seating capacity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet connections. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can report problems in advance. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  50. 51. <ul><li>You can mentally focus. </li></ul><ul><li>You can arrange visual aids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Presentation / Slide show. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diskettes / Exercise Files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduces anxiety. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  51. 52. <ul><li>Greet participants if you have time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes confidence between the instructor and participants. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribute handouts. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer brief preliminary questions. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  52. 53. <ul><li>Out of respect for those who arrived on-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Your lecture time may be limited. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that you’re organized. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  53. 54. <ul><li>Welcome the participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself and your co-presenters. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow audience to introduce themselves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only if the group is small (5-10 persons). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>State your objectives. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  54. 55. <ul><li>Give a 5 minute break for each hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow time for questions throughout. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not introduce material you haven’t rehearsed. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate appropriate humor. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your timing. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember eye contact / vocal projection. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  55. 56. <ul><li>Summarize the main points. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow time for questions and answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a session evaluation form. </li></ul><ul><li>Give participants a sense of “what to do next”. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a list of references. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your contact information. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
  56. 57. <ul><li>Use appropriate language. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid objectionable humor. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a relaxation exercise before your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be overly critical of yourself. </li></ul>Monday, June 21, 2010
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  58. 59. Monday, June 21, 2010 Viewing distance Main Headings Subordinate Text 5 m (16 ft.) 2.5 cm (1 in.) 1.25 cm (0.5 in.) 10 m (32 ft.) 5.0 cm (2 in.) 2.5 cm (1 in.) 15 m (48 ft.) 7.5 cm (3 in.) 5.0 cm (2 in.)