Summer is here and while we are adjusting to new ways of teaching, learning and working, ACCC continues to be here to provide support and guidance to faculty, students and staff.
July’s Tech Talk shares some exciting news, online learning resources, professional development opportunities, and important announcements.
Virtual Computer Lab
While University labs are closed, ACCC has made available the Virtual Computer Lab service, which provides access to the same specialized software from student’s own devices. First introduced to UIC as Windows Virtual Desktop in April, the Virtual Computer Lab service was launched to meet the needs of students who no longer had access to on-campus computer labs.
Using the Virtual Computer Lab, students can remotely access specialized software such as Mathematica, R Studio, Matlab, Adobe Acrobat, SPSS and more using a browser, desktop application or even a mobile device. Visit the Circle Back newsletter to learn more: today.uic.edu/access-software-resources-from-home
UIC Moble App Decommission
Effective July 15, 2020, the UIC Mobile App and Mobile web resource (m.uic.edu) will be retired and unavailable for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After July 15th, if you have the UIC Mobile App installed on your device, it will continue to function but will not be updated.
ACCC will engage the UIC community in the development of a mobile strategy over the next year. We encourage feedback and functionality suggestions for a new UIC Mobile App (or apps). Please submit any ideas through the mobile app features enhancement form: go.uic.edu/app-feature-request
Use this summer to polish up your skills or even learn some new ones. LinkedIn Learning has courses that can help you learn a new skill, sharpen up those soft skills, or help you prepare for the Fall term.
JULY FEATURED CLASSES
Learning Study Skills
Whether you want to ace your next test or simply retain information better (at work or at home), good study habits are essential. This course offers tips for improving your reading speed and comprehension, creating detailed notes, committing the learning to memory, and even taking tests.
Improving Your Focus
In this course, productivity expert and best-selling author Dave Crenshaw helps you develop the survival skills to both avoid daily distractions and stay focused on what's most valuable. Curate your digital and physical space to strengthen concentration, discover ways to keep your mind on task, and protect your relationships—both at work and at home—by focusing on what's most important.
Embracing Unexpected Change
When we’re caught off guard by a job loss or the crumbling of a personal relationship, it can be tough to move forward. But while we can’t avoid these kinds of unexpected changes, we can control how we deal with them. In this short course, learn how to put change in the proper context, create the right perspective, and ultimately become more resilient.
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ACCC 2020-2021 Maintenance Window Schedule
ACCC maintenance windows have been announced for the 2020-2021 term.
- August 14-16, 2020
- December 18-20, 2020
- March 19-21, 2021
- May 14-16, 2021
The windows are scheduled to have the least impact on UIC operations, and downtime for services is kept to a minimum. Additional communication with details on services affected will be sent prior to each window.