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Free self-paced technology training from and Atomic Learning

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Did you know that free, self-paced, video-based online technology training is available to CI students and employees? 
Through our partnerships with Atomic Learning and Lynda.comLearn how to use the latest versions of popular software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SPSS, web design, and much more, or brush up your skills at any time. 
To get started with this free training, or to browse training titles, click on either of these links:

Camtasia Studio & Snagit Now Available For Campus Computers

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The Division of Technology is pleased to announce that a site license has been obtained for all campus-owned Windows and Mac computers for Camtasia Studio and Camtasia SnagIt.

Camtasia Studio enables users to create and edit high-quality, narrated screen recordings and video demonstrations. Camtasia SnagIt is a screen capture tool.

Over the coming months, these products will be added to the standard software that is delivered on all new campus computers. Individuals and organizations that would like the software ahead of time may
contact the T&C Help Desk at to request expedited installation of either product.

Sharing Documents in CI Docs

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CI Docs is a powerful service for creating and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets and presentations within the CI community.

The powerful sharing features in CI Docs enable users to share documents with one or more CI students, faculty and staff for real-time collaboration. It's just as easy for CI Docs users to share their documents with friends and colleagues outside of CI. 

Want to learn more? Take a look at the brief guide on how to share documents using CI Docs. We'll be publishing additional guides to using CI Docs throughout the spring 2013 semester. 

CI Docs launched - new document sharing and collaboration service

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In August, we posted an announcement about CI Docs, a new service for students, faculty and staff that makes sharing and collaborating on documents faster and easier than ever.

We're very pleased to welcome CI Docs, powered by Google Apps for Education, as the newest member of a growing family of technology services focused on collaboration, mobility and productivity.

Here are the top 5 benefits of using CI Docs:

  1. Create, collaborate and share documents with just your web browser. With CI Docs, members of the CI community can create and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations in real-time, using only a web browser; no additional software is required.
  2. Control how you share your documents. CI Docs users can share their documents with friends, other students, faculty and colleagues outside of CI, while controlling access to view and edit as desired.
  3. Access documents anywhere and anytime. Students & employees can access CI Docs using any computer with a modern web browser (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer)  including mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Forgot your thumb drive at home? No problem; files stored in CI Docs live "in the cloud", and can be accessed from anywhere you have internet access and a modern browser.
  4. Lots of free storage and many supported file types. Each CI Docs user can store up to 5GB of documents right from their web browser, and CI Docs users can view over 15 popular file formats.
  5. Convert Microsoft Office files for real-time collaboration. Just upload your documents to CI Docs, and choose the option to convert when prompted. You're now ready to share the document and collaborate with friends and colleagues online and in real-time. Certain restrictions to real-time collaboration do apply
Ready to get started? Just login to myCI, and click the "CI Docs" link.

To learn more, please visit the CI Docs web site. As always, if you experience problems or need help, please contact the T&C Help Desk at or call 805-437-8552.