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    Windows Virtual Desktop

    You can now access many lab applications on your own computer or mobile device using our Windows Virtual Desktop. Applications available include ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, Chemdraw, Eviews, SPSS, and STATA. It also includes the desktop versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Contents: Getting started Connecting to OneDrive Tips for using the Mac Client Tips for using the Windows client Getting Started The Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed from just about any device including Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices. There are 2 ways to access it: Using a web browser by going to http://wvd.trincoll.edu Using the client application- RECOMMENDED We strongly recommend you access it using the desktop…

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    Making Zoom Work for You

    In this post I want to take it a step further and talk about how to make the most of your synchronous time with your students in zoom. If you are new to Zoom and looking for zoom basics, guidance on creating meetings, navigating the interface, using Zoom with Moodle, or securing your room from Zoombombers we have other posts for those. Contents: Establishing norms and expectations for discussionsUsing the Chat featureStudent video – on or off?Managing multiple windows and what your students seePolling and Breakout RoomsMore resources Establishing norms for online discussions: One of the most important things you can do right at the start of the semester is…

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    Participating in a Zoom Meeting

    When you are in a Zoom meeting there are many different screen layouts and ways to arrange your windows. You need to be sure you can see the various windows that may be necessary for the meeting you are in. For example you may be required to raise your hand in order to be called on. You will need to view the participant window to do this. We recommend you open the participant window as well as the chat window. Once the participant window is open you will see icons to allow you to raise your hand and give feedback using the icons for Yes, No, go slower and go…

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    Installing STATA

    UNFORTUNATELY THESE TEMPORARY LICENSES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. To access STATA from a remote location you can use our Windows Virtual Desktop instead.   All Trinity faculty and students can now install STATA on their personal machines. Once installed it will be fully functional without the need for any type of internet access until August 31, 2020. (If you installed the previous version that expired June 1, 2020 you will need to update the license file by following these instructions) Downloads License file – (same for Windows and Mac) Windows Mac Installation Instructions Windows Double-click on the SetupStata16.exe file you downloaded When prompted which version to install choose STATA IC…

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    Installing SPSS

    UNFORTUNATELY THESE TEMPORARY LICENSES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. To access SPSS from a remote location you can use our Windows Virtual Desktop instead.   IBM has granted us permission to expand our home use SPSS licensing. This means all Trinity faculty and students can install SPSS 26 on their personal machines. Once installed it will be fully functional without the need for any type of internet access until July 31, 2020. Download the required files (you will need to login with your Trinity credentials): License code Installer files: Windows 64 bit (most common, try this if you are not sure) Windows 32 bit (less common) Mac users Mac – Main…