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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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Tech checklist for Penn State's return to campus

After many months of working and studying from home, Penn Staters are gearing up for this fall’s return to campus. To help the transition go smoothly, information technology teams across the University have collaborated on the following checklist.  Full story

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Kaltura-Zoom integration upgrade to take place Aug. 16

On Aug. 16, Penn State IT will be upgrading the integration with Kaltura and Zoom. This upgrade will enhance the overall performance and collaboration between these two services, allowing for improved uploading of all Zoom recordings to Kaltura. Also, Zoom meetings scheduled in Canvas will automatically publish recordings to the Canvas course’s Media Gallery.  Full story

T3: Turf Threat Tracker is an app-based weather modeling tool designed for turf management experts created by four meteorology professionals

Penn Staters create Turf Threat Tracker weather app to aid golf industry

Four meteorology professionals with ties to Penn State recently launched T3: Turf Threat Tracker, an app-based weather modeling tool designed for turf management experts created. Within the past few months, more than 100 golf courses have signed up for their free trial. Among their clients are about a dozen of the top 100 golf courses in the United States and Canada and four of the top 10.  Full story

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Minitab statistical software is now only available on the cloud

Minitab statistical software will no longer support desktop installations of Minitab and Minitab Express after Aug. 31. Penn State will move to the Minitab Web App, the cloud-based version of the software, effective for the fall 2021 semester. All faculty and students who use Minitab software for coursework will need to order the Minitab Web App. The app will also replace desktop versions of the software on WebApps, WebLabs and all lab installations.   Full story