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Mobile apps to use at IU

Illustration of hand using touch screen to access app icons.

The best way (as a rule) to interact with an online service on your smartphone or tablet is to use an app designed specifically for that service. University Information Technology Services (UITS) has some app recommendations to help you get the best experience when accessing IU systems. Here’s the rundown.

  • As of February 2, 2017, CAS logins for all IU faculty, staff, student employees, retirees, and affiliates require Two-Step Login (Duo). This means you’ll use the Duo Mobile app to access IU systems. Watch this video to see how the app works.
  • I’ll include  Adobe Connect Mobile in this post because IU still uses Connect for conferencing and collaboration. However, the service goes away on August 31, 2017.  Learn about the replacement for Adobe Connect in the next section.
  • Zoom is IU’s new collaboration tool, and IT Training has already adopted it to deliver webinars and online workshops. Zoom’s mobile app is available for iOS and Android. Use it to attend our webinars, but stick to the desktop app for interactive workshops. For best results, enter the event URL in your device’s web browser. You’ll be redirected to the Zoom app where you’ll join the webinar. Learn all about using Zoom in this IT Training webinar.
  • IU’s Unicom service is another option for communicating and collaborating. Read this KB doc to learn how to use Skype for Business/Lync on your mobile device.
  • Access your IU Box files and folders from a mobile device with the Box app. There’s an app for iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. Log in using the Single Sign-on (SSO) option and your IU email address. You’ll be sent to the CAS authentication page.  There’s more about logging in to the app in this IU Knowledge Base (KB) document. You can also access the Box mobile site (box.iu.edu) with your device’s browser, but it offers limited functionality.
  • Canvas in a browser on your device is okay, but the interface can get a little unwieldy. The Canvas mobile app shows a simpler, more manageable view. Some Canvas features are not available in the app. Check this list to see what’s supported in the different operating systems.
  • Google at IU offers a variety of productivity and collaboration tools for use by IU students, faculty, and staff. The service’s mobile apps for Android and iOS include Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Google Calendar, and more. Find out how to access your Google at IU account from this KB doc.
  • Looking to access IUanyWare while on the go? Download the Citrix Receiver and follow the instructions in the KB for getting connected. You can use IUanyWare with iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, and Chrome devices. Learn more about IUanyWare in this KB doc.
  • One.IU is your portal to all things IU. It’s optimized for use in your mobile device’s browser. iOS users can also access One.IU via the IU Mobile app.
  • If you’re on the Bloomington campus at night and don’t feel safe walking home, use the TapRide app to contact the Safety Escort service. Safety Escort is an IU-sponsored organization staffed entirely by IU students. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. You can also call 812-855-SAFE to arrange a pickup.

Be sure to check out Using your mobile device at IU for more tips on getting around online with your smartphone or tablet.

Got a favorite app? Comment and tell us about it.

 

Software at IU – a quick overview

One of the perks of being an IU student, faculty, or staff member is having access to low-cost and no-cost software. This quick post will give you a rundown of what’s available.

IUware

Let’s start with IUware. Go to the IUware website to download software to your computer. The site will detect what operating system you’re using and take you to the appropriate page. Software is available for PC, Mac, and Linux. Browse software titles by category or use the search box to find what you need. When you’ve found your software, follow the download instructions. You’ll be prompted to enter your IU username and passphrase if you’re not already logged into the Central Authentication System (CAS). Some software requires a product key. You can find keys to products you’ve downloaded by clicking the Keys and Licenses link at the top of the page.

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Start Building your Tech Skills Now

IT Training Workshops/Webinars August and September

Life at IU is easier when you’re tech savvy. That’s where IT Training comes in. We’re offering workshops and webinars in August and September, so you can start taking advantage of the tech resources available to you before the semester gets too hectic. Here’s what we’ve got in store:

Essential Resources

Tech for Collaboration and Learning

Software at IU

Logistics

You can view the schedule for these workshops and webinars here. Most of them are held online, and a few are in our classrooms at IUB or IUPUI. If you’re ready for more, browse our training schedule by date and plan a semester’s worth of tech learning! And to really fine-tune your skills, enroll in one or more of our certificate series.

Questions?

If you have questions, comment on this post or contact us. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Have a great semester!

Don’t wait in the cold – use DoubleMap

Bus tracking icon from One.IU

When the wind chill goes below zero, getting from one end of campus to another can be downright brutal. You might think of taking an on-campus shuttle bus, but sometimes standing still and waiting in the cold is worse than walking. Ah, but you don’t have to stand in the cold – at both IUPUI and IU Bloomington, there’s a bus tracking service run by DoubleMap that can be found at One.IU; just search (“bus” is enough!), click on the tile for your campus, choose your desired bus line, and see where the bus is – in real time! You can wait inside a nice warm building, out of the wind, until the bus is almost at your nearest stop.

DoubleMap logo

Not near a computer? There’s an app for that, of course. Just download DoubleMap (available for iOS and for Android devices) onto your mobile device, and choose the appropriate campus (you’ll be surprised to see all the places DoubleMap serves).

Hello, One.IU

Hello, One.iu

Well, it’s official. OneStart has left the building! Welcome, One.IU.

Need help finding your way around?

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One.IU: Making the Switch

one.iu Making the Switch

Are you prepared for retirement? Wait, I’m not talking 401ks–I mean the retirement of OneStart this October.

Get ready for OneStart’s replacement online directory One.IU with an overview from key members of the team. In the “One.IU: Making the Switch” webinar, presenters Eric Westfall and Ryan Vallow from the One.IU team explain how One.IU works and how to get the most out of the service.

Attend the next “One.IU: Making the Switch” webinar:

October 7  |  10 – 11 am  |  View details and register for next “One.IU: Making the Switch” webinar.

Or view a recording from a past webinar on this topic:

View the webinar recording for past “One.IU: Making the Switch” webinar.

In this webinar, we cover:

  • How One.IU is designed to work
  • How to find key navigation features in One.IU
  • How to view and launch tasks
  • How to create and manage favorites
  • How to set and manage filters and preferences
  • How to submit ratings and reviews

The following links are shared:

Follow-up questions are welcome. You can add a comment to this post or reach out to the One.IU team directly.

(Also, if you haven’t started thinking about your personal retirement, you might want to do that, too. You’re only 7? Still, get on it.)

Switching from OneStart to One.IU: A Quickstart

Have you made the switch from OneStart to One.IU (one.iu.edu)?

One.IU is the university’s new directory for online services. It will completely replace OneStart on October 21, 2015.

If you haven’t started using One.IU, why not do it today? Getting started is easy. Learn how in the following short video, which covers the essentials for getting around One.IU.

For more details on the retirement of OneStart, including a OneStart to One.IU comparison and information for publishers, visit restart.iu.edu.

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