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Oct
9
Mid-Semester Update: Adobe XD Creative Jam, macOS Mojave and more
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 09 October 2018 02:21 PM

Adobe XD Creative Jam at OCAD U XD Jam

OCAD U is hosting another Adobe Creative Jam! Register to compete in the Greater Toronto Area Design Schools & Adobe Creative Jam LIVE online tournament against your classmates held on Tuesday 6 November at 4:00pm at 49 McCaul Street. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gta-design-schools-adobe-creative-jam-live-tickets-5087455616 

 

The first, second, and third place teams will receive prizes worth up to US $250 each! All participants who compete in the tournament receive a 1-year subscription to Adobe Stock after completion (worth up to US $360).

macOS Mojave: Don't upgrade yet.

We've been road-testing macOS Mojave 10.14 and while we love the "dark mode", we've seen some very strange and unwelcome behaviour. Mojave is the last macOS to run 32-bit apps "without compromise", which seems to indicate there are changes under the hood, some of which have resulted in very odd restarts. Your experience may be different, but if your system is running fine with High Sierra, don't change it.

Reminder: Adobe Creative Cloud

Goodbye redemption codes! Access to Creative Cloud using your student.ocadu.ca Adobe ID that we rolled out for all students this Fall. Learn more at https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2005/289/laptop-program-activating-your-adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-for-students 

Microsoft Office and Windows 10 Education

Just a reminder, you can get Office 2016 for Mac and Windows and Windows 10 Education at https://ocadu.onthehub.com/  

 


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Aug
27
Updated: For Faculty: Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 27 August 2018 09:27 AM

We're running some Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions for Faculty starting the first week of August. Learn more about these sessions and more from the FCDC. 

XD Logo UX Design with Adobe XD 

If you or your students prototype websites, mobile apps, and in-game screens, Adobe XD is the best tool for you. Released in Fall 2017 as a part of Creative Cloud, Adobe XD allows you to design, prototype and share designs easily and supports dynamic updates on iOS and Android. This cross-platform application integrates with Photoshop and Illustrator, and is essential for any faculty teaching UX at OCAD U.

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online

Tuesday August 28, 1:15pm Register

Thursday August 30, 1:15pm Register 

Delivered by Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation, Adobe Education Leader.

 

Techsmith Relay Logo Engaging Students with Video 

Research shows that including video in your course increases engagement and retention rates. Learn how you or your students can use Techsmith Relay and Fuse to include Video directly in your Canvas Course. 

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/9153815446

Monday August 27, 12:00pm Add to Calendar and Register here.

Friday August 31, 12:00pm Add to Calendar and Register here.

Delivered by Matt Dunn, Technician, Academic Computing and Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation


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Aug
20
Have you purchased a 2018 MacBook Pro?
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 20 August 2018 10:30 AM

As of August 20, 2018, we're not currently able to image the 2018 MacBook Pro. We're working on it. 

With the introduction of the T2 Chip in the July 2018 MacBook Pro, IT Services is researching and modifying our current practice with software imaging MacBook Pros with macOS and Bootcamp with Windows 10. 

Read more and learn how to get your software at https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2333/307/laptop-program-2018-macbook-pro-with-t2-chip 


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Aug
2
For Faculty: Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 02 August 2018 11:07 AM

We're running some Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions for Faculty starting the first week of August. Learn more about these sessions and more from the FCDC.

Premiere Logo What's new in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

Whether you're new to Adobe Premiere Pro, or transitioning from Final Cut Pro X, this session is intended to highlight the newer standout features, workflows and differences with FCP X that will aid your teaching of students in 2018.

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/9153815446

Tuesday August 7, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Thursday August 16, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Tuesday August 21, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

 

ACA Logo Delivered by Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation, Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

 

XD Logo UX Design with Adobe XD 

If you or your students prototype websites, mobile apps, and in-game screens, Adobe XD is the best tool for you. Released in Fall 2017 as a part of Creative Cloud, Adobe XD allows you to design, prototype and share designs easily and supports dynamic updates on iOS and Android. This cross-platform application integrates with Photoshop and Illustrator, and is essential for any faculty teaching UX at OCAD U.

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/9153815446

Thursday August 9, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Tuesday August 14, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Friday August 24, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

ADDED!

Delivered by Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation, Adobe Education Leader.

 

Techsmith Relay Logo Engaging Students with Video 

Research shows that including video in your course increases engagement and retention rates. Learn how you or your students can use Techsmith Relay and Fuse to include Video directly in your Canvas Course. 

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/9153815446

Monday August 27, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Friday August 31, 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Delivered by Matt Dunn, Technician, Academic Computing and Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation


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Jul
9
IT Services is Hiring!!!
Posted by Stevan Plavsa on 09 July 2018 09:58 AM

IT Services is hiring students for the 2018-19 academic year. Positions need to be filled at the AV Help Desk, the IT Services Help Desk and the Academic Computer Studios.

Student Super Heros

For more information, including job descriptions and application process, please click here

 


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