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-====== General Resources ======+ ====== General Resources ======
  
 This is an incomplete list of computing and software resources available to the UW community in general, and students taking CSS classes specifically. If there's something you want to do but don't know if it's available to you, please ask Josh (jlarios@uwb.edu) before you buy anything; if nothing else, at least I can keep track of requests so I know if there's something we ought to be buying for everyone's use. This is an incomplete list of computing and software resources available to the UW community in general, and students taking CSS classes specifically. If there's something you want to do but don't know if it's available to you, please ask Josh (jlarios@uwb.edu) before you buy anything; if nothing else, at least I can keep track of requests so I know if there's something we ought to be buying for everyone's use.
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     * For faculty and staff, email is also available through [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/email/uwemail.html|UW Deskmail]]. This service will likely be retired in the next few years, so if you aren't already using it, I don't recommend starting now.     * For faculty and staff, email is also available through [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/email/uwemail.html|UW Deskmail]]. This service will likely be retired in the next few years, so if you aren't already using it, I don't recommend starting now.
     * Faculty and staff also have access to the UWB Exchange email/calendar system. For web access, visit http://mail.uwb.edu/     * Faculty and staff also have access to the UWB Exchange email/calendar system. For web access, visit http://mail.uwb.edu/
 +    * You have 5GB of file storage available through your [[connect_to_udrive|U: Drive]], a UW Seattle service.
   * Web publishing:   * Web publishing:
     * Google Sites, part of [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/teamwork/googleapps.html|Google Apps]]     * Google Sites, part of [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/teamwork/googleapps.html|Google Apps]]
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   * [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/web/publishing/mysql.html|Database hosting]] with MySQL   * [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/web/publishing/mysql.html|Database hosting]] with MySQL
   * Web-based polls and surveys, discussion boards, and file sharing are available through [[http://www.washington.edu/lst/web_tools/catwebtools|Catalyst Web Tools]].   * Web-based polls and surveys, discussion boards, and file sharing are available through [[http://www.washington.edu/lst/web_tools/catwebtools|Catalyst Web Tools]].
-  * Some UWB courses have class sites on [[http://blackboard.uwb.edu/|Blackboard]].+  * Some UWB courses used to have class sites on [[http://blackboard.uwb.edu/|Blackboard]], but that's being retired in favor of [[https://canvas.uw.edu/|Canvas]]. 
   * Software:   * Software:
     * Sophos [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/sophos/|anti-virus software]], free for use by UW students, faculty and staff on UW-owned and personally-owned computers     * Sophos [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/sophos/|anti-virus software]], free for use by UW students, faculty and staff on UW-owned and personally-owned computers
-    * Adobe Design Premium CS5 is available remotely through [[http://www.washington.edu/lst/vida/|Virtual Desktop Access]].+    * SPSS and Mathematica are available remotely (to students only, not faculty or staff) through [[http://www.washington.edu/lst/vida/|Virtual Desktop Access]].
     * Microsoft     * Microsoft
       * The [[https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/|UW IT license agreement]] covers:       * The [[https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/|UW IT license agreement]] covers:
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         * [[https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/server.html|Various server software]] on UW-owned systems (again, contact Josh)         * [[https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/server.html|Various server software]] on UW-owned systems (again, contact Josh)
       * The [[https://www.dreamspark.com/|DreamSpark Program]] provides a number of Microsoft products for free to students of any academic institution. See the [[dreamspark software]] list or the program site itself for more details.       * The [[https://www.dreamspark.com/|DreamSpark Program]] provides a number of Microsoft products for free to students of any academic institution. See the [[dreamspark software]] list or the program site itself for more details.
-      * The [[http://www.uwb.edu/css/dreamspark|CSS DreamSpark Premium Subscription]] (formerly known as MSDNAA), available to any student taking a CSS course, provides a much larger variety of Microsoft products for free. See the [[dreamspark premium software]] list or the program site itself for more details. As a CSS student, you will be sent instructions for logging in to the DreamSpark Premium site to your netid@uw.edu email address towards the beginning of each quarter. Please watch for this mail if you are interested in taking advantage of the program.+      * The [[http://www.uwb.edu/css/dreamspark|CSS DreamSpark Premium Subscription]] (formerly known as MSDNAA), available to any student taking a CSS course, provides a much larger variety of Microsoft products for free. See the [[dreamspark premium software]] list or the program site itself for more details. As a CSS student, you will be sent instructions for logging in to the DreamSpark Premium site to your netid@uw.edu email address towards the beginning of each quarter. Please watch for this mail if you are interested in taking advantage of the program. If you have forgotten your username or password, or don't know if you have an account at DreamSpark yet, check out [[dreamspark_account|these instructions]].
     * Adobe Creative Suite and SPSS Statistics software are available at a steep discount through the [[http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/tech_center/tech_center.taf|University Bookstore Tech Center]]. Look for the "UW Exclusive Software" link on that page. Endnote and Parallels are also available at a decent discount, and other software at a somewhat less impressive discount, through the bookstore -- see the "Academic Software" link on the Tech Center's page.     * Adobe Creative Suite and SPSS Statistics software are available at a steep discount through the [[http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/tech_center/tech_center.taf|University Bookstore Tech Center]]. Look for the "UW Exclusive Software" link on that page. Endnote and Parallels are also available at a decent discount, and other software at a somewhat less impressive discount, through the bookstore -- see the "Academic Software" link on the Tech Center's page.
     * Other software at academic prices, mainly for institutional use, can be found on the [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/|UWare]] site.     * Other software at academic prices, mainly for institutional use, can be found on the [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/|UWare]] site.
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   * Training:   * Training:
     * [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/skill/academy/|Microsoft IT Academy]] offers online training in many Microsoft products, from basic Windows and Office skills to Exchange Server configuration and management.     * [[http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/skill/academy/|Microsoft IT Academy]] offers online training in many Microsoft products, from basic Windows and Office skills to Exchange Server configuration and management.
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 + ====== Other Help ======
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 +  *  http://software-carpentry.org/ has a set of useful-looking tutorials, complete with videos going through the (downloadable) slide decks, an a number of computing-related topics. Of particular note for people wanting to learn about the linux command line environment is their module on [[http://software-carpentry.org/v4/shell/index.html|The Unix Shell]].
 +  * Cheat Sheets / Quick Tutorials
 +    * [[http://www.cheatography.com/davechild/cheat-sheets/linux-command-line/|linux command line]]
 +    * [[http://freeengineer.org/learnUNIXin10minutes.html|Learn UNIX in 10 Minutes]]
 +    * [[http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/|UNIX Tutorial for Beginners]]
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 This page is a work in progress. If you find a useful resource not mentioned here, please either log in and edit the page yourself or let Josh know so he can add it. This page is a work in progress. If you find a useful resource not mentioned here, please either log in and edit the page yourself or let Josh know so he can add it.
 

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