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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Welcome back faculty, staff, and graduate students! CLA IT is looking forward to a great spring semester in 2018 for the College of Liberal Arts. Please reach out to our Service Desk for any assistance with your teaching, research, or day-to-day business needs.

CLA IT can be reached at 765-496-6333 or by email at

Customers may also utilize our “Contact Us” page located on our website at

CLA IT added a new staff member this summer. Alex Compton, Desktop Support Specialist joins our Service Desk, and we are very excited to have him on our team. Alex is a 2018 Purdue School of Technology graduate and has worked for the past 4 years in HHS IT.

Password Resets and Two Factor Authentication

Purdue recently sent an email requiring all employees to reset their Purdue password (by Sept 10th). If an employee's password is not changed by this date, the account will be locked. 

Please use these instructions to reset your password.

This fall, Purdue will be requiring two factor authentication to be used in order to access additional Purdue websites and services. Purdue employees can sign up for BoilerKey by visiting

Duo Mobile (a smartphone app) is the suggested method for this two factor authentication. The hard token may be requested if the customer does not wish to use a smart phone to provide the two-factor authentication token.

BoilerKey FAQ

YouTube instructional video

Adobe, OneDrive, and New VoIP Phones

All full-time Purdue employees (graduate and undergraduate students excluded) are eligible to use the new Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.  The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app can be installed on your CLA computer from the Software Center (Windows) and Self Service (macOS). Once installed, customers can pick and choose which Adobe applications to install.

Purdue employees are also eligible for 1TB (1,024GB) of file storage on Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service. This application is already installed on your CLA computer. This is a great way to backup and share your files with other Purdue units and employees.

New Voice over IP (VoIP) phones are being installed across campus. Many of our CLA colleagues have already received their new phone. Please read the below release for further details.

VoIP Back To School

CLA IT Learning Series 2018

Join us in BRNG 1284 as we continue our learning series for 2018. Session topics and dates are below. All sessions start at 10:00am in Beering 1284. There is no need to reserve, but seating is limited.

September 19: To Call, or Not to Call IT (self help tools)
November 21: Survey Says (Qualtrics surveys)

Instruction and Tips

Please remember to leave your desktop computers powered on at all times for security patches and software updates. This ensures our computers and network are secure at all times. When a computer is turned off for long periods or kept in a closet for storage, they are an instant security risk when turned on and connected to CLA's network.

Keeping your email mailbox organized and archived is a great way to ensure you experience less issues with Outlook clients. Archives are a great place to store older emails that are not needed on a regular basis. If you would like any assistance in archiving your mail box, please contact our Service Desk.

YouTube Channel

CLA IT now has a YouTube channel in addition to our Instructions and Tips page.

Purdue College of Liberal Arts IT YouTube

IT News

12 Classroom Technology Tips for Instructors

Pilot Study on PAL

BoilerCast Changes

Classrooms now include Windows 10

The Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) department in ITaP offers many services and software training opportunities for faculty, staff and students.