Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Welcome back faculty, staff, and graduate students! CLA IT is excited to begin the 2015 fall semester and is looking forward to assisting with all of our customers’ teaching, research, and IT support needs. Please visit our staff page to become better acquainted with our outstanding team.

In need of a meeting or web conference location? CLA IT has a conference room available in BRNG 3268B. If you’d like to schedule this room, email ithelp@purdue.edu.

CLA IT added a new staff member this summer. Brandon Kerns is the College’s new systems engineer, and we are very excited to have him on our team. Brandon joins us from Ag IT and has been at Purdue since 2008.

Brandon Kerns

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts, Brandon! 

WebEx at Purdue University

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In need of an audio or video conference tool? Check out Purdue’s WebEx collaborative web meeting and conferencing solution. WebEx can be utilized in your classroom or to set up meetings with colleagues on or off campus. Training and support for WebEx is available from ITaP and CLA IT. Contact us today for any of your audio/video conferencing needs.

Teaching and Learning Technologies is hosting a WebEx workshop September 2nd from 9:30-10:30am in SC 179.

This is a hands-on introductory workshop covering meeting creation, audio options, content sharing, and polling.

Register here

WebEx allows you to:

  • Share your desktop, PowerPoint presentations, images, videos, and other content.

  • Stream your voice live and share your webcam video.

  • Collaborate using chat and whiteboards.

  • Record your sessions and share those recordings in Blackboard, in MediaSpace, via email, or on the public web.

For more information:




File Storage Solutions

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Purdue and CLA IT have many services available to accommodate teaching and research data. Please take a moment to review the options below. Contact CLA IT at ithelp@purdue.edu to request any of these services.

Data Depot, Research Computing

100GB free, 1TB $150/yr


PURR, Libraries

100GB/funded project with PIs, 10GB free for 3 years


Syncplicity, ITaP

100GB free


Isilon Data Server, ITaP

14 cents/yr per GB

For requests contact ithelp@purdue.edu

SharePoint, ITaP

10GB free



Instructions and Tips

CLA IT has created step-by-step instructions for our customers’ more common IT questions and requests. These how-to articles cover email setup, password changes, Syncplicity, printing, the Purdue VPN, and many more. Follow the link to view these useful guides.

Step-by-step instructions

IT News

Most students, as well as some faculty and staff, will now need to change their career account password less frequently—approximately once a year—due to a recent policy change.


Project Impact helps faculty transform their classes with active and collaborative learning.


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