March 11, 2009 Building Tech Meeting Minutes

New Items

  •  Cable box recall
    • You should be getting basic 1.  If you do not see CNN you are not getting basic Call Rodney.
    • Comcast would like to switch out older boxes for new digital boxes.
    • Created a form to inventory your current cable boxes so that you can get a new one form is http://connect.spps.org/Cable_Box_Replacement.html
  • Spending down budgets.  Hardware purchasing tip
    • Make sure quotes go through iprocurement and attach any quotes or fax to purchasing req
    • Make sure you buy software via the storehouse
  • Interactive whiteboard demo
  • Software Type to Learn 4
    • Need update type to learn 4 for intel macintosh email pat sofie if you are interested so that they can be ordered


Updates


  • Showcase
  • Online assessment
    • Freddie when will they be getting the email about technical steps need to prepare for online assessment.
    • Hardware requirements are 
    • PC/Windows
      • Pentium III (733 MHz) 
      • Windows 2000
      • 512 MB RAM 
      • 500 MB Available Disk 
      • Mouse/Pointing Device 
      • Headphones/Speakers  
      • 800 x 600 Screen Resolution 
    • Apple/Macintosh
      • G3 500 MHz
      • 10.3.9
      • 512 MB RAM 
      • 500 MB Available Disk 
      • Mouse/Pointing Device 
      • Headphones/Speakers 
      • 800 x 600 Screen Resolution
http://etest.pearson.com/customers/Minnesota/mn/manualonlinetest.htm


  • Clean your bulbs and bulb replacement ordering
    • You can order bulbs for selected bulbs via the AV department.  
    • http://connect.spps.org/lamp.html
    • Extron boxes that management projections systems should be in operation by May 1


Other
  • Firewire Fewer computers come with firewire so make sure you purchase peripherals that have usb with or in place of firewire
  • Make sure you check your camera to see if it will work with your software
  • iChain is turned off.  That is what is used for home access for campus
  • go directly to campus or sis.spps.org