5 Great Things About Mavericks

mavericksThis post is part one of a two-part series on What’s New at the UCSF Tech Commons.

Mavericks has arrived at the UCSF Library! Stop by the Tech Commons (CL-240) on the second floor of the UCSF Library and try out Apple’s newest operating system, Mavericks. This is a great opportunity to try out the operating system before upgrading your work or personal computers (PS Mavericks* is free!).

*After a 14 year run, Apple operating systems are no longer named after big cats and are now named after locations in California.

Tech Commons staff have been testing Mavericks and discovering new features and applications that members of the UCSF community will be excited about. Members of theĀ Tech Commons & Desktop Services (Benjamin Stever) and Learning Technologies Group (Dylan Romero) have collaborated to identify our top five new features with the biggest bang for their buck and listed them below (in no order of importance): Continue reading

Need a Cure? LTG Tech Clinics Announced!

tech_clinics_logo3The Learning Technologies Group is thrilled to announce the launch of Tech Clinics, which consists of two separate, all-day, collaborative learning events held on the first and fourth Friday of every month. All Clinics will take place in CL-245 Multimedia Multipurpose Room in the UCSF Library Tech Commons. Below is additional information and registration instructions for each Clinic. Continue reading

Celebrating Two Years in the Tech Commons

In January 2011, UCSF celebrated the opening of the new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) on the second floor of the Library. The northernmost portion of the TLC, called the Tech Commons, provides UCSF faculty, staff, and students with access to specialized equipment, training, and support, all while enjoying views of the Golden Gate Park and the Marin Headlands. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so yet, please visit us! Learning Technologies Group staff are available during regular business hours (8:30-5, M-F) for consultations on using the Tech Commons to create a wide range of materials. Some of the resources we offer include:

Multimedia Workstations (CL240)

WorkstationsSix Multimedia Workstations (four Macs and two PCs) can be used to create and edit audiovisual projects, and to create high-quality digital versions of many analog materials (slides, documents, VHS tapes, cassettes, etc). Continue reading