If your desktop copy of SPSS no longer works, chances are you haven’t upgraded to the latest version on campus. We are currently supporting SPSS version 21.
An email was sent out via facultycoms on April 18th, 2013, informing users that an upgrade would be occurring over the summer and that it was necessary to contact the Service Desk to schedule a software update. This impacts previous versions of SPSS and will prevent them from operating.
Please contact the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 8585 to request your upgrade. If you had not scheduled this appointment prior to now, please be patient as this is a very busy time. In your request, please include whether you are using a Mac or PC, laptop or desktop.
If you are needing instant access to SPSS and cannot wait for a software upgrade, you can use SPSS 21 via our virtual desktop installation on vDesk.
NOTE: Due to licensing agreements, this upgrade is only for faculty. We are only able to install local copies of SPSS on faculty university machines (not personal computers).
The latest edition of the New Faculty/Staff brochure is out! This is a great overview of some of the wonderful resources Technology Services provides both inside and outside of the classroom.
Learn about the various ways we can support your teaching and learning in the coming year! Contact your Educational Technologist if you have questions about digital pedagogy, digital literacy/competencies or come visit us for help tailoring your digital projects and ideas to meet your teaching goals and objectives!
All presentations created in older versions of TurningPoint will require you to update them once they are opened in TurningPoint 5. We advise users to do this prior to class as it can take some additional time. Once the presentation has been updated, it cannot be opened from any older versions of the TurningPoint software.
For questions about best practices when using clickers and how to best incorporate them into your teaching, contact your Educational Technologist for more details!
Also, if you’d like more in-depth instructions on using TurningPoint, please see their excellent support resources: