February 2013 News

11 January 2013

After extending the "iPad mini - Customer Case Study" contest we have had an exciting last minute surge of entries.  You can see these below.  We are still accepting entries until Friday February 15.  After which we will review all entries and announce the winners in the March edition of this newsletter.  If you want to submit your entry, you have until the end of this week, so hurry!

Would you like to see your institution featured in the Campus Technology magazine?  Let us nominate your Accudemia, AccuSQL, or AccuTrack implementation.  Only few days left.  See below for the details.

We are looking forward to the first ever Accudemia Orlando training class which will take place on February 25 & 26, 2013.  Seats are still available if you would like to join.  More info below.

AccuTrack and AccuSQL users should not feel left out!  We have a training session for you coming up in March.  See below for the details.

Here is an index of the topics in this issue:


"iPad mini - Customer Case Study" Entries

First, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has submitted Case Studies for our contest.  It is always a great feeling to know that your products are helping people in ways intended as well as unimagined.  The following is a list of our entries that we have received so far.  Note: Items in the list are not in any particular order.

AccuSQL

1.    Odessa College - Children's Center
2.    City College of San Francisco - Learning Assistance Department
3.    St. Louis Community College -  Academic Support Center
4.    Stevenson University - The Academic Link Tutoring Center
5.    Mid-State Technical College - Academic Success Center
6.    Pierpont Community & Technical College -  tutoring center
7.    Mountain View College - Instructional Support Learning Centers  

AccuTrack

8.    Tri-County Community College -  Guided Studies
9.    Reading Area Community College - KEYS program
10.  Hawkeye Community College - Student Tutoring and Computer Lab
11.  Baton Rouge Community College - Academic Learning Center

AccuLite

12.  West Kentucky Community and Technical College - Math Center

13.  Red Rocks Community College -  Arvada

Accudemia

14.  Columbus Technical College - Achieve the Dream (Video Submission) 

Look forward to the March edition of our newsletter to see if your school or favorites are among the contest winners.

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Feature Your Institution in Campus Technology Magazine!

Campus Technology magazine is looking for innovative higher ed technology implementations to feature in an upcoming issue.  They have asked us to nominate some of our clients for this award. Do you have an innovative AccuSQL, AccuTrack, or Accudemia implementation that you would like to be nominated?  Campus Technology magazine recognized 10 institutions in 2012 for their efforts in deploying "benchmarking" innovative technology solutions to meet campus challenges. Will this year be your institution's turn?

Entries will be reviewed by a judging committee of higher education IT leaders, with final winners selected by the expert Campus Technology editorial team. Deadline to enter is February 15, 2013.

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RECOGNIZED INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR PROJECT PARTNERS WILL:

>   Be featured in the July issue of Campus Technology
>   Be featured on the Campus Technology website
>   Receive prominent recognition at the Campus Technology 2013 conference, July 29-August 1, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, including:
     - An awards presentation
     - Plus opportunities to spotlight your project with conference attendees

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DON'T DELAY - SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2013.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO NOMINATE YOU, PLEASE EMAIL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

- Mon Nasser

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Welcome Attendees of the first Accudemia Orlando Training Session

I'd like to be the first to welcome everyone that is planning to come to the first Orlando Accudemia Training Session.  This training session will be filled with topics from Customizing sign-in screens, Communication and Messaging, Intake System, instructor view, student view, single sign-on, the Early Alert System, Implementing iAccu with Accudemia, classroom attendance, and much more.  We are excited about the opportunity to meet with everyone and grow your knowledge of the Accudemia attendance tracking software.  This will be a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues and ask one of our lead developers, Diego, questions about the product.  The preparations are all in place and the weather seems to be following the normal paces so look forward to a great experience.

Some seats are still available for this complimentary training session, but you must hurry!  click here to reserve your sp
ot today.

- Nick Armstrong, Support Representative

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Reserve your seat for the AccuTrack / AccuSQL Orlando Training in March

If you would like the opportunity to meet with and learn in person from AccuTrack experts, then check out our Orlando training class on Thursday & Friday March 21st-22nd. The session is conducted over two days and discusses everything from beginner to advanced topics. The session is 'hands-on' for maximum benefit. The Orlando training sessions are also a good place for meeting other AccuTrack users to exchange ideas and form friendships with your colleagues. As a bonus you get to enjoy the City Beautiful with its world-famous attractions. Training is complimentary for Platinum Plus subscribers.  For the details and to reserve your seat, click here.

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Online Training Webinars

Did you know that you can view past online training webinars for AccuTrack/AccuSQL and Accudemia online?  These webinars are designed to give you maximum benefits on selected topics including:

  • Generating reports.
  • Importing data.
  • Scheduling appointments.
  • Setting up surveys
  • End of semester cleanup
  • And much more!

Each webinar is about one-hour long and focuses on a particular toopic.  All webinars are available on Engineerica's YouTube Channel

For a list of AccuTrack/AccuSQL webinar, click here

For a list of the Accudemia webinars, click here.

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Usage Tip: Update your Accudemia My Homepage
with Web Content & Announcements

Did you know you can add your Facebook account to your Accudemia home page and it will only show up on your own home page?

Just click on add content at the top of the home page. Select Facebook. Now scroll down and find the Facebook link that has been added. Login to your account and it will now show up on your home page. If you click remember me you won’t have to login every time.

Did you know that you can cut and paste both graphics and animation into your Accudemia sign in screen and home page announcements? Just go to control panel and click on Announcements.  Select your center on the drop down that pops up.

You can now select font colors (Big T icon), background colors (Little Bucket Icon) so you can type any announcements you want to post on the home page. You can also upload a graphic or cut and paste it.   ( by using ctrl C to copy and Ctrl V to paste.) Accudemia will ask you if you want to allow access and you can say yes.  To upload a graphic use the little icon that looks like a yellow mountain with a moon over it.

Accudemia will ask you the image properties. Just click on the upload tab that is kind of greyed out in the background. Then select browse and you can then browse to your hard drive to retrieve the graphic. Say send to server and then save it.  Your announcement and graphic will now display on the home page.

You will now see your announcement(s) posted on the home page.

-Mary Oberhelman, National Consultant

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