October 25, 2012

Adobe Software

  • Updated 6/18/14: Adobe products under the Creative Cloud subscriptions are now shipping/available for order/install.    For pricing and ordering click below.

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Products for UAB Owned Systems (Faculty/Staff only)

 

Effective June 1, 2014 UAB is moving to an enterprise license with Adobe.  Products formerly purchased through CDWG for use on UAB owned systems will be availalbe for purchase through AskIT.  The agreement includes Adobe Creative Cloud and also Acrobat Pro separately.  The list below outlines all of the products included with links to Adobe for more information about each.  Creative Cloud will be availalbe for $300 per subscription per year (June 1-May 30 term); Acrobat Pro will be available for $10 per subscription per year. (NOTE: Acrobat PRO is INCLUDED if you order the CREATIVE CLOUD SUBSCRIPTION...no need to order Acrobat separately).

 

Photoshop CC  Image editing and compositing.  

Illustrator CC  Vector graphics and illustration.

InDesign CC    Page design, layout, and publishing.

Dreamweaver CC   Websites, app design, and coding.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC   Video production and editing.

After Effects CC   Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.

Acrobat XI Pro     Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.

Adobe Muse CC    Website design without coding.

Also included:

Adobe Audition CC, Bridge CC., Edge Tools & Services, EncoreFireworksFlash Builder PremiumFlash Professional CCInCopy CCLightroomMedia Encoder CCPrelude CCSpeedGrade CC

Pursuant to the agreement, the software may only be installed on university-owned computers. A license must be ordered for each PC on which the software will be installed, however, users are allowed to install a single purchase/copy on both their laptop and desktop system (for the same user).

You can obtain current pricing and product numbers by following these steps: 

 

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Products for Personal Use (Faculty/Staff/Student Home Use)

Adobe product purchases for student personal use may be purchased through two methods. Please note that product pricing varies between the two options. Users should select the most appropriate option based on price and timing of need for the product.  Product is available for immediate delivery at the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore, but must be shipped if purchased from CDW-G via Kivuto. 

1. UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore: A limited number of titles are available for immediate purchase at the Bookstore and include Acrobat Pro, Creative Suite Design Premium, and Photoshop. Please contact the Bookstore directly for pricing at (205) 996-2665 or check the website. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made at the Bookstore.

2. CDW-G: A larger selection of titles is available for online purchase through CDW-G (via the Kivuto webstore). All purchases include media. Purchases are made directly with CDW-G and ship directly to the user. A valid UAB.edu email address is required to purchase through CDW-G. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made from the CDW-G link below.

  • http://uab.onthehub.com
  • Login using your BlazerID and PW.
  • Once at the website select the Student tab
  • Products other than Adobe may be available from the CDW-G site, however, only the Adobe products are discounted through a UAB agreement. Other products are strictly offered at CDW-G's normal pricing.

Faculty and staff may order Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription (or just the Acrobat Pro subscription) for home/personal use through the Kivuto webstore.  Pricing for home-use is the same as that provided to UAB faculty and staff for installation on UAB systems. 

 

UAB Information Technology offices will be closed beginning at 5:00 PM Friday December 21, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM.   Exceptions are as follows:

AskIT Help Desk:

  • December 22/23, Saturday/Sunday OPEN (Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)
  • December 24/25, Monday/Tuesday CLOSED
  • December 26/27/28/29/30, Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun AskIT will be closed to telephone calls but, to the extent possible, will be handling password reset requests submitted online at www.uab.edu/askit.
  • December 31 & January 1, Monday/Tuesday CLOSED
  • Our automated password reset tool is always available at https://idm.blazernet.uab.edu/bid/pwd if you have a cell phone registered in B-Alert. If not, please take this opportunity to register a cell phone now at B-Alert.
 
Telecommunications:
  • A limited staff will be available to cover hospital needs only during the holiday week. 
 
Information Security:
  • Security Incident and emergency Information Security support is available on a limited basis during the closure hours/days by calling (205) 975-0842.

As always, emergency situations can be reported to AskIT by phone at 205-996-5555 and an on-call technician will respond accordingly.  
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Best Practices for Internal Electronic Communications  

UAB has developed several options for internal electronic communications. Please review the following instructions to determine the appropriate method of communication to best serve your purposes in compliance with UAB guidelines.

 

The eReporter

The eReporter, an electronic newsletter, is companion to the print UAB Reporter and is the recommended alternative to sending mass e-mails. It is distributed twice-weekly to all UAB faculty and staff and subscribers. To submit news and/or information for publication, use the publicity request form online at www.uab.edu/reporter. Deadlines are Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for publication on Tuesdays/Fridays.

 

GreenMail

GreenMail is an electronic newsletter distributed once a week during the fall and spring semesters and every other week during the summer to all UAB students and subscribers. It is the recommended alternative to sending mass e-mails. To submit news and/or information for publication, use the publicity request form online at www.uab.edu/greenmail. The deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday for publication on Wednesdays.

 

UAB Campus Calendar

The UAB Campus Calendar is the central location for promoting all UAB campus events. Deadlines vary by sub-calendar; submit items for inclusion at least two business days in advance of event at www.uab.edu/calendar.

 

BlazerNet

BlazerNET offers two options of communication that can target members of the UAB community based on their status as faculty, staff or student.

Area Specific Channels are used to regularly provide ongoing information and services to particular groups about particular topics. For example, channels on BlazerNET’s Faculty Resources tab are designed specifically to deliver information to faculty; those on the Student Resources tab specifically for students.

Targeted Announcements are usually used for discrete events or one-time delivery of timely information.

To request a new BlazerNET channel or Targeted Announcement, sign in to BlazerNET and click on the help button in the upper right corner. A pop-up box will appear, from which you can select “Request a New Channel” or “Request a Targeted Announcement” on the left side, as shown below. For more detailed instructions, please follow the link below. Requests for a new BlazerNET channel or Targeted Announcement are reviewed by the BlazerNET Operating Committee and must be submitted five business days prior to the required start date.

BlazerNET Instructions

 

E-Mail Lists

For ongoing communications with specific groups within the UAB community, the following options are available based on the purpose of the communications.

Listservs

Listservs are used for a defined, static audience of information recipients and are necessary for lists that include recipients outside of UAB. The audience can be determined through self-subscription, or a list owner can add and remove recipients. Listservs may be set up as a one-way distribution outlet or as a virtual discussion community to which all members can post information. To request a Listserv, contact the AskIT Help Desk at 996-5555. Once the ticket is generated, you will need to attach an e-mail from your supervisor stating approval (to speed the process, please ask your supervisor to send their approval e-mail prior to opening the ticket). These requests are handled by Infrastructure Services. Please allow seven business days for the request to be processed.

 

Dynamic E-Mail Lists

Dynamic e-mail services are most often used for one-way information delivery to audiences whose composition may change from day or day, or even more often. Rather than relying upon statically defined memberships, each use of these services constructs its list of recipients in real-time. Distribution lists are typically developed for specific instances of communication such as sending to a specific department, a school or all occupants of a building. To request a distribution list, contact the AskIT Help Desk at 996-5555. These requests are handled by Infrastructure Services. Please allow seven business days for the request to be processed.

 

Mass E-Mails

Any one-time message addressed to multiple recipients that needs to be sent from a “special” address rather than a user’s personal address is considered a mass e-mail. Mass e-mails sent to all faculty, staff and students are reserved for special circumstances and require special permissions based upon organizational hierarchy. Ultimately, these requests will require approval from the Office of the Provost. Please contact AskIT at 996-5555 to initiate the process. Once the permissions are granted, Central IT will construct the lists and send the e-mail. When submitting your request, please indicate the required send date and allow seven business days for completion of the request. These requests are handled by Infrastructure Services.

Requirements for Mass E-Mails

 

Personal Distribution Lists

You may want to manage your own personal distribution list for groups that you will need to e-mail more than once. When sending your message, please keep in mind that the size limit for attachments is 30MB. Click on the link below for instructions on how to construct a personal distribution list in Microsoft Outlook. Alternatively, you can create a list of e-mails separated by semicolons in a Notepad document and save it. When you are ready to use the list, simply copy and pasted the e-mail addresses into the “Bcc” field (this provides privacy for your recipients, especially if some of them are non-UAB).

Instructions for Personal Distribution Lists in MS Outlook

 

UAB Global Address Book

Lists maintained in the UAB Global Address Book are for UAB personnel only. They are reserved for a defined, static audience of ongoing information recipients. To set up a group e-mail distribution list in the Address Book, please contact the AskIT Help Desk at 996-5555. Once the ticket is generated and approved, lists are set up by Infrastructure Services and managed by the Departmental OU Administrator. Please allow 24-36 hours for the request to be processed.

Quick Guide to Internal Outlets/Deadlines

EREPORTER

Audience: All UAB faculty and staff

Deadlines: Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for publication on Tuesdays/Fridays

http://www.uab.edu/news/reporter/request-publicity

 

GREENMAIL

Audience: All UAB students (at all levels, in all schools)

Deadline: Tuesday at 10 a.m. for publication on Wednesdays

http://www.uab.edu/publicity

 

UAB CAMPUS CALENDAR

Audience: UAB community and public at large

Deadlines vary; submission recommended at least two business days in advance of event

https://www.uab.edu/mastercalendar/

 

UAB REPORTER

Audience: UAB faculty and staff

Deadline: Publication is produced and distributed on campus every other Monday during the academic year with the exception of winter holidays. It is always posted online at www.uab.edu/reporter; in the summer months, it is not actually printed and distributed, just posted.

Request publication of news and information via http://www.uab.edu/news/reporter/request-publicity.

Work directly with Editor Linda Gunter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for out-of-the-ordinary editorial submissions; work directly with Assistant Editor Traci Bratton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a back-page ad request.

 


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Connecting an iPhone or iPod Touch to UAB WiFi

The UAB WiFi network supports iPhone and iPod touch devices running iPhone or iPod Touch OS version 2.2 or higher. Before attempting to connect to the UAB network, please ensure the device is up to date by connecting it to iTunes and performing a software update. You should then follow the steps linked below to connect your Apple wireless device to the UABSecure WiFi network.

Note: You must be on campus and within range of the UAB WiFi network to perform these steps.

Connecting to UABSecure with an iOS device.

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