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    MARCH 23, 2006
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The TECH Center scores high on Main Campus

The TECH Center, which opened in January, recently passed the 200,000-visitor mark, with a record number of daily visitors topping 6,500 on March 1. The TECH Center has quickly become a popular campus spot for students to complete assignments and obtain computer assistance, as well as to meet friends and hang out. The popularity of the TECH Center has also caught the attention of the news media, with the Metro publishing a front-page article about the center and Campus Technology magazine spotlighting its resources.

For more information about the TECH Center, including resources, hours of operation, and a quick tour, go to http://techcenter.temple.edu.

Cash to Diamond Dollars machine available

You can now deposit cash in $1, $5, $10 or $20 amounts into your Diamond Dollars account through a new value transfer system. Previously, you could use a credit card to deposit a minimum of $25 to your account through the Diamond Dollars Web site.

While this credit card option is still the primary method of putting funds into your account, this new system provides a quick alternative for making small cash deposits to your account.

The Diamond Dollars cash deposit machine is located at the consulting desk on the second floor of the TECH Center lab. This location provides a convenience to students who wish to pay for printing services in the lab. The deposited cash, however, can be used for any Diamond Dollars purchase throughout the University. With your OWL card (Temple ID), you already have a Diamond Dollars account and can immediately deposit cash using this method without any additional setup.

For further information about Diamond Dollars at Temple, go to http://diamonddollars.temple.edu.

ITUG to focus on ePortfolio

An ePortfolio system allows students to maintain an organized, digital collection of work throughout their educational careers. The portfolio can be used to showcase projects and also track professional development and improvements in a particular area of study. Moreover, the portfolio can be made available online for feedback and review by potential employers.

On Wednesday, April 5, the Instructional Technology Users Group will feature an event on using the Masterfile ePortfolio system. Barbara Grissani will discuss how she helped faculty at the School of Pharmacy establish guidelines and a structure for an ePortfolio solution to organize student work. In addition, Grissani will discuss how she planned and implemented training sessions to help students manage their ePortolios and demonstrate a sample student ePortfolio.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the presentation in the TECH Center, room 111,
noon–1 p.m.

For more information, visit the ITUG Web site at http://isc.temple.edu/itug.