Updated On August 19, 2013 - 10:20am

Back to School with Technology

SOFTWARE SHORTCUT

With Software Shortcut, you’re able to access certain CLICC software packages from anywhere you can access the Internet. You don’t need to install anything and you can save files to your local computer or even print to your local printer. Start by going to the Software Shortcut site. If you’re off campus, you’ll need to use the VPN client (www.bol.ucla.edu) to get access. Available software includes Stata, SPSS, Photoshop and more. For more information, please email feedback@clicc.ucla.edu, or call us at (310) 206-6374.

NEW DUAL-BOOT MACBOOKS FOR LOAN

CLICC checks out 200 laptops from seven library locations. This summer, we replaced our fleet of Dell laptops with dual-boot MacBooks. Now students will be able to check out a laptop from any library laptop lending desk and use either Windows XP or MacOS X. Previously Macs were only available from Powell. Our objective is to expand the amount of services available from the laptops and these dual-book MacBooks allow us to provide ALL of CLICC’s software on one machine. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the new laptops. Please email feedback@clicc.ucla.edu if you have questions, or would like more information.

BRUINCARD AT THE LIBRARY

In August, the UCLA Library began using the BruinCard to pay for photocopying and computer and microform printing. Concurrently with this implementation, self-service scanners have been installed in the Biomedical and Arts libraries. At the same time, prices for some services were raised. All standard BruinCard users receive the UCLA rate for copying, visitors pay a slightly higher rate.

Students, faculty and staff must have a monetary value in the card account equal to the amount of the purchase. You can add value to the account on the BruinCard Web site or at a BruinCard value transfer station. Transfer stations are located in Ackerman Union, North Campus and the Medical Complex, and they have also been installed in nine libraries. Visitors to UCLA will obtain Visitor BruinCards in dispensing machines (which will also add value) within most libraries. If your Department gives a campus BruinCard to a visitor, such as a Visiting Scholar, that individual will use the campus BruinCard.

Departments may now use a recharge form to purchase departmental BruinCards for copying, printing and scanning from the BruinCard offices at 123 Kerckhoff Hall and 150 Sproul Hall. The cards can be used only for copying, printing and scanning in the libraries and not for other purchases or access. There is a charge of $2.60 processing fee per card to the BruinCard office, and the card costs 58 cents (the card is reusable).

During Fall quarter 2007, money can be transferred from the old copy cards at five locations: Biomedical Library, College Library, Law Library, Library Reprographics and Young Library. If you need assistance, ask the at circulation desks in any campus library.

MYEVENTS

The UCLA Events Office presents the new MyEvents website — all about events by and for UCLA students. It will help you:

  • find student group activities. MyEvents is the only site that lists all the weekly meetings and activities of the hundreds of registered student organizations. What group will you connect with?
  • share your photos and videos. MyEvents shows UCLA from your point of view. Join the MyEvents Flickr photo sharing pool. Broadcast your event videos.

GET LEGAL

Free music downloads are available for UCLA students from UCLA's "Get Legal" campaign and Ruckus.com. You'll find details on the Get Legal website.

Note: Free music downloads are for PCs only, but will work on Macs with Windows emulation software.

WIRELESS EXPANDS

The UCLA wireless infrastructure and VPN servers now support Apple iPhone and Mac OS X connections to campus VPN concentrators.

BruinTech

Email: BruinTech@ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 206-6867With Software Shortcut, you’re able to access certain CLICC software packages from anywhere you can access the Internet. You don’t need to install anything and you can save files to your local computer or even print to your local printer. Start by going to the Software Shortcut site. If you’re off campus, you’ll need to use the VPN client (www.bol.ucla.edu) to get access. Available software includes Stata, SPSS, Photoshop and more. For more information, please email feedback@clicc.ucla.edu, or call us at (310) 206-6374.

NEW DUAL-BOOT MACBOOKS FOR LOAN

CLICC checks out 200 laptops from seven library locations. This summer, we replaced our fleet of Dell laptops with dual-boot MacBooks. Now students will be able to check out a laptop from any library laptop lending desk and use either Windows XP or MacOS X. Previously Macs were only available from Powell. Our objective is to expand the amount of services available from the laptops and these dual-book MacBooks allow us to provide ALL of CLICC’s software on one machine. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the new laptops. Please email feedback@clicc.ucla.edu if you have questions, or would like more information.