Welcome to the English Department Blog

The English Department Blog is the main source of announcements, news, and other information for its faculty, staff, and students. It is designed to not only provide up to date information, but to organize it into useful categories, as well as storing it into a searchable archive. If you need anything posted on the blog, contact Gayle Griggs, Betsy Morales, or Leonardo Flores. If you wish to be able to post directly to the blog follow these steps: 1. Create a WordPress account by going to http://blogs.uprm.edu/wp-signup.php 2. Check your e-mail for a response with your account password. 3. Contact … Read more…

New Print Server

The ETC has installed a new print server, which should provide more compatibility, greater stability, and therefore fewer problems with printing. We preserved the same names, so the instructions for printing are the same as provided in the ETC printer page. Even though the settings have not changed, you may still need to “reconnect” to the server. So here are the instructions: Windows: From the Start menu, select “My Computer.” A Windows Explorer window will open. On the Address bar select “My Computer” (by double clicking or highlighting the text). Type (or cut and paste) the following:  \etc_print_serve Click “Go” … Read more…

ETC Wireless Service

The ETC installed a wireless network within the English Department and Seminar Room, and is available now exclusively for faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. Unfortunately this is a small capacity router, so we cannot extend its use to students. To get the password, contact Betsy, Gayle, Cathy Jorge, or Leo. Original post by Leonardo Flores

New Multimedia Classrooms

The ETC team has installed computers in the classrooms with projectors: 324, 318, 319, and soon 005. These computers are up to date with Windows XP, Antivirus Software, and Office 2007, as well as Firefox (the browser I recommend for maximum compatibility in the Web). These computers are equipped with good speakers, and will soon be able to simultaneously project in its monitor and in the projector. In the meantime, you will have to manually switch from one to the other. There are instructions on or next to the computers. In order to access these computers, you need to login … Read more…

English Department Website

Now that the audiovisual hard times are over and we have two new techies in our staff, the ETC has been directing its attention to the English Department Web site ( http://www.uprm.edu/english/index.html). Our work plan is divided into three phases, described below: Phase 1: Update information and correct inaccuracies (and yes, we’re looking for an image for the front page). Phase 2: Update the site’s stylesheet and begin to add content. Phase 3: Redesign the Web site to expand its services, make it easier to update, and improve the interface. We are completing Phase 1 and beginning Phase 2, for … Read more…

Welcome to the ETC Blog

Greetings English Department and welcome to the ETC Blog. This Web page and blog will serve several functions: To provide information, policies, procedures, and technical assistance on the equipment and facilities managed by the ETC. To provide up-to-date information on the status of English Department technology matters. It will be a pilot and example for a new tool available to committees, sectors, and other English Department groups to have a useful Web site to do their work and publish it to the Department and University. I welcome comments, suggestions, and other feedback via e-mail, in person, or using the comment … Read more…

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