|I'll be out of the office until Monday February 26th... As usual, send Psych IT requests to PsychIT@uwaterloo.ca|
|see ya,|| |
A known issue with R-Studio might prevent it from starting properly.
Apparently it should be fixed in the next release.
run into the problem, do this to get it running again:
1.) double-click: Psych Shortcuts (on the desktop)
2.) double-click: Programs
3.) double-click: fixrstudio
4.) double-click: fixrstudio.cmd
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Getting started with Office 365 for faculty, staff, and graduate students
Psych IT requests can be emailed to
(you'll need to send with your @uwaterloo.ca account)
or use our
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- Office 365
- Student Portal
- Hockey Pool
- UW Office of Research
- UW Depts
- UW People
- UW Map
Psych Nexus Notes
- PsychIT Requests
- IST Training
- Lynda Web Training
--- Is it OK to secretly record your visit with your doctor?
--- Performance-driven culture is ruining scientific research
--- Prestigious Science Journals Struggle to Reach Even Average Reliability
--- A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report
--- Academia: in the upside down of publishing
--- Female professors get more grief from students, study finds
Most of the information on the beeHive is of interest mainly to
folks in our department.
General information about the UW Department of Psychology can be found
UW Psychology Home Page.
- Here's the latest Psych Phone List
in Word format.
- Psych Admin Staff - Who do I ask?
Always use your UW email address for all UW-related emails.
We have separate lists including email addresses, office numbers and telephone extensions for
Visitors, Post Docs, etc. [[[MOVED - will update soon]]]
in our department.
for more departmental information. Here's who is on
Psych Mailing Lists
This is somewhat restricted - it's only available from Nexus
stations in Psychology, plus a few other office machine (not wireless).
- Psychology Department News
- Psychology Department Events
- Seminar schedules for
- Contents of the Test Library
(accessible only from machines in PAS)
---- GASP Survival Guide
---- GASP Facebook page
---- GASP Calendar
---- GASP First Year Forum
Also of interest to Researchers
...about local stuff:
- Local Experts
We're hoping this will help lighten the load a bit for Michael and myself..
If you are a current member of the Psychology department, here's some Local
Experts you can contact who may be able to help you out with questions or
problems with various packages.
If you are contacting them by email, use your @uwaterloo.ca
address so that they can confirm who you are. Requests from people outside
the department will be silently ignored - we don't want these kind
folks to be overwhelmed and want to avoid them from having to
deal with rift-raft from outside of the department.
We'd really like to get as many people as possible volunteering here,
so if you'd like to
help out in one or more areas, let me know and I'll add your contact info.
These folks are doing it on a volunteer basis and might have their own
higher priorities, so please respect their time and work around their
schedule (meaning they might not be able to help you out right away).
- SPSS: Erik Woody firstname.lastname@example.org ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker email@example.com ; Jonathan Oakman firstname.lastname@example.org ; need more volunteers please
- AMOS: Erik Woody email@example.com ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker firstname.lastname@example.org ; more volunteers please
- R: Igor Grossman email@example.com ; more volunteers please
- Qualtrics: Jeff Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker email@example.com ; more volunteers please
- E-Prime: need volunteers please
- MS Office: Jeff Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org ; more volunteers please
- Finding People
- Library Resources
- Course Related and Marking
- UW Computing, Hardware and Software
- Please peruse:
University of Waterloo policies, procedures, and statements relating to information security
--- UW Policy 46 - Information Management
--- Policy 8 - Information Security FAQ
--- Policy 8 - Information Security
--- Information Security for Research
--- Statement on Use of UW Computing and Network Resources
--- ACO Account Usage Policy
--- Computer Security Incident Response Procedure
--- Information Security Breach Response Procedure
- Here's some information about upcoming
Be sure to take advantage of the
IST Online Course Materials.
UW Software Licensing
includes information on packages available for UW-owned machines
at a reduced cost.
Many can be purchased through UW accounts directly from the
and if a Nexus machine name is specified, the software will automatically
be installed an hour or two later.
You can also find details on software which faculty/staff/grads can get for
personally owned machines for free or deeply discounted - e.g.,
(one copy of Windows 10 available for free)
Software for Students (Imagine, SAS, S-Plus, etc).
Office 365 also provides 5 Office
2016 licenses to install on personally owned machines
Getting started with Office 365 for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Alternatively, you can also
purchase MS Office licenses directly from MS.
- IST Software Application Contacts.
Dell - UW pricing page
- The Waterloo Content Management System
is available to researchers to set up lab web sites.
IST can assist with the move of existing sites to, among other things,
ensure the site conforms
to the newly legislated
Contact Michael or myself and we can get the ball rolling.
- Changing your campus passwords:
- Campus Tech Shop
- SHARCNET - high performance computing (HPC) environment
is apparently what used to be UW Graphics and might also be known
as "New Media Services".
This used to be
UW Graphics - I'm not sure why they decided to change the name.
Anyway, they handle posters, flyers, colour laser printing, theis binding,
- BlackBerry and other smartphones
- Here's info on the
UW Campus Network.
To connect to the campus wireless network, use
- be sure to login with "email@example.com".
an Eduroam Configuration Tool.
incident report form
if you run into major issues (touch base with me as well so I'm in the loop).
will also allow you to
use wireless at other universities.
People with wired-wireless connections may need to check the
802.1x Configuration Guides.
If you are curious, here's IST's
Campus Wireless Guidelines
Wireless - what you need to know
- contact Michael or myself for problems in the department so
that we can coordinate the reporting of problems.
Net-ID (NetID, Net ID) to provide temporary access to
wireless for UW visitors. They'll need to login to
UW VPN Service
UW emerge client - to receive messages in the event of an emergency.
Sendit is a service for transferring files when email is not appropriate, whether because of file size, file type or concerns over security.
- What to do in the event of a power outage.
- Additional UW Info
...mostly about computer stuff:
- World Wide Web
- Start with
Google for searches
or to search by categories, go to
-- HTML Reference
-- HTML Tutorial
-- HTML converters
- On-line editors:
-- Quackit Online HTML Editor
-- Real Time HTML Editor
-- Online HTML Editor
-- Real-time HTML Editor
- Validate and test with:
-- W3C HTML Validation Service
-- Weblint Gateway
-- Test your web design in different browsers
- A few other search engines aside from the ones listed at the top:
Search Engine Watch for others.
- Other useful tools:
- Locations from:
Geobytes IP Address Locator Tool,
IP Location Finder
- Check for dead links with
W3C Link Checker or
Link Validation Spider.
- On-Line Tools
- Archives and Help for UNIX, Mac, DOS and Windows
- Virus Info
- Email, Phishing Attempts and Fighting Spam
- Hoax Info
- Fighting Spyware and Other Annoyances
- Home Networking
Statistical advance for research problems is available from the
Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit.
The IST Data Analysis and Decision Support
of IST (firstname.lastname@example.org, x33055, MC 2019)
who will help
you will using any of the various stats packages used on campus.
- UW has licensing which allows
SPSS and AMOS
to be purchased on UW owned machines on a yearly basis
(licenses expires the end of December each year).
IST also offers a SPSS Student Pack, but I'd stay away from that since it
doesn't inlcude the Advanced Modules which folks around seem to require. The
grad pack can be purchased from
for various time periods.
This is for students personal use only and it can't be purchased by
faculty members and can't be installed on UW owned machines.
- SPSS Inc.
- free alternative: R Project
-- Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R
There. I guess the above items effectively makes the consulting
portion of my job obsolete...
Here's some good sources for additional information:
Most of the following can be found tucked underneath the
---- KW Record
---- National Post Online
---- Globe and Mail
---- USA Today
---- Washington Post
---- Boston Herald
---- NY Post
---- Yahoo! News
---- Skilton's Baseball Links
---- Toronto Blue Jays
PAS Lounge Menu
---- Shuttle Services at UW
---- GRT easyGO Real-Time Map
---- easyGO Mobile Application
---- UW Weather
---- Rogers KW Listings
---- Air Canada
---- Auroral 30 Minute Forecast
---- Canadian Lightning Danger Map - Ontario
---- The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
---- short mpeg
---- Fred gif
---- .mp3 Sound file
---- .au Sound file
---- .wav Sound file
---- .mov QT file
---- .avi file
---- Real Audio
---- PDF file
---- PS file
---- Flash Player Version
---- fillable PDF file
---- Flash Examples (bottom of page)
---- Java Sorting
Hey Fernandes Lab!!!
---- WRAP SharePoint site
Hey Roxane, James, Myra, Dan, and Evan!!!
Renew or purchase your Matlab user licenses.
Licenses are for the calendar year with a grace period extending into
the following April.
If you are attempting to run Matlab on non-Nexus PCs, keep in mind about
Renaming User IDs.
Note to self: for users to set their own path, copy "C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014b\toolbox\loca\pathdef.m" to the user's Documents\MATLAB folder and double-click on it to start Matlab once. Subsequent times Matlab can be started in any way as it will use the last loaded path location.
Specify Startup Options,
Change Folders on the Search Path,
---- Departmental Listing of Support Staff Position Descriptions
---- Use Word mail merge for email
---- Mail merge using an Excel spreadsheet
---- ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook
---- Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Hey Heather and Theresa!!!
and something to help
Forward Class Lists.
Hey Michael, Prath, Zahin and Richard!!!
---- IST RT
---- RT Docs
---- some install notes
---- Nexus List
---- Nexus List (sortable)
---- Nexus Down
---- Nexus List by room
---- Nexus Rooms
---- Printer List
---- last seen on network
---- ONA Status
---- Last Known Machine OU
---- Test CALMS
---- ACO Survival Guide (ACO SharePoint)
---- Retrospect Summary
---- network test
---- wired into wireless
---- Computer questions and answers
---- Computer Hardware Chart
---- password generator
---- SEP Tech Notes
---- beeHive Flash
---- Infoblox Help Page
---- SCCM Reports! (IE only)
---- Psych failed SCCM installs
---- Psychology failed installs
---- Deployments by Collection within all Arts SCCM
---- Arts failed installs
---- Vanguard Testing
---- Arts mailing list
---- Artsannounce archives
---- IST Service Alerts
---- IST Service Catalogue
---- IST Recent Information Security Threats
---- Connect Reports
---- Exchange admin center
---- ONA Dashboard
---- Eduroam Helper emails
---- ACO PD
---- PAS 1237 booking
---- Reset Nexus Profile
---- Green Form
---- Matlab License Purchases
---- IST Webstore
---- IST Webstore License check by userid/machine
---- IST Webstore License Report
---- Packaged applications available for redistribution
---- IST Contacts for specific applications
---- Nexus Documentation Project
---- Office 2016 Wiki
---- show .forward files
---- Check Flash Player version
---- Artsfaculty password change
---- Psych Printer Logs
---- ONA port errors
---- Blocked MACs
---- Airwave (w/ PAS heat maps)
---- Twiki User Registration
---- IST Seminar Webcasts
---- IST SEW Handouts
---- WNAG Meetings
---- UW Classrooms
---- Microsoft Security Essentials
---- How to get files off an unfinalized DVD-Video disk using free software
---- move windows with keyboard
---- PSR - Problem Steps Recorder
---- HP LaserJet 4M Printer - How to Prevent Multifeeds
---- 10 Windows 7 commands every administrator should know
---- Holy Mackinaw
---- Champs 2011
---- The Catch
---- OLD UW Psych Qualtrics Login (don't use anymore)
Hey Vanguard Testers!!!
Vanguard Testing Checklist
Past beeHive Pool Winners.
Hey Worriers, Thrown Together and p-Curves!!!
Go to IMLeagues - , select "University of Waterloo", login with UW credentials, click Intramurals, then the Intramural Sports IMLeagues logo and it should get you to your IMLeagues home page. Also,
Squash Court Reservations
P.S. Most people in our department use this as a starting page for their web
browser - it's a little long because its designed as an OSAUCFTS
(One Stop And Use Ctrl-F To Search)
University of Waterloo
Department of Psychology
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Room: PAS 4008
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