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For the students in N5302, N5311 & N539, it has come to our attention that some of you are having issues playing videos posted in blackboard. here are a few tips to help you with this issue:

1. Update your Quicktime Player. The current version is 7.7.2. Any version of Quicktime under version 7 will need to be updated. You can download Quicktime from Apple’s Website.

2. Be patient. Some streaming files take a while to buffer (downloading streaming video during playback). Depending on your internet speed and age of computer, it may take some time for a video to buffer.

3. If you are viewing a video on a wireless desktop or laptop, switch to a wired desktop or hardwire your laptop to your modem. A wired connection will produce better speeds than a wireless connection.

4. Close other internet applications that can cause a load on your bandwidth. Some applications can create a load as you try to view videos online.

5. Test your download speed. To to a internet speed test website (previously posted) and test your download speed. You may need to upgrade your internet speed to accommodate the videos that you are trying to view.

These are just tips to help you with your viewing assignments. if you still have issues with viewing, contact the OIT helpdesk at 817-272-2985 or email them at helpdesk@uta.edu.

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  • Internet Speed Test Sites

    If you are having issues playing videos or downloading files, here are a few web sites that you can access to test your download speeds:

    Speedtest.Net

    Speakeasy

    Bandwidth Place

    a reminder: Internet speeds are affected by Use by others on the Net, File size of file being downloaded, ISP Server Load.

    The Summer 12 Semester will begin on June 4, 2012.

    The LRC Hours of Operation for the Summer 2012 Semester are listed below:

    Monday – Saturday 7:30A to 5P

    Closed July 4, 2012 (Holiday 4th of July)

    UTA has posted the May 2012 Nursing Commencement Ceremony for viewing. The video can be found here: May 2012 Commencement

    The LRC will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend May 26 to 28. We will open for business @ 8AM on May 29.

    The Computer labs will be closed for testing on May 18 and 19 for testing.

    the closings are from 8A to 1P

    The central library will be open for printing needs. The Student Success Center will be open during the closings as well.

    The computer labs and the success center will be closed for testing on May 8 from 8:30A to 3P or until testing is completed. The closings are listed below:

    Student Success Center
    Closed 8:30A to 2P or until testing is completed
    Testing Hesi Exit R3

    Computer Labs
    Closed 9:30A to 3P or until testing is completed
    Test 1: 5313/14 10A to 12P
    Test 2: BSN Psych 1P to 3P or until testing is completed

    Students Taking the tests for BSN Psych and 5313/14 will need to wait in the hallway outside of the LRC and wait for your instructor to let you in for testing.

    The computer labs and the success center will be closed for testing on May7, from 8:30A to 2P or until testing is completed.

    the closing is as follows:

    May 7, 2012
    Computer Labs & Success Center
    8:30A to 2P (or until testing is completed)
    HESI Exit Round 3

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  • Beginning April 30, the LRC Hours of Operation will change to the listings below:

    Monday to Saturday 7:30 to 5P

    If you need to print after the change, you can go tot he library or other OIT student labs.

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  • Below is the following Computer Lab closings for May. All closings are for testing.

    May 1: Med/Surg 12P to 2P or until testing is completed (computer labs and success center will be closed)

    May 4: Pedi 1P to 2:30P or until testing is completed (success center will be open)

    May 8: Psych 1P to 3P or until testing is completed (computer labs and success center will be closed)

    May 9: OB 12P to 1:30P or until testing is completed (computer labs and success center will be closed)

    Dates and Times of testing are subject to change