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Dell Store

The Dell Premier Page is where you will find the lowest prices available for Dell computers and Dell branded accessories.

To get started, please visit Dell Premier and use the Shop tab at the top of the page. Once you have finished shopping go to your cart and “Print Cart” – PDF the resulting page. Be sure to attach the PDF to your order in Procurify before submitting.

Apple Store for Education

The Apple Store for Education is where you will find the lowest prices available for Apple computers, iOS devices, and Apple branded accessories.

To get started, please visit The Apple Store for Education. Once you have added your items to the cart, open it and PDF the page. Be sure to attach the PDF to your order in Procurify before submitting. Our procurement team will then submit the request to the Terrapin Technology Store giving you an extra 2% off your order.

TERPware

TERPware is a software distribution service for University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff. TERPware offers a wide variety of software packages at no charge, including site-licensed products from Adobe, Microsoft, and other vendors. Software packages include programs for operating systems, office applications, and anti-virus. The university pays for the licenses through agreements with vendors; this allows students, faculty, and staff to use the programs available through TERPware free of charge. The TERPware server is regularly updated, so patches and upgrades for UMD-supported software are consistently available.

To download programs, please visit TERPware – you need a valid UMD Directory ID and password and a compatible Web browser.

Procurify

Procurify is a cloud based procurement software solution that helps manage our internal procurement process. This solution helps us streamline our internal purchasing process while reducing the dependency on paperwork.

If you have an account, please visit Procurify to submit or manage a purchase request. If you do not have an account or need help getting started then please visit ME Tutorials.

ME Tutorials

ME Tutorials is a web based resource that provides guides and step-by-step instructions for department resources and procedures. Current tutorials include Printer Setup and Conference Room Controls. If you would like to add your own tutorial please contact us via ME Support.

Box

Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration system that provides a Web interface for uploading, downloading, sharing, and discussing files. Box is designed to work on Macs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets, so it gives you access to your files from just about anywhere.

UMD Box accounts are hosted by Box and managed by UMD’s Division of IT. All rights and responsibilities established in the UMD Policy on the Acceptable Use of IT Resources apply to the UMD Box service.

Faculty and staff users of this service should be aware of the limitations on the types of data that may be stored in a Box account.

Current students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a UMD Box account. Individual accounts have 50 GB of space.

To get started, please visit UMD Box and login with your Directory ID and password.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing service that offers immersive online meeting experiences from small group collaboration to large scale webinars.

Features of Adobe Connect include two-way audio and video conferencing, application and desktop sharing, an interactive whiteboard, audience polling, text chat, breakout rooms, note taking, and more. Faculty can use Adobe Connect to host synchronous class meetings online, hold office hours, or to bring in a guest speaker. All Adobe Connect sessions can be recorded and archived for playback and distribution.

To initiate your own web conference, please visit http://www.webmeeting.umd.edu and login with your Directory ID and password.

For more information on training opportunities, tutorials, and other online resources, see the Learning Technologies’ Adobe Connect page.

lynda.com

lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through our academic subscription, UMD students, faculty, and staff have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. lynda.com is available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can even view it on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device. Use it to develop skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, leadership, project management, social media, video production, and a wide range of other topics.

To get started, please visit http://lyndatraining.umd.edu/ and login with your Directory ID and password.

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool available for use by all University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students to support teaching and research on campus.

Qualtrics allows you to create, test, and execute high-quality on-line surveys.  It provides a wide range of question types and formatsdifferent strategies for distributing and following up with targeted respondents,  and a suite of analysis and reporting tools.

To get started, you will need to log in here with your Directory ID and password. Accounts will typically be created within 48 hours. Once your account has been created you can then use https://umd.us2.qualtrics.com/ to access the service.