• Adobe - Optical Character Recognition & Exporting to Excel

    When you create an Acrobat Document (PDF) from Word, the actual text of what was written is stored in that document.  This allows the user to select text so it can copied and pasted into another document.  It also allows newer versions of Microsoft Word to open that file so you can edit it.  (Side note: While this works, Word doesn’t do a great job of preserving the formatting).  However, when paper documents are scanned into a computer, the PDF file is created using an image, without the actual text. 

    Without the embedded text, the you can’t copy and paste, you can’t open the file in Word for editing and, perhaps most importantly, the document can’t be searched.  Fortunately, Acrobat can analyze the picture, recognize the text and add it to the document. 

    Here’s how…..

    We’ll use a sample document that was printed out and scanned in.  The PDF document has been embedded so you can try it yourself. 


    Open the file and you’ll see the chart of numbers below.  If you try to select the text you’ll find that you can’t…..

    {slider Optical Character Recognition (OCR)}

    Scan Text with OCR (Optimal Character Recognition)


    Click Tools and then Scan & OCR

    adobe image2

    Now click Recognize Text and then In this File:

    adobe image3

    Then click the Recognize Text Button

    adobe image4

    Acrobat will then recognize the text.  Try highlighting, copying and pasting the text.  You’ll see that now, you can!

    Since this is a chart of numbers you might want to paste it into Excel. 

    Go ahead….Try it.  You’ll get something that looks like the picture below, which isn’t all that useful.

    adobe image5

    {slider Export Data into Excel}

    Export Data into Excel

    Fortunately, Acrobat has a better way to get your document into excel.

    In Acrobat, if you choose File > Export To > Spreadsheet > Microsoft Excel Workbook, you’ll be able to save the contents as a spreadsheet and open it in Excel.

    As you can see, the result is much more useful:

    adobe image6

    One caveat that you should be aware of is that this process isn’t perfect.  Acrobat is “reading” the text by looking at the lines in the document.  If the scan isn’t clear, has smudges, watermarks or is distorted in any way, the software can read the document incorrectly.  When working with text, this typically isn’t a big problem because spell check will catch most of the errors.  However, when working with numbers, it’s important to verify that everything worked properly.


  • Connecting to a Windows Machine from Windows with Remote Desktop

    How Do I Remotely Access my On-Campus PC?

    With Remote Desktop Connection, you can connect to your office desktop from off-campus and access all your programs, files and network resources just as if you’re sitting at that computer.

    First, you’ll need to know you’re the IP address of your office computer. To find that, follow these directions:

    Click Start, and in the search box type cmd. Next, click on the program cmd.


    remote access pc 1


    The command prompt should open; now in the open line, type ipconfig and press Enter:


    remote access pc 2


    You’ll see your IP address listed right above the subnet mask. Look for the number that starts with “172” and make a note of it.

    Once you have the IP address, and after connecting to the Rutgers VPN as detailed above, search for “Remote Desktop Connection” on your home PC and launch it.

    Enter the IP address of your office computer followed by :9833. (see example below).

    Enter the username as “RAD\yournetid, e.g. RAD\jsmith. The password is your NetID password.


    remote access pc 3


    Once Remote Desktop connects a window will open displaying your office PC’s screen.

    It’s best to use Full Screen Mode by clicking on the Maximize icon.


    remote access pc 4


    Once you’re in Full Screen mode you can use the minimize button to minimize your office PC’s screen or click on the X to close the session to your office PC.


    remote access pc 5


    If you have multiple monitors on your home PC, you can set Remote Desktop to use them when connecting to your office PC.

    Under Display > Select “Use all my monitors for the remote session.


    remote access pc 6


    NOTE: Please keep in mind that you should minimize or exist your Remote Desktop session before trying to use videoconferencing or calling software. If you run those software programs on the office computer you're remote controlling, it will use the camera and/or microphone on the office machine.

    You can also use these same directions to connect to an on-campus Windows computer from a Mac computer. Search for “Microsoft Remote Desktop” in the app store and install the client.

  • Creating Your NetID

    • Faculty and staff must create a Rutgers NetID. The NetID is a username/password that is used for many University-wide resources and is required for all members of the University.
    • Campus-specific instructions on how to obtain your NetID are available on NetID information page.
  • Docusign setup (Getting Started)

    • How to video:

    What is Docusign?

    "DocuSign is Rutgers’ electronic signature platform provided by the Office of Information Technology and locally administered by department staff who complete DocuSign training."

    • Video Included: Video Included
  • ESL/ITA Tracking System

    DESCRIPTION: This system is designed to track the ESL testing process for students/TAs. The system has a student facing interface, an administrative interface and a department interface. There are three main functions that the system aims to handle:

    • Student Functions: Signup for test, review test results, manage login credentials.
    • Administrative Functions: Manage users, designate department viewers, input test results, create test schedules, manage student records, run reports.
    • Department Functions: View student test results for a given department.


    • SAS English/English Writing Program
    • All SAS Departments (view only)

    URL:ESL/ITA Tracking System

  • Faculty Compensation Review

    DESCRIPTION: The Faculty Compensation Review application allows for full and distinguished professors to apply for a compensation review under the terms of Article VIII Part Three of the Agreement between Rutgers and the AAUP-AFT.


    • All SAS Departments/Programs

    URL:Faculty Compensation Review

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    You should first review the FAQ available on the OIT Rutgers Connect Site

    How secure is the new system?

    Microsoft has guaranteed that all data will be transmitted securely between our systems and theirs as well as between its own data centers.   It is also encrypted at rest on Microsoft’s storage. All information is stored in the United States and in compliance with federal information protection and security standards including HIPAA and FISMA. Users who deal with Protected Health Information (PHI) will have additional protections enabled on their accounts to ensure that data sent from the system is only transferred to systems with protections required for PHI.

    How private is the data in the new account?

    The Rutgers policy on data privacy have not changed.  Data stored in the Rutgers Connect account is protected by policy and with technological safeguards.  The Rutgers Computing Policies and Guidelines contain detailed protections regarding the use of the systems and access to data by both users and system administrators.

    Are we required to use the new system?

    The President has mandated that faculty and staff use Rutgers Connect for all Rutgers business. Automatic forwarding out of the system will not be permitted (manual forwarding of individual messages will work as always) and all official communications will be addressed to accounts in Rutgers Connect. 

    Can I use ScarletMail?

    The President has mandated that all faculty and staff be on one system and that system is Rutgers Connect.  No automatic forwarding from Rutgers Connect will be possible and this includes forwarding to ScarletMail (manual forwarding of individual messages will work as always).  While users will maintain their accounts in ScarletApps so they can continue to use the other features of that platform, all Rutgers business should be conducted through Rutgers Connect.

    I have more than one account so, if only one account is being migrated, what will happen to the others?

    Only one account is being migrated by the vendor we've hired to help with this process and that's what we're calling your primary account.  All other accounts that are on Rutgers systems are called secondary accounts and the RUMigrated tool will allow you to both specify a primary and provide details on your secondary accounts.  The vendor, in cooperation with OIT and SAS IT, will migrate the data from your primary account and SAS IT staff will help you migrate the data from any secondary accounts.  If you're using an account on an external system for Rutgers business (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, etc) we will help you with that migration as well.  If an external account is your "primary" account then you can either choose some other Rutgers account as your primary or select the option that says you don't want your mail migrated by OIT.  SAS IT staff will assist you with that migration.

    Do I have to use Outlook or can I continue to use my existing e-mail client?

    Rutgers Connect supports many methods of reading e-mail so users can continue to use their existing clients.  We do suggest that users become faimilar with the webmail client because that is the easiest way to access your mail from alternate locations and serves as a backup if there are problems with your client. For those running on Windows or Mac, Outlook is the best choice to take advantage of all of the features available in Rutgers Connect.  For users who don't wish to use Outlook or can't because they're running Linux, any IMAP compliant mail client should work with Rutgers Connect.

    How can I access the calendar if I'm not using Outlook?

    If your system doesn't run Outlook we suggest using the web client to access e-mail.  This is similar to the web client that most people use to access other calendars like Google Calendar.  If you're on a Mac you can also use the iCal software that is bundled with your system.

    If only active faculty and staff will be on Rutgers Connect, what system will students and retirees use?

    Anyone without an active employee role and is entitled to a Rutgers e-mail account will be setup in, or moved to, ScarletMail unless their department asserts that they have some other active role and sponsors them for Rutgers Connect access.  During the second phase of the migration process (Account Cleanup, Shared/Task account review and ScarletMail migration) departments will be consulted to determine which accounts should be dropped, migrated to ScarletMail or migrated to Rutgers Connect.  After data has moved, an alias will be created so mail sent to the departmental account will be delivered to the users ScarletMail account.

    Will there be training?

    Yes.  There wil be both online and group training provided.  The vendor that was hired to help with the migration will be providing training materials with supplemental materials being provided by OIT and SAS IT.  More information on training will be provided as we approach the date of transition.

    There's no place to enter information about our shared/task/become accounts.  How are those being handled?

    During phase two of the migration process, SAS IT staff will work with each area to review their existing shared, task and/or become accounts.  We will review each account and determine whether the account is still needed and confirm who should have permission on the account.  At that time we will also determine if the account will be migrated by the vendor or if SAS IT staff will assist you with migrating the existing data to the new system.

    How will mailing lists be handled in the new system?

    If you setup any mailing lists in your existing software, you will have to move them to the new system manually.  This is one of the reasons that we are leaving the old mail servers online after people are migrated.  Centrally and school maintained systems like mailman.rutgers.edu, rams.rutgers.edu and lists.sas.rutgers.edu will continue to function as they have.  We may look at moving these functions into Rutgers Connect in the future but we have no plans to do so during the upcoming migration process. The only change that will occur in these systems relates to the e-mail addresses on the internal Rutgers lists.  Lists that e-mail internal communities like all faculty, all staff, etc, will be updated to ensure that messages are delivered to Rutgers Connect.  For users who are already using Rutgers e-mail addresses, things will remain unchanged.  Users who have external addresses listed in the mailing lists (like Gmail) will have those addresses changed to their new Rutgers Connect address.

  • Guide to Rutgers Online Learning Management Systems & Services


    This document is a brief guide to the variety of online education platforms and services currently available to the Rutgers community.

    Rutgers has officially selected Canvas as its sole online learning management platform. All other learning management systems are phasing out and efforts are underway to migrate the academic community to Canvas. The Teaching and Learning with Technology group at Rutgers is working with schools and departments to schedule migrations of all courses to Canvas. Appointments for individual or group migrations can be made at https://canvas.rutgers.edu/instructors/training-opportunities/.

    Until the migration to Canvas is complete, however, there remain one learning management system, Sakai, currently in use across Rutgers University (more information is available on the Rutgers online learning website: https://canvas.rutgers.edu/):

    • Canvas: Canvas is an online learning management system that acts as an extension to the classroom. This system is very easy to use and provides features such as: access to Rutgers e-mail, mobile device apps, threaded discussions, and messaging. Canvas is the official learning management system at Rutgers.
    • Sakai: Sakai is used extensively by instructors in Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Camden and Spring, Fall 2021 is the last semester for instructors to use Sakai for credited courses.

    Curriculum Committees

    The SAS Curriculum Committee oversees the approval of new and/or existing online or hybrid courses while the Rutgers Newark and Camden campuses have curriculum committees that oversee approval of online courses for their respective schools.

    The Office of New Program Initiatives & Digital Learning works with SAS faculty, departments, and degree-granting programs, as well as partners within the University and in industry, to develop new programs in five areas:

    • Online Courses and Programs

    Master's Degree Programs

    • Summer/Winter Session Courses
    • Off-Campus Courses and Programs
    • Educational and Research-Based Product

    Online Proctoring

    The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions with distance education programs to have security mechanisms in place that ensure enrollment in a particular course is in fact the individual who also participates in course activities graded for the course and receives the academic credit. Rutgers makes available a sophisticated exam proctoring service titled Verificient Proctortrack that integrates with learning management systems such as Canvas, eCollege, Sakai and Moodle. Proctortrack is remote proctoring software that uses webcams to track student activity

    For more information on Proctortrack at Rutgers, contact or visit https://it.rutgers.edu/remote-instruction/knowledgebase/guide-to-remote-exams-and-assessments/

    Online Learning Management Support

    The following three departments offer online teaching certification programs, video caption, and text transcription services and tools to assist faculty in online pedagogy and course development.

    School of Arts and Sciences (New Brunswick Campus)

    The School of Arts and Sciences Office of New Program Initiatives & Digital Learning works with SAS faculty, departments, and degree-granting programs, as well as partners within the University and in industry. It provides guidance and assistance for online course development, Entrepreneurial and Marketing Award Programs, net revenue sharing procedures, and the selection of memorandum of understanding contracts. They also help departments find instructional design assistance and technical disability resources.



    Rutgers Chemistry department

    See https://sas-it.rutgers.edu/information-for/learning-management-system.

    Academic Technology Services (Newark)

    Canvas is the official learning management system of Rutgers Newark. Administration and support is provided by the Office of Technology and Learning Spaces, Network Computing Services provides support, training, and guidance in the use of Information Technology to the Rutgers Newark community, and the Office of Academic Technology manages the course scheduling process and general purpose classrooms in support of teaching and learning. The online learning management services provided by Academic Technology Services (ATS) are:

    Support and Training: ATS provides faculty support and training for Canvas. Access to Canvas, documentation, and workshop training sessions are at: https://tls.newark.rutgers.edu/academic-technology-services/support-and-training.


    Instructional Design & Technology (Camden)

    Online courses offered through Rutgers Camden are offered in Canvas, eCollege and Sakai. Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) provides online learning management system training and video services for Rutgers Camden faculty. The online learning management services provided by IDT are:

      • Online Training/Workshops: Documentation and workshop training sessions for Sakai, Canvas and eCollege are available through the department of Instructional Design & Technology.
      • Instructional Design: Instructional Designers are available to assist in selecting the appropriate tools, technology, and media to build specific course activities and learning objects that achieve the various course objectives and program competencies. Instructional Design services for members of the Rutgers community are free of charge.
      • Multimedia: Multimedia resources such as Kaltura video services and VoiceThread offer instructors the opportunity to add unique and engaging interactions to support their content. These applications are used within Canvas and Sakai.


      • Emily Corse, Director of Instructional Design & Technology: 856-225-6474,
      • Christie DeCarolis, Instructional Designer: 856-225-2859
      • Cary Finkel, Instructional Designer: (856) 668-4956



    If you have questions about an individual service, please use the contact information provided in the relevant section. If you have additional information that should be added or changes to report, please send an e-mail to .

  • How do I connect to a networked printer?

    Please follow the instructions on this page to install a SAS network printer. If you need assistance with installing a printer please SUBMIT REQUEST.

    Windows Printer Instructions

    Mac Printer Instructions

    To install printers on a computer running Windows 7 or later:

    1. On your keyboard press the windows key ⊞ and the R key on the at the same time to bring up the Run command box
      Press Windows key + "R"
    2. Type in \\pcutsasprint.rad.rutgers.edu, then click OK

      Type in \\pcutsasprint.rad.rutgers.edu, then click OK
    3. You will be prompted for a username and password, enter in your username as rad\<your NetID> and your password, check the box for "Remember my credentials" then click OK; for example if your NetID is lebowski123 you would type in rad\lebowski123 for the username

      Enter network credentials
    4. A new window will open showing all of the available printers. Double click on the printer you want to install it. Printers are named building-room-printer, so for example the printer on the 5th floor of the Rutgers Academic Building would be sem15-5131-printer-01; some rooms have multiple printers so in those cases you may see a printer ending in -02.  If you do not know which printer to install please SUBMIT REQUEST.

      list of printers
    5. Print a test page to the printer you just installed and check if it printed; if you need further assistance please SUBMIT REQUEST

    To install a printer on a Mac:

    1. Download the correct drivers for the printer:
    2. Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences

      Apple Menu: System Preferences
    3. In the System Preferences window select Printers & Scanners

      System Preferences: Printers & Scanners
    4. Click the + button in the Printers and Scanners window and select "Add Printer or Scanner"

      Printers and Scanners: select Add Printer or Scanner
    5. In the Add window right-click (or control + click) in the empty space between "Windows" and the search field, then select "Customize Toolbar"

      Customize Toolbar
    6. Drag and drop the "Advanced" button to the top of the toolbar in the "Add" window, then click Done

      Add window
    7. Click on the Advanced button in the toolbar, then change the Type to "Windows printer via spoolss" and enter in the URL smb://pcutsasprint.rad.rutgers.edu/<printer share name>
      <printer share name> is the name of the printer you want to install, so for example the URL for the Rutgers Academic Building 5th floor printer would be smb://pcutsasprint.rad.rutgers.edu/sem15-5131-printer-01
      The list of printer names can be found here: List of PaperCut printers and drivers
      Once you have entered in the printer share name change the "Name" field to an easily recognizable name such as SEM15-5131-PRINTER

      Windows printer via spoolss
    8. Click on "Choose a Driver" next to "Use" and then click on "Select Software"
    9. Look up which printer software you need for the printer you are trying to install here: List of PaperCut printers and drivers
      Once you have found which printer software the printer uses type in the printer model number in the search field and then select the printer and click OK

      Printer software
    10. Confirm that the URL is correct, the printer has an easily identifiable name and that the correct printer software is selected, then click Add

      Add printer
    11. The printer has now been added, try and print a test page to the printer

      Print test page
    12. The first time you print you will be asked for your username and password, enter your NetID and password and check the box for "Remember this password in my keychain"

      Remember this password in my keychain
    13. Check to see if your test page printed, if you need further assisance please SUBMIT REQUEST


  • How do I re-activate Office for an off-campus machine?

    Microsoft Office 2016 must be activated using a license key obtained from https://software.rutgers.edu

    Connect to Rutgers VPN: 

    VPN Installation and Configuration Instructions

    Order License Key

    1. Log on to: https://software.rutgers.edu
    2. Under "License Types" to the left, click on "Microsoft EES Software"
    3. Select the appropriate version of Microsoft Office
    4. Click the "Items" tab at the bottom
    5. Click Add to Cart
    6. For "Delivery Method" select "Download"
    7. Click Checkout
    8. Verify your email and click Next
    9. Click Submit Order
    10. Select My Software from the main menu at the top
    11. Select Microsoft Office 2016
    12. Click License
    13. Find the 25-character key from the "License Info" field

    Activate Office

    1. Open any Microsoft Office application (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, or Word)
    2. Click "File"
    3. Click "Account"
    4. Click "Change Product Key"
    5. Enter the 25-character key from the "License Info" field found under "My Software" on software.rutgers.edu (see above)
    6. After entering the key, click "Install"
    7. Click Activate
    8. Click "Yes" to allow "Windows Activation" to make changes to your device.

    If you are still receiving messages that Office is no longer activated, please SUBMIT REQUEST.

  • How do I re-activate Windows for an off-campus machine?

    Microsoft Windows 10 must be activated using a license key obtained from https://software.rutgers.edu

    Microsoft Office 2016 activation steps are here.

    Connect to Rutgers VPN: 

    VPN Installation and Configuration Instructions

    Order License Key

    1. Log on to: https://software.rutgers.edu
    2. Under "Operating System," click on Windows
    3. Click the link for "Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Upgrade 32/64bitProduct Activation Required EES Agreement Rutgers-Owned Equipment Only"
    4. Click the "Items" tab at the bottom
    5. Click Add to Cart
    6. For "Delivery Method" select "Download"
    7. Click Checkout
    8. Verify your email and click Next
    9. Click Submit Order
    10. Select My Software from the main menu at the top
    11. Under "Microsoft Windows 10," click License
    12. Find the 25-character key from the "License Info" field

    Activate Windows

    1. Go to System control panel (Windows Key + Pause/Break)
    2. Under "Windows activation," click Change product key
    3. Click Yes to allow "Windows Activation" to make changes to your device.
    4. Enter the 25-character key from the "License Info" field found under "My Software" on software.rutgers.edu (see above)
    5. After entering the key, click Next
    6. Click Activate

    If you are still receiving messages that Windows is no longer activated, please SUBMIT REQUEST.

  • How to change NetID password

    To change your NetID password, use the NetID Management Tool.

    If you have forgotten your password click here.

    For general information about your NetID, view the NetID and Services Activation System page.

  • I turn on my computer and nothing happens - what do I do now?

    • Wait a moment. Try your power button again, pressing firmly on the button.
    • Check the power cable coming into the back of the PC from the outlet or power strip. Make certain the cable is firmly seated. Retry the power button.
    • Check other devices that may be plugged into the power strip or wall outlet to see if they have power. If so, try swapping the power cable plug for the PC into another outlet you know is working. Try the power button again.
  • Insight

    DESCRIPTION:  The Insight system was created to provide everyone in the School of Arts and Sciences a portal through which data could be accessed and analyzed. The system will always be a work in progress with many more additional modules planned to continually expand the available capabilities.

    This initial release of the software synchronizes data from central systems once per day. Data that isn't available from the central systems will be maintained by the Dean's Office or the departments themselves. The system's ability to allow departments to maintain their own data is a key feature that helps ensure that everyone is working from the same data.

    An additional goal of Insight is to minimize the number of places where data will have to be managed. At present, if the Chair of the department changes, that information must be updated manually in several different locations. We are currently connecting the Insight system to the Joomla Content Management System, our Mailman Listserv system and to other software packages within the school. Once these connections are complete, departments will be able to have Insight automatically update their webpage, mailing lists, access permissions and any number of other sources of information by simply changing the information in Insight.

    For more information about Insight's capabilities and documentation on the use of the system, see the information below.

    View the Training Video.

    Please note you must have a Rutgers Box account in order to view this video.

    Sign up for a Rutgers Box account.

    Documentation:   Insight Documentation (pdf)


    • SAS Dean’s Office
    • SAS Faculty
    • SAS Staff

    URL: Insight

  • Invite System

    DESCRIPTION: This system allows users to manage an invitation list for an event. A single event can take place one or more times, and in the case of the latter the host can allow guests to RSVP or any or all of the sessions, or just one. The host can invite specific people or use a unique URL to allow guests to self-register. A host planning an event can also present several possible dates and ask prospective guests to vote on when it should take place.


    • SAS IT Office


    URL: Invite System

  • List of PaperCut printers and drivers

    Latest Updated Date:


    Last updated date - 2023-10-02


    CampusDepartmentPrinter ModelPrinter Name
    BuschAcademic Services (Busch)HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdnbsc-172-printer-01
    College AveAcademic Services (College Ave)HP LaserJet 1320 seriesmilledoler-105-printer-01
    College AveAcademic Services (College Ave)Ricoh IM C4500milledoler-107-printer-01
    DouglassAcademic Services (Douglass)Ricoh IM 2500ruthadams-103-printer-01
    LivingstonAcademic Services (Livingston)Ricoh IM C4500lsh-a211-printer-01
    LivingstonAcademic Services (Livingston)Brother HL-L8360CDWlsh-a221-printer-01
    LivingstonAcademic Services (Livingston)HP LaserJet Pro P1606dnlsh-a225-printer-01
    LivingstonAfricana StudiesHP LaserJet 400 color M451dnbeck-112-printer-01
    LivingstonAfricana StudiesRicoh MP 6002beck-112-printer-02
    DouglassAmerican StudiesRicoh IM C4500ruthadams-205-printer-01
    DouglassAnthropologyRicoh MP 5055biobldg-204-printer-01
    DouglassAnthropologyRicoh IM 3500ruthadams-301-printer-01
    College AveArt HistoryHP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dncoll60-201-printer-01
    College AveArt HistoryRicoh IM 2500voorhees-112-printer-01
    College AveAsian Languages & CulturesRicoh MP 7502scott-329-printer-01
    College AveAsian StudiesHP Color LaserJet Pro M252dwscott-340-printer-01
    LivingstonEnglish Writing Center (Livingston) Ricoh MP C6503lsh-b104c-printer-01
    DouglassCenter for Women's Global LeadershipRicoh MP C3504cwgl-102-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP LaserJet P2055dnwright-360-printer-01
    BuschComputer ScienceRicoh MP C6004core-302-printer-01
    BuschComputer ScienceXerox Global Print Driver PCL6core-302-printer-03
    BuschComputer ScienceRicoh MP 2555hill-381-printer-01
    BuschComputer ScienceXerox Phaser 8860hill-381-printer-02
    LivingstonCriminal JusticeRicoh MP 4054lsh-a339-printer-01
    LivingstonEarth & Planetary SciencesHP LaserJet MFP M281fdwgeohall-202-printer-01
    BuschEarth & Planetary SciencesRicoh MP C6004wright-142-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsHP LaserJet M402dnnjh-102-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsXerox DocuPrint N2125njh-201-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsHP LaserJet M402dnnjh-202-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsRicoh MP 7502njh-202c-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsRicoh IM 9000njh-202a-printer-01
    College AveEconomicsHP LaserJet Pro M454dnnjh-202-printer-02
    College AveEconomicsHP LaserJet Pro M404nnjh-306-printer-01
    LivingstonEdison PapersHP Color LaserJet M452dntaep-200-printer-01
    BuschMath & Science Learning Center Xerox WorkCentre 4260arc-305-printer-02
    BuschMath & Science Learning Center HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdnarc-322-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP LaserJet Pro M501dnmurray-009-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP LaserJet M605murray-108e-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP OfficeJet Pro 8740murray-108-printer-01
    College AveEnglishRicoh MP 7502murray-110-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP PageWide Color 765murray-110-printer-03
    College AveEnglishHP LaserJet 100 color M175nwmurray-118a-printer-01
    College AveEnglishXerox WorkCentre 6605DNmurray-118a-printer-02
    LivingstonEnglish (PALS)Brother MFC-L9550CDWtillett-107-printer-01
    LivingstonEnglish (PALS)HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdntillett-107-printer-03
    LivingstonEnglish (PALS)Samsung M283xtillett-107-printer-04
    LivingstonEnglish (PALS)Ricoh IM 3500tillett-107-printer-05
    DouglassEnglish Writing Center (Douglass)HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdngeorge135-101-printer-01
    LivingstonEnglish Writing Center (Livingston)HP LaserJet P2015 Serieslsh-b104a-printer-01
    LivingstonEnglish Writing Center (Livingston)HP Color LaserJet CM2320nf MFPlsh-b104a-printer-02
    College AveEOF (College Ave)Ricoh IM C4500milledoler-020-printer-01
    College AveEOF (College Ave)HP Color LaserJet 4700milledoler-020-printer-02
    LivingstonEOF (Livingston)HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdnlsh-a223-printer-01
    LivingstonGeographyHP LaserJet 400 color M451dnlsh-b235-printer-01
    LivingstonGeographyHP LaserJet 500 color M551lsh-b235-printer-02
    LivingstonGeographyHP LaserJet P4014lsh-b235-printer-03
    LivingstonGeographyRicoh MP 5055lsh-b252-printer-01
    LivingstonGeographyHP Color LaserJet M553lsh-b266-printer-01
    LivingstonGeographyHP LaserJet 700 M712lsh-b266-printer-02
    College AveHistoryHP LaserJet M402dnvandyck-111-printer-01
    College AveHistoryHP Color LaserJet M452dnvandyck-111-printer-02
    College AveHistoryRicoh MP 5055vandyck-112-printer-01
    College AveHistoryHP LaserJet P4515vandyck-306-printer-01
    DouglassInstitute for Research on WomenHP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dnirw-203-printer-01
    DouglassInstitute for Research on WomenHP Color LaserJet 5500irw-208-printer-01
    DouglassInstitute for Research on WomenHP LaserJet P3005irw-214-printer-01
    DouglassInstitute for Research on WomenHP LaserJet P4015irw-214-printer-02
    College AveJewish StudiesRicoh IM C4500csjl-101a-printer-01
    College AveJewish StudiesHP LaserJet 400 color M451nwcsjl-204a-printer-01
    DouglassKinesiology & HealthRicoh IM C4500loree-108-printer-01
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesBrother HL-L8260CDWlsh-a246-printer-01
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesHP LaserJet M402dnlsh-a252-printer-01
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesHP LaserJet M203dwlsh-a257-printer-01
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesRicoh IM 2500lsh-b201-printer-01
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesHP LaserJet P2055dnlsh-b216-printer-01
    College AveLinguisticsRicoh IM 2500sem18-103-printer-01
    College AveLinguisticsHP Universal Printing PCL 6sem18-105-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet P4015hill-103-printer-01
    BuschMathHP PageWide Pro 477dn MFPhill-303-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet P2055dnhill-304-printer-01
    BuschMathHP Universal Printing PCL 6hill-305-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet 400 color M451dnhill-309-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet 600 M603hill-315-printer-01
    BuschMathRicoh IM 9000hill-315-printer-02
    BuschMathHP Color LaserJet M553hill-318-printer-01
    BuschMathHP Officejet Pro X451dnhill-322-printer-01
    BuschMathHP Officejet Pro X551dw Printerhill-324-printer-01
    BuschMathHP Color LaserJet MFP M281fdwhill-390-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet Pro M501dnhill-531-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet 600 M603hill-601-printer-01
    BuschMathHP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdnhill-610-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dnhill-614-printer-01
    BuschMathHP LaserJet P2055dnhill-716-printer-01
    BuschMath & Science Learning CenterRicoh IM 3500arc-mslc-printer-01
    College AvePhilosophyHP LaserJet 400 color M451dngateway-500-printer-01
    College AvePhilosophyRicoh MP 6002gateway-500-printer-02
    College AvePhilosophyHP LaserJet P4015gateway-lib-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP Universalarc-233-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP Color LaserJet M555npl-2ndfl-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet P4015physics-1stfl-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP Color LaserJet M452dnphysics-221-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet M402dnphysics-221-printer-03
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet 4200physics-223-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet 400 M401dnphysics-226-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsRICOH Pro 8300Sphysics-231a-printer-03
    BuschPhysicsHP Universal Printing PCL 6physics-2ndfl-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsXerox ColorQube 8570DNphysics-2ndfl-printer-02
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet 600 M602physics-3rdfl-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP Color LaserJet M555physics-3rdfl-printer-02
    BuschPhysicsHP Universal Printing PCL 6serin-287e-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP Color LaserJet M555serin-2ndfl-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet P4515serin-376e-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsHP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdwserin-376e-printer-02
    DouglassPolitical ScienceHP LaserJet M605hickman-413-printer-01
    DouglassPolitical ScienceBrother HL-L8360CDW serieshickman-503-printer-01
    DouglassPolitical ScienceRicoh MP 5055hickman-513-printer-01
    DouglassPolitical ScienceHP LaserJet Pro M501dnhickman-605-printer-01
    BuschPyschologyHP Designjet Z6200 42inpsych-203-printer-01
    BuschPsychologyRicoh MP 7502psych-205-printer-01
    College AveReligionRicoh IM 2500coll64-103-printer-01
    College AveRutgers Academic Bldg (4th Floor)Ricoh MP 7502sem15-4136-printer-01
    College AveRutgers Academic Bldg (5th Floor)Ricoh MP 4054sem15-5131-printer-01
    College AveRutgers Academic Bldg (6th Floor)Ricoh MP C6004sem15-6164-printer-01
    College AveOffice of Research & Graduate EducationHP Color LaserJet M452dnbartlett15-200-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeHP LaserJet 4240ham77-001a-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeRicoh MP C6004exham77-102a-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeHP LaserJet 400 color M451dnham77-106a-printer-01
    DouglassInstitute for Women's LeadershipRicoh IM C6000rdjc-303-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeRicoh IM 3500scott-227-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeHP Color LaserJet M452dnscott-227-printer-02
    DouglassSAS Dean's Office (Douglass)Ricoh IM 2500rh-101-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Dean's Office (Livingston)Ricoh MP 2554lsh-b211-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Dean's Office (Livingston)HP LaserJet 100 color MFP M175nwlsh-b304-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Dean's Office (Livingston)Xerox WorkCentre 3315lsh-b329-printer-01
    College AveSAS Development OfficeHP LaserJet 400 color M451dn1spring-323a-printer-01
    College AveSAS Honors (College Ave)HP Color LaserJet CP2025dncoll35-102a-printer-01
    College AveSAS Honors (College Ave)Ricoh MP C6004coll35-102a-printer-02
    College AveSAS Honors (College Ave)HP LaserJet 400 M401dnecoll35-204-printer-01
    College AveLanguage CenterRICOH MP C35041spring-434-printer-01
    DouglassSociologyHP LaserJet M608davison-007-printer-01
    DouglassSociologyRicoh MP 5055davison-117-printer-01
    DouglassSociologyRicoh MP 5054davison-123a-printer-01
    BuschStatisticsHP Universal Printing PCL 6hill-450-printer-01
    BuschStatisticsHP Universal Printing PCL 6hill-480-printer-01
    BuschStatisticsHP Color LaserJet MFP M281fdwhill-501-printer-01
    BuschStatisticsRicoh MP C6503hill-558-printer-01
    DouglassWomen's & Gender StudiesRicoh MP C6004rdjc-205-printer-01
    BuschCognitive ScienceRicoh IM C4500cogsci-126-printer-01
    College AveLinguisticsXerox B2101spring-242-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsXerox Phaser 8860arc-233-printer-02
    BuschMath & Science Learning CenterHP LaserJet M605arc-308-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dnccb-1103-printer-01-bw
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet MFP M476dnccb-1103-printer-02-color
    BuschChemistryHP LaserJet P2015ccb-1108a-printer-01
    BuschChemistryRICOH Pro 8100sccb-1110b-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet M653ccb-2308-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet M452dwccb-3200-printer-02
    BuschChemistryHP LaserJet Pro M404dnccb-4210-printer-01
    BuschComputer ScienceHP LaserJet M609core-302-printer-02
    BuschMathHP Officejet Pro X551dw Printerhill-334-printer-01
    BuschDLSXerox ColorQube 8880DNlsb-120-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet 200 color M251nwlsb-122-printer-02
    BuschDLSHP Color LaserJet M452dnlsb-201-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP Color LaserJet M553lsb-224-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet 200 color M251nwlsb-301-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet 200 colorMFP M276nwlsb-304-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet 400 M401dnlsb-306-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP Color LaserJet M553lsb-324-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdnlsb-354a-printer-02
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet 200 color M251nwlsb-reception-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Honors (Livingston)HP Color LaserJet M254dwlsh-a207-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Tech Office LivingstonHP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dnlsh-a360-printer-01
    LivingstonGeographyHP Color LaserJet M553lsh-b251-printer-01
    College AveEnglishXerox Phaser 7760DXmurray-032-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP LaserJet 200 colorMFP M276nwmurray-121-printer-01
    College AveEnglishXerox Phaser 6280Nmurray-304-printer-01
    College AveEnglishHP Universal Printing PCL 6murray-305-printer-01
    BuschPsychologyCanon MX860 Series Printerpsych-235-printer-01
    DouglassMath & Science Learning CenterHP LaserJet P4015rh-mslc-printer-01
    BuschPhysicsXerox Global Print Driver PCL6serin-354e-printer-01
    College AveArt HistoryHP Color LaserJet CP5225dnvoorhees-112-printer-02
    BuschChemistryRICOH MP C6004exwr-197-printer-01
    BuschChemistryBrother HL-L2370DW serieswr-360-printer-01
    BuschChemistryRICOH MP 2554wr-370-printer-01
    College AveEnglishRicoh IM 9000murray-110-printer-02
    LivingstonPsychologyRicoh IM 9000tillett-101-printer-01
    DouglassPsychology (Douglass Day Care)Ricoh MP C6004davison-childcare-printer-01
    College AveRaritan ReviewRicoh IM 3500mine31-104-printer-01
    College AveSAS Development OfficeRicoh MP C65031spring-333-printer-01
    LivingstonChemistryRicoh IM C6000beck-010-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdwccb-2112-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet Pro M479fdwccb-3312-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP LaserJet M203dwccb-2204-printer-02
    BuschChemistryXerox Phaser 6130Nccb-2204-printer-01
    BuschComputer ScienceHP DesignJet Z3200 44in Photocore-302-printer-04
    BuschDLSRicoh Pro 8100snel-a102-printer-02
    BuschDLSRicoh MP 4054nel-a102-printer-01
    BuschDLSRicoh MP C3504nel-a201-printer-01
    DouglassUndergraduate EducationHP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdnruthadams-012-printer-01
    BuschSAS HonorsHP Color LaserJet MFP M283nel-a110-printer-01
    DouglassDLSHP Color LaserJet CP6015bio-103-printer-01
    DouglassDLSHP Color LaserJet MFP M182nwbio-104a-printer-01
    DouglassDLSHP LaserJet M605bio-106-printer-01
    DouglassDLSHP LaserJet CP1525nwbio-106-printer-02
    DouglassDLSHP Color LaserJet CP6015bio-106-printer-03
    BuschChemistryHP OfficeJet Pro 8210ccb-1103-printer-03
    BuschChemistryHP OfficeJet Pro 8210ccb-3200-printer-01
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdnccb-4112-printer-01
    BuschChemistryRICOH Pro 8300Sccb-1110b-printer-02
    BuschChemistryHP Color LaserJet MFP M281fdwccb-4212-printer-01
    College AveSAS Dean's OfficeHP LaserJet M203dwham77-404-printer-01
    DouglassEnglish Writing Center (Douglass)HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M177george135-101-printer-02
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet Professional M1212nf MFPlsb-reception-printer-02
    LivingstonAcademic Services (Livingston)HP Color LaserJet M452dnlsh-a207-printer-01
    BuschChemistryXerox C235 Color MFPccb-3210-printer-01
    BuschDLSHP LaserJet M506lsb-201-printer-02
    LivingstonLatino & Caribbean StudiesBrother HL-L8260CDW serieslsh-b202-printer-01
    LivingstonSAS Dean's Office (Livingston)HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdnlsh-b321-printer-01
    BuschEarth & Planetary SciencesHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdwwright-246-printer-01

  • Mac OS Updates

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    Mac OS 10.15 Catalina update:

    Apple released Mac OS 10.15 Catalina earlier this week as a free download from the App Store. SAS IT recommends NOT upgrading to Catalina at this time as we would like to thoroughly test it for a month or two before moving forward with any upgrades.
    Some major changes in Catalina include the dropping of support for 32-bit applications. Older 32-bit applications will no longer work if they haven’t been upgraded to 64-bit versions.


    Mac OS Updates -

    All updates are now automatically installed from the SAS-IT Mac server. To configure your Mac to receive automatic updates, Please contact your departments Unit Computing Manager


    Download the latest Mac OS Ricoh drivers for our Ricoh copiers. For OS 10.9-10.14

    Download Cisco AMP Antivirius for SAS Macs

    LDAP fix- a quick script to reconfigure ldap to work with the University's updated LDAP servers. These will be going live on 6/21/2016

    LDAP fix for 10.9.5 Macs

    The latest DeployStudio NetBoot set for OS 10.11.2 is available here- DeployStudioRuntimeHD.dmg
    Download the dmg and use Apple's Disk Utility program (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) to restore the image to a USB key to create a bootable drive that will connect to our Deploystudio server for Mac OS imaging.

    NetBoot Script- Run this to access the NetBoot server across subnets. Mac hardware ranging from old Mac Pros to 2015 Macbook pros have NetBoot images available from macdc.sas.rutgers.edu. If you have Mac hardware that will not boot from this script, email  to have an appropriate Netboot set created. Once a Mac is rebooted it will be running the DeployStudio runtime software. Choose "Restore Master on Volume" option to reimage the machine. 2015_iMac_image and MacBook_Pro_2015_pcie support the latest hardware.

    Ricoh copiers and some HPs do require printer filters to be installed locally for printing to function. Run this script to install the needed packages- http://sasdeploy.rutgers.edu/mac/ricoh-drivers.zip for 10.8-10.14 and http://sasdeploy.rutgers.edu/mac/ricoh-drivers-10.7.zip for 10.7

    LDAP Authentication: This script will configure Macs for authentication through the University's LDAP servers- Rutgers ldap script

    Email scripts

    addthunderbird v3 script- This is for adding an RU Connect account to Thunderbird. This script will also hide the the users old Zimbra account. If you need to revert to the previous profile, copy prefs.js.bak to prefs.js. In some cases you may need to manually delete the Zimbra smtp server from Outgoing Servers, under Tools, Account Settings.
    addexchangeaccount script- This is for adding an RU Connect account to the Mac Mail application. Since Mac Mail is an Exchage client, it will also set up Calendars and Contacts. It does not remove the old Zimbra account which will need to be done manually, under Internet Accounts located in System Preferences.

     Mac OS 10 tips PowerPoint slide show- http://sas-it.rutgers.edu/dmdocuments/mac/osx.zip

  • MyMajor

    DESCRIPTION: MyMajor is a system designed to simplify the management of student's requests for changes in majors, minors and graduate dates. Through a customized web interface, students are able to login and view available majors and minors, read information about prerequisites and place requests to declare or change their majors or minors. In the same interface, students are also able to request a graduation date. For administrators, all student requests are placed into a "queue" that is color coded with full search & sort capability. Requests are individually approved or denied based on the criteria set for each major or minor. Departments are also able to login and approve or reject student requests for their departments.


    • SAS Academic Services
    • School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    • All Departments

    URL: MyMajor

  • PubMed Parser

    PubMed Parser is a multi-departmental publication, author, and user, management system designed to accomplish the following:

    • Manage, retrieve, and display publications from PubMed given details for multiple authors across multiple departments
    • Allow for the customization and modification of publications retrieved by PubMed on a per-author basis.
    • Separation of users into groups that allow overlapping levels of oversight and redundancy when managing publications in the system.
    • Provide links to publication indexing services such as PubMed and the Rutgers Library to easily grant the maximum access permitted by law to publications for both university and non-university users.
    • Simple integration with new and existing departmental websites via an iframe and JSON interface
    • Maintain separate scopes for each author and department administrator – allowing users to modify and access their own information independently of one another and affecting records only related to their own department.

    Full Manual

  • Purchasing Equipment

     You can find general information on purchasing at the Purchasingand RIASweb sites.  Your department probably has its own policy and procedure, so consult with someone internally on the purchasing process.  Many technology-related items can be purchased directly from other units with in Rutgers.  The findTech Connections websiteoffers numerous hardware, software and peripherals at aggressive pricing levels. Personal purchases at discounted prices are also available.

    Printers: The University runs a bidding process for printer suppliers. SeeUniversityProcurement Servicesfor pricing. Please note these prices do not include shipping. Different shipping rates may change which vendor is most inexpensive overall.

    The University Software Portalshould be the first place you look for software. Many titles are available for free or at discounted prices.

    There are numerous external sources for equipment and software purchases. Ensure that you have exhausted your internal sources before looking outside the university. Your best price will likely be found internally.


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