Archive for September, 2015

Student Feedback: Some Technology Concerns

September 18, 2015

You Said:

“Just wanted to make a formal complaint about a couple things:

1) Its rather difficult to forward RDC emails to personal emails. I tried at home, at the computers at the library, called IT and finally figured out how to do once I spoke with a librarian. Even then, we have to use their specific computers with a specific browser. Its a bit of pain, especially considering some of my courses rely completely on my RDC email, not Blackboard.

2) From my understanding, if a student connects to the RDC free wifi on their devices, as long as we are connected to that wifi, our emails wont be uploaded. This is a problem for students such as myself who rely on regular emails pertaining to work, courses, and other discussions.

If this is not the appropriate place to lodge these complaints, please pass this message along to the correct group.

Thank you for your time. ”

We Said:

Thank you for your message. While the Library is a place where students can get help with technology, you’re correct that we’re not “the owner” of these decisions or solutions. However, we certainly don’t mind collecting your feedback and passing it along to IT Services. If you wish to follow up, visit them in Room 814, email them at, or phone them at 403.342.3580.

Back to School Music

September 10, 2015

CBC Music is asking people this week about what song they think should be taught in school.  The Radio 2 morning show has been interviewing various Canadian musicians to get their opinions, and there’s also a blog with interviews posted, a Twitter hashtag (#GetSchooled), and a limited time streaming playlist.

In other music news, Inside Higher Ed posted a story this week about Smith College, who have created a back-to-school playlist on Spotify based on a Facebook survey of their incoming students.

What do you think?  What Canadian song should be taught in schools? And what are you listening to this fall? Let us know in the comments.