TurningPoint Cloud with Powerpoint for Mac – notice

Dear Valued Admin –

Turning Technologies released an update today for TurningPoint Cloud to support Microsoft Office 2016 Mac v15.25. Clients with this version of Microsoft Office were experiencing issues with TurningPoint’s PowerPoint Polling environment. This update resolves the previous issues to allow for a seamless experience with PowerPoint Polling.

To download the latest version, open TurningPoint Cloud and sign in. Click the TurningPoint logo at the bottom of the dashboard. In the popup window, click Check For Updates and click Install Update.

We thank you for your patience.

Please review full documentation for more information.

Turning Technologies

Article from our IT page about new MOOC


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Complete article… 


On August 8, 2016, Stony Brook University will launch its new Coursera program on Global Health Diplomacy. In this seven week course, students will be immersed in the diplomatic, financial and geopolitical context that underlies global health decision-making. Students are able to navigate their way through course articles and videos and test their knowledge through voluntary assessments. DoIT’s team of consultants from Academic Technology Services, the Faculty Center and Video Production, all played a crucial role in the development of this new course, spending countless hours and numerous weeks perfecting the program to enhance the student learning experience.

After an inquiry six months ago by Dr. Peter Small, Founding Director of the Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University School of Medicine,…


Changes in purchases at SBU

Buh, bye B&N.  Hello Amazon.

So – we no longer have a Barnes and Nobles as the campus bookstore.  Instead Amazon Prime has become the official campus provider with it’s own SBU storefront.  (Where you already using Amazon for your textbooks?  Comment below.)

One notable exception to purchasing through Amazon (for now) – you should get your student response clickers via your Turning Technologies account.  This will get you a better price and the four year license.  Login to this account inside Blackboard under Tools or go directly to https://account.turningtechnologies.com/account/.  Be sure to use your SBU email address if you are setting up a new account.


Official Stony Brook textbooks

When you search for your books on Amazon, we’ve marked those required and recommended by your professors for specific courses.


Free Package Pickup

Your package will be safely waiting for you at our future location on campus. Prime Members get Free One-Day Pickup.

Hassle-free returns

Drop off your items at our future on-campus location.

New Course via Coursera on Global Health Diplomacy

Expert instructors:

Gabrielle Fitzgerald
Gabrielle Fitzgerald

Gabrielle Fitzgerald is an executive in the philanthropic and global health fields, with over 20 years of experience leading organizations and partnering with leaders to make global change.

Most recently, Gabrielle served as the Director of the Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, where she was responsible for overseeing and programming Paul Allen’s $100m commitment to Ebola.

Previously, Ms. Fitzgerald served as the Director of Global Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing the policy and advocacy agenda for the foundation’s 14 global programs. In this role, she led efforts that raised $1.3 billion in funding from new philanthropists to tackle global health problems, and oversaw the Global Vaccine Summit, held in Abu Dhabi in 2013, which brought together global leaders and stakeholders who committed $4 billion to delivering a polio-free world by 2018. She was also the Gates Foundation’s initial relationship manager for the World Health Organization, building a strategic relationship between the two organizations leadership and providing oversight for the $1b in grants to WHO.

During Ms. Fitzgerald’s tenure at the foundation, she spearheaded its efforts to put malaria on the global agenda—including starting the United Against Malaria campaign, which won PR Week’s Global Campaign of the Year in 2014. For her leadership, in April 2014 she was awarded the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Gold Medallion Award.

Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Fitzgerald spent five years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, leading the public affairs strategy for the world’s largest funder of HIV/AIDS programs. Previously, she served as the Communications Director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. She started her career as a speechwriter for President Clinton at the White House.

Ms. Fitzgerald holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, D.C.






Peter Small
Peter Small

In August 2015, Peter Small joined Stony Brook University as the Founding Director of the University-wide Global Health Institute. The Institute is already distinguishing itself as a highly collaborative, transdisciplinary campus based program that includes teaching, research and service with a mission to reduce poverty, ecological devastation and disease in Madagascar and other poor countries.

Immediately prior to joining Stony Brook, Peter worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for nearly 13 years where he was responsible for developing the foundation’s tuberculosis strategy, building the programs core partnerships and country programs, hiring and managing the TB team, overseeing the vaccine, drug and diagnostic product development activities and serving as the foundation’s voice for tuberculosis. In 2011 he relocated to India where he established the foundation’s tuberculosis program in India, specifically focused on the ways in which innovative technologies and evolved health care delivery systems might accelerate the decline of tuberculosis incidence.

Peter completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at UCSF and infectious diseases at Stanford University before spending about a decade on the faculty of Stanford’s Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine. Peter has published more than 150 articles including molecular epidemiologic studies that helped to shape the public health response to the resurgence of tuberculosis in the USA in the 1990’s and seminal papers on the origin, nature an consequence of genetic variability within the species M. tuberculosis. He is a member of several honor societies such as Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Society for Clinical Investigation, was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, the University of Florida and is a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology He is a recipient of the Princess Chichibu Global TB Award for his pioneering contributions to global tuberculosis control.



Teaching an amazingly informative course on Global Health Diplomacy on Coursera.


Enroll here now!  


Student Response Systems at SBU

In an attempt for uniformity and appropriate faculty support of technologies, as well as saving our students the expense of being required to use multiple response systems; I am reminding everyone that Turning Technologies is the supported classroom student response system. What the students purchase can be used in both face to face and online responses; as well as at the instructor’s discretion, with a physical clicker or a virtual one.

Other companies that may come call or come onto campus are not supported.  Namely Top Hat.  

We re-evaluate the provider that we choose to use every few years as technology changes and evolves.


New Campaign for SBU Fundraising uses Huge NYC Times Squaresque Visuals

The website graphics are bold.

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But you really have to come to the SBU campus to see the full glory of this spread.

I’ll try to give you a sense.




Notice the SAC looks opaque from the outside… it is a little darker on the inside, but not horrible in terms of still receiving natural lighting.


These are mammoth graphics. Quite impressive.

Requesting a SBCapture recording

SBCapture is used for different purposes on campus and we have a few different mechanisms for turning on Echo360 for your course.

Most common:
You want regularly scheduled recording throughout most if not all of the semester.

In this case, you will want to fill out this form:  https://docs.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/forms/d/16EifqVp3kAsiBHKoIaGX7OGtKE2v_oGfAz5o2maU0hY/viewform

One time recordings:
Maybe you have a guest speaker coming to your class that you want to capture, or you are holding a review outside of regular class hours – fill out this form:

Personal Capture:
You want to upload your own video or use the echo360 personal capture application to record videos for your course. Then fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/forms/d/1QlkXe31SyGVHoDjfEULIQ89u2TMoX96cr5fOP4z_cBc/viewform

Media Injest:
If you are dropping off video to be uploaded into the echocenter for your course (only materials that you have permission to use please): This is your form.  https://docs.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/forms/d/1ZwB-k40UeEFeJpwu-kLuBe4sZ3Bg_UK3G06EFEZXMMU/viewform

Download an Adobe Connect recording

To be honest, the downloading mechanism is clunky.  The recordings are really meant to be streamed from the server.


You can download the recording by logging into the server… https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/


Finding your room… entering it. Going to Meeting -> Manage Meeting Information


This opens up a browser, find the Recordings tab.


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Locate the recording, select the action pull down, “Make FLV”


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You may have to install an Adobe Connect Add-in.


Then it has to be left to play in real time to download and convert to the FLV format.