Pellissippi Alerts: New College Text Alerting System

Pellissippi State is instituting a new opt-out version of our Pellissippi Alerts. By default, everyone will be enrolled with their college email address.

If you want to continue or start getting alerts on your mobile device by text (SMS) messaging, you must ensure that the college has  your cell phone in your account.

This can be checked from inside myPellissippi:

Screenshot of myPellissippi with arrow pointing to upper right area with cell phone entry.

If there is no cell phone there or the number is incorrect, click the (Change) link. On the next page, click on the Add/Change Cell Phone numbers link (last one in the list)

This will take you to the Add/Change Cell Phone Numbers page. Then, enter your cell phone number and carrier. Be sure to click the Emergency Contact box to enroll in the Pellissippi Alerts. If you want more than one number, add them on the same page.

Click Submit and you are enrolled in the alert system.

Screenshot of Banner computer screen showing blank for entering cell phone number.

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Email Migration

The migration to Office 365 has begun. As we move email accounts, you will have to set up your mobile device for the account again. It is best to remove the account and set it up again rather than editing the existing account.

Remember, the HelpDesk doesn’t support mobile devices so this is done at your own discretion. Here are some screenshots and settings to check on your device.

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Over the next few weeks the College will be moving our email accounts to the new 2013 Microsoft Exchange server and then onto Office 365. This will give us new opportunities for technology as well as functional options for users.  We appreciate your patience as we make these transitions.  At any time please contact the Helpdesk if you have issues by email at or 865-694-6537 or visit our webpage.


When setting up mobile devices it’s better to remove the old account and set it up again for the new server.  If you let the mobile device AutoDetect the mailbox server it will pick up the wrong server(  You will have to manually configure the server to “”.  Make sure email address is fully type out with the “”, domain is set for “pstccad”, and username doesn’t have the “”.

Complete details here:

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Student Life and Recreation App

If you have an Apple device and want to know more about the goings-on from Student Life and Recreation, then jump into the iTunes Store and grab the newest mobile offering from Pellissippi State.

screenshot of the PSCC Student life app.

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Pellissippi App – Now in Windows Store!

If you have a Windows 8 tablet, go grab the Pellissippi State app – hot off the press.

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Two new D2L apps for iPads

For you iPad (and iPad Mini) owners out there, check out the latest offerings the App Store from Desire2Learn (D2L):

binder logo - giant capital BBinder: an app that allows students to “fetch” documents from the Course Content tool and bring them to the iPad for reading later (even offline!) as well as for annotations like highlighting, free hand notes, text notes and underlining.



app logoAssignment Grader: an app for faculty that makes it easier to grade Dropbox submissions even offline and submit the grades back into the D2L environment when you are online again.



Both require the same basic three steps:

  1. Download the app (Binder or Assignment Grader)
  2. Create an account via D2L’s new Edudentity server
  3. Open the app, login to the school’s D2L system and get started


For a little more info on Binder, check out the videos


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Get the Pellissippi App!!

Our new Pellissippi app is available in the Apple Store, Android Play and Blackberry Market.


The current version gives you access to:

  • Calendars
  • Campus Maps
  • Campus News
  • Important Phone numbers and
  • Videos about the college.

Future versions will also provide access to even more!



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iPhone app for library audiobook collection

Check out this post at Library’s blog…..

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Check out an iPad @ Library (students) & ETS (faculty)

Ready to try out an iPad?  Students can check out an iPad at the Hardin Valley campus Library. Five iPads are available for check out.  An iPad can be checked out for 4 hours for use in the Library or ERC on a first come, first serve basis.

Faculty can check out an iPad at Educational Technology Service (ETS) for up to a week. Five iPads are available on a first come, first serve basis.

These iPads are loaded with over 100 apps.  Check one out and try a few apps.  It’s easy, just touch the screen.  Know any awesome apps, especially in an academic related subject?  Please be sure to leave us your suggestions at the iPad apps library guide.

Questions?  Contact Librarians: Rick Bower (rbower – 539-7106), James Gill (jdgill – 539-7107 ) , Peter Nerzak (pnerzak 694-6517), or Instructional Technology Specialist: Brandon Ballentine (bcballentine 539-7333.


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iPad Training at lyndacampus

Don’t forget PSCC has a site license to lyndacampus.  It is a software training & tutorial video library available to PSCC students, faculty and staff . It’s online courses help you learn critical skills . Access thousands of tutorials including video-based elearning courses on Adobe and Microsoft applications and technologies; web design; digital photography, video and audio; Mac applications; programming, and more. Lynda Campus’s team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased movie-based training.

Included are iPad sessions on Tips & Tricks for using this tablet.

Be sure to log in via above link, or at the PSCC Library’s A-Z databases page:

There, click on letter “L”, then on lyndacampus link, if off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your PSCC username and password.  At the lyndacampus login page, at right, create your account by filling in and submitting form.  When you return to the lyndacampus login page, log in with your lyndacampus account.

At lyndacampus, sign up for notifications as other sessions become available.

Questions, problems? Contact Library Reference desk: 865-539-7107; email:; RefAsk form:, or text to: 66746, start message with keyword: pslib, then enter message and send. Have a smart phone? Find Text a Librarian QR code at right and scan with your QR code scan app to start text app for you.

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