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Introducing MATLAB Online

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MATLAB Online™ provides access to MATLAB® from your web browser. This service is available to all Marquette faculty, staff and students.  Just log in to use MATLAB.  Please refer to the MATLAB installation instructions for information on setting up a Mathworks account.

With MATLAB Online, your files are stored on MATLAB Drive™ and are available wherever you go. MATLAB Drive Connector synchronizes your files between your computers and MATLAB Online, providing offline access and eliminating the need to manually upload or download files. You can also run your files from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet by connecting to MathWorks® Cloud through the MATLAB Mobile™ app.

MATLAB Online facilitates collaboration by enabling you to share files with friends or publish them as formatted HTML or PDF documents.

The following toolboxes are available at this time:


  • Simulink graphical environment is not supported
  • Hardware connectivity is not supported

See more about limitations.

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Learn iOS Programming

There are five books on Amazon I found with great reviews teaching the latest iOS programming:

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2: Exploring the iOS SDK
Another introductory book that provides a good overview of many iOS 9, Xcode 7 and Swift 2 concepts.  Written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style assumming readers have little or no knowledge of iOS application development.  Then guides through the creation of simple applications, building cool user interfaces, tables and saving data to the cloud or SQL server.

iOS 9 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (7th Edition)
Easy guide for learning iOS structured more like a traditional text book.  24 chapters printed in full-color cover Xcode 7, Swift 2, iOS 9 APIs and popular iPhone/iPad functions such as sensing motion, orientation, location, iOS media recording/playback, advanced UIs with tables, navigation controllers, capturing photos, integrating with social media and reading/writing data.  Includes quizes to test your knowledge.  Recommended for beginners.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (5th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Intermediate guide for learning iOS based on their popular boot camp sessions.  This book walks individuals with some programming experience through the application development process using sample applications that are expanded upon throughout the chapters in the book.  Received very good reviews on Amazon.

iOS 9 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics
Intermediate book for those with some programming experience.  Learn core fundamentals of iOS with the Swift 2 programming language, Xcode 7 and Cocoa touch framework.  Dives into great detail on Swift programming and prepares students for the second companion book.

Programming iOS 9: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks
Advanced book for those who understand iOS programming fundamentals including Swift, Xcode and Cocoa.  Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks.

  • Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch
  • Use view controllers to manage multiple interface screens
  • Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls
  • Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors
  • Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar
  • Understand further topics, including files, networking, and threads
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App Development Lab Info Session

Mobile Phone with ApplicationsThe Opus College of Engineering has an exciting new opportunity for students who are interested in developing mobile applications. Still in the planning stages, we are looking for self-motivated students interested in learning how to develop mobile applications primarily for iOS devices but possibly Android as well. Even if you have no experience programming, if you are interested in learning and participating, please come to our information meeting Friday, April 8 at 3 pm in Engineering Hall 236.

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Qualtrics Survey Software Available

Marquette University has enterprise online survey software available to allow the campus community to easily create and distribute online surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. Use of the software is free and available to all faculty, staff and students at Marquette University.  The software is powered by Qualtrics, a nationally-respected survey instrument software company.

To login and get started, please visit:

Online training is available at:

Marquette University Survey Policy

Marquette University has a policy for conducting online surveys that helps minimize the occurrence of survey fatigue, improve the integrity of Marquette data and communication, reduce oversampling Marquette students, employees and alumni and increase survey response rates. The Online Survey Review Group at Marquette reviews and schedules online surveys conducted with Marquette students, employees, or alumni in accordance with UPP-1-22: the Online Survey Policy.

Policy Exceptions

Surveys with 100 or more total Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants must be approved in advance, unless they meet one of the following exceptions:

  • Surveys/evaluations sent only to persons who have used a given service or office or attended a specific program/event AND for which the author already has the email contact AND for which no invitations are sent to non-users or non-participants
  • Institutional elections (e.g. MUSG, University Academic Senate)
  • Academic research conducted by faculty or students and online surveys conducted by students as part of an official course assignment are subject to the policy ONLY if the projects involve soliciting 100 or more Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants.

For more information about this policy, please visit:

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Demo

We have a demo unit of the first convertible mobile workstation released in the US – the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. If anyone is thinking about purchasing a new laptop this year, and would like to look at the P40 Yoga, please let me know and we can schedule time to look at it.

Thank you,

Matt Derosier
Computer Systems Engineer
Marquette University – Opus College of Engineering Technology Services
Phone: 414-288-1555

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Swivl Lecture Capture

Faculty interested in low-cost lecture capture or flipping the classroom may check out a new product called Swivl. Swivl is a robotic device that turns a smartphone or tablet into a complete video solution for lecture capture. The purpose of Swivl is to follow an instructor as he or she gives a lecture–it scans a room at command and stops to focus where it is needed.  It will automatically track you as you deliver a presentation and then upload the video to their cloud.  You may also export the content to D2L, YouTube and/or other video sources.  The software allows video within PowerPoint so your lecture will be synchronized with the slides. Contact the COE Tech office for more information or to reserve use in your classroom.

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Free ANSYS Student Software

ANSYS recently announced a free version of ANSYS Student.  ANSYS Student is an introductory software package for engineering students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to state of the art ANSYS Workbench simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products.

The renewable six-month product license is free and can be downloaded and used by students anywhere in the world. It provides access to versions of ANSYS® Mechanical™, ANSYS® CFD™, ANSYS® Autodyn®, ANSYS® Workbench™, ANSYS® DesignModeler™ and ANSYS® DesignXplorer™ that are limited only in the size of the problems that can be solved. The product can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine. The ANSYS Student license is for personal educational purposes. The analysis work performed with ANSYS Student must be non-proprietary, and the product may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial work.

Additional product information and limitations:

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VMWare and Microsoft Software Available to Engineering Faculty and Students

The Opus College of Engineering purchased a college-wide VMWare Academic subscription enabling all engineering faculty and students access to a wide-variety of VMWare products and training materials at no charge.  This is similar to our Microsoft Dreamspark (formerly MSDN) subscription for Microsoft development tools, client/server operating systems, and software.  The software is limited to academic instructional, non-commercial (not-for-profit) research and personal uses and may be installed on Marquette and personal computers.  Software packages and associated licenses available through our online web store include the following:

  • Microsoft DreamSpark (formerly MSDN Academic Alliance)
    • Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
    • Visual Studio Programming Suites
    • Microsoft Project, Visio, Expression
    • SQL and Exchange Servers
    • Virtual PC Software
  • VMWare Academic Software
    • VMware Workstation (PC)
    • VMware Fusion (Mac)
    • VMware eLearning training materials
    • VMware vCloud  Suite Standard
    • VMware vSphere Enterprise
    • VMware vCenter Server Standard
    • VMware vCloud Director

To sign up for an account and access the online software, please visit: