Yearly Archives: 2014

Teaching and Grading Timesaver: Using Turnitin Quickmarks with Hyperlinks

If you have used Turnitin for assignments to check for plagiarism, you already know it is a powerful tool.  But did you also know that you can grade assignments within Turnitin and use Quickmarks that you can customize to give

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Prepare for Winter Break Before You Leave Campus

      Set Out of Office notices and make sure VPN works. Change your password if necessary. Then enjoy winter break with no computer worries! Email Out of Office Notices Notify Senders You’re Away from the Office Outlook Web

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Canvas is Coming to E-Town!

Canvas has recently been selected as E-Town’s learning management system, effective July 1, 2015.  By changing to Canvas, students, faculty and staff will have a flexible system accessible anywhere with internet access.  It includes opportunities for: Notifications about class activity

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Tech Shortcuts We’re Thankful For

With how fast technology is growing and developing, it’s a wonder anyone can keep up. Luckily, there are some great shortcuts to help keep you up to speed with technology. Here are some of the shortcuts we’re thankful for this

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Tricks and Shortcuts in iOS 8

iOS 8 has brought with it new features, accessibility, and more. From more options for photo retouching to a more responsive Siri, it’s an exciting time for owners of iOS devices. However, it can also be more confusing, especially if

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Making the Switch to Office 2013

Haven’t had time to attend the one hour Office 2013 training sessions ITS offers twice a month… and you’re trying to get used to Office 2013? Available whenever you are, watch a 25 minute training video created just for Elizabethtown

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Training

Halloween Tech Villains

We’ve all had a moment when we sat at our computers, wondering why it was running slower than it did when we first bought it. When you take it in to ITS to find out why, they ask if you’ve

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Web Tips

Door Access Control Project

Collaboration from ITS, Facilities and Campus Security helped bring to life this multi-faceted project which not only provides more security on campus, but also provides easier and more secure building access for students and faculty. The project includes installing door proximity card readers, door position sensors, electric strikes, surveillance cameras, and

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Ask the Phone for a Number

Avoid looking up a phone number. Instead ask the phone for the number!  Don’t even pick up the handset! Dial extension 1100. When asked, say the name of the person you are trying to call and you will be connected.

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BlackBoard Rubric Work Around

Using the blog or journal tools in Blackboard, although useful, can be frustrating when it comes to grading. Many instructors have had problems with the single grade you can input for the entire tool, regardless of how many posts there

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Turnitin Student Success Week

When was the last time you attended a webcast or online activity orientated on student success in the classroom? If you can’t remember when (or even if you can) make sure to check out Student Success Week put on by

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Faculty and Staff Websites

Did you know that Elizabethtown College Faculty and Staff can create personal websites? The Office of Marketing and Communications offers this service along with a pre-designed free WordPress template. If you need help working on your website, there are periodic

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Training, Uncategorized

How to Not Back Up Those Embarrassing Selfies

Do you have a lot of personal pictures on your devices? Do you know where they’re stored? A majority of smartphone users have no idea that their device is automatically backing up these photos by putting copies of them in

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Why Wireless Printers and Routers Aren’t Allowed on Campus

Every year some students bring wireless printers or routers on campus hoping to use them. However, attempting to set up these devices interferes with the campus wireless network and can affect not only your devices but those of students around

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Posted in Home Page, New Student Tips

New Renewal Process for Student Clubs

Clubs, both new and existing, will now register through JayWeb for the school year. Each year between April 1st and September 22nd, clubs will be required to register and Student Senate will process the registrations for approval and constitution review.

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