Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sympodium Workshop

The Sympodium workshop, held in Esbenshade 163, will help faculty and staff learn how to utilize  Sympodiums in classrooms. Sympodiums, or “Smart Podiums”, are located in multiple classrooms across campus and have special features which allow instructors to “write” on

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Word 2013 – Edit PDFs in Word

Did you know that with Word 2013 you can edit unprotected PDFs? No longer do you have to use an outside program like Adobe Acrobat. Now you can fill out PDF forms and create your own PDFs from Word. Useful

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Hide Courses in Blackboard

Did you know that you can hide previous or cluttered course listings from your list on Blackboard? This doesn’t delete the courses; it only hides them from view. This can unclutter your landing page and make it easier to navigate

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Word 2013 – Missing Ruler Features

While working on a Word document, you discover that your indent markers are missing! Now that you look at it, so is the tab selector. What’s going on? How can you fix it? In a recent Office update, Microsoft caused

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Wireless Connection Assistance Schedule

Link to Schedule Prior to requesting assistance, follow the steps for connecting your computer or other devices. The Elizabethtown College ITS student staff will be available for assisting students in connecting their computers to the college’s wireless network. Monday, August

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Word 2013 – Read Mode

Word 2013 has several useful new features including the brand new Read Mode. This viewing mode is useful for reading long documents and is comparable to reading a magazine online. Read Mode features two pages of a document side by

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ITS Resources and Services

Did you know that Etown ITS has many resources and services available to faculty, staff, and students? From online 24/7 tech support to equipment available for all your academic needs, ITS has it all! For more information on what’s available

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Password Change (For Students)

It’s that time of year again! Before heading back to school make sure to change your password, not only on your email but on your mobile devices as well. One of the most common reasons students get locked out of

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Printing Options

Web Printing  Students can now send printing jobs to the printer across campus from the comfort of their own dorm room. Using PaperCut, students can easily send a print job to a printer and pick it up from a print station

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Computer and Mobile Device Assistance

From August 18 – 27, student workers from the ITS Helpdesk will be offering computer assistance sessions to help with computer and mobile device problems. These sessions will be held in Nicarry 133 and the Winters Alcove of the High

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Office 2013 Downloads (For Students)

In the summer of 2014, the Etown ITS department announced a Student Advantage partnership between Microsoft and Elizabethtown College. This means that Etown ITS now provides Office 2013 to currently enrolled students for free during their years here at Etown. Students are able to download

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Password Change Requirements

When creating a new password, remember that it needs to contain at least three of these four elements: Uppercase letter Lowercase letter Number Special character (i.e. # $ ! * ^) In addition, your password must be a minimum of eight

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Faculty Technology Institute – Sessions Open to All Faculty

August 18, 20, 21   Click on the workshop title to register for the session. Monday, August 18 10:00-11:00 Leveling the Classroom Participation Playing Field: The Pros and Cons of Using Clickers Some topics that will be included: •    Using

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Posted in Home Page, Teaching and Learning, Training

Improve Your Presentation Skills

Looking to improve your presentation skills? Look no further! Prezi has compiled a list of the top resources for presenters. The article, “The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See” includes articles and blogs, videos and podcasts, presentations, and books.

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Word 2013 – Omit the Start Window

When you start an  Office 2013 application like Word or Excel, unlike Office 2010, you don’t see a blank document. Instead you see a choice of templates which require you to double-click Blank document to start working. You can easily

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