Monthly Archives: August 2016

Help Desk Hours

The Help Desk is your Information and Technology Services (ITS) physical location. We have students and staff members available to help you solve or navigate problems you may be having with your electronic devices. ITS also offers phone support (x3333)

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Recent Updates to Canvas: August 2016

There are some fantastic updates to Canvas recently.  Check out this video for some of the highlights or read the full release notes for all of the details. Here are some of the new and updated features in Canvas: Dashboard

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New Accessible Course Template for Fall 2016

Over the last few weeks, you likely received an email stating that your fall 2016 courses were updated with a new course template.  This new Canvas course template homepage is accessible to screen readers as the campus moves to compliance

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Connecting ChromeCast Correctly

Is your internet slow? Does the connection repeatedly fail? The culprit could be wireless devices like ChromeCast interfering with the internet connection. If you don’t set it up properly, ChromeCast could be eating up the signal. To avoid connectivity problems,

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Keep Your Devices Safe

You’re in the library getting some reading or research done. Your stomach has been rumbling for the last twenty minutes. You just want to run to the Jays and grab some chicken tenders before heading back to the library again.

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Setting Up E-town Email on Phone

Setting up your smartphone or tablet to receive emails right to your mailbox is quick and easy, and it will save you a lot of hassle in the future. To set up your email, select the type of device you

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Tech Tip: Downloading Office 365

Office 365 is the complete Office 2016 package available to download on both PCs and Macs. E-town has a licensing agreement with Microsoft that allows currently enrolled students, and all faculty and staff to download Office to their personal computers

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Back to School!

Whether you’re coming to E-town’s campus for the first time this Fall or heading back for another year, there are some things you need to do to prepare for your arrival. To find out what to expect when you arrive

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Workshops and Recent Updates to Canvas – August 2016

There are some very useful updates to Canvas this month.  Watch the screencast to see some of these features or read the full release notes for all of the details.  Here are some of the salient highlights: Assignments now may

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Tech Tip: Atomic Learning Tutorial Videos

Did you know that all faculty, staff and students have access to over 10,000 videos and interactive learning modules? E-Town has a license to Atomic Learning and this resource is full of video resources to enhance your knowledge of technical

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Tech Tip: Password Safe App

Changing your password regularly is very important. Using different, long, and complex passwords is a major plus for added security. How do you keep track of all of those passwords though? Writing them down seems like a good idea, but

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student Enrollments

ITS will automatically enroll all students into Canvas courses two weeks prior to the semester starting.  Faculty and students do not need to do anything to make this happen.  If a faculty member is using Canvas, they will, however, need

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