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Three Favored Students to Graduate

Elizabethtown College is proud to announce the graduation of three of the most beloved and well-known students on campus, Bb Fake Student 1, 2, and 3. Attending classes completely online certainly was a challenge for these plucky undergrads but they

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Your Devices, Electronic Boogeymen

Commonly known but often ignored, electronic screens before bed time have a negative impact on your health. However, that “one more episode,” which turns into three, could be slowly killing you. Light-emitting screens can be electronic boogeymen by keeping you

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Phone Tips

Student Password Change

Before You Leave Now that finals week is upon us, it’s a good time to change your account password on the school network. Why? Because you’ll have enough time to get used to the new password before summer hits and

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, New Student Tips

Software Updates Coming Soon!

The process of updating all software for the upcoming school year has begun. For the 2015-2016 year, new updates have already been released or will be released in the near future in computer labs throughout campus. It’s important to know

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Teaching and Learning

Phishing Messages

Phishing messages, or messages that attempt to steal your information by pretending to be someone else, can sometimes slip past the College’s spam filters and land in your inbox. Don’t be lured in by these messages! They sometimes masquerade as

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Posted in Home Page, New Student Tips, Web Tips

Nicarry 133 Pilot Classroom

If you haven’t been to Nicarry 133 since its renovation over Spring Break, now is the time to do so. With the implementation of the pilot equipment, there is a plethora of new items for the classroom available for students

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Posted in Home Page, Teaching and Learning

Multiple Choice Mistakes

Creating multiple choice tests is no easy feat and many instructors struggle with composing the perfect question for specific learning goals. Good questions shouldn’t be too easy or too hard but they also should make the student really think about

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Fall Faculty Technology Institute

Over the last few summers, ITS and the Dean’s Office has sponsored a Faculty Technology Institute. This Spring, we will have Wednesday @ 11 presentations about the 2014 faculty projects. Each presentation will be held in Hoover 114. Save the

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Goodbye Blackboard

Goodbye Blackboard in… Countdown As of June 24, 2015, the college will no longer be using Blackboard as an LMS. Don’t worry! ITS will archiving all of your Blackboard courses and can help import them into Canvas. As Etown moves

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page, Teaching and Learning, Training

New Tech We Love

Kahoot! Student’s dozing off in class? Wake them up and get them focused with Kahoot! Utilizing a quick-and-easy online quiz builder while playing on your students’ competitive spirit, Kahoot! allows students to respond from their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to

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Posted in Home Page, Teaching and Learning, Web Tips

Tag Along Programs

It is widely known that most things in life aren’t free, or if they are, they come at a price. However, many users seem to forget this when offered a free download online. Free downloads often have viruses and malware

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Web Tips

Nicarry Active Learning Classrooms

Pilot Classroom The planning for the active learning classrooms on the first floor of Nicarry is moving forward with due diligence. We have partnered with Steelcase to install a pilot classroom during Spring Break. The classroom is designed with mobile

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Making Yosemite Work on the College Network

Mac’s newest OSX, Yosemite, is now compatible with the self-registration process on the campus network. If you choose to install Yosemite on your computer, you need to install a newer version of Symantec Antivirus and reinstall the Bradford agent.  Steps

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page

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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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Phone Tips, Web Tips

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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