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VPN Over the Summer

VPN or Virtual Private Network allows a user to access network resources while off campus (including private and public folders) and software while off campus. The VPN system sends all traffic from your remote computer to the college’s network through an encrypted

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ITS Information for Grads

When you graduate a lot in your life changes. Everything can be very overwhelming. What happens to your network folders? What happens to your email? How do you forward emails? What do you do with Symantec now that you’re graduating?

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Tech Tip: Audience Feedback with Zoom

We’ve all heard the warnings that today’s technology is lowering the quality of person-to-person interactions. We’ve all heard of the subtleties that are lost when nonverbal behavior is eliminated. Thankfully, we have Zoom to help us out. Zoom already had

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Spring Cleaning Your Devices

Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, and you drag everything out of the Tupperware cabinet and re-organize. While you’re at it, you should spring clean your devices too. From wiping the dust from under the case to

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Tech Tip: Embed Videos in PowerPoint

Videos can sometimes explain things much better than words alone. Some presentations can be much less boring with an added video too, but clicking links, waiting for the browser to open, then finding the right place in the video can

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Tech Tip: Customize Microsoft Office’s Quick Access Toolbar

Do you find yourself using a command often, but having to go through a complicated process to find it each time? Improve your productivity by customizing Microsoft Office’s Quick Access Toolbar. This will allow you to access your favorite commands

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Top 10 iOS 10 Tips

The change to iOS 10 was jarring for some, but it comes with plenty of cool features. Read these ten tips to decipher some of iOS 10’s best features.   Unlock your phone by resting your finger on the home

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Tech Tip: Excel Surveys with Office 365

Did you know that with Office 365, you have the ability to send out surveys made with Excel? It’s true! One of the many features of Office 365 is the capacity to send out sign-up sheets, questionnaires, and other types

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What’s Your Backup Plan?

Personal devices make it much easier to work on the go, but they’re easier to steal or misplace. Keeping your devices secure is crucial in this age of identity theft. Here are a few ways to make your device easier

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Tech Tip: Add a Table of Contents in Word

You might have a big group project or report to do this semester. If the paper starts to get difficult to navigate, you can easily add a table of contents in Word. This will enable you to quickly access the

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Phishing Scams are Getting Even Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a phishing scam. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter and clever. We’ve spent all month talking about phishing scams. Now take the test. Take a look at the email below. At first glance,

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Never Reveal Your Password

  ITS will never ask for your password, especially not in an email. If you ever receive an email asking you to “confirm your account” for any reason, it is a scam. That is a classic phishing scam. They trick

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Tech Tip: Classroom and Event Space Technology

Have you ever been confused about how to use the podium in a classroom? Or have you had trouble figuring out the TV in your dorm lounge? Well, the good news is that there are in-depth instructions on using these

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Gmail Phishing Scam

Recently, Gmail has been the target of phishing scams. A user will receive an email from a fake address, but the name will be familiar. You might think it is your mom because it has her picture, but the address

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Hover, Don’t Click

You just got an email. It looks relatively harmless, but something is nagging you. You weren’t expecting an email from your old boss, and not one like this. You remember what E-town has been telling you about phishing scams. You

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