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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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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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Keep Your Private Information Private

You leave digital footprints wherever you go on the internet. It’s important to ensure that these footprints contain only what you intend to share. Protect yourself from both embarrassment and identity theft with these tips.   Have a variety of

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Tech Tip: Out of Office Replies and Phone Messages

Leaving your office or campus for the summer requires some planning. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind before heading out for a well-deserved break: Out of Office Email Response Setting your email to automatically reply

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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: 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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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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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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Tech Tip: Office 365 and OneDrive

Do you have a group project this semester? Well, an easy way for the whole to group edit a single document is to use Office 365. Login to your individual OneDrive using your E-town credentials, and share the document with your

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Phishing Scams on Social Media, Text, and the Phone

Personal information threats don’t just come through email anymore. We’ve seen attempts coming through social media scams, text messages (smishing), and phone calls (vishing). These malicious frauds attempt to gain access to your account usernames and passwords, bank account information,

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Chrome Apps Faculty Will Love

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to be more organized, get more work done, and finally finish your research or book, then these Chrome Extensions might be perfect for you and your students. Distraction-free viewing Mercury Reader (formerly

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