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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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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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Xfinity on Campus!

It’s here. It’s finally here! Xfinity on Campus is officially a reality! Why are we so excited? Our contract with Comcast includes a subscription to Xfinity on Campus for Residential Students. This means that students have free access to Xfinity

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2017 New Year, New You!

Seven tech things to think about in 2017. Update your computer. Not only is the new year a time for changes in your life, it’s a time for changes in your technology. It’s a fantastic time to update your computer.

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Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really.

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Tech Tip: Office 365 for the Holidays

Don’t forget, as a student as Elizabethtown College, you can download Microsoft Office products for free from ITS onto 5 different devices. With this download, you’ll have free access to Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word. Follow the steps in

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Security for Your Mobile Device

Mobile devices are one of the most common ways to communicate and interact now. We can do nearly anything right from our smartphones such as banking, shopping, viewing medical data or history, and even working remotely. That information is good

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Optimize Your Wi-Fi Settings

Over the summer, ITS worked very hard to upgrade the entire wireless network on campus. Now, students can enjoy Wi-Fi beyond buildings in areas such as in the Dell or the Academic Quad. The Wi-Fi is also faster and more

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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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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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