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Students & staff can now download Office Professional!

November 17th, 2014 No comments

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Microsoft has changed their agreement so that schools like Augustana with a Microsoft Campus agreement may offer Office 365 including Office Professional Plus (2013) or Office Professional 2011 (Mac) to current students.

To sign up, students may follow these steps:

1. Go to  https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education and click on the Find out if you’re eligible button.
2. Enter your Augustana email address.
3. Open your email and verify your address by clicking the link sent by Microsoft.
4. Choose an Office 365 password.
5. Click “Install Now” to download a setup application for Office Professional.  (You can install on up to 5 PCs or Macs)
6. When prompted, choose that you are an Office 365 subscriber and enter your email address and Office 365 password.

That’s it!  As long as you continue as an Augustana student or employee you will have access to this Office 365 benefit.

Enjoy,
Shawn Beattie
ITS

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ITS at Augustana now has a YouTube Channel

July 15th, 2014 No comments

ITS now has a YouTube channel! Why, you ask? So we can share insightful how-to videos as well as videos about new IT resources here at Augustana. We hope you find them informative and useful. Our channel: http://www.youtube.com/ITSAugustana

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Internet Explorer for Windows Security Issue

April 29th, 2014 No comments

Due to a security issue with Internet Explorer,users are being advised to use an alternate browser (Chrome,Firefox,Safari).  These browsers should work with most campus services, and Google Chrome is the preferred broswer for using our Google Apps for Education services (mail, calendar, Sites, calendar).  The issue with Internet Explorer can cause users to gain access to your private information.  For more on the issue, see  http://usat.ly/1mRATge 

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Spring 2014 Lunch & Learns

February 14th, 2014 No comments
Spring Term Lunch & Learn @ ITS — held at 11:30am on the 1st floor of Olin, Rm 110
Learning with Lynda.com March 13
Tools for Instant Feedback March 27
Spicing up Moodle April 10
RSVP by emailing shawnbeattie@augustana.edu!
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Great new tool available in Windows 7 – DVD Maker

May 15th, 2012 No comments

Now that most users at Augustana are using Windows 7,  a great new feature available is Windows DVD Maker.  You can find it under Start/All Programs, or use the Search feature.  A great tutorial on how to use it was posted at SevenForums.com — I am embedding it in this post.

This will show you how to open and use Windows DVD Maker in Windows 7 to create and burn a pictures and videos DVD that you can watch on a computer or on a TV using a regular DVD player. You can also customize the DVD menu style and text before you burn the DVD.
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Windows DVD Maker is only available in the Windows 7 Home PremiumProfessionalUltimate, and Enterprise editions.

Read more…

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Google Drive – quick look

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Google Drive was recently announced as a new feature and enhancement to Google Docs.  It allows each Google user to store her files on Google’s servers and have a special folder synchronized so that when you place new files there, they will be moved to all other devices running Google Drive.   Google Drive is not yet enabled for our Google Apps domain.  It will be at some point soon. It can be enabled for your personal Google (gmail.com) account, if you have one.

If you have used Dropbox, Google Drive works in much the same way. You install a Mac or PC client, and a folder is created on your hard drive. Initially, it is loaded with all of the files in your Google Docs area that you own. On the PC it creates a system tray icon where you can log in/out or other functions. On the Mac, it appears as a drop-down menu up in your menu bar. Read more…

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Taking screen shots

January 27th, 2012 No comments

Users being upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 will receive, among many other upgrades and enhancements, a great built-in way to take screen shots. Since the early days of Windows, using the Print Screen button, located in the upper right corner of your keyboard, was a quick way to grab the entire contents of your screen into your system’s clipboard. You can still do that under Windows 7, but a new tool, the Snipping Tool, is also available. To find it, go to your Start button and then type “Snip” in the search area. The first tool that comes up should be the Snipping Tool. When you launch it, it allows you to create a new snip by dragging a box around any area of your screen. Then, you can either save it as a graphic file or copy it to your clipboard. Very handy!

Veteran Mac users will note that this capability has been built-in to the Mac OS for years. On the Mac, use Command-Shift-3 to take a whole-screen shot (which is dropped as a file on your desktop) or use Command-Shift-4 to snip out a region of your screen.

Happy snipping!

Lay up your treasures in “the cloud”

May 17th, 2011 No comments

As many of you prepare to leave campus for the summer, this is as good a time as ever to consider backing up your files. Geographic diversity – keeping files in multiple physical places –  is a very good idea for your most important files as protection against hard drive failures and natural disasters.  One way to do this is to copy files to a USB drive and take it home (or, for your home files – keep a copy in a locked drawer at work).  Our network drives (H, O, etc) are backed up to tape.  But another way is to back up to “the cloud,” as many people refer to internet-based storage services like Google Docs and Windows Skydrive.  Here’s how: Read more…

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Keyboard Shortcuts

May 3rd, 2011 3 comments

Sometimes learning a few keyboard shortcuts can really save you a lot of time.  Both Windows and Mac users can take advantage of these time-savers.  On your PC keyboard, look for a key that looks like the Windows logo (⊞) between your Control and Alt keys.  On your Mac keyboard, look for the Command key (⌘).  Below are some of our favorites Read more…

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April training brings May….what rhymes with training?

March 29th, 2011 No comments

Be sure to take advantage of these upcoming spring ITS workshops!

4/4/2011 11:30 a.m.
Beginning Access Workshop

4/6/2011 4:00 p.m.
Windows Movie Maker

4/7/2011 10:30 a.m.
Google Documents Workshop

4/15/2011 3:00 p.m.
Google Documents Workshop

4/20/2011 3:00 p.m.
Beginning Access Workshop

4/27/2011 9:00 a.m.
Google Documents Workshop

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