Category Archives: General

Small-group training sessions for Spring Term 2015

Various training sessions and workshops are provided by ITS throughout the year. All employees and students are welcome to attend, free of charge. Staff can also get credit for Blue and Gold Certification which is our on-campus professional development program. You can … Continue reading

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ITS Move to Sorensen

At the end of May, ITS began our move from the F.W. Olin Center to Sorensen Hall. If you get a chance, please stop by to say hi or to get help with a technology-related problem. See some pictures of … Continue reading

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Password Policy Change on July 8th

There will be some official changes to our password policy that will take place on July 8th in order to increase security across campus. These changes were previously recommendations, but will now be automatically enforced for our network passwords (Note: this is … Continue reading

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Heartbleed security threat

You may have heard about a recently discovered security threat called Heartbleed. This was a defect in OpenSSL – the software that is supposed to allow you to securely browse and transmit data online. This defect has made the usernames … Continue reading

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Java 7 Bypass Vulnerability Alert

An article (link) released January 10, 2013 by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT.gov) states a known vulnerability in Java version 7.  The overview from the mentioned article is as follows: “A vulnerability in the way Java 7 … Continue reading

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Digest or no Digest?

Over the summer ITS gradually changed the Augustana mailing lists to Digest Mode. To learn more about Digest Mode, you can read the Digest Mode FAQ here. We did this to make it easier for our users to distinguish email … Continue reading

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Creating a Desktop Alias (Mac)

If you are a PC user, please refer to the previous entry: Creating a Desktop Shortcut. Would you like to be able to create a desktop icon that would bring you directly to a website or computer program that you … Continue reading

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Creating a Desktop Shortcut (PC)

If you are a Mac user, please refer to the next entry: Creating a Desktop Alias. Would you like to be able to create a desktop icon that would bring you directly to a website or computer program that you … Continue reading

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Canned Responses

Do you find yourself sending out the same message over and over with very slight alterations? Canned Responses can be enabled to save the contents of commonly sent emails to be inserted into future emails. Continue reading

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Gmail Filters

Filters are a feature in Google Mail that helps keep your email organized automatically. Filters allow you to sort your mail by subjects, senders, keywords and more. Continue reading

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