Changing your Password from off Campus

December 14th, 2011 No comments

Now that break is coming up it would be a good idea to change your password if you haven’t done so recently. Network passwords expire a couple of times a year so it’s important that you know how to change them if you’re off campus. Note: Google Apps passwords do not expire.

You can change your password in either Webadvisor or Moodle using the “Change Your Password” Link. Read more…

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The New Look of Google Apps

December 5th, 2011 No comments

We’ve been receiving some questions about Google’s new look. Starting in June of this year, Google began to change some of their designs. To learn directly from Google why they have been changing their look, I’ll refer you to their official blogs:

However, if you’re not interested in why Google made the change and have some questions, you can find answers to some of our most common questions below: Read more…
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A new addition to Google Apps Email – Read Receipts

October 14th, 2011 No comments

This week’s tip from Sean McBride in ITS:

Read receipts are now a possibility within our Google Apps Email system. Read more…

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Changing Your Profile Information

October 5th, 2011 No comments

This week’s tip from Leslie DuPree in Web Services. To view this tip on our blog, go to:

All faculty and staff members have the ability to login and edit their directory page on the college website. If you haven’t seen your own page and you wonder what it looks like, then search for your name on our site; use the search box  at top right of every web page . Your directory page should be the top search result.

The link to login and update your page is at  www.augustana.edu/directory/update.php (Please don’t ask someone else to update your page. Your campus login is required to edit your page.) Read more…

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Upcoming Trainings

September 21st, 2011 No comments

Note these upcoming training sessions:

  • Windows 7/Office 2010
  • Google Documents
  • Beginning Access
  • Ingeniux CMS (Edit Augustana Website)
  • iMovie
  • Google Sites Read more…
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Attachments in Digest Mode

August 22nd, 2011 No comments

I know that I appreciate receiving mailing list emails in Digest Mode, because it makes navigating my inbox a little bit easier. Still, the option is not without its flaws. You can opt out of Digest Mode, by following the directions in last week’s blog post here. However, before you reject Digest Mode, take a look at this week’s tip regarding attachments.

Since attachments are not shown directly in the Digest, they can be difficult to locate. However, they are there! Read more…

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Digest or no Digest?

August 16th, 2011 No comments

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 that is sent to them personally from email that is sent campus-wide.

However…

… Digest Mode is not a requirement. If you do not like digest email and you would like to switch back to receiving individual emails as they are sent, you can change your preferences in Gmail by following these directions: Read more…

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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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Creating a Desktop Alias (Mac)

April 26th, 2011 No comments

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 use daily? On Mac computers this is called an “Alias” and it is relatively easy to create one yourself! Read more…

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