Elon Technology Blog

Technology resources available for Move-In

As students, both 08_27_10 movein day 002 editnew and returning, make their way back to campus this week, Instructional & Campus Technologies (ICT) will have a presence across campus to help students with accessing campus-based technology. Additionally, the Technology Service Desk is available to assist students with accessing our wireless networks and print stations at our office located at 114 W. Lebanon Avenue. Continue reading »

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Summer upgrades and improvements

Summer upgrade iconOver the summer, Instructional & Campus Technologies made a number of improvements that will impact students, faculty, and staff. Below are some highlights.  Continue reading »

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Moodle improvements for Fall 2015

Moodlerooms, Elon’s Moodle hosting provider, upgraded our Moodle installation to version 2.8 on July 9th, 2015. This upgrade included several changes and new features for the gradebook, forums, and quizzes, which are highlighted below. Continue reading »

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Technology tips for new students

When first techtipsarriving on campus for fall semester, freshmen are bombarded with a wide variety of new information and experiences that truly kick off the start of their higher education journey with a bang.

It’s easy for freshmen, and even upperclassmen, to put technology needs on the backburner as they adjust to life on a college campus. If you’re new to Elon, or are even a returning student in need of a refresher, here are some tips to make sure you’re prepared for interacting with University technology once classes begin. Continue reading »

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Building the maker movement: Spring recap

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Recap of the #MakeElon events from the spring.

It is a very exciting time to be a maker at Elon. Our makerspace, called the Maker Hub, is under construction and is set to open this fall. However, the maker movement on campus has already begun. Continue reading »

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Resist upgrading to Windows 10

As previously reported, Microsoft announcedNo-Built-in-Keylogging-Capabilities-Windows-10-300x151 that Windows 10, the latest version of the company’s operating system, will be released a week from today on July 29. The latest operating system boasts a smoother user experience, combining the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft announced that existing users with Windows 7 and Windows 8 would receive a free upgrade to Windows 10; however, it is important to emphasize that Elon faculty and staff should not immediately take advantage of the upgrade. Continue reading »

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Top 10 blogs at Elon in 2014-15

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Elon is using WordPress, the popular blogging platform, in many interesting ways. We’re using it to promote university initiatives, to share reflections on study abroad experiences, as a repository of academic videos, to organize conferences and as a basic course communication tool. Here’s a quick snapshot of Elon’s WordPress blogs from June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015, including which blogs are most viewed, which month brought the most readers, and a few other interesting details (including where the Technology blog falls in the top 10).  Continue reading »

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Summer computer replacements underway

With the arrival of summer,IMG_1436 Campus Technology Support (CTS) is once again making great strides in our annual summer replacement program for computers that have completed their four year life cycle. This year is a record year for the program, with more than one-quarter of campus computers being replaced to newer models. The replacement program targets Elon University faculty, staff, and computer labs on the main campus, as well as at the Law School. If your computer is up for replacement, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help keep the transition as smooth as possible. Continue reading »

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Making the Maker Hub: Printing a 3d printer, Arduino and construction pics

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3D printed parts for a new 3D printer!

Editors note: Elon is opening a makerspace, called the Maker Hub, this fall. In preparation, student staff member Connor TeVault is spending the summer testing and configuring equipment that will go into the space. He’s keeping track of quirks and lessons learned in this series of blog posts. Learn more about the Maker Hub on Hub’s website. 

It’s been an exiting week to be making at Elon! Check out our brand new ElonMakers Instagram for daily posts about the Maker Hub and things we’ve made! This week read about 3D printing a 3D printer, an Arduino controlled DIY robotic arm, our Custom active cooling solution for Wanhao 4S 3D printer, and more!

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TeacherKit: The classroom management app teachers will love

Teacher Kit LogoTeacherKit is the all-in-one classroom management app for teachers of all grade levels. With different features such as roster, attendance, a timetable for lesson planning, behavior monitoring, a grade-book, progress reports, and an awesome feature called callout, this app keeps everything a teacher could possibly need right at his or her fingertips. Read on to see why this is the app every teacher should download right now.

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