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Windows 10 versus Windows 7: What You Need to Know

This summer, Campus Technology Support will roll out Windows 10 to University-owned devices on the 2017 Summer Replacement schedule, as well as PCs in classrooms and labs. For those of us who run screaming from software updates, curse Facebook every time it’s redesigned, and stubbornly refused to give up our flip phones, this change may ...

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Parking ticket phishing email


A new phishing email is appearing in inboxes, urging users to pay a parking ticket.  Below is an example of the email with suspicious areas highlighted. Example of a recent parking fine phishing email Suspicious areas 1. From name and email The from name is generic and does not identify a particular police department.  The from email does not ...

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Are you interested in teaching online this summer?


Did you know that Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) facilitates a training program for faculty teaching online? The program provides resources and training to faculty while they modify their face-to-face course for the online environment. Focus The focus is on acquiring skills critical to online teaching through application activities, pedagogical exploration, and technology mastery. Training Topics Topics covered include: ...

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Dan Harder presents at premiere IT educator’s conference

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Mr. Dan Harder, the Director of Campus Technology Support and Assistant CIO, recently represented Elon at the Miami 2016 Connect Conference for EDUCAUSE: the leading nonprofit organization for those seeking to ‘advance higher education through the use of information technology.’ In addition to leading two of the main stage speeches Harder was also a part of the ...

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Students present Maker Hub Kickbox projects

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On Thursday, April 28, the students who worked all semester on Maker Hub Kickbox projects presented their work. The Kickboxers discussed the progress they made over the past three months, the hurdles they overcame, and any future plans for continuing their projects. Instructional Technologists Michael Vaughn and Dan Reis kicked off the event by reviewing the ...

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April Acorn Accolade goes to Christina Bonds


April's Acorn Accolade was presented to Christina Bonds, an Application Developer in Web Technologies. The Acorn Accolade is awarded each month to an Instructional and Campus Technology (I&CT) employee to recognize his or her exemplary service to Elon. Bonds is recognized for her instrumental role in developing the Elon Payment Gateway. In her work on this ...

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 A quick hello and an app to help you cope with PDFs

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My name is Jess and I’m thrilled to be one of the new bloggers here at the Elon Technology Blog. As a senior Biology major with a minor in Communications, it likely comes as no surprise that I adore any opportunity to chat about science. I believe that science in the media is a societal ...

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Elon faculty share methods to deter academic dishonesty


These best practices for online and blended course design were compiled from the Summer College @Elon faculty data and personal interviews from 2006-2015. The consensus among Elon faculty parallels the literature in the field. Academic dishonesty At some point in our teaching careers, we’ve all asked ourselves, how can we uphold the integrity of our online/blended ...

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Kickbox projects kick off at the Maker Hub

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And they’re off! On February 1st, the recipients of the Maker Hub’s eleven Kickboxes received their boxes and participated in a design thinking workshop to jump-start their projects. Over the spring semester, this handful of student innovators will create everything from apps to artwork, with help and guidance from the contents of their Kickboxes. Check out ...

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Understanding Elon’s wireless network

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One of the topics the  Technology Service Desk most frequently receives questions about is wireless networking on Elon’s campus. There are three networks for faculty, staff, and students access: elonu, elonu-secure, and elonu-connect. Users often wonder about wireless connection speeds, configurations, and why a wireless device works at home and not on-campus. Read on for information ...

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