Elon IT Decoded: Meet Gary Sheehan

Posted on: October 28, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, Info Security, News
A graphic featuring Director of Information Security Gary Sheehan

Director of Information Security Gary Sheehan, who came to Elon in January, who came to Elon in January with more than 35 years of experience in the field of information security, oversees efforts to protect Elon’s data and users against cyber threats. Learn more about his role on campus, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and what Elon is doing to help keep you safe.

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Protect it: Free public wifi isn’t safe wifi

Posted on: October 24, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
Portion of graphic that describes the dangers of public wifi and is detailed in full in the post

In the age of constant internet connectivity, access is always a hot commodity. Many businesses and localities now offer free public wifi for customers for convenience and to encourage visitation. But just because it’s free, doesn’t mean it’s safe. 

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Secure it: Avoid scammers who try to trick you into giving up personal information

Posted on: October 17, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
Portion of graphic that describes phishing and is detailed in accompanying blog post

For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and day-to-day online safety, take some time to learn about just how far scammers are willing to go to obtain your personal identifiable information and other sensitive data through text messages and email. Here are some tips to help you stay safe online.

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Workshop: Increase Your Efficiency, Deter Academic Dishonesty with Moodle

Posted on: October 10, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: News, Teaching & Learning
Graphic with bullets and lines to resemble a quiz

Elon faculty and staff are invited to join a lunch and learn on Thursday, Nov. 13 co-hosted by the Provost’s Office and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) focused on incorporating technology tools in Moodle to increase your efficiency and deter academic dishonesty.

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Own it: You can help keep the internet safer, more secure

Posted on: October 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Devices, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
Image promoting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As we observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, consider what you’re doing to keep the internet safer and more secure. Follow these tips to stay safe online. 

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Elon IT Decoded: Meet Doug Purnell

Posted on: September 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, News
Database Architect Doug Purnell

If you ask about Information Technology staff on Elon’s campus, Database Architect Doug Purnell is among the department’s most well-known staff. Learn more about that notoriety, his role at Elon and what keeps him busy outside of work.

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Online alternatives to cancelling class

Posted on: September 5, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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When the unexpected occurs and you can’t make it to campus, cancelling class is not your only option. Consider using online alternatives instead.

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Explore interactive Moodle course content with H5P

Posted on: August 26, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Example of Flashcards activity in H5P plugin

Refresh your Moodle course and increase student engagement by adding interactive content with the H5P plugin. Learn more about the tool and how to use it as a complement to your course.

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Belk Library to update Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning 

Posted on: August 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News
LinkedIn Learning logo

On Monday, Aug. 5, Belk Library will update Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. Learn more about key features, other important changes that impact Elon faculty, staff and students, and review step-by-step instructions for activating your LinkedIn Learning account.

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Phishing email scams target Microsoft Office 365, OneNote users

Posted on: July 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
Graphic featuring laptop with an information security icon

BleepingComputer recently highlighted two phishing email scams targeting Microsoft users. These emails lure users in by appearing to be legit and alerting them to urgent security concerns. Ultimately, scammers are trying to get users to provide login credentials. Learn more about these scams below, and how to protect yourself and Elon from the danger they pose.

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