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
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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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Tips for using Elon’s new service catalog, knowledge base

Posted on: July 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Service Desk
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With the launch of TeamDynamix, Elon faculty, staff and students have more options when it comes to requesting support. Explore these tips for navigating key features of the new service catalog and knowledge base.

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Information Technology to revamp service desk processing

Posted on: June 13, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: News
TeamDynamix mockup of website and tablet

The Office of Information Technology (IT) looks to improve customer relations and service desk operations with the launch of TeamDynamix on June 19.

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Create accessible emails with these tips

Posted on: June 11, 2019 | By: tmoree | Filed under: Tech Tips, News
Email icon with accessibility symbols

Accessible content can be used by all members of the Elon University community, including students, faculty and staff with a diverse range of hearing, movement, vision and cognitive abilities. Follow these tips for creating emails and web-based content to more effectively reach diverse audiences.

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Easily access the internet at other colleges, universities using eduroam

Posted on: May 23, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: News
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As you may have experienced, connecting to the internet while visiting other colleges and universities can be a challenge. Now, with the help of eduroam, the Office of Information Technology (IT) looks to make the process seamless for Elon faculty, staff, students and visitors.

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Explore ways Elon faculty utilize Kaltura in class, online

Posted on: May 22, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Illustration of online video instruction.

The use of video can be very effective in teaching. Whether for an online course or to enhance in-person instruction, video can promote active learning and keep students engaged. Elon faculty have free access to Kaltura – a video platform that allows instructors to easily create and share videos and screencasts with students.

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