Elon IT Decoded: Meet Cassie Lott

Posted on: February 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Tech Tips
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There’s a good chance you haven’t met Systems Administrator Cassie Lott, but odds are, she’s helped you somewhere along the way. One-fifth of Information Technology’s (IT) Systems Administration team and an Acorn Accolade honoree, Cassie spends her days at Elon managing a number of tasks behind the scenes – from email accounts and access, to Office …

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Moodle Support: Missing a course on your list? Here’s what may be happening

Posted on: February 4, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle
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It’s the first day of spring semester and you’ve logged into Moodle, only to find that one of your courses is missing. Whether you’re a student or an instructor, this can be a little unsettling. But don’t panic. Here’s what may be happening. Are you a student? If you are a student and cannot see your Moodle …

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Recognizing Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, In the News
data privacy day January 28

How many times have you started an online account and took the time to read through the privacy settings? If not, do you really know how your personal information is used, collected or shared through your favorite apps and online platforms? Data Privacy Day aims to change how all users think about privacy and protection. Observed internationally …

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SharePoint, OneDrive: Best practices for online storage, file sharing

Posted on: January 25, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Tech Tips
sharepoint and one drive best practices

Whether you realize it or not, most of us utilize some type of cloud computing on a daily basis. The technology offers a number of services and solutions, from email to social media and beyond, with growth expected to continue. When it comes to file storage and file sharing, cloud-based platforms provide users with convenient access, …

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Tips for designing and delivering quizzes in Moodle

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle
Depiction of Moodle Quizzes

Last spring, Moodle quizzes were created in almost 200 courses across the University; many faculty have turned to the Moodle Quiz tool as an alternative to traditional Scantron bubble sheets. Whether you were one of the many who utilized this tool for administering quizzes, or you are new to this feature-rich tool, here are some …

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Holiday online shopping tips

Posted on: November 28, 2018 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Tech Tips
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The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and you have made the decision to do some or all your shopping online this year. Maybe the free shipping offers attracted you or maybe the items you are looking for are not available in brick-and-mortar stores. We all know online threats exist but here are some tips …

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What makes us vulnerable to data breaches? Cathy Hubbs tells all

Posted on: October 30, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Tech Tips

Cathy Hubbs, the Chief Information Security Officer at American University, holds an intricate job which entails identifying digital risks, as well as maintaining the University’s information security program. This is imperative to protect technologies and services faculty, staff, and students use on American’s campus every day. As a part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Hubbs …

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Do-It-Yourself Video: The Top 10 Takeaways

Posted on: October 25, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Tech Tips

Video and education have gone hand and hand for many years, supporting professors who teach flipped, blended or online courses. Knowing this, Teaching and Learning Technology held a workshop for professors interested in incorporating video components to their courses. Participants learned the value of including instructional videos, the process for creating video, and tips and …

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Quick Guide to Student Printing

Posted on: August 30, 2018 | By: Claudia Sparks | Filed under: Tech Tips
Student at print station in Belk Library

This summer, Information Technology (IT) converted student printer stations from Pharos to Canon printers. This change brought several advantages to students, like the ability to send print jobs from any device and the ability to scan and copy. These new machines are more robust and full-featured, but of course, with all changes, things are a bit different now.

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LastPass Password Manager: A Crash Course

Posted on: May 7, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Tech Tips, Security and Safe Computing

LastPass, an easily downloadable internet extension for all browsers, is ideal for securely storing your passwords. Whether you’re someone who’s always forgetting a password, prefers to have a different password for every account, or anywhere in between, LastPass will become an essential tool for keeping your information safe and accessible. Any password you add to …

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