Do-It-Yourself Video: The Top 10 Takeaways

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

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 tricks for implementation.

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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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5 Awesome Moodle Features You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted on: March 14, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips

After the Moodle renovation this winter, the interface has more features than ever, geared to make your online classroom interactive and convenient. Want to learn how to get the most out of Moodle? You’re in the right place – here are five hidden features you may not have known Moodle offers.

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2 Real Examples to Help You Spot an Email Phishing Scam

Posted on: February 21, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Tech Tips
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The dangers of phishing scams hit closer to home than ever last week as Elon faculty and staff members found themselves targeted. As one can note from the screenshots included below, these convincing, yet fraudulent, emails asked faculty and staff to log onto their private Elon accounts. From there, scammers will search for account numbers, …

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Information Technology recognized during National Customer Service Week

Posted on: October 4, 2017 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Tech Tips
Ryan Gay and IT student worker, Katie Shifflette, answering technology questions at College Coffee.

Information Technology is proud to highlight the exemplary customer service provided by the department’s staff during National Customer Service Week.   Service with a smile When it comes to offering customer service, the employees of Information Technology (IT) strive to offer faculty, staff, students, alumni, and retirees the best experience possible. From troubleshooting issues, to creating new applications …

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Cybersecurity 101: 5 Quick Tips For Staying Safe Online

Posted on: October 3, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Tech Tips, Info Security

To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re sharing five simple tips for keeping your personal information safe from cyber attacks. While you may feel that you’re not at risk for a cyber attack, keep in mind that over 1.9 billion data records have been hacked during global cyber attacks in just the first half of 2017. It’s even possible that your information has been hacked without your knowledge.

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Hurricane Harvey disaster relief scams

Posted on: August 28, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Tech Tips, Info Security

While Hurricane Harvey has slowly begun to subside, the storm’s destructive effects will continue to be felt across Texas and surrounding areas for years to come. Unfortunately, when natural disasters strike, malicious cyber scammers consider this a prime time to capitalize on those wanting to help disaster victims. Donating money to disaster relief charities and …

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Windows 10 versus Windows 7: What You Need to Know

Posted on: April 28, 2017 | By: Meghan Cobourn | Filed under: Tech Tips

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

Posted on: April 20, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Tech Tips, Info Security
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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?

Posted on: March 9, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Tech Tips
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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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