Elon IT Decoded: Meet Cassie Lott

Posted on: February 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Tech Tips
systems administrator cassie lott

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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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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Online alternatives to cancelling class

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies
A person typing on their computer

As an Elon faculty member, we know that inclement weather, illness, or travel can sometimes prevent you from being on campus. When this occurs, consider using online alternatives instead of cancelling class. Here are a few technology tips to consider: Use Moodle as a central location to update course information, lead and facilitate discussions, and post …

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What to expect with this week’s Moodle upgrade

Posted on: December 19, 2018 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Technology@Elon, In the News, Moodle
elon moodle upgrade December 21

This Friday, from 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Elon will upgrade to Moodle version 3.5. During this time Moodle will be unavailable to all users. All existing Moodle course data will be backed up and restored during the upgrade. This mandatory vendor upgrade will update existing features, introduce minor look and feel changes, and provide users with a few …

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Virtual tables at Job and Internship Expo broaden horizons for students

Posted on: September 19, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Technology@Elon, In the News
Student on a virtual video conference call

For the fifth consecutive year, Elon Information Technology (IT) supported the Student Professional Development Center by providing “virtual tables” to the Job and Internship Expo. Using the video chat software WebEx, these virtual tables connect potential employers who cannot be physically present with interested students.

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Need to Cancel Class? Try These 4 Online Alternatives Instead!

Posted on: April 9, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Teaching and Learning

Whether you have a planned absence on the calendar, or inclement weather suddenly threatens to cancel your lecture, there are several ways to hold an effective class digitally. Read on to learn about online tools that can help keep your class on track when holding class isn’t possible.   1. Utilize Moodle’s impressive array of features. Todd Lee, …

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5 Awesome Moodle Features You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted on: March 14, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Technology@Elon, 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.   1. Use Moodle’s user-friendly editing tools …

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3 Common Tax Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted on: February 18, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Tech Tips, Security and Safe Computing
A calculator and documents

According to the IRS, thousands of people have had their personal information (and sometimes money) stolen as a result of a tax scam. These scams, also known as “phishing schemes,” try to trick people into sharing their personal information by pretending to be an official organization, such as the IRS. While you may think that …

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5 Tips for Blocking Hacker Attacks This Cyber Monday

Posted on: November 21, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Security and Safe Computing
Christmas tree and gifts

The holiday season has arrived! While this is a perfect time to get great online deals, this is also the time when scammers and hackers take advantage of the increase in online transactions to steal personal information. Scammers often use social media, email, and text messages to trick you into giving away your personal information …

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