Elon IT Decoded: Meet Syretta Oliver

Posted on: April 16, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, News
campus technology support technician syretta oliver

Most days, Campus Technology Support Technician Syretta Oliver is trekking back-and-forth along Elon’s brick walkways to offer solutions and assistance to students, faculty and staff for a variety of technology concerns.

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Elon IT Decoded: Meet Quintin “Q” Brenner

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, News
video production engineer quintin q brenner

Opening the Schar Center was no small feat. One of the few who knows best is Video Production Engineer Quintin “Q” Brenner. His role in getting the facility’s control room event-ready at the start of the academic year was one of his proudest moments.

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Elon IT Decoded: Meet Cassie Lott

Posted on: February 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, News
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.

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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: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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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.

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Recognizing Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
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.

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

Posted on: January 25, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
sharepoint and one drive best practices

When it comes to file storage and file sharing, cloud-based platforms provide users with convenient access, mobility and enhanced security, among other advantages. At Elon, faculty and staff can take advantage of SharePoint and OneDrive to store files and collaborate online – both free of charge.

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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 features to consider when designing and delivering your online quizzes in Moodle.

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Online alternatives to cancelling class

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning
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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.

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What to expect with this week’s Moodle upgrade

Posted on: December 19, 2018 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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 new features. Explore more about each new addition.

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Holiday online shopping tips

Posted on: November 28, 2018 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety 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 to help minimize your risk of becoming a victim of an online scam.

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