Keeping your data secure when using cloud services

Posted on: September 8, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Security and Safe Computing

What are cloud services? If you’ve ever streamed a show on Netflix or Philo instead of watching a physical DVD or VHS, you’ve used a cloud service.  The ability to access data from virtually anywhere and from any device is made possible by the use of cloud services. Thanks to cloud services, data can live on …

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Greg Colby receives Acorn Accolade

Posted on: June 20, 2016 | By: Jessica Gore | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Announcements

Greg Colby, systems infrastructure architect for Elon, has been chosen as the June recipient for the Acorn Accolade award. The award is given each month to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team.  Colby has worked as a systems administrator for Elon for over a decade, and has held the position of systems architect …

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Life with an iPad: My thoughts thus far

Posted on: January 26, 2015 | By: Aurora Albi-Mercier | Filed under: Tech Tips, Writing with Thumbs

It has been 5 months since I began this journey of using mobile devices to write these blogs, and it has been quite the learning process.  College students are often looked at as “technology wizards,” meaning we somehow have the divine knowledge of how every gadget and doodad works… well, at least our parent’s generation …

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4 ways to use technology to de-stress

Posted on: December 3, 2014 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Productivity, Tech Tips
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As students, faculty and staff head into finals week, it is easy to be caught up in the stress of completing the semester. Since stress reduces work efficiency and productivity, it is important to remain calm and cool while finishing your work. Despite its reputation as a distraction during finals time, technology can actually help …

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Adobe Voice: Presentations with personality

Posted on: October 26, 2014 | By: Aurora Albi-Mercier | Filed under: Productivity, Tech Tips, Writing with Thumbs

I’ve been abroad for a little over a month and a half now, and it’s been quite the adventure. As a good student/daughter/friend, I’ve been trying to document my time through pictures and videos that I can share or send to friends and family. To be honest, sharing photos through Facebook and Instagram is all …

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Just a twenty-something and an iPad

Posted on: September 23, 2014 | By: Aurora Albi-Mercier | Filed under: Tech Tips, Writing with Thumbs
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My mom bought our first home desktop computer when I was about five-years-old and for a majority of its life it sat in the computer hutch, copletely untouched. No one could figure out how to use the bulky machine…until I found it. Thus began a beautiful friendship. From the tender age of five, my parents have always believed that I am a wiz-kid who can explain any of their computer questions, but truthfully, I’m the only one brave enough to keep hittng buttons until something clicks.

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Tech I can’t live without: Grace Cahill

Posted on: February 26, 2014 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Productivity, Tech Tips
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For junior Grace Cahill, quick and effective communication is key. As the president of the Panhellenic Council, Cahill needs to stay in touch with the executive board, the recruitment counselors chosen to help with Panhellenic Recruitment and others. That is why Grace Chaill can’t live without GroupMe.  What is GroupMe Developed in 2010, GroupMe is a free …

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Top 5 Password Best Practices

Posted on: June 4, 2013 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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A username-password combination is the most common approach for gaining access to secure data or other resources.  For many applications and systems, this combination is the only line of defense from unauthorized access.  Creating strong passwords and keeping them safe helps to minimize the threat of them being guessed. 1.  Never write down your password Passwords that …

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Getting started with Google Drive

Posted on: November 6, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Projects
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The rumors are true—Google Drive is the new adoptive parent of Google Docs. Google Drive is a free online file storage service. You can upload and share any kind of file to your Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, photos and videos so that they are accessible from any laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, …

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Laptops in the classroom: Are they a good or bad thing?

Posted on: October 22, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning

Are laptops and mobile devices helpful or harmful when used in the classroom? The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL) and Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) held a discussion luncheon titled “Laptops in the Classroom” on Monday, October 8. Created to facilitate conversations among faculty about the use of laptops and other mobile …

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