There are multiple ways to add Google Calendar events from your Augustana email. One special way requires no action other than to receive the confirmation email for a hotel, flight, or event from a recognized sender (like an airline or Ticketmaster, etc). By default only you can see those calendar items. These items are added into Calendar automatically (or not) based on a setting in Calendar:
Open Google Calendar.
In the top right, click the Settings “gear” and then Settings.
Next to “Events from Gmail,” check/uncheck the box next to “Add automatically” as desired.
At the bottom of the page, click Save.
You should also be able to click on a dotted line under a date and time, if it appears, or within the email click on the three dots and choose “Create Event” and then edit the details as needed.
Please note that these two new features (password sync and password recovery) are only available to current students and employees with active Augustana login accounts. Alumni continue to retain their Augustana Google Suite account, but they must set up their recovery information (personal email or cell phone number) to use it. To change your G Suite recovery info or password, log in to your Augie account and go to: https://myaccount.google.com/security Continue reading →
Information Technology Services has added a new and easy way to print to campus multifunction printers, right from your smartphone, laptop, or computer wherever you may be. There is no need to log in to a lab or desktop PC.
1. Forward a PDF attachment (not a link) to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Augustana email. The maximum attachment size is 25MB. Some larger scanned documents may exceed this limit. An automatic response will come back about the status of your print job.
2. Swipe your ID card to release the document at any printer with a touchscreen. This includes Olin 1st floor, Library 2nd floor, Old Main (all floors) and Sorensen 2nd floor among other locations.
Jobs are deleted either after 24 hours or when released.
This works similar to how Google Cloud Print works, except via email attachment rather than printing right from Chrome or Google Docs.
Back in October 2015, ITS announced our Find-me printing service that allows for mobile printing on multi-function printers on campus. This includes, laptops, tablets, and phones with Google’s “Cloud Print” service turned on.
We set it up as a “Find Me” printing environment, where you can print via Google CloudPrint and then walk to your nearest MFP (the multi
function printers with a touchscreen) to release your print job .
This saves you from having to decide which printer to choose, and also prevents your print job from printing out until you are there at the printer. MFPs (multi-function printers) that are available to students include Old Main all floors, Library 2nd floor, and Olin 1st floor, Sorensen (ITS Office) and many more campus department MFPs.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about Flash lately, due to the use of Sapling Learning for the Chemistry department. One way to bypass the message is to use Internet Explorer (not Edge, which is the default in Windows 10) and make sure that Flash is updated. Even if you have Windows 10, you should be able to find Internet Explorer by using the computer’s search.
However, since Chrome updates Flash automatically, you may want to use Chrome instead. To get Flash to work, you’ll need to follow the instructions below:
To always enable Flash on a specific website in Chrome:
Navigate to Sapling (or whichever page on which you need to use Flash).
Click on either the lock icon or circle with an i in the center (whichever shows up) next to the URL.
In the middle of the list, you will see Flash. There will be a dropdown that says Ask (default). Click on Always allow on this site.
I received a request for instructions for creating shortcuts in Windows. While it can be a very simple process, not everyone knows how to do it, so I created a quick video showing how to create three different types of shortcuts (click on the links below to go directly to that part of the video):
Note: This was originally posted on August 15, 2016 and was updated to reflect changes in the process on August 8, 2017.
We’ve had some questions about how to access network drives on a Mac so I felt that this would be a good time to make a blog post about the topic. Your network drives are folders on our servers here on campus. You automatically have access to them when you log into one of the lab or classroom Windows computers on campus, however, if you log into a Mac, you need to manually connect to the folders. To learn more about network drives and how to access them, continue on past the break.
Augustana students and staff have access to an awesome resource for online training called Lynda.com. LinkedIn, the premier business social network, has purchased Lynda.com and will be migrating its branding and features into a new product called LinkedIn Learning. As you complete courses on Lynda or LinkedIn Learning, your certificates can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile for potential employers and colleagues to see. Take advantage of both of these great resources. Visit CORE for more information about LinkedIn, or ITS for more information about Lynda or LinkedIn Learning.
However, if you live off-campus it can be handy. In that case, ITS does not recommend any specific model, but generally any brand name (HP, Brother, Samsung, and others) and we do generally recommend laser, having a lower cost per page. Other features like wireless printing can cause problems in residence halls, and may not work at all with our campus network; but are again handy if you live in a private residence.