Author Archives: shawnbeattie

Internet Explorer for Windows Security Issue

Due to a security issue with Internet Explorer,users are being advised to use an alternate browser (Chrome,Firefox,Safari).  These browsers should work with most campus services, and Google Chrome is the preferred broswer for using our Google Apps for Education services … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Lunch & Learns

Spring Term Lunch & Learn @ ITS — held at 11:30am on the 1st floor of Olin, Rm 110 Learning with Lynda.com March 13 Tools for Instant Feedback March 27 Spicing up Moodle April 10 RSVP by emailing shawnbeattie@augustana.edu!

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Great new tool available in Windows 7 – DVD Maker

Now that most users at Augustana are using Windows 7,  a great new feature available is Windows DVD Maker.  You can find it under Start/All Programs, or use the Search feature.  A great tutorial on how to use it was … Continue reading

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Google Drive – quick look

Google Drive was recently announced as a new feature and enhancement to Google Docs.  It allows each Google user to store her files on Google’s servers and have a special folder synchronized so that when you place new files there, they … Continue reading

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Taking screen shots

Users being upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 will receive, among many other upgrades and enhancements, a great built-in way to take screen shots. Since the early days of Windows, using the Print Screen button, located in the upper … Continue reading

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Lay up your treasures in “the cloud”

As many of you prepare to leave campus for the summer, this is as good a time as ever to consider backing up your files. Geographic diversity – keeping files in multiple physical places –  is a very good idea … Continue reading

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Sometimes learning a few keyboard shortcuts can really save you a lot of time.  Both Windows and Mac users can take advantage of these time-savers.  On your PC keyboard, look for a key that looks like the Windows logo (⊞) … Continue reading

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April training brings May….what rhymes with training?

Be sure to take advantage of these upcoming spring ITS workshops! 4/4/2011 11:30 a.m. Beginning Access Workshop 4/6/2011 4:00 p.m. Windows Movie Maker 4/7/2011 10:30 a.m. Google Documents Workshop 4/15/2011 3:00 p.m. Google Documents Workshop 4/20/2011 3:00 p.m. Beginning Access … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Google Mail and Calendar

Google’s services are great, but definitely not perfect.  To that end, I came across this set of slides in Google’s support area that gives some tips on troubleshooting Google Mail and Calendar problems. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dg76nhkx_3cq9cg5hk Sometimes, problems are caused either by … Continue reading

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