Tech Tips Archive

Tagging Threads in Blackboard

Tagging Threads in Blackboard

Add or Change Your Avatar on Blackboard

You can upload a profile image that is used to represent you throughout the Blackboard.

Test Availability Exceptions in Blackboard

In Blackboard, after deploying tests, faculty can make exceptions for individual students or groups with special need for different accommodations.

Copying from Word and pasting to any Blackboard text box may cause problems

Although we--Information Technology Group highly encourage you to write in a word processor such as Microsoft Word and save a local copy of what you post in Blackboard, copying / pasting from Word into any Blackboard text field can cause problems. This issue may arise when pasting into announcements, items, test questions, discussion boards, blogs, journals, Grade Center feedback, and email — Actually, anywhere on Blackboard that you find a text editor box, this issue may arise.

Color Coding the Grade Center

The Instructor is able to build rules to apply color to the cells in the Grade Center grid, either by grade or status. Adding color rules to the Grade Center provides visual indicators to help instructors interpret information quickly.

Assignment Mode Allows Multiple Attempts in Blackboard 9

In Blackboard 8, if you wanted to have your students turn in a draft of a paper and receive feedback and partial credit, you would need to delete the first paper they turned in so you could allow them to turn in the final paper. NO LONGER! In Blackboard 9 you will be able to set up an assignment and set it for unlimited attempts or you can specify the number of attempts you will allow. Blackboard 9 keeps all of the attempts that were turned in so you can go back if needed to an earlier attempt.

Avoid Special Characters and Unnecessary HTML Code

In Blackboard, avoid special characters and unnecessary HTML code. Some special characters will cause problems in your Blackboard course if used in the titles of files, items, discussion board forums, threads or posts, announcements, tests, etc.

Blogs in Education

The term “blog” is short for "Web log." Blogs are web based journals that are frequently updated and are shared with other readers who can respond with comment(s).

Change Blackboard Colors and Themes

You can quickly change your course themes or colors in Blackboard.

Enroll User

Faculty can add users as instructor or student to their Blackboard course.

Making a Course Available or Unavailable in Blackboard

A course must be made available before students enrolled in the course will be able to view or access the course and its content. However, you may wish to leave a course unavailable during the building process, or make it unavailable after a scheduled course has finished.

Making Your Old Blackboard Courses Unavailable to Students

If you do not want your students to have access to your previous Blackboard courses, you must make those courses unavailable.

The case of the missing course menu in Blackboard

Did you lose your course menu is Blackboard? Do not panic, it is easy to fix.

Canvas + Zoom + ilos

The Zoom + ilos integration allows you to automatically pass recordings from your Zoom meetings directly to your ilos account in Canvas.

Leveraging Modules in Canvas

Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course. Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure. Modules essentially create a one-directional linear flow of what students should do in a course.

Add Graded Activities to Canvas

If you have graded activities such as assignments, quizzes, group work, etc., use Canvas as a way to manage your Gradebook and student submission of work completed. Using these tools help manage the flow of information, grades, and feedback to students. Canvas provides Assignment, Discussion, and Quizzing tools for graded activities.

Creating Journals in Canvas

Canvas does not have journals. However, this guide helps you to combine a couple of Canvas features to create a private journal in your course.

Give Student Extra Attempts or Extra Time on a Published Quiz

You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts or time on a quiz.

Publish and unpublish courses in Canvas

In Canvas, you can unpublish your course by clicking the Unpublish button in the Course Home Page sidebar. However, once your course contains a graded submission, you cannot unpublish your course. In that case, to make the course unavailable you must follow these instructions:

Import Blackboard Exported ZIP File to Canvas

You can import prior content from or Blackboard 6/7/8/9 exports into Canvas.

Export a Course from Blackboard

Export packages are downloaded as compressed ZIP files and are imported in the same format. Don't unzip an export package or delete files from the package, as then the contents will not import correctly.

EXCUSE AN ASSIGNMENT FOR A STUDENT IN CANVAS

As needed, you can use the Gradebook to excuse a student from an assignment, discussion, or quiz.

Canvas Global Navigation Menu

The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every Canvas page. It provides links to frequently used Canvas features. Default links include the User Account, Dashboard, Courses, Groups, Calendar, Inbox, and the Help menu.

ADD MENU ITEMS TO CANVAS NAVIGATION BAR

Instructions to add new URL to the left navigation bar in Canvas.

Virtual Meeting Suggestions and Best Practices

Follow these rules for a successful virtual meeting

Qualtrics, 10 Tips for Building Effective Surveys

You don’t have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you’re collecting the best data possible. Thousands of books and articles have been written about survey methodology, but in case you don’t have hours to devote to becoming a guru, here are ten best practices to consider when building and distributing your survey.

Windows 10 Start Menu Settings

Microsoft made drastic changes in its new Windows 10 Start Menu. The new Start Menu allows you to have a central launchings location for your programs, folders, and files. It also allows you to perform other tasks. Here is the instruction to enable the viewing of special folders in your Start Menu.

The New Qualtrics Insight Platform

Qualtrics launched their new platform this on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Change Your Default Search Engine in Firefox

Firefox uses its default search engine to perform a search. However, you can change the default engine to one of your choosing.

Firefox Reader View for clutter-free web pages

Reader View is a Firefox feature that strips away clutter like buttons, ads and background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability. Reader View settings are easily customizable to fit your reading preferences.

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

The Refresh Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Consider using it before going through a lengthy troubleshooting process.

YouTube in Higher Education

If you judge the trends in how we consume information, online video would have to be one of the top areas. Students watch video, and if you are not using this medium to share at least part of your message, you are not effectively reaching most students.

Pocket

The Pocket button in Firefox lets you save links, articles, videos, or web pages to your Pocket account with a single click.

CCleaner is Like “Disk Cleanup” on Steroids

One of the most frustrating experiences in computing is waiting for a slow-as-molasses startup to finish. CCleaner is a free system optimization tool which can be used to remove unused files and speed up your PC. It can clean Internet history from browsers and remove temporary stuff from other applications. It has a registry cleaner which finds and fixes all the registry errors.

Clear Recent Searches from the Search History in Firefox

Over time, the Search history in Firefox can grow quite large. You can clear items from the Search history.

Pinned Tabs in Firefox

Firefox Pinned Tabs option allows you to always keep your favorite web apps like Blackboard, Outlook Web App (OWA), UNK online phone directory, and/or anything else you want open and just a click away.

Diigo

Social Bookmarking is simply making bookmarks available to a social network. Rather than storing bookmarks on a local computer, the bookmarks are stored in the cloud.

YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website. . Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations and other organizations offer some of their videos as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, and registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos.

Go Viral with Qualtrics Surveys!

We love surveys at UNK. A common concern is how to make surveys more engaging in order to drive up response levels. The Qualtrics team has the following suggestions for you.

Qualtrics, Sophisticated online survey made simple

Qualtrics is a private research software company that enables users to do online data collection and analysis. The Qualtrics Research Suite is a good choice for academic organizations. It allows organizations to perform sophisticated research in house, reducing the need to outsource to specialized firms.

S3.Google Translator for Firefox

S3.Google Translator adds the power of automatic translations to your browser! It supports translation of selected text, entered phrase or whole webpage between any of 50+ languages. It can auto-detect foreign language and translate to a desired language.

Add Keyboard languages to Mac

The Mac operating system allows users to enter text in different languages. Users can switch from the default language enabled on the Mac computer to another language and then type in the new language. If users require any assistance with the new language keyboard configuration, they can launch the "Keyboard Viewer" tool to highlight the position of various selected language characters and the corresponding keys on the keyboard.

All I need to know about Java software on my computer!

If you ever had any of the following questions, you must read this tech tip. What is Java technology? Why do I need Java? Is Java free to download? Why should I upgrade to the latest version? Do I need Java to use Blackboard?

Firefox - Clear Browsing History

As you browse the web, Firefox helpfully remembers lots of information for you – sites you've visited, files you've downloaded and more. All of this information is called your history. However, if you are using a public computer or share a computer with someone, you may not want others to be able to see these kinds of information. Thus, you need to clear your browsing history.

Firefox - Add a Splash of Color to Your Tabs

Colorful Tabs for Firefox is a highly customizable add-on that makes each tab that you open a different color which makes tabs easier to distinguish from each other and it helps to make the active tab stand out against the background tabs.

Apperson: Combine Scanning Sessions for Test or Faculty Evaluations

Combining scanning sessions allows you to group tests or faculty evaluations together so that you can review the overall results of a group of student tests or evaluations.

Firefly: Deleting a Leave Request

UNK Staff: Have you ever posted a leave request (i.e. sick leave, vacation leave, funeral leave) and then a change occurred in your life and you needed to delete the leave request? This tech tip will show you how to delete a request in Firefly.

PC: Personalize Your Desktop Using Background Pictures!

Add a personal touch to your PC with themes and desktop backgrounds. Windows makes it fast and easy to make your PC uniquely your own.

Do Not Become a Phishing Victim

Phishing is pronounced like fishing. Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by impersonating as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Update your EASI Password on All of Your Electronic Devices

The authentication to access your UNK email account and UNKSecure wireless is through your EASI password. Your electronic devices such as your smart phone, iPod, iPad, and/ or laptop are constantly sending your EASI password to the server to access your UNK email account and the UNKSecure wireless.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Easy YouTube Video Downloader is a Firefox plug-in that will allow you to save video files while on the YouTube web site. You could use these videos in Blackboard if they are less than 100 MB.

Apperson: Instructions to Export DataLink file to Excel

Instructions for exporting the DataLink file to Excel.

The New Facebook Profile

Over the weekend, Facebook unveiled their new profile page of its 500 million-plus users to make it more of a reflection of the users’ real lives and emphasized one of the site's most popular features, photos. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes these changes are meant to make it easier for users to tell their story.

Firefly, SAP, Firefox, and Internet Explorer

If you are using Firefox to access Firefly and SAP, do not upgrade to Firefox 4. Currently, Firefox 4 is not compatible with firefly and SAP. Internet Explorer 8 is the officially supported version for Firefly.

Firefox: Update Your Browser - MAC

Firefox is constantly evolving to find ways to make Firefox better at adjusting to the latest security threats. Keeping your Firefox up-to-date is the best way to make sure that you are using the smartest, fastest and – most importantly – safest version of Firefox available. A Firefox software update is a quick download of small amounts of new code to your existing Firefox browser. These small patches can contain security fixes or other little changes to the browser to ensure that you are using the best version of Firefox available.

OpenWith.org

Has someone ever given you a file with a strange file extension and you have no idea what program will open it? Try OpenWith.org. . . . . .

Firefox: Update Your Browser - PC

Firefox is constantly evolving to find ways to make Firefox better at adjusting to the latest security threats. Keeping your Firefox up-to-date is the best way to make sure that you are using the smartest, fastest and – most importantly – safest version of Firefox available. A Firefox software update is a quick download of small amounts of new code to your existing Firefox browser. These small patches can contain security fixes or other little changes to the browser to ensure that you are using the best version of Firefox available.

Convert PDF documents to Word FREE

Have you ever needed to edit a PDF document? If so you’ve probably come to the realization that it isn’t all that easy. It also isn’t free. Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro retails for $449 on Adobe’s website. This program allows you to make simple edits, or export to Microsoft Word format for more extensive work. That gets the job done, but it certainly isn’t free. That’s why I’m going to show you a website that coverts those PDF files for free. Oh, and did I mention it’s literally as easy as 123?

Pin a Program to Windows 7 Task bar

Keep the files and folders you need within easy reach in your task bar. Windows 7 can pin your frequently used programs directly to the task bar for easy access.

Poll Everywhere

Know what your students are thinking and learning right now. Bring interactive social assessment to every classroom by Poll Everywhere for free.

Create astonishing presentations live and on the web with Prezi

Prezi is a web-based presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships which addresses some of the shortcomings of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Firefox: Do Not Track

Privacy is a pretty big deal at Mozilla. It's a huge part of their mission to keep you safe online and fully in control of your Web. The Web is pretty happy place. However, unfortunately, there are also some individuals out there who don't play nice with people's private information. This is why in the next few weeks, each Friday, in my tech tips, I will write guidelines to help you surf the net securely when you use Firefox.

Firefox: Private Browsing - Mac

This feature does exactly what it says. Turn it on to keep your browser history private from others who use the same computer.

Firefox: Private Browsing - PC

This feature does exactly what it says. Turn it on to keep your browser history private from others who use the same computer.

Qualy BrowserCheck

Qualys BrowserCheck is a cross-platform and cross-browser service that scans the user's browsers looking for vulnerabilities in the browser itself and its plug-ins. This tool will also help you fix the security issues discovered by the scan.

Twenty Five Worst Passwords

Everyone knows it’s important to create strong, secure passwords. Choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, unless you’re hoping to be an easy target for hackers, it’s the worst password you can possibly choose.

What is a Wiki?

Different people have different ideas about what a wiki really is, but whatever angle you look at it, Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site.

The Mystery of the Missing Downloads

Have you downloaded files yet been unable to find them afterward? Have you asked yourself, “Where did my downloaded files go? Why can't I find them?” If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions then, this tech tip is for you.

Beneath the Surface of Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet. Have you ever wonder about Wikipedia? Or how does information get into Wikipedia? Who creates it? The following short video introduces viewers to what goes on behind-the-scenes of Wikipedia so they can make the best use of what's on the surface.

Reboot Your iPad

Did you know you can solve more problems with the iPad by simply rebooting it than any other troubleshooting step? Is your iPad running slow? Reboot it. Does an app quit every time you launch it? Reboot it.

OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad

Microsoft Office Offers two new apps called OWA for iPhone & OWA for iPad which are used to access the Office 365 email via iPad and iPhone.

17 iPad tips

Watch the above video to learn 1. How to take screen shot of your iPad 2. Slide show 3. Add apps to iPad doc 4. Close running apps 5. Use build in dictionary 6. And mud much more ...

16 iPad Tips & Tricks

Did you just buy a new iPad? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how to use it and where to begin? Click the above link to learn 16 cool Tips and Tricks for iPad.

Add an International Keyboard

Your iPad supports many different characters from around the world. This means you can type your documents in a variety of languages. There are lots of languages available for your iPad and you can easily switch between them.

IOS 6 & Blackboard Learn update

Read about new features of iOS 6 & Blackboard Learn in conjunction with your personal Dropbox.

Creating a Bookmark in Safari

Safari allows you to create a list of your favorite sites that you can access them with a click of the mouse at a later time.

Lock Screen Orientation

The iPad screen switches to either the portrait or landscape view in response to the way you hold the device. You can lock the screen orientation to one view so that the screen doesn't rotate to another?

Misplace Your iPad?

An Easy Way to Recover a Lost iPad, Set your Lock Screen

Viewing photos from iCloud Photo Stream on your Windows PC

With iCloud, when you take a photo on one of your iOS devices, it automatically appears on all your other iOS devices. You may take a photo on an iOS device, or import a photo from your digital camera and iCloud automatically pushes a copy of that photo to your other iOS devices and now it even can push them in to your Picture library on your PC.

Split your iPad Keyboard

Typing on the iPad can be cumbersome and awkward compared with typing on the keyboard or smart phone. It is easy to split your iPad keyboard to make it easier to key.

Tap to scroll back to the top

When browsing a long article, you can tap the link “Back to the top of the article” that is often added at the end of the pages for your convenience. But what about web pages without this link?

iWork for iPad

iWork is Apple’s productivity software suite, which includes Keynote, Numbers, and Pages. The new iWork for iPad suite takes advantage of the iPad’s touch screen input; for example, slides in Keynote, columns in Numbers, and text and graphics in Pages can be rearranged by tapping and dragging your finger.

Screen Recording in Mac Using QuickTime

Mac users can easily create video screen recordings using the included QuickTime Player application. These videos can be helpful for creating software demonstrations and teaching materials.

FINDER TABS

The Finder app is used to add, delete, move, group, sort and view files and folders on your Mac and any external drives you have attached.

Share files with Air Drop

With AirDrop, you can quickly send files to anyone around you—wirelessly. AirDrop doesn't require any setup or special settings—no preferences to change, no passwords to set. It makes sharing with other Mac users as simple as dragging and dropping. Your Mac must have OS X 10.7 Lion or later.

Easy Find App for Mac Users

Do you find that Spotlight Search on your Mac sometimes does not find the file you want? EasyFind may be the answer for you!

Lecture Capture Alternatives for Mac Users (Quicktime)

If you are a Macintosh user and have a newer version of the Mac OSX, you should have the screen capture feature available. Watch the attached video for instructions.

Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word

If you are a Macintosh user and have a newer version of the Mac OSX, you should have the screen capture feature available. Watch the attached video for instructions.

Quick Parts in Outlook

Do you find yourself repeating the same phrases in different emails? Outlook's Quick Parts can help you to store frequently used sentences or paragraphs and use them frequently.

Flash Fill Excel 2013/2016 PC Users

Sometimes you have information in Excel that isn’t formatted the way you need it to be, and going through the entire list manually to correct it is daunting. In this case, Flash Fill can do the work for you in an instant. Flash Fill is a tremendous time saver.

Insert Accent Characters / Mac users

If you ever needed to type accent characters on a PC computer and you did not know how, this tech tip is for you.

Insert Accent Characters / PC users

If you ever needed to type accent characters on a PC computer and you did not know how, this tech tip is for you.

Outlook Icons

Outlook holds a lot of icons to indicate different item types and other item properties. Below you’ll find a long list of these icons and their meaning. For more information about Outlook visit the ITS website.

Smart Lookup

Smart Lookup is a nifty new feature in Office 2016 software suite. The feature automatically finds information on the Web using Microsoft’s Bing search engine without forcing users to open up an Internet browser and run a search manually.

Access or Excel?

Microsoft Office Access and Microsoft Office Excel possess many similarities, which can make it difficult to decide which program you should use. For example, both programs can store large amounts of data, run powerful queries and analysis tools to slice and dice that data. However, each program has clear advantages — depending on the type of data that you are managing and what you want to do with that data. For example, if it is your goal to maintain data integrity in a format that can be accessed by multiple users, Access is your best choice, whereas Excel is better suited for complex numerical data analyzes.

Any Year Personal Calendar

The Microsoft Office any year calendar can easily be personalized by replacing the photos with your favorite photos. It can be used year after year, as it contains a macro that enables you to change the year as well as the start of the week day from Sunday to Monday.

Missing Top & Bottom Margins Microsoft Word

If you're reading a document in Print Layout view and the pages appear to be cut off, with no top or bottom margin, the option for hiding white space between pages has been turned on. You can restore the top and bottom margins by pointing and clicking in the document.

Change the scale of a chart axis value

By default, Microsoft Excel determines the minimum and maximum values for the (y) axis in a chart. You can, however, customize the scale to better meet your needs.

How to insert a check box that can be checked electronically in Word

To include a check box that can be checked electronically within your word document, you must first ensure that the Developer tab is displayed. And then insert the check box. For instructions click on this link.

Create a hyperlink to a specific location in your Word document

To link to a location in the same document, you must bookmark the hyperlink location and then add the link.

How to Password Protect Sensitive Microsoft Office Files

Microsoft Office allows you to protect your files by adding a password to them. When you password protect a document, no one can open the document unless they have the password.

Recover Earlier Versions of a File in Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 can recover your file if you close your file without saving it or if you decide to return to an earlier version of the file you are working on.

Removed skipped lines from your Word document

When authoring in Microsoft Word, the default template automatically skips a line between paragraphs - which is visually pleasing and does make it easier to read. But what if you're authoring in Word for another destination, such as a blog or social media site? When you cut and paste your text into your publishing tool, you may end up with a mess.

Use @mentions to get someone's attention

If you'd like to get someone's attention in an email message or a meeting invite, you can type the @ symbol, followed by their name in the body of the email message or a meeting invite.

Very big/small letters when composing an email/ Office 365

When you compose a new email, does the new message window show very big or small letters? For answer find your platform and follow the instructions.

Do Not Select Reply All to an Announce Email

A word of Caution About Reply & Reply All in Your Email

How to check the responses to your meeting request

Each time you organize a meeting with Outlook 2013 or 2016, you create a burst of e-mail messages inviting people to attend, and they respond either accepting or declining your invitation. You may have a good enough memory to recall who said yes and no, but fortunately for the rest of us, Outlook keeps track of who said what.

Missing UNK Announce Emails

The Block or Allow settings in Office 365 help you control unwanted and unsolicited email messages by creating and managing lists of email addresses and domains that you trust and those that you don’t. If you are not receiving the announce emails, most likely you have added the announce to your blocked senders.

Sharing a Calendar_Mac Users

You can share your outlook calendars in Outlook 2011 or 2016 for Mac with your colleagues.

Share Outlook Distribution List_ PC Users

You can send an Outlook distribution list to others by including it in a message--email. The recipient can then save it to their People folder.

OneDrive for Business Cloud Storage

Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business is available to all UNK Faculty, Staff, and students. OneDrive for Business allows users to store work documents in their Office 365 cloud storage account and access those files from anywhere.

How to add or change your user photo in Office 365 OWA

What face would you like to present to the world? You can choose any photo as your Office 365 picture. This will show up whenever another user rolls over your name in their inbox, Contacts, and Skye for Business list.

Blind Carbon Copy

BCC means Blind Carbon Copy and is an email field to which you can add several recipients. The addresses remain hidden from everyone, unlike the addresses placed in the To: or CC: (Carbon Copy) fields, which are visible to anyone who reads the message. By using BCC no one's email address will be compromised.

Instructions to Create Rules (OWA, PC & Mac users)

With your inbox filling up, you're probably looking for new ways to process all that email. Rules can help you sort through it all and get to the most important mails where you want them.

New Outlook for Mac (2015)

The new Outlook for the Mac, delivers improved performance, reliability, and a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office. This release offers a more familiar and consistent experience between Outlook on the PC, Outlook on the web, and Outlook Web App (OWA) for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Latest Changes in Office 365

Read about the latest Changes in Office 365 in January 2015

View only the messages that you want

View only the messages that you want

Mac: Instructions to create new rules in Outlook 2011

You can easily manage your overflow inbox by creating rules. For example, you may be subscribed to a few mailing list and you want to send them to a specific folder. Here is how you may accomplish this task.

Add a second time zone in Outlook Calendar

You can add a second time zone to your calendar and your calendar displays both time zones. If you have an appointment in Central time it also shows the appointment in the other time zone.

PC: Resize & Send Pictures in E-mail in One Step

If you want to share your favorite digital pictures with others, you can resize and send them as e-mail message attachments in one step.

Mac: Create a bookmark for your new email account in Firefox

Bookmarks are links to websites that make it easy to get back to your favorite places. This tech tip goes over creating a bookmark for your new email account—Outlook Web App in Firefox. We recommend using Firefox for accessing Outlook Web App (OWA).

PC: Create a bookmark for your new email account in Firefox

Bookmarks are links to websites that make it easy to get back to your favorite places. This tech tip goes over creating a bookmark for your new email account—Outlook Web App in Firefox. We recommend using Firefox for accessing Outlook Web App (OWA).

PC: Create & Use Email Templates in Outlook 2010

Do you compose and send the same email to different recipients repeatedly? Stop reinventing the wheel, Outlook 2010 provides an option to create email templates for later use.

Mac: Outlook Delegation Access

Microsoft Outlook can be used to allow another person delegation access to receive and respond to meeting requests or responses and to send email on your behalf. Other additional permissions which allow the delegate to read, create, or have full control over the mail can also be granted. More....

Mac: Outlook 2011 - Accessing a Shared Mailbox

Instructions to access another person's mailbox from a Mac machine.

Mac: Add Holidays to Outlook Calendar

By default, no holidays are added to your calendar when you begin using Outlook 2011 for Mac users. By using the import command you can imported holidays rapidly. This option contains a huge list of countries, each with different holidays which can be imported instantly.

Mac: Change the time zone for Outlook 2011

If you have just received your new email account, your regional time zone may not be set correctly. As the result, the time for your received and sent emails is wrong. In addition, if you travel a lot for meetings back & forth to places with different time zones, you might need to set time zones accordingly. Outlook offers an easy way to set the time zones.

OWA: Instructions to create new rules in Outlook

You can easily manage your overflow inbox by creating rules. For example, you may be subscribed to a few mailing list and you want to send them to a specific folder. Here is how you may accomplish this task.

OWA: Change the time zone for Outlook Web App

If you have just received your new email account, your regional time zone may not be set correctly. As the result, the time for your received and sent emails is wrong. In addition, if you travel a lot for meetings back & forth to places with different time zones, you might need to set time zones accordingly. Outlook offers an easy way to set the time zones.

PC: Instructions to create new rules in Outlook

You can easily manage your overflow inbox by creating rules. For example, you may be subscribed to a few mailing list and you want to send them to a specific folder. Here is how you may accomplish this task.

Send and Receive Contact groups for PC users

The best way to email a group of people at the same time is to put their email addresses in a distribution list (group). If other people use the same distribution list, you may share your distribution list so that they do not have to reinvent the wheel.

Send and Receive Contact Groups for OWA

The best way to email a group of people at the same time is to put their email addresses in a distribution list (group). If other people use the same distribution list, you may share your distribution list so that they do not have to reinvent the wheel.

Use Outlook to manage multiple e-mail accounts

You can use Outlook to manage multiple e-mail accounts. Before you can send and receive e-mail messages, you first have to set up an e-mail account

Change the level of protection for the Junk Email Filter

While the Outlook Junk Email Filter protects against much of the spam sent to you, no filter can catch every junk message. By default, the Junk Email Filter is turned on, and the protection level is set to Low, the setting designed to catch the most obvious spam. You can adjust the sensitivity of the Junk Email Filter. Messages detected by the Junk Email Filter are moved to the Junk E-mail folder.

Add Weather Forecast to Outlook 2010 or 2013 Calendar

The Weather Bar in Outlook displays weather conditions and forecast for a geographic location. A user can choose one or multiple locations, and conveniently see weather data in the Weather Bar in the calendar module.

Scan Your Computer for SSN’s

Do you have any Social Security Numbers stored on your hard drive?

Give Personal Information to Encrypted Websites Only

If you're shopping or banking online, stick to sites that use encryption to protect your information as it travels from your computer to their server.

Set your software to update automatically

The bad guys constantly develop new ways to attack your computer, so your software must always be up-to-date to protect against the latest threats. Most software can update automatically; make sure yours is set to do so.

Do Not Use Unknown USB Drives

If you find a USB drive, give it to the appropriate authorities (a location's security personnel, your organization's IT department, etc.).

Avoid using debit cards for online purchases

Credit cards usually offer some protection against identity theft and may limit the monetary amount you will be responsible for paying. Debit cards, however, do not offer that protection.

Be wary of unsolicited email attachments

Just because an email message looks like it came from your mom, grandma, or boss doesn't mean that it did.

Set strong passwords

Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone. Don't use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed.

Protect your accounts

Stay on top of existing account balances by reconciling account activity regularly. Report discrepancies quickly.

Protect your credit rating

Every year, get your free credit report (and that of any family member over age 14) from each credit

Treat suspicious messages cautiously

The most dangerous scams are the ones that look genuine.

Beware of Spyware

Protect your computer from spyware and viruses that can cause it to run slowly or give fraudsters access to your personal information.

Safely Get Off Mailing Lists

Be cautious when removing your address from a sender’s mailing list, some scammers use the unsubscribe button to verify your email account is live.

Protect Sensitive Information

Don’t put sensitive information in an email, instant message, text message, or unexpected pop-up window.

Links or phone numbers in unexpected emails

Think before you click links or call a number in a message, both could be phony. Instead, confirm with him or her on a different device to confirm that the message is genuine.

Detecting Fraud

Review your bank, credit card and financial statements regularly to identify unauthorized activity. This is one of the most effective ways to quickly detect if your bank account, credit card or identity has been compromised.

Be careful with email auto-complete

Email auto-complete is a feature that automatically completes a name for you when you begin typing it in the TO field. However, your email client can easily complete the wrong name for you.

Paper Documents Need Protected Too

Keep in mind that digital data is not the only thing that needs to be protected. Paper documents also need to be protected.

Save sensitive activity for a secure network at home

Do not bank, shop, check email, or do other business that exposes your user names or passwords over “borrowed” or public Wi-Fi (like a hotspot). Others using the network may be able to see what you are sending.

Avoid Tax Fraud

Intuit (the makers of TurboTax) is reporting a 3700% increase in fraudulent state tax refund filings this year in some states.

Lock Your Workstation

Leaving your seat? Ctrl--Alt--Delete! Make sure you lock your workstation or laptop while you are away from it. On a Mac? Try Control--Shift--Eject/Power.

Use Caution Opening Email Attachments

A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people's computers is to send them emails with infected attachments.

Install an Ad Blocker

Have you ever noticed after shopping online that you now have ads for similar products showing up on your other web pages?

Office Supply Scams

This scam begins with someone calling and gathering enough information about your company to make an order appear legitimate.

Think before you share

Don’t post anything online you wouldn’t want to see on a billboard. Guard account numbers, user names, and passwords with special care.

Review Your Privacy Controls on Social Media

Adopt tight privacy controls to manage who can see your profile or photos, how people can search for you, and who can make comments, and block unwanted access.

Find the web address yourself

Clicking a link in email, text, or instant messages or in a pop-up ad may land you on a site that looks legitimate, but it is not.

Activate Find My Device Apps

Many manufacturers have free apps you can download to help you locate your device in the event it gets lost or stolen.

Log out of public computers

Log out of all accounts and close all browser tabs especially on public computers .

Get Savvy about Wi‐Fi Hotspots

Don’t share personal or financial information over an unsecured network.

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers

Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.

Secure your home Wi-Fi

Make sure you control who has administrative access, and that any users on your network authenticate with a strong password. Encryption settings should be enabled and strong - using WPA2 is recommended.

Report Text Message Spam

If you receive an unsolicited Spam message on your cell phone, report it.

Turn off Wifi

Most devices use both passive and active discovery in an attempt to connect to known/preferred networks.

Only download apps from approved sources

The Google Play Store and Apple's App Store are very careful about what apps they make available and will withdraw apps that raise concerns after release.

Read App Reviews Before Installing

Read user reviews of apps before installing them - if there are any security concerns then someone else may well have mentioned them.

You Are A Target

You may not realize it, but you are a target.

Backup Your Data: Cloud-Based Backup

Performing backups to the cloud is becoming more common.

Buy Software from Reputable Sources

Don’t buy security software in response to unexpected pop-up messages or emails, especially messages that claim to have scanned your computer and found malware.

Install Anti Virus

Anti-virus software protects your computer from getting infected by computer viruses and keeps your computer from infecting others.

Install Anti-Virus

Anti-virus software protects your computer from getting infected by computer viruses and keeps your computer from infecting others.

Phishing Scams

Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?

Treat Your Personal Information Like Cash

Your Social Security number, credit card numbers, and bank and utility account numbers can be used to steal your money or open new accounts in your name.

Patches and Updates

One of the most effective ways you can protect your computer is to make sure both the operating system and your applications are patched and updated. Enable automatic updating whenever possible

Securely Disposing of Mobile Devices

Do you plan on giving away or selling one of your older mobile devices? Make sure you wipe or reset your device before disposing of it.

Reporting an incident

Eventually, we may all get hacked. The best action is to report it immediately.

Blind Carbon Copy

Student email addresses are classified as non-directory information by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, and therefore should not be shared.

Loc Mobile Devices

The number one step for protecting your mobile device is making sure it has a strong passcode or password lock on it so only you can access it.

Who’s Who Scams

Who's Who scams involve the selling of "memberships" in fraudulent directories.

Phishing Emails

Be suspicious of any email or message that creates a sense of urgency, has bad spelling, addresses you as "Dear Customer", requests your username or password, or contains links.

CYBER BULLYING - PROTECTING YOUR CHILD

Talk to your child about cyber bullying. Make sure you keep an open dialogue so he/she feels comfortable coming to you with any issues.

CYBER BULLYING

Cyber bullying allows a level of anonymity. Children who would never say certain things in person can now make attacks or threats anonymously. A bully can more easily hide their identity or use an alias to trick their victims into thinking they are someone else.

The Case of the Cyber Criminal

Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information online.

Do not plug your phone into a charger you do not own

Do not plug your phone into a charger you do not own

Do Not Use Unknown USB Drive

Do not plug in an unknown USB. Contact the Helpdesk.

Unique Passwords for Each Account

Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.

Creating Strong Passwords

Your passwords are the keys you use to access your personal information that you have stored on your computer. It is very important that you always create a strong password. Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your organization.

2016 Zoom File Transfer

Good News: Zoom added In-Meeting File Transfer. This allows you to send files to other meeting participants once in a meeting.

Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

The Zoom Microsoft Outlook Plugin is designed to make scheduling a meeting or starting an instant meeting in Microsoft Outlook quick and convenient. The Plugin allows you to schedule and start instant Zoom meetings from your Outlook app.