Information Technology Services

Search for a Needle in a Tabstack

Posted: July 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM CDT

Search for a Needle in a Tabstack

Do not ever let anyone shame you for having dozens and dozens of open tabs, implying you don’t have it together and can’t find the right one. Instead, dazzle them with this trick.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Use the "Test Student" option

Posted: June 11, 2021 12:00:00 AM CDT

Use the "Test Student" option

Use the test student option to turn in materials before you give the assignments to students. This allows you to get an idea of the procedure that your students must follow in order to submit their assignments. In addition, you will see how it will look once assignments are submitted. Bonus: Use VidGrid to record the steps for students to have a quick resource!

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Canvas Undelete Trick

Posted: June 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas Undelete Trick

Have you deleted a file from Canvas and now you want it back? Did you delete the file from Modules, pages, or from Files? If the deleted file is from Modules or Pages, then the file is still in your course in Files. If you deleted the file from Files, then you'd want to try the "undelete" trick.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Qualtrics New Interface and Survey Builder

Posted: April 19, 2021 12:00:00 AM CDT

Qualtrics New Interface and  Survey Builder

Qualtrics rolled out a new user interface late March. They also, provided an option to opt-in to a new version of their survey editor called Survey Builder. By the end of May, all users will be migrated permanently to the new survey builder.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Change Your Status in Teams

Posted: March 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM CDT

Change Your Status in Teams

If you want to make sure people know when you’re busy or away from your desk, set your status in Teams. The little dot on your profile indicates if you’re available or not.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

User Presence in Teams

Posted: February 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM CST

User Presence in Teams

Presence is part of a user's profile in Microsoft Teams. Presence indicates the user's current availability and status to other users. By default, anyone in your organization using Teams can see in real time if other users are available online.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

OneDrive vs SharePoint

Posted: February 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM CST

OneDrive vs SharePoint

OneDrive gives you access to all your files, including the files that people share with you. OneDrive provides a consistent, intuitive files experience across all your devices. If you are working on a file by yourself, save it to OneDrive. Your OneDrive files are private unless you share them with others. If multiple individuals and teams need to work on documents and products at the same time, then, SharePoint is where you should save your files. SharePoint is shared storage and is public...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Add External Contact to Teams

Posted: February 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM CST

Add External Contact to Teams

Working with Teams on daily basis, you might need to chat with external users. You may add them as Guest. Click the following link to see the instructions.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Junk Mail Folder

Posted: February 9, 2021 12:00:00 AM CST

Junk Mail Folder

No one likes spam or junk email. The Outlook Junk Email Filter doesn’t stop delivery of junk email messages but does the next best thing—it moves “suspected” spam to the Junk Email folder.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Zoom - Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing

Posted: November 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Zoom - Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing

Zoom screen sharing allows you to share the desktop, windows, applications or audio/video. Zoom allows you to send computer audio to the remote attendees when sharing a video or audio clip.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Canvas - Browser and Computer Requirements

Posted: October 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas - Browser and Computer Requirements

For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current release of Chrome and Firefox. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. We strongly recommend that you do not use Safari.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

UNK Study Spaces

Posted: September 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Study Spaces

Areas designed to promote a safe space while you wait for your next class. 6 feet of physical distancing and face covering are required in these spaces. Note: Links are available to reserve rooms when necessary.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

“View Progress” Button Within Modules Tab

Posted: September 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

“View Progress” Button Within Modules Tab

Within Modules, you can view the progress of your students and see how they are progressing through the course.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Seeking Qualtrics Support

Posted: July 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Seeking Qualtrics Support

As of August 19, 2020, Qualtrics users seeking phone support from Qualtrics, will be required to login to their Support Portal in order to connect with Qualtrics Support. This change is a required security update to ensure the utmost privacy of user accounts, including preventing anyone from posing as another user. Email and chat support have already required authentication as of May 13, 2019, and we are Qualtrics bringing phone support up to parity with all support contact methods. When...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

NEW CANVAS RICH CONTENT EDITOR

Posted: July 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

NEW CANVAS RICH CONTENT EDITOR

Canvas has a redesigned Rich Content Editor (RCE) which will replace the existing Rich Content Editor. The new RCE offers an improved user experience across Canvas tools. For example, the toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look, menus are grouped by common icons and interactions, and generally, more editing area is displayed. If you wish to preview the new RCE, it is available as a feature option that you can enable in your course now.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Canvas_Studetn Context Card

Posted: June 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas_Studetn Context Card

You can click a student's name anywhere in Canvas to view a summary of the student's progress in the course. Context cards do not apply outside a course, such as in the Conversations Inbox. Student context cards provide insights and context about the student. Context cards are meant to be a simplified overview of a student’s progress. The context is generated from grades in the Gradebook and standard page view and participation activity in course analytics. Mobile data is not...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Zoom In-Meeting Controls

Posted: June 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Zoom In-Meeting Controls

Host controls or in-meeting controls, allow you as the host to control various aspects of a Zoom meeting, such as managing the participants.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

Posted: May 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Excel Pivot Table

Posted: April 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Excel Pivot Table

Use a PivotTable to summarize, analyze, explore, and present summary data.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Posted: April 22, 2020 8:44:00 AM CDT

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Students and faculty are able to embed VidGrid videos directly to any Canvas Content area – also, called rich text area. Canvas has content area in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Syllabus, and Quizzes.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

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