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TECH Bits

Information Technology Services produces technology news items called TECH Bits geared primarily to Temple University faculty and staff. TECH Bits are distributed via e-mail on a weekly basis during the semester. An archive of these messages appears below. For more information about Temple resources, visit the Faculty or Staff websites.

Format: 2020
Format: 2020-10
2020-09-23

Tech Bits: Customize Your Zoom Settings

Make the most of your meetings by taking advantage of Zoom's latest options. To personalize the new options, first make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your computer by following these steps:

2020-09-23

Tech Bits: Add a Profile Photo to Your Online Presence

Now that we are studying and working remotely, getting to know one another has become a bit of a challenge. Consider adding a profile photo to your Temple apps to help people learn more about you:

Add a Profile Photo to Zoom

2020-09-01

Tech Bits: Personalize Your Temple Email Address

Want to customize your @temple.edu email alias? You can do so by creating an alias or nickname. Although it appears to be a separate email address, messages are still sent to your existing email account.

To create or update an alias, log in to TUportal, click the Home tab and click Cherry and White Update under TUapplications. You may then need to click Update your entry.

You can also go to directory.temple.edu and click Update your entry.

2020-05-27

Tech Bits: Fun Tips to Improve Your Zoom Experience (Faculty & Staff)

Now that you have become familiar with using Zoom, try taking your video experience to the next level with these tips to make your virtual meetings pleasant for you and your participants.

Touch Up Your Appearance & Add a Virtual Background

Let Zoom touch up your appearance. This option is subtle but helps give you a smooth and polished look when using video in your meetings.

2020-04-22

Tech Bits: Zoom Lets You Create Breakout Rooms! (Faculty & Staff)

Want to make your Zoom meeting even more productive and engaging? Give your participants the chance to break into groups to discuss and collaborate on topics during the meeting. Zoom Breakout Rooms are perfect for large work meetings with multiple teams.

To get started, you first need to Enable Breakout Rooms in your Zoom account. To do this:

2020-04-22

Tech Bits: Zoom Lets You Create Breakout Rooms! (Students)

Want to make your Zoom meeting even more productive and engaging? Give your participants the chance to break into groups to discuss and collaborate on topics during the meeting. Zoom Breakout Rooms are perfect for large meetings with multiple teams.

To get started, you first need to Enable Breakout Rooms in your Zoom account. To do this:

2020-04-14

Protect Against Zoom Bombing Part 2

Zoom offers a number of ways to protect against Zoom bombing. In addition to the waiting room option, you can set up your meetings so that only participants with an @temple.edu address and AccessNet login can join. This authentication method is highly recommended when you want only Temple participants to join your meeting.

To enable the authentication option for your next meeting:

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