As we start a new semester, please help Information Technology Services spread the word about Temple's technology resources available for students.
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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.
Welcome back, Owls! We hope you had a nice winter break. Check out these tips to guide you through the beginning of the spring 2019 semester and help you get started with ease.
What's the best way to keep your skills current, learn about basic or advanced software features, explore a new programming language, tweak your songwriting talent or find out how to use Instagram? Take advantage of Lynda.com.
Just log in to TUportal and, on the left, click Lynda.com and then click Continue to Lynda.com to get started.
The last thing you need during this busy time of the semester is to lose all the work you've done on your projects and other important documents. To avoid this risk, back up your work in the cloud using Temple's free cloud-based storage options:
What's the best way to keep your skills current, learn about basic or advanced software features, explore a new programming language, tweak your songwriting talent or get advice on interviewing? Take advantage of Lynda.com.
As a Temple student, you have free access to a wide variety of over 22,000 online tutorials. Just log in to TUportal and, on the left, click Lynda.com and then click Continue to Lynda.com to get started.
Wish there was an easy way to see two different sections of a word document to help you copy a paragraph and paste it in a different location in the file, without the need to scroll? How about to simply compare two different sections of the document, such as the introduction and conclusion? Try Microsoft Word's split view feature to "split" your document into two different screens.
Did you know that students, faculty and staff have access to reports from Gartner, a leading research company? Gartner reports give you background on emerging topics in various industries, "hype cycle" graphs that chart popular and receding trends, and analyses with key findings. You can search for topics on technology, human resources, finance, communications, compliance and more.
To access the Gartner reports, log in to TUportal and click Gartner Gateway on the alphabetical list on the left.
Did you now that you can use Google Maps to take a peek back in time? For some locations, mostly in urban areas, you can view the evolution of neighborhood development by accessing the photographs that Google has taken during previous years.
Did you know that you can customize your Temple email address by creating an alias? An alias is a nickname used to personalize your @temple.edu email address and you can have up to five email aliases for your account. An identifiable email address is easier to share with colleagues and students.