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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: 2018
Format: 2018-08
2018-07-17

Tech Bits: Countdown to Semester Start - 41 Days

It's warm and quiet around campus right now, but in a few short weeks, the air will develop an autumn chill and campus will be in full swing once students arrive. The fall semester will be here before you know it. If you have any technology needs, now is a good time to get your requests in. Soon Information Technology Services staff will be busy assisting students. Below are a few items to consider: 

Administrators & Staff 

2018-06-05

Tech Bits: Create Quick Surveys with Google Forms

Need feedback on a presentation? Trying to figure out the best meeting time? Want to know who can attend your event? Try creating a Google form to send to your participants and gather information. Responses are automatically collected in Google Drive. 

Before you begin, note that you can't have multiple Gmail accounts open when using Forms. 

To get started: 

2018-05-01

Tech Bits: Access Wireless at Other Universities through eduroam

If you're visiting another university for a major event such as commencement, be sure to check if the institution is an eduroam (education roaming) participant. If it is, you can enjoy free and secure wireless access during your visit without the need to obtain login credentials for that specific institution. Local participating institutions include Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Logging In: 

2018-04-24

Tech Bits: Now is the Worst Time of the Semester to Lose Work (Students)

You had a productive evening working on a final paper that's due tomorrow. You have all your citations, just finished a conclusion and saved the work to your laptop. Time to make a back-up!

Don't risk losing all of your hard work on the chance that your computer develops a problem and won't start in the morning. Use Temple's FREE cloud-based storage options to upload a copy of the paper so you have a back-up. 

2018-04-24

Tech Bits: Set Your Email & Phone in Vacation Mode

It's that time of year when many Temple faculty and staff are out of the office to enjoy some time off. Let your colleagues and coworkers know when you're not available by setting up automatic email and phone notifications. 

2018-04-04

Tech Bit Tip: Easily convert text to a table in Word (Students)

Ever get halfway done writing a lab report then realize that the information in one paragraph would look better in a table format? Tables are great to help organize those confusing thoughts/processes and make them clear for your audience to understand. Luckily, a feature in Microsoft Word allows you to easily convert text to a table or switch table to text. 

Convert Text to a Table 

2018-04-04

Tech Bit Tip: Easily convert text to a table in Word (Faculty & Staff)

Ever get halfway done writing a report then realize that the information in one paragraph would look better in a table format? Tables are great to help organize those confusing thoughts/processes and make them clear for your audience to understand. Luckily, a feature in Microsoft Word allows you to easily convert text to a table or switch table to text. 

Convert Text to a Table 

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