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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: 2021
Format: 2021-09
2021-04-14

Tech Bits: Relax into Your Meeting with 3 Zoom Tips

Need your meeting to go smoothly and want to feel comfortable too? Try these three tips to customize your Zoom settings.

Sharing a video in the meeting but no one can hear the sound?
Here's how to fix that:

2021-04-07

Tech Bits: 3 Tips to Use your Smartphone Like a Pro

Looking to use your smartphone to help increase your productivity and make you more tech-savvy? Check out these three features to help you become a pro at optimizing your phone:

Scheduling Do Not Disturb times
Quickly turn interruptions off or on for a more productive workday or study session with scheduled Do Not Disturb times. During this time, phone calls and notifications will be silenced.

iPhone

2021-03-24

Tech Bits: Learn Microsoft Applications with Special Training Just for Temple (Faculty & Staff)

With Temple standardizing all email and calendars on Microsoft Outlook 365, are you looking to learn more about Microsoft applications? Want training on how to better utilize Outlook, OneDrive and Teams into your everyday work and learning?

Microsoft and NCCE have put together a free recorded training series just for Temple. This training series features three different sessions that cover how Outlook, OneDrive and Teams work seamlessly together for productivity and collaboration and how they can integrate with specific Temple systems, such as Canvas and Zoom.

2021-03-17

Tech Bits: Try Microsoft Teams for Impromptu Meetings

Finishing up a group project, but have a few last-minute items to resolve? Instead of sending a group text or email, try the Microsoft Teams Meet Now feature to start an instant video call. Here's how to get started:

Download the Teams App
For meetings, the best experience is through the Teams app. You can download the desktop or mobile app for free from the Microsoft download page. These instructions are geared for the desktop app.

2021-02-17

Tech Bits: Create Ready-to-Go Emails to Save Time (Faculty & Staff)

Do you find yourself sending emails to team members containing similar content or a similar format, such as project meeting recaps or reminders? If so, consider using the email template feature in Outlook or Gmail to more efficiently send these types of emails in the future.

Outlook 365

2021-02-17

Tech Bits: Create Ready-to-Go Emails to Save Time (Students)

Do you regularly send email with similar content or a similar format, such as recap minutes of your club meetings or other events? Before re-typing each message from scratch, consider taking advantage of the email template feature in Outlook 365 or Gmail.

Outlook 365

2021-02-09

Tech Bits: Need a Website? Try sites.temple.edu (Faculty & Staff)

Want to promote a lunchtime book club in your department? Planning a virtual event or conference? Looking to post your department's workshop details? Try sites.temple.edu.

Sites.temple.edu enables you to create a polished, professional-looking website using WordPress, a content management system popularly used by companies and organizations.

Features
Sites.temple.edu offers a number of features including:

2021-02-09

Tech Bits: Need a Website? Try sites.temple.edu (Students)

Need a better way to feature your campus club's events, photos or sign-up information? Planning to redo your fraternity/sorority website but don't know where to start? Looking to create an online portfolio to showcase your work for internship applications? Try sites.temple.edu.

Sites.temple.edu enables you to create a polished, professional-looking website using WordPress, a content management system popularly used by companies and organizations.

2021-01-27

Tech Bits: Create Quick Surveys with Microsoft Forms (Students)

Trying to figure out the best time to meet virtually for a group project? Wondering who’s interested in attending your club’s event? Want to get feedback on a proposed topic? Try using Microsoft Forms to quickly create a questionnaire and gather this information.

Creating a Form

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