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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.

Format: 2019
Format: 2019-10

Have a question? Ask the Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base is an online resource of over 1,400 questions frequently asked by the Temple community with answers from 75 administrative departments across campus. The database grows as questions from the community are added on a regular basis.

Some of the most popular questions asked by faculty over the last two months were:


Backup Your Files or Risk Losing Everything

Just imagine that you turn on your computer and you can’t access anything. Losing all your files can easily happen because hard drives are known to fail.

If your data is too important to lose, you need to have a backup strategy in place. To get started, consider these options:


Check Your Listing in the New C&W Directory

A newly upgraded and redesigned Cherry & White Directory has just been released. As a result of the Banner implementation, information in the directory now reflects the official records of the university for the first time.

With the new directory in place, now is a good time to search for your own information to make sure it's accurate.


Learn About Your Students with Class List

Take a short cut to memorizing your students’ names and faces by using the Class List feature in TUportal. The Class List allows you to view the names and photos of the students registered in your class, along with detailed academic information.
There are two ways to access the Class List feature:


Center for the Advancement of Teaching Focuses on Helping Faculty

Explore numerous options for using technology for your courses with the help of a Center for the Advancement of Teaching Instructional Technology Lab consultant. With Temple's technology resources, you can conveniently communicate with students, distribute materials, collect assignments, and administer tests.