The spring semester is about to begin! As students return, please help Information Technology Services spread the word about Temple’s technology resources.
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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.
We hope you are having a nice winter break, Owls. As the new semester approaches, check out these tips to guide you through the beginning of the spring 2020 semester and help you get started with ease.
It's the week before Fall break and you have a great head start on your final paper. Don't lose it over break! There's always the possibility that your computer can crash, or the file can end up corrupted. To avoid this risk, back up your work using Temple's free cloud-based storage options:
Tech Bits: Share Your Screen Online with Zoom
Prefer to meet virtually as the cold weather approaches? Log in to the zoom.temple.edu website and set up a meeting. (See the Zoom video for instructions.)
To close out National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we are sharing a challenging quiz.
Are you ready? You start by making up a fake name and email address to use on the quiz. Then, put what you've learned from the tips we shared this month to the test to see how cyber smart you are by taking Google's Phishing Quiz.
To continue with National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) tips, in part 4, we focus on how to keep a clean machine:
- Make it a practice to install operating system and software updates as they're released. They're important because they include security patches, bug fixes and new features.
Note: At this time, we recommend not installing the macOS Catalina upgrade because you may encounter compatibility issues with various university applications. We'll let you know when it's okay to install this upgrade.
So far this October we have shared how to Own IT, Secure IT and now it is time to Protect IT with part 3 of our National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Tech Bit.
It's time for part 2 of our National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Tech Bit. As a reminder, all month long we'll be sharing tips to help you have a #CyberSafeSemester. For this week's tip, learn how to keep your online information secure while on the go.
Want to be more cyber secure? Information Technology Services is sharing information all October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to help you protect yourself online. This year's theme is Own IT, Secure IT and Protect IT. So, let's jump right in!
Own your accounts:
Been recruited to create a presentation for your class project group? Agreed to design a poster? Want to give your research paper a refresh?
Instead of starting from scratch, get a head start on design with nicely laid out Microsoft templates equipped with fonts, color schemes and graphics. Select from posters, infographics, presentations, brochures and more. To get started: