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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: 2021
Format: 2021-09

Tech Bits: Tips to Kick Start Spring 2020 (Students)

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.


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

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: Have a #CyberSafeSemester this October - Part 4

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.


Tech Bits: Have a #CyberSafeSemester this October - Part 2

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. 


Tech Bits: Have a #CyberSafe Semester this October - Part 1

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: 


Tech Bits: Customize Creative Layouts for Your Project (Students)

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: