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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: 2021-02

Tech Bits: Get a Head Start with Box Notes Templates (Students)

Need to create a meeting agenda on the fly for your student club? Want to quickly create a newsletter for keeping your members up-to-date and engaged? To get started, try using a Box Notes template:

  1. Log in to OWLbox and select a folder where your file will be stored.

  2. Click the New button on the on the upper-right portion of the screen and select Box Note from Template.


Tech Bits: Two Views of a Word File are Better than One - Try Split View

Wish there was an easy way to see two different sections of a word document to help you copy a paragraph and paste it in a different location in the file, without the need to scroll? How about to simply compare two different sections of the document, such as the introduction and conclusion? Try Microsoft Word's split view feature to "split" your document into two different screens. 


Tech Bits: Tap into a Treasure Trove of Research

Did you know that students, faculty and staff have access to reports from Gartner, a leading research company? Gartner reports give you background on emerging topics in various industries, "hype cycle" graphs that chart popular and receding trends, and analyses with key findings. You can search for topics on technology, human resources, finance, communications, compliance and more. 

To access the Gartner reports, log in to TUportal and click Gartner Gateway on the alphabetical list on the left. 


Tech Bits: Go Back in Time with Google Street View

Did you now that you can use Google Maps to take a peek back in time? For some locations, mostly in urban areas, you can view the evolution of neighborhood development by accessing the photographs that Google has taken during previous years. 


Tech Bits: Personalize Your Temple Email Address (Students)

Did you know that you can customize your Temple email address by creating an alias? An alias is a nickname used to personalize your email address and you can have up to five email aliases for your account. An identifiable email address is easier to share with colleagues and students. 


Tech Bits: CRC Offers Special Fall Clearance Sale (Students)

Been thinking about buying a computer, printer or other electronic equipment from the Computer Recycling Center (CRC)? Now is a good time to do it! For the next two weeks, you will receive a free 24" Dell monitor with any order you place through the online Computer Recycling Surplus Store. The free monitor will be included at the time of pickup at the CRC so you don't have to add it when you place your order online.