Office 365

Through Microsoft’s Office 365 Student Advantage program Tulane students may now download the latest version of Office for installation to personally owned devices at no charge.

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Box

Box online storage is like a hard drive in the cloud. Store documents and files in Box and then access them anywhere, anytime, from any device.  Box also can sync files from your local hard disk automatically providing a backup that will always be available from other computers and devices.

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Canvas

In the 2016-2017 academic year, Tulane University will be preparing to move from the Blackboard Learning Management System to Canvas by Instructure to deliver course content. Both systems will run concurrently to facilitate content migration, training and transition related goals.

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Tulane Tech Services

Box is Changing

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Box is Tulane University’s secure file storage and collaboration solution for faculty and staff. The Box team recently announced a new and improved user experience.

The new experience will be available on November 28, 2016, but if you need to go back to the previous version you may do so temporarily. We recommend working on the latest interface so that you can quickly familiarize yourself with the new look and feel. The new interface will be implemented permanently on January 2, 2017. For more information, click here.

Don’t have a Box account and want one? Faculty and staff can register online to activate their 50GB of secure storage. Go to https://tulane.box.com.

The Risks of Social Media

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Social media has become one of the most popular uses of the internet today. Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Reddit are just a few of the popular platforms available in cyber space. It is hard to go anywhere in public and not see a person on their phone Facebooking or Tweeting. It has become such a casual activity in our lives that sometimes we get careless and expose ourselves to the risks of social networking. Identity theft, loss of personal information and data, cyberstalking and stalking are just some of the risks that one can fall victim to through social media platforms. To learn more about using social networks safely, click here.

Windows 10 Fully Supported

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Windows 10 has been tested with University systems and encryption software and is fully supported. You can find useful information about using Windows 10 at Tulane in the Knowledge Base at http://support.tulane.edu.

Please take special note of the following KB articles:

As always, if you have any questions about Window 10 or any other campus technology issue, please contact GRIT at sphhelp@tulane.edu or call (504)988-2685.

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  • Sign up for training on various systems supported by Technology Services, click here.

 

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  • For Box training, contact boxadmin@tulane.edu.  Sessions available on Uptown, Health Sciences Center and the Primate Center campuses.

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Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. They are the front line of protection for your banking, email, bills and other online accounts. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of your account and identity.

Tulane’s Information Security Office has outlined several easy to remember points and tools for you to use to protect your digital and personal identity.

For more information click here.