Tech Bits

As recently announced, Panopto, an industry leader in video capture, storage and streaming is replacing Ensemble as Temple's video hosting platform. Panopto Webinar Panopto is offering a free one-hour basic training webinar to learn how to create, edit, and share videos. A recording of the webinar will be sent to everyone who registered. Upcoming dates for the webinar are: ...

On Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 pm to 11:59 pm, Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on the TUsecurewireless, TUresnet and Eduroam wireless networks. No downtime is expected during this period. Be on the lookout for new prompt When trying to connect after this time, you may be prompted to trust a new certificate. If you see this prompt, be sure to trust the certificate. ...

As recently announced, Panopto, an industry leader in video capture, storage and streaming is replacing Ensemble as Temple's video hosting platform. Panopto offers many benefits, including the ability to: easily incorporate your video files into your Canvas courses, record content using your Windows PC, Mac, or mobile device, and search inside videos as easily as you search the web. ...

It’s easy to get sidetracked by social media, text messages and email notifications when trying to get work done. Be more productive and keep distractions to a minimum using your phone’s focus features! Apple iOS ​​​​​iPhone users running iOS 15 can use Focus to allow notifications from selected contacts and applications to match productivity goals, customize Focus preferences for different...

Make the most of your meetings by taking advantage of Zoom's latest options. To personalize the new options, first make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your computer by following the steps below. Obtaining the Latest Version of Zoom Download the latest copy of Zoom Client for Meetings from the Zoom Download Center so you have the latest features. Once the...

Google has announced a change in its business model that will end unlimited file storage for universities effective July 2022. (Temple has been granted an extension until December 2022.) As a result of this change, the amount of storage space available to Temple will decrease by roughly 90%. Information Technology Services (ITS) has been working with our campus partners to develop plans to...

To better safeguard your personal information and security, Temple will be requiring the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), formerly publicized as Two-Step Verification, when logging in to all major university websites by January 2023. These sites include TUportal, TUmail, Canvas, Zoom, Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, among many others.   There are several compelling reasons...

Virtual App and Desktop Access (see highlighted box below) will be retired on Thursday, May 19. The Remote Desktop Connection app within this group of applications will be retired on Monday, May 9. Most of these applications have an updated way to be accessed. Some will be discontinued. For more information please visit our webpage. Network Access (VPN), the left box, will remain available. ...

The Computer Recycling Center (CRC) offers affordable pre-owned electronics, and now is the perfect time to pick up a full desktop computer solution with the Spring Celebration Sale! Throughout the month of April, the CRC is offering the CRC Spring Celebration Bundle. For $25, you can purchase an HP desktop, monitor, keyboard and mouse from the Surplus Electronics Webstore. With any bundle...

As spring approaches, so does registration season! Priority registration starts on Monday, March 28 (Summer 2022 courses) and on Monday, April 4 (Fall 2022 courses). Summer 2022 Late Registration Fees Please be aware that late charges will begin on Monday, May 9 (Summer I term) and Tuesday, June 21 (Summer II term). Fall 2022 Late Registration Fees The Fall 2022 term will begin late fee...

Wondering how to continue communicating and collaborating effectively with your co-workers while you work at home? Microsoft Teams allows you to create a collaborative workspace where all the members of your work group can communicate and share files in one central location. To get started setting up your team: Go to portal.office.com and log in with your AccessNet and password. Note...

Temple University has launched a free personal safety app, Rave Temple Guardian. Temple Guardian allows students, faculty and staff to directly connect with Temple University Police. With the Rave Guardian app, you can chat with campus police, request a virtual guardian (friend, family member or campus police) to monitor your walk to a destination, or call the police while simultaneously...

As we are in the midst of tax season, here are some cyber safe tips to help protect your personal and financial information from cybercriminals: 1.    File your tax return as soon as possible. The sooner you submit yours, it becomes impossible for a fraudster to submit another return with your personal information. Also, when filing online, make sure to file on secure HTTPS...

Over the past several weeks, Temple and many other institutions have been the target of multiple email phishing campaigns. It is important to use extra caution with any email that asks you to click on a link or directs you to provide personal information in any way. These email messages often reference unsolicited job opportunities or have a pressing tone about them urging you to take...

Want to start designing, but don't know where to start? Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a simplified and easy to use web and mobile application that allows users to create, edit and design multimedia content. From sprucing up a final presentation, to designing your own logo, Creative Cloud Express makes it easy to embark on creative projects by providing thousands of...

As we start a new semester, please help spread the word about Temple's technology resources available for students. Visit our new ITS website at its.temple.edu. The site provides information on our resources and services in a colorful, easy-to-digest format. For more comprehensive information, click the Resources for Current Temple Students, Faculty and Staff link on the home page. You will...

The new semester is right around the corner, Owls! With classes starting next week, we wanted to share these Temple technology resources to make sure you have the tech tools to succeed this spring: Visit our new ITS website at its.temple.edu. The site provides information on our resources and services in a colorful, easy-to-digest format. For more comprehensive information, click the...

OWLtech is excited to launch a new line of Lenovo products, such as laptops, ultrabooks, monitors and cases; all available to order for personal purchases through shopowltech.com. Through the new webstore, you can now conveniently shop Lenovo products and pay online, then have your order shipped directly to you! The launch of Lenovo products now adds to the list of other favorite brands offered...

As we get closer to finals, the last thing you want to happen is to lose that big final project or essay you have been working on! There’s always the possibility that your computer can crash or the file can become corrupted. To avoid this risk, back up your work using Temple’s free cloud-based storage options: Microsoft OneDrive offers up to 1TB of free cloud storage space. Google Drive...

Tech Bits: Use FindTime to Schedule Meetings in Outlook Trying to schedule a meeting with a large group of people? To simplify the effort in finding a suitable time for everyone, try the FindTime feature in Outlook. FindTime suggests available meeting times based on the Outlook calendars of the attendees. You then select a few of these times and send them out as a meeting poll. Attendees then...

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