TechQual Survey – Movie Ticket Winners

Thank you for responding to the 2015 TechQual survey! By responding, you help Furman’s planning for services like wireless access, Internet speed, and the future of our campus email service.

Faculty, staff, and students who completed the survey were entered in a drawing to win a pair of movie tickets. Faculty and staff winners were: Jimmy Looper, Mary Fairbairn, Allison Foy, and Liz Seman.

Student winners were: Gracie Franklin, Renee Bailey, Emma Shover, Xiaoyi Liu, Mary McCarty, Shuailin Li, Emily Wilson, Caroline Robertson, Ashlan Jackson, Connor Chatterton, Erin Haseley, Christopher Durham, Trevor Smith, Mirabel Jiang, and Emma Hawkins.

Winners may pick-up their movie tickets at the IT Service Center in the lower level of the library (Photo ID Required).  The 2014 Furman Techqual survey results can be found on the ITS website.

Fastest University Internet Speed in the South?

How fast is Furman’s Internet speed? According to measurements collected by the site Furman University is a leader with Internet download speeds. The average US Internet download speed is 20Mbps (megabits per second.) Furman’s 85Mbps is among the top 50 colleges and universities tested for average Internet download speeds – in the world!


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Phishing Warning

An attempt to use email to trick you into revealing personal information is called phishing. Phishing is one way criminals gather information for identity theft. Despite our campus spam filter catching many such phishing attempts, members of the Furman community continue to report receiving messages asking them to reveal their ID and password. Such messages are NOT from Furman’s Information Technology Services department, and are not legitimate. IT Services staff will never send an email asking for your password, and you should never send a password via email.

If you have a question about whether an email is legitimate, please contact the IT Service Center for assistance.

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Game Consoles on the Network

Trying to connect your game console (wii, xbox, playstation, etc.) to the campus network? You will need to register your gaming device with the Network Access Control system.


If you have any questions about connecting your game console, please contact the IT Service Center.

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Office Professional Plus – Free!

Did you know that Furman students, faculty, and staff can install the latest version of the Office Professional Plus suite as a part of the University’s licensing agreement with Microsoft? It offers the full version of Office, free of charge, for the time the student, faculty, or staff member is at Furman. Detailed installation instructions can be found on the ITS Self Help Wiki for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

If you have any questions about installing Office Professional Plus, please contact the IT Service Center.

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ITS Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Information Technology Services annual report is now available as a pdf download from the ITS Reports page on the ITS website. The annual report reviews service objectives, accomplishments for 2014-2015, and goals for the upcoming academic year.

Our thanks to everyone who works to help improve information technology services at Furman.

Multi-function Copier Update

IT Services will be working with Sharp to begin replacing campus copy machines in May. Mike Gifford, Director of the IT Service Center, has met with each department on campus to discuss the updates. The installation schedule will be distributed to each department during the week of April 27th.

The new devices will require faculty and staff to login with their Furman ID card, ID #, or network username and password to access the panel for copying or scanning. There are 3 reasons for logging into the devices. The first reason is to provide more accurate reporting of print usage on campus which can be used to enhance our sustainability initiatives on campus. A second reason to login is to provide the capability to scan-to-email sending any scans directly to your Inbox or even sent to someone else. A third reason to login will allow us to setup a secure print queue which will hold a print job at the copier until you login and release it for printing.  Training classes will be offered during the installation and later in the summer.

If you have any questions about the new copier update, please contact the IT Service Center.

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Lightboard @ the Blended Learning Studio

We are pleased to announce that Furman now has a Lightboard! What’s a light board? It’s a new way for faculty to create short video lectures.

The Lightboard idea was originally developed by Northwestern University. Furman’s Lightboard was built through a partnership between ITS, Facilities Services, the Library, and the Center for Teaching and Research.

We’re calling the Furman’s Lightboard room the “Blended Learning Studio”. It is located in Duke Library Room 001; next to the main entrance of the Writing and Media Lab.  For more information about the lightboard, please contact the IT Service Center.


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