Hump Day Training

Professional Development Technology Training

ITS offers technology training sessions for Furman faculty and staff professional development. The new Fall 2014 training catalog is now available. Training offered this fall includes sessions for 25Live, Adobe Connect, Box, Camtasia, Confluence Wiki, Dreamweaver, Excel, Qualtrics, Moodle, Office 365, Outlook, Photoshop, Twitter, SharePoint, Word Press, and more!  To sign up for a class, email jean.childress@furman.edu.

Mac OS X 10.6 Support

Apple has stopped providing security support for Macs running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard.) Students Macs running 10.6 will need to update their computers to use the campus network. The latest version of Mac OS X is 10.9 (Mavericks.) and is available for free through the App Store. For additional assistance please contact the IT Service Center.

ITS Annual Report 2014

The 2014 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 2013-2014, and goals for the upcoming academic year.

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

Summer Communications

Just because it’s a little quiet on campus now that it’s Summer doesn’t mean that ITS doesn’t want to keep you updated!

Be sure to follow our Twitter account, @furman_its and be on the look out for our campus newsletter which will be out when classes resume in the fall!

 

Cloud Storage and Collaboration: Making Furman a Better Place!

By now, you have probably heard of Box, Fuman’s cloud storage and collaboration tool available to all students, faculty, and staff.

It is clear that cloud storage and collaboration tools are going to be very present in the future of higher education and you could even say that Furman is ahead of the curve!

Box has been up at Furman for over a year and has contributed to our community in several ways.  Box has helped reduce printing on campus and allows our community to access important documents on any of their devices.

In 7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Storage and Collaboration , EDUCAUSE goes into detail about how some institutions like Furman have implemented cloud services and with new opportunities arising, the future looks bright for Furman’s cloud.

How have your experiences with Furman’s cloud services been so far?  ITS wants to know!  Feel free to reach out to the IT Service Center and be sure to follow us on twitter for the latest ITS news!

A Tip From ITS: Back Up Your Data on Box!

By now, you have probably heard of Box, the online storage and collaboration tool that any Furman faculty, staff, or student can use.  With finals quickly approaching, and big project deadlines looming near, ITS though it would be a good idea to inform everyone of a feature of Box that could help you save your data even if your hard drive becomes unusable.

Box is a great tool to use to back up your hard drive if it is lost, stolen, or damaged.  With 50GB of space, you’ve got plenty of room to back up your most important files on Box so all of your hard work isn’t in danger of going to waste–especially at an important time like the end of a semester!

If you have any questions about Box, feel free to visit the IT Services Box webpage or contact ITS, which is located in the lower level of the Duke Library.  You can also follow us on Twitter @furman_its!

Keeping Track of Your Apple Devices

With finals approaching, you may find yourself more dependent on constantly being able to access your iPhone, Mac, or iPad.  In order to avoid that moment of panic when you cant remember if you left your iPhone at your table in the library, or in your dorm, Apple has a simple solution for you!

Find my iPhone is a tool to help you keep track of your  Apple iPhones, iPad, and Mac!  Find my iPhone will show you a map of where your device is if you cant find it, can play a noise to help you locate it, and even allows you to remotely lock the device in the event that it may have gotten into the wrong hands.

Instructions on setting up your device for Find My iPhone can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph2697

 

As always, if you have questions or need help with any of your devices feel free to contact the IT service center in the lower level of the Duke library or even tweet us a question at @furman_its!