Professional Development Technology Training

ITS offers technology training sessions for Furman faculty and staff professional development. The Fall 2014 training catalog is now available.  To sign up for a class, email jean.childress@furman.edu.

Furman Password Reset System

Furman University has an easy way for you to reset your password: it is the Password Station password reset system. This system lets you reset your network password, and works with your web browser. Your NetID and password are used for most campus electronic services including Office365, Moodle, Engage, and MyFurman (i.e., ARMS and WebAdvisor.)

To use the Password Station you must first enroll in the system. When you enroll you will be asked to select three challenge questions (and answers.) If you forget your password, you will be able to reset your password by correctly answering your challenge questions.

In addition to letting you reset your password over the web, the Password Station will also send you email notices when your password is about to expire.

If you have questions about the Password Station, please contact the IT Service Center for assistance.
phone: (864) 294-3277
email:  service.center at furman.edu
web e-request: http://help.furman.edu

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!